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by chrismartin3583
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 30799

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

drop mean email and I'll send you a piece - paramedic3602ATyahoo.co.uk
by chrismartin3583
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 30799

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

If it was my boat unless the lowers worked perfectly i'd get rid them and use chocks instead. You won't source a new lever strut unless you find a chandler whose had one for decades on the shelf. Chocks are a neat, simple solution and never, ever come uncleated. Wood. Drop me a PM if I can help, we ...
by chrismartin3583
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 26
Views: 14234

Re: Varnish

Blatent business plug but....... We have started to use products from Skippers. The one pot Topkapi is as good as Epifanes. The two pack poliglass is an incredible product, 6 coats on in a day. Very reminiscent of the "old" Blakes cyano based one pack varnish. It's not all that hard though, so for t...
by chrismartin3583
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin No.8 on the 'bay
Replies: 75
Views: 20451

Re: Merlin No.8 on the 'bay

Another point really is that the classic/vintage thing seems to have missed the Phantom Kipper, September Girl, Hexagon etc etc etc from the late 60's early 70's Again I think this is because people will choose a boat that they feel has a realistic chance of achieving something, and boats of that er...
by chrismartin3583
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin No.8 on the 'bay
Replies: 75
Views: 20451

Re: Merlin No.8 on the 'bay

The trouble with "old boats" handicaps in Merlin is that in certain conditions even the oldest boats are still more than just on the pace. In handicap racing i'd suggest that if you did get Kate sailing against a Fireball on the Thames there would be only one outcome even off current yardsticks - ex...
by chrismartin3583
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin No.8 on the 'bay
Replies: 75
Views: 20451

Re: Merlin No.8 on the 'bay

The majority - if not all - of the modernised classic Merlins are done to win on the Thames, where they are still extremely fast even relative to new boats. The side effect of this is that the classic scene is skewed towards winning rather than preserving history, and some of these boats, still outc...
by chrismartin3583
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Re: Blithfield event

Forecast looks good at the moment 8-12kts on Saturday, 9 kts sunday with some lumps in. NW and N which can make for interesting shifts.

Should be fun.
by chrismartin3583
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Re: Blithfield event

I would imagine that the carpark will be ok, but even if it isn't the field is easily accessible. Pete M will sort you out.
by chrismartin3583
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Re: Blithfield event

Quick update - can anyone intending to camp on Friday please phone Peter male (07798785849) to obtain access to the field.

Thanks
by chrismartin3583
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Re: Blithfield event

Do we have a rough idea of haw many CVRDA boats will we coming?

Food etc is planned for Saturday & Sunday so knowing numbers would be useful. up to 10 EPSs are expected so if there are a similar number of vintage ships I think we'll split the starts.

Chris
by chrismartin3583
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Re: Blithfield event

Hi Pat, that follows the thinking I had in mind.

Cheers

Chris
by chrismartin3583
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Re: Blithfield event

No problem with any of that.

There may be quite a few Laser EPSs at the event and I may give them a separate start if it looks like it might be busy.

Unless there is an odd wind direction there are no plans for back to back races as this is not usually necessary.

Look forward to seeing everyone
by chrismartin3583
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Re: Blithfield event

Also as PRO for the weekend i'd like some pointers on what sort of courses you like and things like race length. I take it that you use mass starts (10/5/off for period authenticity?) and work out the results afterwards on elapsed time? The second race on sunday will be alongside club racing so it w...
by chrismartin3583
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 18119

Re: Blithfield event

There is a private function on in the clubhouse Friday night. While access to camp and things like toilets shouldn't be an issue the bar and lounge will not be available unfortunately. As said before there are plenty of pubs in Abotts Bromley which is about 15 mins walk away. The other point to note...
by chrismartin3583
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 9678

Re: Merlin Rocket wanted

The problem with most old boats is finding somewhere to put the cleat. The ideal place is the thwart really, but this tends to be a bit busy already. I think with a high tank boat the best compromise is to have a single deck bush in front of the mast through which both vangs pass attaching to a doub...