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by Michael4
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a Fleetwind
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Looking for a Fleetwind

I mentioned this on the FB page a while back. I'm looking for a Fleetwind. Either wood or grp but more or less complete. Somewhere within striking distance of South Coast (Chichester).

They can't all have disappeared...or have they?
by Michael4
Sat May 23, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Pearson Pram Dinghy
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Pearson Pram Dinghy

Is it roughly £10 per centimetre? That might bring a new slant to the conversation on Facebook...
by Michael4
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Batt sails make PPE
Replies: 0
Views: 993

Batt sails make PPE

Many of you will know Batt Sails, this is self explanatory:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/cutting-free ... hare-sheet
by Michael4
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 2673

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Is there a Mirage dinghy?
by Michael4
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 2673

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

River Cleddau?
by Michael4
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish over Deks Olje #1
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Varnish over Deks Olje #1

I gave up with D2, the finish was super but as you say, a bit soft and when wet it is very slippery. Not much good for dinghies but great for brightwork on bigger boats. D1 seems like an excellent idea and if allowed to go off properly varnish will be fine. The only thing I don't know is how much di...
by Michael4
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Another 'found' picture
Replies: 0
Views: 1436

Another 'found' picture

Caption reads:
Olympics September 1960
Flying Dutchman event at Naples

ImageChataway462 by dralowid, on Flickr
by Michael4
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Caption reads:
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Caption reads:

Mr Desmond Plummer leader of the GLC and Mr Christopher Chataway leader of the Inner London Education Committee crew two sailing dinghies from Putney to County Hall to test for themsleves the pleasures and hazards which Londoners can find on the Thames. The trip takes place three days before the GLC...
by Michael4
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Robbins Ply Delivery cost
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Robbins Ply Delivery cost

I buy Robbins stuff through my local boatbuilder who orders regularly from them. He makes a small mark up that is significantly less than the carriage I would have to pay.
by Michael4
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Salty' ply
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: 'Salty' ply

Repeated sloshings with warm wet water followed by the greenhouse heater works. The decks dry off nicely and stay dry even when it is damp outside. There are areas around old nail holes that behave a bit like seaweed nailed over a back door but they are black and a bit soft so they will receive furt...
by Michael4
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Salty' ply
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: 'Salty' ply

Thanks for the replies. I too see salt water as 'good' and try to leave a couple of inches in the boat when 'on station'. It is clinker. For the winter I attempt to get the thing dry and de-salted before putting it in the garage. I guess what I want to do now is to get it dry enough to varnish. Alth...
by Michael4
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Salty' ply
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

'Salty' ply

I've started to strip the ply side decks of my dinghy prior to re-varnishing. The varnish was starting to lift in places. In one area I stripped down to bare wood (heat gun) and the following day it had darkened and felt damp to touch. Upon further investigation, a good lick that is, it appears to b...
by Michael4
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity

Also noye Batt sail and Chichester Harbour sticker in first pic (East Head behind?). I'd suggest this hasn't n
been in France that long.
by Michael4
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity

WWSC on the transom. West Wittering SC where only locals can join. I am something of a Coventry Victor afficionado, that is a small post war one (based on removable cylinder heads). I'd love to see the Hotchkiss water jet, they made some great cars (and trucks) and I am currently rebuilding a waterj...
by Michael4
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A bit on the wild side
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: A bit on the wild side

Once my back has improved I will send a search party into the attic in an attempt to capture said item.