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by trebor
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Beachcomber and Aquabat
Replies: 43
Views: 12357

Re: Beachcomber and Aquabat

Hi Rupert, I have e-mailed Jeckels who made sail on now, I have also e-mailed Minisail sail maker, I have suggested he looks at picture of my sail on cvdra database and that the sail dimensions are same as Minisails, what are mods you have ordered, are they kosher, I may order special sail perhaps w...
by trebor
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Beachcomber and Aquabat
Replies: 43
Views: 12357

Re: Beachcomber and Aquabat

Hi Rupert, I put dimensions of sail and length of mast and boom on Minisail.org, I think they are identical. I was hoping to get in touch with Minisail sail maker with a view to getting one made, do the Aquabat sails have to be Yellow? Rob.
by trebor
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Beachcomber and Aquabat
Replies: 43
Views: 12357

Re: Beachcomber and Aquabat

Hi Rupert & Nigel, I have not got a new sail, I think this one is stretched and it has been patched at clew end, the boom is not very good and the rudder is not original, all excuses. I hope to come to Whitefriars and allow a decent sailor to beat your boats (only joking). I have had a good few hour...
by trebor
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Beachcomber and Aquabat
Replies: 43
Views: 12357

Re: Beachcomber and Aquabat

Hi Nigel, I was just playing. I have no idea what makes 1 boat go faster than another, and it would take a better sailor than me to make a fair comparison, I have seen Ruperts racing results in his Minisail, very impressive, I can only apologise in advance if Rupert is offended. Rob.
by trebor
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Beachcomber and Aquabat
Replies: 43
Views: 12357

Re: Beachcomber and Aquabat

Hi Nigel and Rupert, thanks for advice regarding Dinghy data base, Rupert I noticed sentence regarding real life, I would not have thought 2 boats of same size, same weight, same sail size would be very different in speed, in fact I suspect Aquabat would probably be faster due to narrower bows and n...
by trebor
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Beachcomber and Aquabat
Replies: 43
Views: 12357

Re: Beachcomber and Aquabat

Hi Rupert, thanks for info. I would like to add, I do not expect members to send books or magazines etc, I would prefer any items scanned, I am hoping to put info on the website I am building. Thanks again Rob.
by trebor
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Beachcomber and Aquabat
Replies: 43
Views: 12357

Beachcomber and Aquabat

Hi everybody, I would like to ask if anyone has old magazines with either adverts or reports for Beachcomber or Aquabat Dinghies, I would like to collect a database of information in one "place" of any info formal or informal regarding the above mentioned Dinghies or derivatives, have they raced did...
by trebor
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: RYA Membership Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 2839

Re: RYA Membership Survey

Hi I went to survey and filled in Coldplay, Kings of Leon etc submitted form and realised it was brands, so look forward to jackets badged RYA supports Coldplay.
by trebor
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: boat id clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 6211

Re: boat id clarification

Hi Max and Pat, unfortunately I know absolutely nothing about Dinghies, I am a member of Minisail.org thinking I had a Minisail, very nice bunch of people, I have only sailed a total of 4 mornings about 16 hours total, I have not sailed the Aquabat yet, the refurb could be a voyage to the bottom of ...
by trebor
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: boat id clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 6211

Re: boat id clarification

HI Max, I have had a look at website, I like the look of the place, I am still in process of refurb ( probably a month minimum to finish ), I will ride over and have a look round. Thanks Rob.
by trebor
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: boat id clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 6211

Re: boat id clarification

HI I have converted centremain in way you have suggested, and appears to work well, I was concerned it might foul Dagger board but it is ok, the Boom is filled with some sort of plastic from end to end and possibly could have held a true centremain, I did it Laser style because I already had most of...
by trebor
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: boat id clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 6211

Re: boat id clarification

Hi Nigel, thanks for prompt reply, I am currently in the process of converting to centremain, I am also in process of removing rudder block from bottom of hull and transferring to after deck, the last owner added another block of wood on top of existing block and fitted a "Steetspar" rudder bracket ...
by trebor
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: boat id clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 6211

boat id clarification

Hi I would like to introduce myself, my name is rob user name"trebor", I have already corresponded with some of you on the Minisail forum, I have a boat that I thought was a Minisail Monaco mk2, however I have since found it is not, you have a picture of the boat I now own, yellow sail, number 723 w...