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by phil58490
Sun May 18, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 20322

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

If it is windy you will find that the boom bends, making the sail into a bag as you loose both foot and leech tension. I also hope your boom is up to the task as I broke one doing the centre main thing many years ago.
by phil58490
Thu May 15, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Solo3404
Replies: 7
Views: 4633

Re: Solo3404

I think I have a suitable piece of wood in the garage that will match, when I get a moment over the weekend I'll run it through the band saw and see what I come up with. I can gauge the angle as I still have the offcut laying around from the last one I made.

Note to self - tidy the garage.
by phil58490
Thu May 15, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth pics
Replies: 11
Views: 7504

Re: Moth pics

Can you/anyone name the designs of the boats?
by phil58490
Wed May 14, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 6146

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

[quote="Hotspur"]the wooden battens in the GRP floor did give me slight cause for concern. Aren't those an issue on older GRP Solos? I had a GRP Solo with soggy wet floor battens, caused by holes from the toe straps and other fittings through the thin layer of fiberglass over the wood. I don't think...
by phil58490
Tue May 13, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 6146

Sea Fire on the bay

Advertised as a Sea fire, someone was looking for one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sea-Fire-Sail ... 6016.l4276
by phil58490
Sun May 11, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Solo3404
Replies: 7
Views: 4633

Re: Solo3404

I have sent you some pictures and a few words in explanation of my old boat to your hotmail address.
by phil58490
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dry suit cleaning?
Replies: 3
Views: 2781

Dry suit cleaning?

My dry suit has been used nearly every week for two winters seasons and still is in excellent condition, no leaks and still breathable. It gets rinsed off, rinsed out and aired after use but now has developed a mild 'lived in' aroma. My question is what is the best way to give it a thorough clean to...
by phil58490
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Solo 363
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Solo 363

It looks a nice enough boat for sailing but not very original. New floor not to period build methods or style, new decks, more modern mast and sails.......... Sadly not much of the old boat still there. Value, I have no idea. I guess it depends what you want it for, it would need to be measured as i...
by phil58490
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: International Moth Sail wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 2546

International Moth Sail wanted

I am getting my new purchase ready for the water, she still has her original sail from 1971 which is usable but looks tired. I would like to find her a better sail as she deserves one. Has anyone got a suitable sail in very good condition I can buy?

Thanks, Phil.
by phil58490
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: PY starting point for 1971 Imperium scow international moth
Replies: 3
Views: 3220

Re: PY starting point for 1971 Imperium scow international m

Thanks for your suggestions, I think 1148 looks like a reasonable starting figure as we have a Europe and Solos (both on that last time I looked) and I can gauge how I do against those and work from there.
by phil58490
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: PY starting point for 1971 Imperium scow international moth
Replies: 3
Views: 3220

PY starting point for 1971 Imperium scow international moth

I have just bought a 1971 Scow moth, thanks to Jools on here, I intend to sail it inland but I need some kind of PY rating for my club. In time I will end up with personal handicap for the boat but I need a starting point. Any suggestions before I have to start on a foiling moth's handicap.
by phil58490
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Knee protection
Replies: 4
Views: 3855

Knee protection

Has anyone got a recommendation for knee protecters that stay put, I have tried a number of different pairs but I always seem to end up with shin pads. I have a pair of expensive kevlar material covered ones 'designed for sailing' but these are no better. All those have been tried with dry suits and...
by phil58490
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: SCOW International Moth 3134
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Re: SCOW International Moth 3134

You normally beat me to everything on the other site!
by phil58490
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: SCOW International Moth 3134
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Re: SCOW International Moth 3134

I would like to buy it, I have pm'd you, I will take the trailer as well to keep things simple regarding transport.

Let me have a phone number and I will ring you - probably best by email of pm.