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by phil58490
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?
Replies: 14
Views: 9754

Re: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?

The Finn Ed linked to is on Apolloduck at a nicer price.

http://sailingdinghies.apolloduck.co.uk ... aid=483543
by phil58490
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: vintage 14 on the bay.
Replies: 4
Views: 4315

Re: vintage 14 on the bay.

As I live so close I went to have a look, she could be a nice project for someone but not for me. If you want to know more PM me.
by phil58490
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: vintage 14 on the bay.
Replies: 4
Views: 4315

Re: vintage 14 on the bay.

Even closer for us Cornish folk (only about five miles as the crow flies) but where would I put it and what would I do with it?
by phil58490
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: HiT missed?
Replies: 7
Views: 5913

Re: HiT missed?

Yes there are some owners on here, I have Hit number 5. Apparently there were three sailing together at Roadford last year.
by phil58490
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: flaps or self bailers - your opinions please..
Replies: 9
Views: 6624

Re: flaps or self bailers - your opinions please..

Personally I would much rather have self bailers as they are very much more useful. I sail Solos and they ship some water going through waves the transom flaps are only of use in a capsize but only then if you can get the boat going fast enough to get the bow up and the water flowing towards the ste...
by phil58490
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which sewing machine for cover repairs and more?
Replies: 5
Views: 4839

Re: Which sewing machine for cover repairs and more?

Hi Ed,
I will pm you my phone number as I would love to come see and hear your experiences of your machines. Thanks, phil.
by phil58490
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which sewing machine for cover repairs and more?
Replies: 5
Views: 4839

Which sewing machine for cover repairs and more?

Hi all, I am looking for a sewing machine capable of sewing dinghy covers. I inherited a Singer 201k from my mother which is fine up to a point but it doesn't do zigzag stitching. It is a very nice strong machine and astounds me how easily it sews through six layers of cover material without protest...
by phil58490
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: HIT 5 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 6621

Re: HIT 5 for sale

Thank you Neil, safely home and covered up, I'm hoping for rain to clean off the cover!
by phil58490
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Beware of the computer hackers
Replies: 1
Views: 5339

Beware of the computer hackers

I have been getting emails that imply that I should log into various other sites including the National lottery and banks. It is easy to see by hovering the curser over the email address link in the emails that they are not to the sites they purport to be and I don't have any dealings with some of t...
by phil58490
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a trailer that would fit a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 8088

Re: Looking for a trailer that would fit a TOY

I have sent you a message, regards, Phil
by phil58490
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: HIT 5 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 6621

Re: HIT 5 for sale

I would like to buy it, please can you pm your contact phone number and I will ring to discuss payment and collection, thanks.
by phil58490
Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Solo.
Replies: 4
Views: 5136

Re: Solo.

Thanks for letting me know, if the position changes I might still be interested.
by phil58490
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Solo.
Replies: 4
Views: 5136

Re: Solo.

Solos are nice boats but I might be biased as I have had five, reasonably stable and mild mannered but perhaps a bit slow compared to some modern designs. You don't need to worry too much about mast rake unless you are a top class competitive sailor. The older boats - pre FRP construction cannot ach...
by phil58490
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a trailer that would fit a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 8088

Re: Looking for a trailer that would fit a TOY

Hi Nessa,
I have pm'd you my phone number, can you give me a ring and we can possibly arrange something,
by phil58490
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a trailer that would fit a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 8088

Re: Looking for a trailer that would fit a TOY

alan williams wrote:Hi Phil
You could borrow my trailer base it's at Roadford.
Cheers Al
Thanks for the offer but I think I am buying one from Rupert as I will need one to move the TOY about. If it doesn't work out I will get back to you.