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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by Brookesy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:54 pm

Tupperware!!!!
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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by jon711 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:32 pm

Surely putting the word "Tupperware" on this site is akin to going up to a sheep and yelling "mint sauce". Amazed the moderator allowed it!!! :wink: :wink:

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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by Ed » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:02 pm

strangely enough.....

As Neil and Stu will remember, the old Forum software (maybe this one too) had the ability to automatically delete or change words as set up by the admin.

Thinking this was a bit of a gas we made it automatically change 'polypropelene' to 'tupperware' and then forgot about it. The forum really grew and suddenly there were lots of people who we did not know and of course one day it clicked in and someone was a bit miffed and wondered why this had happened.

We rather sheepishly changed it back.

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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by neil » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:40 pm

and for a short time white grp came out as plastic snot. how we laughed.
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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by RB2 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:28 pm

I think this is the gear you might be looking for!


http://www.sail-sport.com/cgi-bin/ss.cg ... &pid=SLTFP

I will use this on my MR 908 onc refurb is complete and have used it on other Merlins I have owned in the past, really good stuff.

Speak to Tony Blackmore who owns Sail-Sport. A really good guy plus excellent service.

Cheers


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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by neil » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:57 pm

thanks for all the suggestions.

so far I've trashed a number of funnels and have shattered 2mm perspex, I think thinner perspex and mylar hinge will be the next one to try
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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by roger » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:32 am

I used very thin perspex without hinges. Dont know where it came from it was it the back of dads workshop. .. hope he didnt need it :twisted:
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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by Garry R » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:30 am

Neil - don't forget Chris' advice - always check your flaps from the outside of the boat occasionally before you start a race.

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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by neil » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:46 am

I'll have to practice my water starts at the weekend
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Re: Transom Flaps

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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by alan williams » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:57 pm

Hi Neil
I've a work shop full of perspex of varying thinkness but only white or clear.How much do you need and what thickness. I can bring it up to Roadford on Sunday. On the hornet used to use overlapping sail repair tape, will tell you how to do it on Sunday if interested they open automatically once boat is moving.
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Re: Transom Flaps

Post by jpa_wfsc » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:49 pm

alan williams wrote:used to use overlapping sail repair tape, will tell you how to do it on Sunday if interested they open automatically once boat is moving.
Alan
Could you photo / post details for us here? Cheers if so!

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