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by poacher
Wed May 02, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Some pics of GP14 S/n 47 Caltha restoration
Replies: 58
Views: 16091

Re: Some pics of GP14 S/n 47 Caltha restoration

There used to be a plastic rub strip that can be pinned and glued in place so an easy fit. Ok for the less visable areas under the boat.
by poacher
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Raudaschl Finn, K349 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Re: Raudaschl Finn, K349 for sale

No mention of a price!
by poacher
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Enterprise Measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 3516

Re: Enterprise Measurements

The problem was with the beam at station 2 and 4 ( both where the building frame should have been ), crafty builders put their frames at station 1 and 3 where the measurment points were and made station 2 very narrow to bring the jib sheeting angle closer to the centreline and station 4 wider for be...
by poacher
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat
Replies: 161
Views: 30582

Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Come on Merlin what is it, don't keep us in seuspense!
by poacher
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Winter blues
Replies: 32
Views: 8054

Re: Winter blues

Just come back from a day's racing with the IOM, 19 races with several stops for mulled wine and mince pies. Kept dry and warm. Very difficult to beat on a cold winter's day!!
by poacher
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Any Ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Any Ideas?

It's not a Burnham SC 16 as they were completely open.
by poacher
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Winter blues
Replies: 32
Views: 8054

Re: Winter blues

R/C yacht racing is the ideal winter activity - 20 races a day, stops for tea, coffee, food, no getting wet - all the fun none of the pain. New sails £30 a suit a competitive boat for £500 with radio gear, it would be silly not to.
by poacher
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Torch dinghy
Replies: 5
Views: 6654

Re: Torch dinghy

The Torch was designed by Bert Keeble, a metalwork teacher at Maldon Grammar School, in the early 1960s. It was meant as a boat that could be built in schools and used to teach pupils to sail. We built 2 at MGS, sail no 5 called "Conquerer" and no. 100 called "Shoestring" as it only cost £25 to buil...