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Post by edcruwys » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:33 pm

I have a 1978 built wooden Alb and would appreciate some pointers at UK sources of quality foils. I looked at Phils Foils in Canada but by the time I get stung by HM Customs I dont think it's going to be practical to go that route.

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Post by Trevor C » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:36 pm

There are the measurements on the Alb website:-
http://www.rya.org.uk/images/uploaded/2 ... a-47d6-885 c-50ab4233d27d/2004_Rules_with_cover_in_blue.pdf

I know of a man in Scotland who would make a bespoke set for you. I have a metal centreplate that I could measue too and there are photos on the Alb website.
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Post by Ed » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:28 pm

Ah....when you say you have a metal centreplate.....do you mean a galvanised steel plate...or an ali one?

If it is Ali and you are ever thinking of sailing then give me a call.

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Post by edcruwys » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:27 am

I have managed to source a Milanes centreboard only used 4 times for £300...I reckon thats pretty good 8) and have spoken to Phil Milanes today who will make me a new rudder blade to match

BTW, the RYA measurements link didnt work...it may be that the site works with session cookies that time out.

Thanks for response

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Post by Trevor C » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:58 am

Hi Ed, it is so heavy I guess it is steel. Anyway, why would you want a centreplate from an Albacore?
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Post by Rupert » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:32 am

The great thing about Faireys is they recycled bits...Albacore mast collars fit Fireflies, and I suspect Albacore centreplates fit Jollyboats!
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Post by Pat » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:44 pm

RYA have been changing their site recently and most of their links from other sites are broken!
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