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by trebor
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Minisprint 4230
Replies: 8
Views: 4230

Minisprint 4230

For sale, Minisprint 4230, Full rebuild to showroom condition. Suitable for a wide range of weights, wings enable sailing in all but strongest wind. This is the easiest boat I have ever righted from a capsize, you can virtually flick this back to upright with one hand. Boom also goes forward, to dep...
by trebor
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mystery boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

Re: Mystery boat.

Search on here gives almost word for word the same as this one.
Google, nothing at all.
by trebor
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mystery boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

Re: Mystery boat.

Never heard of a 'Shadow' not much on the database.
by trebor
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mystery boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

Mystery boat.

Thought this was an 'Express' sailing dinghy, but on second and third looks not sure, any ideas ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sailing-ding ... SwisZaixWT
by trebor
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Ian Proctor Spectrum?
Replies: 8
Views: 4427

Re: Ian Proctor Spectrum?

David,
Have you trawled boat show archives ?
by trebor
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor 2018 - the search is on
Replies: 12
Views: 7766

Re: Proctor 2018 - the search is on

David,
I will not be able to do boat show or Bosham event.
I will get pictures of Firebird.
I am prepared to loan my Sprint too, for display or for someone to sail, (boat is modernised though, probably to far for event).
by trebor
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 38561

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Try a Radish poultice, I know a few people who have reactions to certain types of wood, have you tried wearing latex gloves ?
by trebor
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 11506

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

Have a go yourself, I am having a laugh sailing my recently acquired Mirror, back to basics.
Next year I intend to sell my Tinker Traveller, Mirror will do similar job, hope to find my first restoration of a wooden boat.

Merry Christmas one and all.
by trebor
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Re: Kicker.

Jim,
The primary kicker also serves to enable you to release/attach kicker to boom.

Rupert,
power is more than adequate and as you state will work with less, advantage with power is ease of use, I can adjust kicker under any conditions with ease.
by trebor
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Re: Kicker.

This will replicate what my primary kicker does but appears more complex and a lot of faffage. The way present system works is, set the secondary system halfway through it's range, then set what you think boom needs to be for wind conditions using primary kicker, you can then micro adjust using seco...
by trebor
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Re: Kicker.

It is attached to mainsheet block bracket, this could be moved aft about 3".
Never seen lever, is it similar to Highfield lever ?
by trebor
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Re: Kicker.

I started off with 4to1 block system, then 1 cascade, still felt like it needed more power, fitted another cascade, giving 16to1.
by trebor
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Re: Kicker.

current kicker is 16to1, this is plenty, could probably halve this, however I don't want to start heaving control lines, with 16to1 you can adjust with minimum effort, would like to get rid of primary kicker.
Every time I doubled up power, travel was affected.
by trebor
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Kicker.

I want to simplify Kicker on my Sprint, at the moment to get sufficient travel I have a 2 part kicker, the control lines are sent to both sides.
images if possible.
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipP ... DI-YH-n1PS
by trebor
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Toe in the water; I've got a blog
Replies: 10
Views: 7320

Re: Toe in the water; I've got a blog

First time I have read someone directly attribute Laser to the demise of a class.