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by JimC
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish removal
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Varnish removal

Is it actually necessary to remove it? If at all possible the paint companies recommend sanding nack, not removal.
by JimC
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 12
Views: 3575

Re: More lost classes??

Pretty much Rupert, 20 races at 5 clubs last year in the PY system.
by JimC
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

But technically that wasn't *Brunel's* Great Western Railway... Neyland was the South Wales Railway, which wasn't amalgamated with the Great Western until after Brunel died...
by JimC
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 12
Views: 3575

Re: More lost classes??

So all the early Italian Bistro foam sandwich Cherubs now qualify!
by JimC
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 9
Views: 2739

Re: early international 12 foot

> A rather bizarre method of calculating the results

Tell us more!
by JimC
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seastar??????? On Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Seastar??????? On Facebook

I don't have access to that Facebook group, but as I recall the Dodnor Seastar was built by/for a Sailing School on the Isle of Wight where I spent a few weeks working in my youth before I realised that working in sailing schools was ... not what I needed to do... My recollection is that it was not ...
by JimC
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Zenith - Swedish B Class.
Replies: 46
Views: 26405

Re: Zenith - Swedish B Class.

neil wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:02 am
the Swedish Maritime Museum digitised the Sven Thorell archive and made it available online
Could you point me at that please? I've been updating the Chris Gittins Decked Canoe archive on the website and inevitably read most of it, and gained an appreciation of how important Herr Thorell was.
by JimC
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Duckling Dinghy Floor Panels
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Re: Duckling Dinghy Floor Panels

Conventionally it would have been just a toggle that fitted through the hole and was then rotated 90 degrees.
by JimC
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Salty' ply
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

Re: 'Salty' ply

Difficult to think of anything that would remove salt more effectively than plain freshwater without soap.
by JimC
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Eposeal 300
Replies: 0
Views: 2984

Eposeal 300

I need about 100ml of eposeal 300 for a musical instrument project, and my supply is (very) life expired and discoloured. I really don't want to shell out 30 quid for a litre, 90% of which will probably sit on the shelf until its unusable (waste in so many senses!), so I'm wondering if anyone in the...
by JimC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Orion SRD
Replies: 1
Views: 1637

Re: Orion SRD

Not in my PY number data.
by JimC
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: One Design from Cornwall??
Replies: 3
Views: 2893

Re: One Design from Cornwall??

Grief, there were so many local one designs. My old PY list has St Mawes, Starcross, North Devon, Teign Corinthian from that part of the world and that's just ones with regional names and published PY numbers.... You could try trekking round clubs and buying the oldest members a drink I suppose.
by JimC
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Who built my boat?
Replies: 2
Views: 2107

Re: Who built my boat?

The class rules specify the number should be either on the transom or the hog, although I think transom was more usual. I have no recollection of seeing one on the hog. By the 70s Smallcraft were I think the only builder. A 4 digit number starting with 3 on a wooden boat is a surprise: I have no gue...
by JimC
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas

Thanks Jim. I'll give it some thought. Did you ever sail a Gull with the mast in the forward position? I am mostly single handed and wonder if it is worth a try. Was there much difference between Bermuda rig and gunter rig? I have sailed with the mast forward, but don't recall much about it. It was...
by JimC
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas

I was quite a lot involved with Gulls in the mid 70s, and was familiar with the Mk2, but I have absolutely no recollection of ever seeing a canvas foredeck. TBH I'd be inclined to make a slot over one out of plywood and have it held down with bungees. You ought to be able to get something usable out...