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by makerofthings
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 61546

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

feel free to nick photos of mine for the 9.9 spot.. or if you want specifics i ll take more.

my rig is also super early carbon.. can't be many left now.
cheers. d
by makerofthings
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Moth on Apollo Duck
Replies: 9
Views: 3327

Re: Int Moth on Apollo Duck

well in on the 9.9...
It must be 20 years now since the last one was made, I reckon a magnum meet could be order.., Would be great to get as many as poss together before they rot away.
by makerofthings
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

Well good luck to you, if you do look at any plywood ones look out for soft spots, and check the daggerboard casing well cos mine was shot..both add up to problems.. if you can get a carbon hulled boat get it.. it will save you money in the long run.. and when you get one give me a shout and i'll gi...
by makerofthings
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

Amazing... serious eagle eyes! yes. I'm very interested in any history of the boat, as one of the last of the magnums and one of the first boats with carbon wings and rig I think she is quite a historic beast, also being plywood she is at the end of an era ..there can't be that many left, and judgin...
by makerofthings
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

wicked, will be a pleasure to sail with you... not to concerned about a placing as I will be last anyway... just be good to blitz around a course with you.. ... yes. I still ache all over...
cheers. d.
by makerofthings
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

Well... what fun! As Ineed the practice I thought on sunday it was good to try the 5 gusting 6 situation again, I managed to make it on to the water this time with no breakages only to find that an alteration to my mast rake had made the boat unsailable, constantly sailing into the wind then constan...
by makerofthings
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

Pat wrote:1985 still applies to lost classes I believe, but Nessa's got it spot on - it's down to the event organisers to dictate what sails at their event.
fair.. again.. will be a pleasure to sail with others of a similar ilk...
by makerofthings
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

So does a lowrider moth not count as a lost class? I am allowing various 'guests' at Hunts, including two wooden single floor phantoms. I think having the guest option is a good idea. I reckon!.. I think its obsolete and plywood nature definitely renders it a classic,I suppose so long as the handic...
by makerofthings
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

ha yea.. figured that would be the case, however as I don't have a competitive bone in my body I wouldn't be to fussed about scoring.. just would be nice to sail with some other boats of a similar ilk. as mine is obsolete within its own class it kinda fits under the cvrda wing... at the mo I have bo...
by makerofthings
Thu May 31, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

well, this evening finally I went for a sail. I'd forgotton how stupid the launching process is, with the immediate inevitable multiple capsizes , having got myself sorted out I made my way out into the small amount of wind[ 2-3] to find that she sails beautifuly, she was an absolute joy, so smooth,...
by makerofthings
Thu May 31, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: yet another moff on the bay!
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Re: yet another moff on the bay!

Obscured by clouds wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/international ... 43b04f8059

a little more 'conventional' than that one down Kernow way!
hahaha....
by makerofthings
Tue May 29, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

wish i could make it but with my current vehicular state it think it may be a little bit of a mission.. west kernow to cambridge with a moth on my roof will take about ten hrs...
anything in devon?
by makerofthings
Mon May 28, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

Ha cheers.. to be honest after the rebuild it should all be pretty bullet proof, literally in the case of the hull and its carbon kevlar skin.. it really was the only bit of rope i haven't replaced, however the spreaders were looking a little shabby, 5 gusting 6 was pretty much the best sailing i ha...
by makerofthings
Sun May 27, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

well..That was pretty poor. got rigged, wind 5 gusting 6, really looking good, put it in the water , started to capsize it to finninsh rigging, forestay tension rope snapped, mast collapsed under boat breaking both spreaders.. k.o.. thankfully no other damage, that was the only bit of rope i havent ...
by makerofthings
Fri May 25, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.
Replies: 51
Views: 19433

Re: Basket Case. magnum 9.9 international moth rebuild.

hi, cheers for the compliments.. rob, this one is a lowrider, built by john claridge in 92 or 93, one of the last plywood moths i think..certainly one of the last ones he built.. i reckon it is now 20 years old.. so it feels great to ressurect one of the final magnums for its birthday.. now its fini...