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by PaulM
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63290

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Many of the photos were provided by Chris Eyre and Ian Ridge (who is a mate of David H), and some by me - I think if someone could contact Adam May via the Moth website they could either get the publishing permissions transferred, to take over and adapt those old pages, or get the contact details of...
by PaulM
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63290

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

I have all the yearbooks from 1973 to 1998, and originals of the Claridge brochure and several others that weren't in the old scans. Also some of the photos in the archives were mine, and I have lots more. I also have about an hour of video I shot at the 1993 Worlds at Highcliffe. Adam May was the g...
by PaulM
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63290

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

http://www.cvrda.org/community/posting.php?mode=quote&f=22&p=29583 A Skol 3 hull. http://web.archive.org/web/20071023084119/www.int-moth.org.uk/archivepicsIR.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20071006045743/www.int-moth.org.uk/Archive.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20071007041749/www.int-moth.org.uk/Fa...
by PaulM
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63290

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Lots more interesting stuff coming out - mention of Magnum 9.9 GBR-4009 reminds me that my last Moth was GBR-4010............ Back to "The Magnum Story" (or should that be 'Magnum Force'?) While the Magnum 3 was the weapon of choice from 1977 to 1981, for the 1978 Worlds in Australia the Magnum 4 wa...
by PaulM
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: not a laser
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Re: not a laser

Pisces.

Paul M
by PaulM
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mirror Dinghy Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 7112

Re: Mirror Dinghy Restoration

Can somebody who owns a Mirror with both mast step positions tell me what the measurement is from the forward (solo) mast step to the daggerboard slot.

Paul M
by PaulM
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Merlin 16 decks
Replies: 15
Views: 4305

Re: Merlin 16 decks

The squadron code SD-M was of 501 Squadron, which did indeed see action in France with Hurricanes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._501_Squadron_RAF

Paul
by PaulM
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: another moff
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: another moff

There's also a Magnum 9 at Thorney Island, with lots of spares:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/International ... 3a6b67cb27

Paul M
by PaulM
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Hit 14
Replies: 15
Views: 6513

Re: Hit 14

I was near Bosham on Sunday but didn't see a Hit, only a Streaker and an unidentified single-hander with a logo of a letter R in a triangle - the Hit has a circle for a logo, I believe.

Paul
by PaulM
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Identification challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 5304

Re: Identification challenge

Flying Saucer (14') and Apollo (11') were both built by Fenton Hill Marine in East Anglia - I've got an old advert somewhere.

Paul
by PaulM
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63290

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Today's update: while the Magnum 2 dominated in late '75 and early '76, it failed to win the '76 worlds, euros or nationals which were all light weather, so for 1977 the Magnum 3 was given a bit more displacement and rocker (the Magnum 2 had basically no rocker, just a slight turnup at the bow and s...
by PaulM
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63290

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Here are a couple of fuzzy pics grabbed from the German website, showing the wider hull of the Magnalium and a Magnum 2 with a non-standard self-draining cockpit; s/d cockpits didn't become standard on Claridge-built boats until 1978-9 and at first still had a stern tank with a drainage tube through...
by PaulM
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63290

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

This thread has gone very quiet, and I don't know whether David H is working on a Moth history somewhere, so here is my 'History of the Magnums' compilation, made up from pics on the old Moth UK website. The Magnum in 1974 had the basic hull shape, no flares, wood wings with lots of frames inside, a...
by PaulM
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Twisting/bending 6mm plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 6687

Re: Twisting/bending 6mm plywood

So has anyone actual experience of soaking or steaming plywood, or even of slitting or scoring it to get a curve or twist into it?

Paul M
by PaulM
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Twisting/bending 6mm plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 6687

Re: Twisting/bending 6mm plywood

The 6mm is cut, so layers of 3mm aren't an option. And I'm afraid it's not Robbins marine ply, so I can't really ask them...........anyway the theoretical torsional strength is only of academic interest at present. So how can I get it pliable enough to twist/torture, without doing permanent damage? ...