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by bornagainmothie
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: MOTHS AT ROADFORD
Replies: 7
Views: 5115

Re: MOTHS AT ROADFORD

Hi Alan, Yes, been booked up for months. Looking forward to showing you the way round again :wink: Hoping to bring Dyneema Dave and Stuart with me from Greensforge, Sam may have to sit this one out. A sneaky Imperium Scow? is this the new secret weapon for "falling off the magnum" conditions??? chee...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Pierre Marique's "Europa" vs Alois Roland's "Europe"
Replies: 10
Views: 7973

Re: Pierre Marique's "Europa" vs Alois Roland's "Europe"

Certainly, the Europa I had many years ago was fitted with a centreboard, but I could't say for certain that they all did. I converted mine to a daggerboard and sailed it in the early days of the UK Europe fleet. The hull shape was nearly correct to Europe shape, except for the front end around the ...
by bornagainmothie
Sat May 30, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic/ Lowrider Moth training at Oxford SC
Replies: 46
Views: 21805

Re: Classic/ Lowrider Moth training at Oxford SC

Its not likely to take off due to the wings, not at legal towing speeds anyway :wink: I have towed and roof-racked all sorts of Moths with and without wings. Only find it a problem when towing with a classic car like my MGB because the wings are a lot wider than the car. Most modern cars are pretty ...
by bornagainmothie
Wed May 20, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic/ Lowrider Moth training at Oxford SC
Replies: 46
Views: 21805

Re: Classic/ Lowrider Moth training at Oxford SC

[quotesnip off all of those tatty raggly bits of your wet suits ][/quote] Dougal, Have you seen the average Moth sailor's wetsuit? There wouldn't be a lot left. What sort of publication are you taking the photos for??? Miles, we have booked camping at Hardwickparks. Ian included the link in earlier ...
by bornagainmothie
Mon May 18, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic/ Lowrider Moth training at Oxford SC
Replies: 46
Views: 21805

Re: Classic/ Lowrider Moth training at Oxford SC

News from the Greensforge moth fleet - Colin now has a usable man shed and is working hard to get the orange Skol patched up in time for Oxford.
May not be pretty, but its a start!
by bornagainmothie
Mon May 18, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help
Replies: 8
Views: 5292

Re: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help

Thanks Nigel, The owner said it was 13ft because he had measured it after being asked by another sailing club. Interesting you mention additional fittings for a gooseneck, as one of his concerns was rusting jubilee clips around the mast. I wonder if that was some attempt at a gooseneck. We will see ...
by bornagainmothie
Sun May 17, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help
Replies: 8
Views: 5292

Re: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help

odd isn't it?, you don't see one for years, then the market is flooded with them!

I was going to ask how rare it might be? :o

The ebay one looks like plywood, our friend's is GRP with a larger, topper sized cockpit.
by bornagainmothie
Sun May 17, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help
Replies: 8
Views: 5292

Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help

We have had a couple of Go Boating open days at Greensforge over the last weekends, so quite a few new recruits for membership and beginners sailing courses. One of our visitors was asking if we could help him set up a Seabat dinghy. He has never assembled it and is concerned about where the ropes g...
by bornagainmothie
Sun May 10, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: moth Still Wanted?
Replies: 4
Views: 3321

Re: moth Still Wanted?

Hi Mike, and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your purchase, I can confirm that you have a Magnum 7 there. The number is correct for a 7 and the hull shape, particularly the rockered keel line is spot on. I know because i have one and so does Miles. Yours included, we now have 50% of the Mag...
by bornagainmothie
Thu May 07, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mainsheet/kicker.
Replies: 20
Views: 10475

Re: Mainsheet/kicker.

Do you mean something like this? £258 without the ratchet block!
by bornagainmothie
Wed May 06, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Seamark Nunn Ok deck removal
Replies: 5
Views: 4055

Re: Seamark Nunn Ok deck removal

Most GRP hulls of that era were 2 or more mouldings joined up with a bit of sealant and screws. With the age of the sealant now, they don't put up much of a fight to seperate as long as you have found all the fixings and work carefully around to open up the gap with a wide chisel or scraper. A bit o...
by bornagainmothie
Tue May 05, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts 2015
Replies: 36
Views: 19289

Re: Hunts 2015

Really enjoyed the weekend's racing, thanks to all at Hunts SC for a well run meeting.
Hope all the ailments and poorly boats are fixed for the next one!
by bornagainmothie
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: c'mon then... whatisit?
Replies: 13
Views: 7786

Re: c'mon then... whatisit?

My money is on Streaker...... not that i would spend any on this particular example! Double chined. Angled side deck in cockpit between deck and tank sides. Joints in deck panels where Jack Holt kits were layed out. (and its converting itself back to kit form) 2 - piece mast which was a feature of t...
by bornagainmothie
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: moth Still Wanted?
Replies: 4
Views: 3321

Re: moth Still Wanted?

Another Magnum 7 :)

I'm sure that paint job has been featured on the forum previously
by bornagainmothie
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: moths and noodles
Replies: 14
Views: 7470

Re: moths and noodles

Well done! See, you didn't need the stabilisers after all :wink: Actually, its much more difficult in v light airs but you look to have found a good stable position in the boat there, from which it will be easier to react to changes. Less (jumping about) is more where Moths are concerned. Keep up th...