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by scorpion_1925
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth Roll Call
Replies: 44
Views: 15876

Re: Moth Roll Call

I've got magnum 8 k3941 which I am using every week in handicap racing

A moth even sounds brilliant, I would suggest somewhere in the midlands, so its central to most people
by scorpion_1925
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Re: international moth tiller extensions
Replies: 10
Views: 4244

Re: international moth tiller extensions

I think the rudder is OK its pretty light and I suspect I'm trying to use too much rudder and not enough boat balance for steering. Its when I hear a way in a gust or a bit of wind the tiller extension just bends and the boat goes straight on
by scorpion_1925
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Re: international moth tiller extensions
Replies: 10
Views: 4244

Re: international moth tiller extensions

I was wondering what people are using for their tiller extensions on international moths because mine is a bit of plastic conduit water pipe and I'm finding its a bit flexible at the worst possible moments.
by scorpion_1925
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth Tuning
Replies: 41
Views: 14731

Re: Moth Tuning

Boat looks good, I would advise against too much mast rake, it tends to lead to weather helmin stronger winds.

I like the idea of a lowrider meet and training session I'm based in York with my magnum 8

Got to say I fitted mine with a halyard its so much easier than lying the boat down every time
by scorpion_1925
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Moth sail
Replies: 4
Views: 3768

Re: Moth sail

Could a sail maker be persuaded to produce a batch if moth sails to keep classic moths on the water, I know the sail for my magnum 8 is pretty shot and has had the two bottom panels replaced
by scorpion_1925
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Advice on carbon mast fittimg
Replies: 14
Views: 4164

Re: Advice on carbon mast fittimg

carbon fibre has another problem, it is electrolytically reactive to aluminium and will actually corrode, or in laminate terms delaminate weakening its structure. stainless steel should be used for all parts in contact with carbon fibre
by scorpion_1925
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: magnum 8 parts
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

Re: magnum 8 parts

you can make a mast from an rs600 mast just cut it shorter and put the right fittings on it
by scorpion_1925
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: scorpion 1811 - beryl the peril
Replies: 0
Views: 1525

scorpion 1811 - beryl the peril

For sale is scorpion 1811 beryl the peril. Lovely boat ready to race, with various sets of sails including one hardly used set. Fitted with raking rig, comes with under and over covers and a very good condition combined trailer. Recently revarnished and painted in burgundy red pictures are available...
by scorpion_1925
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: British moth cracked deck repair
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: British moth cracked deck repair

speaking from experience of stewartby, over the years cat sailors have sailed all sorts when the wind is light, some have stuck with cats but bought ones that go better than a dart 15 in not a lot of wind, there used to be a fleet of a class deltas, robin used to get his toy out, there have been tho...
by scorpion_1925
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: international moth wings
Replies: 8
Views: 3688

Re: international moth wings

Temporarily I have repaired my ripped one, 6 hours of hand stitching a patch on both top and bottom sides of the wing. I also made enquiries, I contacted john claridge boats and was told they used to use sanders sails. A chat with sanders sails and they would happily make some although they haven't ...
by scorpion_1925
Mon May 27, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: international moth wings
Replies: 8
Views: 3688

Re: international moth wings

thank you

i'll let you know what i find out
by scorpion_1925
Mon May 27, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: international moth wings
Replies: 8
Views: 3688

international moth wings

i am hoping that someone can help, my magnum 8 has a damaged trampoline on the wing and i am trying to find out where i can get new trampolines made, does anyone know anywhere where i might be able to either get some made or where i can get hold of the material to make my own?
by scorpion_1925
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Magnum 8 on ebay
Replies: 42
Views: 13678

Re: Magnum 8 on ebay

I've got her back and she looks ok. There's a weird spreader contraption on the mast that I think is designed to hold the shrouds and the forestay but currently looks broken and only holds the shrouds. Can anyone post images of what it should really look like? Cheers Dan i hope i have attached some...
by scorpion_1925
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: international moth magnum 8 k3941
Replies: 18
Views: 7006

Re: international moth magnum 8 k3941

Pike wrote:Small world, I was driving the rescue boat when you went for a
swim in your moth at Stewartby.
thanks for watching over me as i attempted my first capsize recovery of a moth
by scorpion_1925
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Magnum 8 on ebay
Replies: 42
Views: 13678

Re: Magnum 8 on ebay

this is looking good, i'll try and take some photos of my magnum 8 spreader arrangement and some dimensions.