Search found 216 matches

by bornagainmothie
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27865

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Roger, Thanks for your kind words of encouragement, I'm pleased you are following the slow but steady progress. Dollywaggon is looking a little more glamorous now :) Many delays due to sailing weekends and work but at least I have enough varnish on the decks to be able to start re-fitting. Had a nic...
by bornagainmothie
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Meeting date VERY IMPORTANT
Replies: 66
Views: 25779

Re: Roadford Meeting date VERY IMPORTANT

What a fabulous weekend with the most exciting sailing conditions. Well done to Alan and all at Roadford for another great CVRDA event. Great to see all the Classic Finns in close combat although you will understand the Mothies reluctance to get too involved. Those short first windward legs were a b...
by bornagainmothie
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: for you moffers
Replies: 1
Views: 2201

Re: for you moffers

Thanks for the prompt, always interesting to see what is being built and how it is done. I have seen some details of the same boats (Mint design and modified Mint) on: http://mid-atlanticmusings.blogspot.co.uk/ where there are also photos of a Mistral under construction and a further link to a Shell...
by bornagainmothie
Tue May 20, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: GP14 Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 3494

Re: GP14 Repair

The bow leak is worth investigation under the paint, unless you can see a problem with the keelband fixings. It would have to be a very long screw that went all the way through the stem framing, but anything is possible. The structure of a "built to the plans" GP consumed vast quantities of the rain...
by bornagainmothie
Mon May 19, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: GP14 Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 3494

Re: GP14 Repair

Has the boat been off the water for a long time? Traditionally built GPs were not very well sealed around the centreboard casing so when the timber dries out and shrinks there can be gaps and hence leaks. A leak around the bow is unusual though, does it have a buoyancy tank forward of the mast? Can ...
by bornagainmothie
Mon May 12, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27865

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

The filling, sanding and primering has still been going on inbetween glueing sessions for the inwales, rubbing beads and what could be loosely called an upper deck. The shape and style of these side decks is mostly a more durable copy of the inwales that were just about still attached to the hull wh...
by bornagainmothie
Mon May 12, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield 24th & 25th May
Replies: 14
Views: 7694

Re: Blithfield 24th & 25th May

Sorry that the Greensforge moth fleet can't make this event, we will be at Saundersfoot Coppet Week.
Hoping to shame lots of modern plastic again with a classic (nearly CVRDA) wooden Fireball.
Can you try a different date for next year :wink:

Lyndon
by bornagainmothie
Mon May 12, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: MOTH SPOT ... ROADFORD RALLY
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Re: MOTH SPOT ... ROADFORD RALLY

I'm going to be there with one moth, probably Mag7 unless by some miracle I manage to complete the Sprite in time.
Happy for others to have a go if conditions are suitable.

Lyndon
by bornagainmothie
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: PY starting point for 1971 Imperium scow international moth
Replies: 3
Views: 2805

Re: PY starting point for 1971 Imperium scow international m

We have a list of PYs from IMCA(UK) that are age related for various designs. The oldest being the magnum 3 from around 1980. That rating was the same as an Enterprise (now 1115). I would suggest for a scow a fairer starting point would be the same as a British Moth at 1164 and see how it performs i...
by bornagainmothie
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27865

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Thanks for your suggestions with the lettering Jim, I have found the font available plus a few others that might work too. I will drop you an email . Still a while off deciding on colour, but the prep work has to be done anyway. A quick reminder of how it was. S3paintbefore.jpg Red may well be a fas...
by bornagainmothie
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27865

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

I like that last font, so off to Woolworths to buy some sticky-back plastic :D
by bornagainmothie
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: very cheap classic moth
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: very cheap classic moth

Its certainly an Int Moth, but old enough to be sporting a low aspect rig. 3113 would be late 60's so just before the taller fully battened rig was allowed. Being fiberglass its likely to be a Duflos or Skol design?
Got to be worth a look Nessa :wink:
by bornagainmothie
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27865

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Am really keen on following your project - do you mind if I steal one of your pictures No problem David, these pics were seriously reduced to fit in the forum limits, let me know which ones you want and I can email the full sizes if you want better quality. Jim, the Cherub hull shape looks very clo...
by bornagainmothie
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27865

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Red is ok, but I was hoping for a more 70's theme for a 1972 Nationals winning boat

Psychedelia, Glam Rock, that sort of image.

I'm not thinking of wearing platform sailing boots though!
by bornagainmothie
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27865

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Thanks for the comments, I'm really pleased with the new look, proud to be plywood!

Yes I'm aiming to have it ready for Hunts, still a lot to do. I will be there with the Mag7 anyway.

So, any ideas on a colur scheme for the outside? I was thinking of putting some paint on this one !!!

Lyndon