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by PaulM
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: International Moth 3848 mast step puzzle
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: International Moth 3848 mast step puzzle

As I remember, on the last of his Demon Kings and his first Dragon he used a neoprene 'boot' glued to the deck and then tied round the mast once it was stepped.

Paul
by PaulM
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: international moth magnum 8 k3941
Replies: 18
Views: 7086

Re: international moth magnum 8 k3941

Coming back to this; cockpit layouts varied hugely, totally down to the builder's preference. By 1976 for boats with wings the 'semi-self-drainer' was the commonest, with a footwell and sunken deck to sit on, as per the red Sprite that was seen some time ago on the bay. The long deep narrow cockpit ...
by PaulM
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: What's this then? One off?
Replies: 20
Views: 5907

Re: What's this then? One off?

Sorry, meant Beachcomber:
http://www.cvrda.org/dinghydata/Beachcomber.htm

Only those two had that pointed bow shape in ply, I think, though the Sunfish is similar.


Paul M
by PaulM
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: What's this then? One off?
Replies: 20
Views: 5907

Re: What's this then? One off?

It appears to be a Seabat.

Paul
by PaulM
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The ideal flat bottomed boat
Replies: 64
Views: 26229

Re: The ideal flat bottomed boat

There used to be some plans in an archive on the Aussie Moth website, including the Cole Mk2 aka Supermoth single-chine, the Bunyip, and the McFrawd which was one of the last and best designs of scow; the archive has gone after all the changes in their website, and hadn't been updated since 2006 any...
by PaulM
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The ideal flat bottomed boat
Replies: 64
Views: 26229

Re: The ideal flat bottomed boat

Or do what someone in the USA did and cut a couple of feet off each end and make it into a retro-style Classic Moth Boat..............there have been quite a few old L***rs chopped in the same way and made into Masers. Generally they are known as 'Frankenboats'. http://earwigoagin.blogspot.co.uk/201...
by PaulM
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: international moth magnum 8 k3941
Replies: 18
Views: 7086

Re: international moth magnum 8 k3941

mystery-Skol2.jpg Here is the Mystery Moth from the ebay ad alongside a Skol 2. The Womble had a chine from the transom to just ahead of the daggerboard slot, so I don't think the MM is one although it's fairly similar. The Mistral was the other popular stitch-and-tape design at the time, but that ...
by PaulM
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: international moth magnum 8 k3941
Replies: 18
Views: 7086

Re: international moth magnum 8 k3941

I saved the pics of the Mystery Moth from the bay ad, and the more I look at it the more it looks like a Skol 2 with a custom layout...........

Is it GRP or ply?


Paul
by PaulM
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: k3920 magnum 8
Replies: 15
Views: 4569

Re: k3920 magnum 8

Did I post this before? 'Prime8' at Lymington in the 1980s.

Paul M
by PaulM
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Another peice of moth history!
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Re: Another peice of moth history!

Nope, no idea!

My first new Moth was K3631 so if that number is right it's from 1976. It looks a bit like a Mistral but the transom is narrower and flatter in the middle.

Paul M
by PaulM
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Insect control.
Replies: 20
Views: 11125

Re: Insect control.

The Magnum 6 first appeared in 1984.


Paul M
by PaulM
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: magnum 8 info
Replies: 17
Views: 8025

Re: magnum 8 info

I found my other pics of Prime-8 at Lymington in 1989.

Paul

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by PaulM
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: magnum 8 info
Replies: 17
Views: 8025

Re: magnum 8 info

Roger Angell had K-3920 from new, I have some photos of it at Lymington but I can't remember what year - it was red with varnished deck; I think it was one of the first two built.

Paul

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by PaulM
Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: what is a moth
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

Re: what is a moth

Maximum mast height is (or was) 20 feet, and maximum luff 17 feet (big difference = to allow for hog-stepped masts). Before the 1970 unification the Aussies didn't allow wings and had 80 sq. ft. fully-battened sails, while the Europeans did allow wings and had a 15-foot luff 85 sq. ft. one-design sa...
by PaulM
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Low rider moth fest.
Replies: 26
Views: 8029

Re: Low rider moth fest.

That red one looks like a Magnum 8............too wide for a 9/9.5/9.9, and round-bilged, but with a mast stump and a gantry.

Paul