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by ent228
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket 1185 1961 99p
Replies: 9
Views: 5214

Re: Merlin Rocket 1185 1961 99p

Mike Burrows, bike designer said that the way bike wheels are suspended is old fashioned and inefficient use of mass. Check out this link. http://bikefix.co.uk/standing-one-leg No other modern type of road transport has forks; except most bikes, wheel barrows and many motor bikes, wheels are mostly ...
by ent228
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket 1185 1961 99p
Replies: 9
Views: 5214

Re: Merlin Rocket 1185 1961 99p

Interesting rudder, anyone seen a side hung one like this before?
by ent228
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: weighted dagger board.
Replies: 23
Views: 15033

Re: weighted dagger board.

Yes the sequences of getting the trimaran underway or wonderful.

Probably the only way forward for the F2 mast will be a newer plastic one. Are the mast extensions for alloy masts the same diameter as for plastic ones? This is all well before my time, I've never even seen an alloy sailboard mast!
by ent228
Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Bullet
Replies: 0
Views: 2529

Bullet

Havn't seen one for ages...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BULLET-RACING ... 3cf0641cd7

I'd forgotten the side tanks flooded.
by ent228
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Wayfarer advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 6449

Re: Wayfarer advice needed

Thanks Ian,

Good info'
by ent228
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Wayfarer advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 6449

Re: Wayfarer advice needed

Thanks for the comments on the Alpha, it came from the Newton Abbot recycling area, like my other board an F2 Lightning (unfortunately not the race version). The Alpha has no centerboard so as I want it on the water in June that will give me enough time to make one up. If I go back to transom sheeti...
by ent228
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Wayfarer advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 6449

Wayfarer advice needed

My club has just been given a Mark 2, all Grp Wayferer. The boat will just be used for recreational and training purposes, not racing. Firstly, it has a hybrid mainsheet system where the main runs from the end of the boom Laser style, along the boom to a block in the center, down to a double block w...
by ent228
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: weighted dagger board.
Replies: 23
Views: 15033

Re: weighted dagger board.

Just for accuracy, the Mirror, Gull and Heron don't have sliding gunter rigs. The Sliding gunter has a throat halyard as well and the peak halyard terminates on a track or wire on the front of the gaff to allow the sliding when throat halyard is eased. I used a sliding gunter when sailing those big ...
by ent228
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: weighted dagger board.
Replies: 23
Views: 15033

Re: weighted dagger board.

Just for fun then........... I like the previous idea of putting on a lightweight rig and also reefing it as above. So.... I like reefing but don't like having all that mast up there swinging around. Early 14s had sliding gunter rigs so the top mast came down as well. How about updating it? Use carb...
by ent228
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: weighted dagger board.
Replies: 23
Views: 15033

Re: weighted dagger board.

Hopefully the dagger/centerplate would be locked down with a pin. If you had an old Mirror you could easily replace the dagger board case with a wider one and use an Access type keel, you could even go as far as a central Access style seat. Borrow an Access keel from your local Sailability group and...
by ent228
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: weighted dagger board.
Replies: 23
Views: 15033

Re: weighted dagger board.

Uffa Fox thought that when Int 14 was not as good for sea conditons after the heavy bronze center plates went out. I think he had ones in the 60lbs range. So a weighted dagger board would certainly help. Access dinghys have a hollow weighted dagger board it's about 50mm thick. (30kg?) that extends a...
by ent228
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: More Moffs
Replies: 14
Views: 10115

Re: More Moffs

That scow plan reminded me of the South African Dabchicks scows. I found them while looking at Sprogs as one came up locally recently.

http://sayachts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/dabchick.html

They look like a lot of fun.

Riv
by ent228
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Python
Replies: 8
Views: 6684

Python

Anyone seen one of these, does not seem to be on the database

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENTERPRISE-YA ... 43d24dc7d7
by ent228
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: International Canoe K102 "Torment"
Replies: 75
Views: 39089

Re: International Canoe K102 "Torment"

Never seen a centre board like this one......where is the bolt hole?
by ent228
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Strange Mirroe dagger boards
Replies: 3
Views: 4181

Strange Mirroe dagger boards

Does anyone know why one of the dagger boards in this listing on ebay has the cutouts?

It's the second lot that have appeared like this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sailing-dingh ... 3397626a8f