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by phil58490
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Advice on mastic
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Advice on mastic

I have a grp Finn, it has hard wood capping to the gunwhales which are screwed in place on a bed of black mastic. The mastic is now hard, brittle and falling out so needs to be replaced. The mastic fills the gap between the bottom of the wood and the hull, is 6mm thick and obviously was used to seal...
by phil58490
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic wooden solo mast and boom plus sails to match
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: Classic wooden solo mast and boom plus sails to match

Whereabouts are you, I currently have a wooden mast decorating the rafters in the garage but would consider another if no-one else jumps in.
by phil58490
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: GP 14
Replies: 14
Views: 7037

Re: GP 14

The boat has been withdrawn on Ebay so you either bought it or missed it!
by phil58490
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: How about a FAQ section?
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

How about a FAQ section?

During the recent bad weather I have been filling some of my spare time reading through this section. There is an enormous amount of excellent material in here and I have learnt a lot but some of the true gems of information are difficult to find and in danger of being overlooked as they are hidden ...
by phil58490
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Snow and Cold
Replies: 9
Views: 5368

Re: Snow and Cold

[quote="zaphod79"]Has anyone seen my boat?

Not recently, where did you leave it?
by phil58490
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Getting the centreboard back in
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Getting the centreboard back in

And the answer is a combination of measuring the depth of the hole, inside, from the top of the box using a steel rule. A cramp to set the depth on the board handle, a marker pen to mark the board to aid aiming, sliding it in on the marked line and the trusty screwdriver for perfecting the alignment...
by phil58490
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Old Solos
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

Re: Old Solos

I will be very interested in how this works out as I will soon be the proud owner of Solo 335.
As far as I am aware 335 is totally original, down to the cotton sail and wooden mast.
by phil58490
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: RWO Dinghy Fitting R1760
Replies: 3
Views: 3821

Re: RWO Dinghy Fitting R1760

There is one on ebay

Not perfect but cheap at the moment

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cheek-block-s ... 27d03ce1a2
by phil58490
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Getting the centreboard back in
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Getting the centreboard back in

The centreboard I have to fit is a perfect sliding fit, anything thicker than cotton and I am sure that it would bind and break.


Edit to add, thanks for the warning but sitting at the computer also seems to add to the boat collection, is nowhere safe.
by phil58490
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Getting the centreboard back in
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Getting the centreboard back in

Is there an easy way to get a centreboard back in. Obviously if you are going to put the same centreboard back in it pays to mark both the board and boat before removal so that it is relatively easy to line up the bolt hole. How do you line it up if you didn't mark it or you are putting in a differe...
by phil58490
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas what this is?
Replies: 2
Views: 2865

Re: Any ideas what this is?

I agree, that was a Solo. You can find complete boats for that kind of money!
by phil58490
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: double stacking trailer
Replies: 26
Views: 10470

Re: double stacking trailer

by phil58490
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Challenge sailing dinghy
Replies: 5
Views: 3329

Re: Challenge sailing dinghy

There might be a confusion with your Challenge dinghy, there is also a Challenger (note final R ) dinghy that has a sail emblem of CH. and a yardstick 0f 120. This is a 11"0' gunter rigged dinghy made of GRP, apparently available in mid blue or oxford blue, I know no more as I just found those detai...
by phil58490
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: scow moth on the bay
Replies: 14
Views: 3152

Re: scow moth on the bay

Go on, we would all like it to go to a good home with other moths for company.

What is a flock of moths called?