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by PaulM
Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

That's the Womble Mk2 that I flagged up in the 'for sale' section...............shame Scotland is so far, what with it having a trailer as well.

Paul
by PaulM
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

John Claridge's own website has a couple of photos, of the first Magnum 2 K-3583 'Magnanimous' and the aforementioned Phobia K-3769 'Gynaephobia'. http://cargocollective.com/jcbb#655997/History Also there is a link to David's Y&Y article: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27435340/True%20Icons.pdf Looking bac...
by PaulM
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Strange, incongruous or just plain silly boat class names
Replies: 16
Views: 9045

Re: Strange, incongruous or just plain silly boat class name

The sail logo of the El Toro is apparently a shovel..........it seems both this and the name were chosen because this was a "no bull****" boat!

Paul
by PaulM
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Moth
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Re: Int Moth

For someone within reach of Kelso in Scotland, this appears to be a Womble Mk2:

http://sailingdinghies.apolloduck.com/d ... aid=201126

Bargain - wish I was (a) nearer (b) younger !

Paul
by PaulM
Fri May 27, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Strange, incongruous or just plain silly boat class names
Replies: 16
Views: 9045

Re: Strange, incongruous or just plain silly boat class name

In my little Dumpy Book of Dinghies from the 1950s, there is a French boat called the Highlander, with a dancing Scot as the sail logo. In the USA there is a boat called the El Toro, which sounds like a big butch bullish boat.............but it's actually a little kids' pram like an Oppie or a Sabot...
by PaulM
Mon May 23, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: International 14, epoxy or not?
Replies: 31
Views: 7724

Re: International 14, epoxy or not?

I've been reading this with interest, and have refrained from posting as there is so much experience and expertise here; but after some thought I'd like to offer some observations. With all that old wood and so many joints and layers, I don't think epoxy is a good idea at all; whether the planks are...
by PaulM
Thu May 19, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

After all that earlier enthusiasm, this thread has slipped a long way..... 'Imperium' was designed by David 'Shorty' McKay and he won the 1970 Worlds in NZ and '71 in Europe; it was a double-chine develoment of the 1960s Peter Cole cold-moulded design. Geoff Osmond used to build them in Cornwall and...
by PaulM
Wed May 18, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: RNSA on e-bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: RNSA on e-bay

I learnt to sail in those, not long before they were phased out and replaced by the Bosun...........and my mum learnt to sail on them when she was a young WRN!

They didn't have buoyancy bags, just brass tanks under the thwarts which would barely keep them afloat when swamped.

Paul
by PaulM
Thu May 12, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Topper design Date...
Replies: 7
Views: 2734

Re: Topper design Date...

I learnt to sail in 1972 and my first boat was a Sea Snark.......I used to go and press my nose against the window of the local chandlers which contained a GRP Topper for the price of £139 (funny how some things stick in your mind for ever!), so it was at least as far back as 1973.

Paul
by PaulM
Mon May 09, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: an enterprising torchbearer for a leader
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Re: an enterprising torchbearer for a leader

I was only asking about Moth bits because I was going to the Netley boat jumble nearby yesterday and was going to look in, but I got all the bits I wanted for my current project at the jumble.

Paul
by PaulM
Fri May 06, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: an enterprising torchbearer for a leader
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Re: an enterprising torchbearer for a leader

Are their any old Moths, or Moth bits? Last time I was that way (about 5 years ago!) there was a wood Duflos in the 'dunce's corner'.

Paul
by PaulM
Tue May 03, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Moth
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Re: Int Moth

Another one, Magnum 2 I think, in Cleveland:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/International-Mot ... 0598830609

Paul
by PaulM
Mon May 02, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

It's another 'Stockholm Sprite'; the ply-covered wing tubes were an option to trampolines, I believe.

Paul
by PaulM
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ah.....the wonders of Epoxy!
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

Re: Ah.....the wonders of Epoxy!

Looks like the cockpit floor of my last Moth which I also did too late in the day!

The trolley looks like a Magnum 5 or 6; too rounded for an 8.

Paul
by PaulM
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

One day the complete Moth hull shape history will be published..........and pigs will fly! Even the Magnum saga would take a while. Yours is a 5 IIRC, with quite a wide transom with turned-up short chines but with a finer midsection than the similar 3; the 6 has a narrower transom and usually a rudd...