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by bornagainmothie
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Are we ready for reproductions yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 15372

Re: Are we ready for reproductions yet?

I think it depends who you ask....and what you would like to do with it... http://www.mothboat.com/ along the East coast of USA are building and racing new moths from old designs. The IMCA would happily measure and register your moth as long as it fitted the 11ft x 7ft x 8sqm rules. http://mid-atlan...
by bornagainmothie
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: UnSkol gets a newbottom...
Replies: 69
Views: 36177

Re: UnSkol gets a newbottom...

ooooh that looks shiny! and must be perfect prep to carry such a dark colour.
Is that an even darker blue or straight black?

Are we likely to see it in action at Baltic Wharf in a few weeks time???
by bornagainmothie
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 26704

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Back to the plot and here's a couple more photos of Dolly, showing the wing bars and mast support frame. I have used Ronstan swivel cleats attached to the rig frame for kicker and downhaul controls. I couldn't bring myself to drill holes in the deck that might have been in wrong positions. The mains...
by bornagainmothie
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 26704

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

I had intended to paint "Sprint" metallic It will look great, though you have to consider what might happen to a finish like that when in use. Can you repair it when it gets scuffed and damaged? How likely is it to get damaged? My paint spraying expert continues to use solvent based paint whenever ...
by bornagainmothie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 26704

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

I didn't say that I had dumped ALL of the pictures! (I could be tempted!) I've had the flying Magnum as my desktop ever since that day of Extreme Mothing. It still amazes me that I look to be in control, it never feels like that! So you must have some that more accurately reflect whats really going...
by bornagainmothie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 26704

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Dollywaggon re-launched at Clywedog
by bornagainmothie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 26704

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Well spotted Dougal, a bit of sunshine brings the paint alive! So, with all that paint still hardening off, I was left with only a few days before the Nationals at Clywedog to assemble the rig frame, screw fittings on and make a set of trampolines from scratch. Cue some late nights at the sewing mac...
by bornagainmothie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 26704

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

In the rush to finish the boat I never got much further with the story. It really is about time I caught up for those of you that didn't see it last season. The paint job..... For a 70s boat I wanted a 70s look and something special after all that work in the restoration and paint prep. Thinking of ...
by bornagainmothie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn
Replies: 8
Views: 5181

Re: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn

Graphspeed (graphite paint) was a wonderful invention that was supposed to make the surface slippery in water. Sadly it wasn't waterproof, although it did a good job of keeping a soggy bottom soggy.
Kept my Dad in the boat repair business busy for many years after the craze.
by bornagainmothie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Womble Moth and 1970s racing!
Replies: 20
Views: 14987

Re: Womble Moth and 1970s racing!

Doh!, why didn't I notice the start of the thread was 2011 :oops:
by bornagainmothie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Womble Moth and 1970s racing!
Replies: 20
Views: 14987

Re: Womble Moth and 1970s racing!

They are different websites Rupert, It would be good to combine all the archive info in one place to avoid confusion :?

As the original post was asking for photos of Wombles in action, I think they are featured in 76, 77, 78 yearbooks.
by bornagainmothie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Womble Moth and 1970s racing!
Replies: 20
Views: 14987

Re: Womble Moth and 1970s racing!

The best source of photos is the archive of yearbooks on the IMCA UK website.
http://www.internationalmoth.co.uk/the-moth/yearbooks/
by bornagainmothie
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Roger be afraid be very afraid
Replies: 16
Views: 9035

Re: Roger be afraid be very afraid

I hope you're not depending on us Moth sailors to help you pull this one out of the water, the Finn is bad enough!

Should be good in a blow as long as the drinks cabinet is on gimbles

Happy new boat

Lyndon
by bornagainmothie
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: National 12 2066
Replies: 4
Views: 3894

Re: National 12 2066

There is some information on the N12 website about the Sparklet design: http://www.national12.org/boats/index.php?objecttype=design&action=list_boats_of_design&design=Sparklet and a record of that particular one: http://www.national12.org/boats/index.php?objecttype=boat&action=viewdetails&id=2066
by bornagainmothie
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Warf, 14th Nov, Final event 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 11232

Re: Baltic Warf, 14th Nov, Final event 2015

Thanks to all at Baltic Wharf for an exciting and entertaining day. Its always a fascinating place to sail and with a bit of wild wind thrown in occasionally we had some challenging conditions even for a pond sailor like me. Well done to Giles for a consistently quick performance driving the HIT to ...