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by NorfolkNick
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 58929

Re: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection

My apologies, as I was not really clear earlier, but it was the state of the boats in the polly tunnel rather than the tunnel itself which caused dismay. Non of this was the fault of the landlord, just upsetting to see so many beautiful, but badly neglected boats, and very happy that at least some o...
by NorfolkNick
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Another drum winch needed
Replies: 1
Views: 3282

Another drum winch needed

I guess there may be a few of these requests going out now, so I had better add mine to the list. I have retrieved I 14 #85 from Lowestoft and in general the boat looks good, but the drum winch for the centerpalete is aluminium and does not appear from marks on the hull to be the original one, which...
by NorfolkNick
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 58929

Re: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection

All, Happy to report that Ben Her (Int 14 #85) has been successfully retrieved from the top rack and is now in North Norfolk awaiting restoration, which I hope will be done by this time next year, with thanks to Dronskiuk for his assistance in taking photo's when I was not able to make the pre-sale ...
by NorfolkNick
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Bleaching wooden hull
Replies: 13
Views: 8572

Bleaching wooden hull

Hello, I have a clinker Broads Half-Decker that I have just scraped the varnish off, its from 1946 and made of pitch pine on oak ribs. I would prefer to re-varnish rather than paint it, but the boat has been neglected for a few years by the previous owner so there are quite a few dark areas where th...
by NorfolkNick
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Small single handed gunter rigged dinghy
Replies: 6
Views: 4909

Re: Small single handed gunter rigged dinghy

The Foil has been moved into my shed for working on, and it does not appear to have a bowsprit or jib, given the limited size of the hull it perhaps make more sense for it to be rigged as a mono-sail single hander anyway. Will not be much heavier than an Optimist and with a larger sail should go qui...
by NorfolkNick
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: masts and booms
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Re: masts and booms

Chris,

My current boom is 115 but i think I could get by with 110 inches, how much would you want for the center sheeting one and where are you in the country?

Nick
by NorfolkNick
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: masts and booms
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Re: masts and booms

Hi Chris,

Could you tell me the length of the alloy booms, I could use a newer one.

Nick
by NorfolkNick
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Small single handed gunter rigged dinghy
Replies: 6
Views: 4909

Re: Small single handed gunter rigged dinghy

Yes it would appear to be a Foil, never heard of that class so a new one to me, it was rescued by a friend from a shed in Norwich so I'll pass the information on. He intends to restore it and get it back on the water, so any other photos of rigged up working examples would be helpful.....thanks.
by NorfolkNick
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Small single handed gunter rigged dinghy
Replies: 6
Views: 4909

Small single handed gunter rigged dinghy

Could someone please help with identification of this dinghy. Its the same basic shape as a Laser but about half the length at 7 foot. constructed of plywood, two sheets each side of the hull with a seam down the chine. Plywood side and fore deck, simple thwart and dagger-board. Rig appears to be gu...
by NorfolkNick
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: International 12 foot dinghy
Replies: 8
Views: 3601

International 12 foot dinghy

Hello, Could anybody help me with tips on finding an old International 12 foot Dinghy, there does not seem to see many for sale in this country although there apparently used to be a few fleets here. Plenty in Holland and Italy but they seem to be rather expensive, mostly because they are still bein...