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by bornagainmothie
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Moth Wings
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Re: Moth Wings

Hi Michael, could you email the pics to me please?
:idea: Magnum wings might be adaptable to fit the Stockholm Sprite.

Lyndon
by bornagainmothie
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27222

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Long overdue an update. Conditions have not been suitable for curing resins in the garage recently, so its been difficult to move on much with the build. The hull fits neatly in the conservatory and its a lot warmer in there, but running the sander in the house would be a step too far! Messy stuff o...
by bornagainmothie
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What kind of Moth is that?
Replies: 48
Views: 18118

Re: What kind of Moth is that?

Hello Colin, Yes we're very interested in all things Classic Moth. Its amazing how many are turning up recently and a lot of designs that we thought were long extinct. Any contributions to the chats are most welcome. Would you have any info on my Sprite, K3222? We know some of the history which is i...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What kind of Moth is that?
Replies: 48
Views: 18118

Re: What kind of Moth is that?

A 90's carbon mast from Axeman - ignore the aluminium extension, (for occasional use on the magnum), boom would normally be bolted through bottom of the carbon heel plug. Length overall is about 17'6" 80's Ali Needlespar from Magnum. 2 1/4" dia and with jumper strut to brace the lower section. This ...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What kind of Moth is that?
Replies: 48
Views: 18118

Re: What kind of Moth is that?

Jim, thats a lot more designs we hadn't considered! An intriguing record of development up to the mid 70's and a hint of things to come... Magnum - Latest design from M Cook. Early results very encouraging ...and pretty much won everything for the next 20 years! Europa - A rather dated design ideal ...
by bornagainmothie
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What kind of Moth is that?
Replies: 48
Views: 18118

Re: What kind of Moth is that?

Sorry Ditta, I should have added any sail number would be on the outside of the hull, so port side panel just under deck level and a few inches in from the transom. Its an odd place compared to most conventional classes but with so many different hull and deck shapes and often no hog to carve a numb...
by bornagainmothie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What kind of Moth is that?
Replies: 48
Views: 18118

Re: What kind of Moth is that?

I think the chine confirms a Shelley influence and the winglets are much like a Skol Maybe the SKOLLEY has just been discovered? :D Many moths have sustained damage near the mast step due to serious rig failure where the tension is lost (terminal mast bend???) and the foot of the mast jumps the step...
by bornagainmothie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What kind of Moth is that?
Replies: 48
Views: 18118

Re: What kind of Moth is that?

Welcome Ditta, great to see another classic moth to be saved. It is a beauty, and an unusual deck layout for that era, so much like a 12 I would be tempted to check it really is only 11ft long! Sail number if it is on the hull, should be cut, carved or drilled into the port side near the transom. It...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27222

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Good news, new parts are glued in. I made a new central spine to support the deck and linked together with a new daggerboard case, also a pair of diagonal bulkheads to triangulate shroud points and mast step area. These should prevent the hull and deck flexing under rig loads without adding much wei...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Europa Moth K2588, Moth development?? (info wanted please)
Replies: 10
Views: 4299

Re: Europa Moth K2588, Moth development?? (info wanted pleas

Sami, Have to say I'm impressed with the speed and accuracy of your paint stripping, a very tidy job in 2 days! I'm also intrigued by the mystery chines on the Europa, an odd thing to build in to a perfecly round bilge hull. Apart from Nessa's Yellow Peril, which because of its width could not have ...
by bornagainmothie
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5894

Re: magnum 8 moth query

You are doing well to get round the course at all in shifty conditions, so stick at it, with practice you will soon be working through the fleet. Tacking without stalling is crucial for the pondsailor. Its easy enough to do in a Laser for example, but they have a nice soft sail that flops into place...
by bornagainmothie
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5894

Re: magnum 8 moth query

I'm sailing on a very small and very shift pond Welcome to Masochist corner, it doesn't get much more difficult than that, I should know! ...but I think its true to say you need to worry even less about fine tuning of rig measurements and more about keeping the wings out of the water.... easier sai...
by bornagainmothie
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5894

Re: magnum 8 moth query

It is really, there are so many different hull/rig/sail combinations that measurements are pointless. Mast rake, as Jim suggested is get the tip of the mast somewhere over the daggerboard (with downhaul and kicker on) and rig tension, as Ian wrote, just enough to prevent the leeward shroud waving ar...
by bornagainmothie
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5894

Re: magnum 8 moth query

My advice is throw the books away, you will need all your concentration to sail the boat. There are no set measurements or sailmakers guides, its all done by the seat of the pants, usually soggy ones! Most of the pointers you need were in this discussion from a few months ago: http://www.cvrda.org/c...
by bornagainmothie
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf 16 Nov
Replies: 36
Views: 15182

Re: Baltic Wharf 16 Nov

Thank you to all at Baltic Wharf for trying their best in less than zero wind. It was a pleasant day out and a chance to drift about in a unique environment, even the cars at the traffic lights were moving quicker than us. Rounding the leeward(?) mark in front of the SS Great Britain made it worth t...