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by jpa_wfsc
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: N12 Spider - project available.
Replies: 0
Views: 972

N12 Spider - project available.

N12 'Spider' known elsewhere on these forums, is in need of more care and attention than we now have time for. Main problem - rot in the floor panels - means the bottom plank probably needs replacing. Last summer we patched a section that had gone very soft, and repainted the hull. However, further ...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn available.
Replies: 0
Views: 3014

Finn available.

Im am moving from the Finn to a Solo, as there are several other solos sailing at my club. So, my Finn is available. It is working, but needs work: The cockpit to floor joint at the self bailers leaks - the tank gains about 1Pt water per hour sailing. The deck to hull joint needs re-gluing in two pl...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: My old Solo
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Re: My old Solo

The unofficial Solo class register, shows that it is being sailed by Hayes, Pat at Burghfield Sailing Club. But I can not vouch for the reliability of the list. (It can be accessed from their website). I've been looking at it as I am contemplating getting one..

j./
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bowmoor Rally
Replies: 8
Views: 3239

Re: Bowmoor Rally

Wanting to come, with N12 'Spider' and BM 'Pisces' or Finn 468 but - worrying about the weather with gusts up to 48 mph on Saturday - if the forecast does not change will not come :-(

j./
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Proposal for AGM
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

Re: Proposal for AGM

This all sounds very reasonable to me. Might I suggest something other than the 1970 date? A lot of boats of the early 70's in classes like the N12 are I think are generally considered to be Classic? China Dolls, Spider and etc. And in the Finns, Nessa's and mine Taylors, double bottomed GRP might p...
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Shannon one design build
Replies: 0
Views: 3359

Shannon one design build

A rather nice documentary on the tube; https://youtu.be/jokIqyj_WKs[/youtube]

Enjoy!
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Anyone fancy a bit on the side?
Replies: 1
Views: 3016

Re: Anyone fancy a bit on the side?

Now sold - gone to a teacher who is I'm sure going to enjoy sailing again after a break of some years.
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Anyone fancy a bit on the side?
Replies: 1
Views: 3016

Anyone fancy a bit on the side?

Our contender, 'A Bit on the Side' is for sail. A composition contender, with several good sails, and a well set up rig. Ready to go as she is, but would benefit from some work soon (pro-grip and some varnishing). Selling as Matthew only plays Rugby now, and living in London not easy to get to a sai...
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 3886

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

I don't immediately get why a heron would have plastic or rubber strips like these on at all? Would they not be D section, wood? This one, which is perhaps the same type, seems to have what I would expect... https://tudorsc.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/heron1.jpg and Wood would also I think look much...
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ GRP
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Re: 11+ GRP

Burrett, 1974, page 194, lists the 'Plus' dinghy, which is 'a very successful double chine dinghy in GRP and bermudan sloop rig. Plus used to be known as 11 Plus...... The sail insignia for the 'Plus' given as 'PLUS'

LOA 11', Beam, 4'7" Draft 3' Sails 140 ft2 PY 115.
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 4712

Re: What is lot number 7?

Pacer, I'm sure.
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Pegasus repair
Replies: 4
Views: 5113

Re: Pegasus repair

I'm not at all sure how high a quality those GRP hulls were made too.. I do recall 194 had all sorts of different thicknesses of lay up in the floor when I had to repair a split in a particularly thin bit.
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Finn views
Replies: 3
Views: 5508

Re: Classic Finn views

I was planning to go to Oxford - but sadly I began a (non sailing related) project and that clashed. I would definitely be prioritising a Classic Finn event in 2019, but it would need to be, ideally, reasonably near, and would have to not clash with the Comet Trio Calendar, and not clash with my ong...
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A rare beast - an Alpha!
Replies: 0
Views: 3532

A rare beast - an Alpha!

on Ebay, spotted 24h July. This one has a Heron's rig - it should, basically, have the same rig as a Firefly (rotating mast). If anyone takes her on - be aware that the boat was made of a GRP - foam - GRP sandwich and the foam is NOT waterproof - indeed it is very hydroscopic and soaks fast. The one...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Calling classic Finns
Replies: 9
Views: 6763

Re: Calling classic Finns

I have two complete sails, but I also have this Hyde one which I don’t have a full set of battens for. It’s not urgent, I would just like to see how it looks. In other news I seem to be stuck at 6.80 on the mast rake because the mast foot appears to be at the end of its range of travel. I have alwa...