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by Hotspur
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Introduction and vintage International 14 query.
Replies: 25
Views: 13284

Re: Introduction and vintage International 14 query.

Ah, as you were, I see you've picked up a N12! Good stuff. Used to have a Pipedream and then a Baggy. Great fun, and your capsize drill will be perfect in no time
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Introduction and vintage International 14 query.
Replies: 25
Views: 13284

Re: Introduction and vintage International 14 query.

I wish I'd looked in on this earlier. I'm in the Southampton Area (Midanbury) and have been looking for a boat for ages. I admit to having been very attracted to Uffa designs, especially the prewar boats. I've expressed interest in a Pegasus (a 14ft Uffa design similar to a slightly smaller Albacore...
by Hotspur
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free Pegasus dinghy
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: Free Pegasus dinghy

Hi there, the deck needs stripping and varnish and the rubbing strips need replacing. It has been stored outside for a number of years with a cover but there is a fair amount of work needed. It is near Colchester. The trailer is ok and I have found a couple of good wheels. If you are still interest...
by Hotspur
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free Pegasus dinghy
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: Free Pegasus dinghy

Whereabouts in Essex?

What kind if attention does the deck need? Strip and varnish, or more involved?

Any chance of a pic or two? Thanks, much obliged
by Hotspur
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What's happening here?
Replies: 7
Views: 5630

Re: What's happening here?

Looks to me as though it's a similar principle to a mainsheet hoop - raising the block to be level with the bomb so the mainsheet loads are all lateral. Put a mainsheet hoop on a traveller and you have something like this. I can't figure out that wire bracing though. Seems a bit over-thought.
by Hotspur
Wed May 28, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Clinker National 18 on eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 3015

Re: Clinker National 18 on eBay

Shame. When you think of the thousands people are prepared to spend on a tubby 12 foot clinker 'character' boat, the fact that a bit of history like this has no bids at £500 with a day and a half to go is sad. The difference in practicality must be huge though. If I had an army of helpers, a 4x4 and...
by Hotspur
Sat May 24, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: help - wineglass
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: help - wineglass

I don't think there is one. There was a website a couple of years ago that was 'closed for maintenance' for a long time but even that's gone now.
by Hotspur
Thu May 22, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

A few more photos: http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/XN923/Boats/Seafire1.jpg~original http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/XN923/Boats/P5150672Sm.jpg~original http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/XN923/Boats/P5150673Sm.jpg~original http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/XN923/Boats/Seafire2.jp...
by Hotspur
Thu May 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden 505 on Apolloduck
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

Re: Wooden 505 on Apolloduck

Wow, what a time capsule. Lovely
by Hotspur
Thu May 22, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

The brochure says "tumble home" deck design provides comfortable sailing. I assume this is not refering to the hull but to the deck and I can only imagine that it means something like the sloping inwards deck of a Solo.... Traditionally tumble home refers to the topsides turning inwards as they ris...
by Hotspur
Thu May 22, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

I've decided against this one on the basis that it doesn't have a proper road trailer which would be suitable for long distances, plus the boat is actually somewhat bigger and heavier than I had thought. Still, It is apparently in good nick and would be well worth a go if someone wanted an unusual b...
by Hotspur
Fri May 16, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

I was doin that thing where you crane your neck trying to see further up the sail whewre the logo is... Haha, I know what you mean! The symbol was briefly visible on the 'getting ready to go out' video, though both symbols are quite similar as you'd expect. I suspect the Seafire would look very sim...
by Hotspur
Fri May 16, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

Thanks Nessa. That's the related Seafly - looks as though it can handle a breeze OK!
by Hotspur
Thu May 15, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

Well, I dispatched my parents to go and have a look at the Seafire today, they took some pics. Will debrief properly tomorrow.

I don't own the boat yet but I'm hopeful. I suspect it dates from the early 60s rather than the 50s, and it's certainly a lost class - I take it it's fully CVRDAable?