Search found 228 matches

by ent228
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free 505 !
Replies: 1
Views: 2986

Re: Free 505 !

This guy has been selling off all the bits on ebay for the last two months, real shame he thought he'd get more by stripping it
by ent228
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Tools
Replies: 36
Views: 16834

Re: Tools

I must admit that having had cheap jigsaws for years I tried a good Makita one and the difference is extraordinary, cuts faster, smoother and more accurately.....also about £150+ I've found Makita stuff to be good all the time no matter what. However these things are really only good if you can affo...
by ent228
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: "Ugliest dinghy ever" contest
Replies: 52
Views: 31495

Re: "Ugliest dinghy ever" contest

Great description, a really good idea for those early stages, I'll knock up one for a club bug this summer and see how it goes....
by ent228
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: "Ugliest dinghy ever" contest
Replies: 52
Views: 31495

Re: "Ugliest dinghy ever" contest

Tried to find info on the Windicator-trimdex. Some words but no pics. Do you have a link to any?
by ent228
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Skipper Sabre
Replies: 0
Views: 3031

Skipper Sabre

For all you skipper fans out there, on ebay is a Skipper Sabre.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Skipper-saili ... 6016.l4276

This version had a proper rig and was good to sail, though the shrouds were cheese wire thin!
by ent228
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: "Ugliest dinghy ever" contest
Replies: 52
Views: 31495

Re: "Ugliest dinghy ever" contest

The swoopy French Job has a windsurfing hourglass joint on the central track. The foot straps are set up to use it as rather a wide windsurfer. The centre board is a standard windsurfer unit, hence the reason it is recessed. It is a hybrid to allow its use as a windsurfer and as a dinghy. The photo ...
by ent228
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: K89
Replies: 31
Views: 17105

Re: K89

Mega mast rake? Give you a fair bit of lift down wind in a blow as well
by ent228
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: More Wayfarer issues............
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

More Wayfarer issues............

The Mk2 grp one we've been given has a list of issues I'm going through at the moment, but just noticed something else. The tabernacle is made from grp reinforced wood strips running from the hog upto the underneath of the foredeck. There is a 15 mm gap between the top of the tabernacle uprights and...
by ent228
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise Im still going
Replies: 19
Views: 10601

Re: Enterprise Im still going

Lovely looking resto'

I see you have a jib furler, are you going to use it?

Not in class but lovely to have, they make sailing so much easier.
by ent228
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth merry-go-round
Replies: 32
Views: 21145

Re: Moth merry-go-round

In the pictures of the moulded scow moth from the link above; the picture with it rigged shows a lever to operate the outhaul.....is this correct? If so, good thing my head would be well out of the way!
by ent228
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wayfarer with delaminated foredeck
Replies: 7
Views: 5293

Re: Wayfarer with delaminated foredeck

Lovely, Thanks for the replies, the entire deck has delaminated upto about 2" from the gunwale, so I think you are right cutting the top layer off, cleaning it all up and rebonding would be best. I'll add some extra support beams as well as there is almost nothing underneath......frankly I'm not sup...
by ent228
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wayfarer with delaminated foredeck
Replies: 7
Views: 5293

Wayfarer with delaminated foredeck

Someone has given our club a Glass fiber Mark 2 Wayfarer, mostly in sound condition given the age. The only issue is the foredeck which is foam sandwich, the top layer is now completely free of the foam which still seems attached to the lower layer. The boat will be used from a mooring so eventually...
by ent228
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise questions.
Replies: 26
Views: 16505

Re: Enterprise questions.

Really depends on the boom you have.

Ancient Ent, wooden boom with resident earwig population?.........boom bends like crazy no way of controlling leech tension so let the traveller off and control leech tension with the main sheet.
by ent228
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Question about Classic Finns...
Replies: 17
Views: 12762

Re: Question about Classic Finns...

Its got the same bow handle, rubbing band, center plate wood capping and thwart as my ancient Pearson had. However the view looking forward from the cockpit into the bow does not look Pearsonish.
by ent228
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Family sailing
Replies: 19
Views: 13662

Re: Family sailing

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