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by phil58490
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes
Replies: 20
Views: 9281

Re: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes

Glad to help.

More room to move in the garage now, just got to move on five motorbikes and a van and I will be able to get a boat in!

Edit to add; Wife says its six motorbikes - she's been looking again.
by phil58490
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mast section.
Replies: 14
Views: 5074

Re: Mast section.

When you are 'in irons', remember 'push and push'.

That means push the boom out and push the tiller away from you and it will come round and you will be on the correct side to sail away.
by phil58490
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes
Replies: 20
Views: 9281

Re: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes

I'm off out sailing today but will hunt them out later or tomorrow and let you know what I've got. I can't promise anything but how many do you need? I think I have some with fairleads and some without I will get onto it and let you know. Edit to add, I have three the same as the ones in your pictur...
by phil58490
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: very cheap classic moth
Replies: 13
Views: 5352

Re: very cheap classic moth

Nessa wrote:She asked me what it is for. What kind of question is that?
I was tempted at 0630 this morning when it first appeared but knew my wife would have asked the same question.

Glad it is going to a good, kind and caring home.
by phil58490
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes
Replies: 20
Views: 9281

Re: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes

I am sure I have some of those (complete) going spare - let me know if you need some and I will hunt them out.
by phil58490
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: National twelve handbook 1936 - 2000
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

Re: National twelve handbook 1936 - 2000

Sold to Spiderman.
by phil58490
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: National twelve handbook 1936 - 2000
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

National twelve handbook 1936 - 2000

As I no longer sail National Twelves and I need to free up some bookshelf space my copy of the handbook is available, £5 posted to uk address. It is A5 size with 252 pages in nice clean unmolested condition.
by phil58490
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: So which boat should I be looking for?
Replies: 33
Views: 15423

Re: So which boat should I be looking for?

If you do look at Solos avoid early GRP hulls, they can be very floppy, overweight and more trouble than they are worth and that would include early composite ones. I had a GRP one from the late 1970's which was a horrible thing, the hull had wood moulded into the GRP for the hog and floor stiffener...
by phil58490
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 12213

Re: Trolley wheels

I agree pneumatic tyres are easiest over most surfaces, go for 16" if they will go on your trolley and not foul the boat supports. I use the cheapest I can find as they all suffer from sun damage and splitting after a few seasons. One of my current pair got a puncture and I was suprised to find the ...
by phil58490
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Old cherub spinnaker pole...and possibly a few other things.
Replies: 14
Views: 7687

Re: Old cherub spinnaker pole...and possibly a few other thi

I know nothing about Cherubs but in Solos the early seventies we were using half inch wide fibreglass cruciform section battens that were tapered so that when they were bent they gave an aerofoil shape to the sail. How wide are the batten pockets and how long do you need? I have not looked but I mig...
by phil58490
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes
Replies: 20
Views: 9281

Re: 'Sharpening' cam cleats and no bung holes

I have tried sharpening tufnol cleats with limited success, I found that the type of rope had more effect on the grip available. Old style soft cored matt rope gripped better than the newer hard rope. I eventually replaced the cleats with newer one which solved the slippage problem. As I remember I ...
by phil58490
Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: ****John Oakley - Winning**************
Replies: 4
Views: 4457

Re: ****John Oakley - Winning**************

Hi Robert,

I have pm'd you my details as I would like to have a read and will pass it on if anyone else would like to do the same.

Regards, Phil

Edited to add; When I have had my read I will be passing it on to STUW on here for him to read, you will have to contact him to be next in the queue.
by phil58490
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: solo on ebay, worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

Re: solo on ebay, worth it?

Whilst I don't know all the facts about all the boats, the winner of the wooden boat prize came 49th (out of 130) at the nationals. The sponsored jockeys sail the latest boats with all new equipment and 3DL sails, which might explain some of the difference. There has been some rule exploitation with...
by phil58490
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: solo on ebay, worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

Re: solo on ebay, worth it?

There are some good Solos for sale at the moment, I sold mine that was 12 years newer than the ebay one for £850 with a good combi trailer and three club racing standard sails. I would keep an eye on the Solo association website http://www.solosailing.org.uk/fs/fs_list.asp but be ready to move as th...
by phil58490
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: My Footy.
Replies: 9
Views: 8108

Re: My Footy.

Back in about 1972 there was a National 12 that had no rocker and a very deep, fine bow, apparently it went well inland on flat water but it went through the waves rather than over them and was very wet and slow on the sea as far as I can remember.