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by chris
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 22
Views: 161

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Not Falmouth, Rupert...go north.
The last and largest wooden warship was built near here. it displace twice as much as HMS Victory and was fitted with a steam engine as well as sails. But it never saw service.

Your number five wasnt a Lightning by any chance?
by chris
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 22
Views: 161

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Gavin. further west than the Tamar.
hint.. HMS Warrior lived as a hulk/Jetty on the opposite bank here.
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 22
Views: 161

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Yes Pat, I'm sure Sandy knew that . The GWR found a way to shorten the sea route to the Atlantic. This terminus was open in 1856 and closed to passengers in 1964. Rupert . is the nonexistent boat an Optimist?... None around at the moment. Bobsliegh track a Lugger remove a G and R to get Luge . May s...
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 22
Views: 161

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

mostly correct, Rupert, but think south of the Caledonian, And you fell into a trap on the last one.

Rupert you have more right than i can get of yours without googling
1 Zenith, 2 ? 3 leader 4 ? 5 stealth 6?
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz questions
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Quiz questions

1. It is reputed that Jack Holt designed the Enterprise dinghy as a boat his wife would prefer to crew on Wraysbury lake. What event was staged to prove the Enterprise was more than just a boat for a pond? 2 What single handed dinghy classes were used in the following Olympics? Who designed them and...
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz questions
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Quiz questions

Housebound by any chance? How about a Continuing quiz... Seems a long time since we had a quiz on the forum so I have set five questions and my suggestion is if others also add five ( or more) questions the quiz will evolve and build up. Some of you have been so good at making questions - much bette...
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 22
Views: 161

Quiz ANSWERS

post answers or discussion on this thread.
by chris
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: pembrokeshire one design
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: pembrokeshire one design

the boat builders name was not woods but WILLIAMS
i got it wrong in the above post.
by chris
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Agba Veneer
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Agba Veneer

does anyone have a few scraps of Agba Veneer surplus to requirements? Another volunteer at the West Wales Maritime Museum is restoring the museum's Fairey Swordfish. and needs to do a couple of patches.
Many thanks
Chris
by chris
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Vintage International 14 Rally
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Vintage International 14 Rally

Rickmansworth SC have published the date of their vintage 14 event. I had been fretting it would coincide with Hunts but fortunately it is the weekend before so doubly worth the trip from deepest west wales to do both of these events. i highly recommend the 14 event at Ricky by the way. chris and Lo...
by chris
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: pembrokeshire one design
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: pembrokeshire one design

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by chris
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: pembrokeshire one design
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: pembrokeshire one design

ok, two photos the B&W photo is a boat called Undine and was modified with a motor. the colour shot is Tern more original perhaps but well hogged now. length is 18 '6" and if these two are 'one design' the definition of one design is rather vague. built in Aberystwyth 1930s possibly by a small build...
by chris
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: early international 12 foot

i see Gordon Fowler is mentioned in the article from 30 years ago in Classic Boat mag, by John Leather. Fowler took a Morgan Giles 12 footer to the riviera for a contest, perhaps in attempt to encourage a 'better' design, which did not take off. apart from that i can't find any other reference to hi...
by chris
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: pembrokeshire one design
Replies: 3
Views: 452

pembrokeshire one design

Does anyone have knowledge Of the Pembrokeshire One Design?
Ill add a photo and a few details soon of what we think is a POD but it seems as if they be sadly extinct. a
Any info welcome.
by chris
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish over Deks Olje #1
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Varnish over Deks Olje #1

i once used D1 and D2 on an edwardian punt. I agree that D2 is soft etc as it soon showed problems. i sure another proper varnish will work ove D1 as long as sufficient time is left between the two. l have used linseed and (real) turpentine, half and half, since then followed by varnish and can say ...