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by Godfrey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Simoun
Replies: 37
Views: 11941

Re: Simoun

Having stumbled on a very old thread, we have a Simoun 485 for disposal at our club. All there except for the sails but would like a token bit of cash for the road trailer.
Any interest?
Some nutcase on e-bay wants to convert it into an electric launch! Oh, how we laughed!
by Godfrey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Save a Seafly
Replies: 0
Views: 2499

Save a Seafly

Save a Seafly! We have one of these increasingly rare old boats at our club (no 231). Owner deceased. Boat desperately needs saving. Its all there with sails and spinnaker equipment & a good cover. Bad news is the floor is gone in places and other tails of woe. Is it viable? I hate to scrap a boat t...
by Godfrey
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wayfarer hatches (grp)
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

Wayfarer hatches (grp)

An unusual request but we have an old grp Wayfarer at the club (abandoned) and most bits are missing. Notably the grp hatches, front and rear are absent, meaning we either find some, fabricate wooden replacements or condemn the boat as a write off. Our only chance of getting the proper things is is ...
by Godfrey
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage Merlin
Replies: 2
Views: 3794

Re: Vintage Merlin

I now have a vintage Merlin that I would really like to move on as I have too many jobs/projects lined up. I've advertised it on Apollo Duck at £100 but that is really just to discourage the boat breaking fraternity. She has a couple of locally sprung joints but otherwise could go sailing. Space nee...
by Godfrey
Wed May 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 5977

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

I just did a similar repair to a grp Gull. The D-section timber used countersunk bolts with the nut sitting behind an overhanging gunwale flange. The wingnuts referred to are just that; Holt-Allen self-tapping wingnuts, available in at least two sizes. A lot of grp GP14s used them to secure their wo...
by Godfrey
Wed May 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Seafire 42 Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 4856

Re: Seafire 42 Restoration

Like buses, two come along at once. I've just been given a Seafly (no 231). The owner recently passed away and the family needed rid of it but sadly it does need a lot of work as the damp has got into a couple of places. At least all the gear comes with it including the original wooden spars as well...
by Godfrey
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wayfarer centreboard
Replies: 0
Views: 4687

Wayfarer centreboard

I don't suppose anyone has an old Wayfarer centreboard gathering dust? We've had a breakage with one of our club boats-a plywood board which are not the best thing. Thanks
by Godfrey
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Kicker lever
Replies: 5
Views: 6093

Re: Kicker lever

I've got one of those old Needlespar ones;- about 5 inches long. You are welcome to it.
by Godfrey
Mon May 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: I hope they don't have "high hopes."
Replies: 6
Views: 7105

Re: I hope they don't have "high hopes."

They seem to move in between Wednesday and the weekend, at least they do at our club!
Any harm?
Dont know but we have a problem with boring insects in our club Seafly. One small section is reduced to dust. Will investigate later.
by Godfrey
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Merlins at Fishers Green SC
Replies: 2
Views: 4436

Classic Merlins at Fishers Green SC

Saturday 12th May is the day of the Classic/Vintage De-May event for Merlins.
Anything wooden up to about 3350 sail number. We hope to have all of our club "heritage fleet" on the water and pray for the good conditions we have enjoyed the last couple of years.
Everyone with an old Merlin is welcome.
by Godfrey
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 19053

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

As one project ends, another one begins and the Essex Sanctuary for Sick Merlins remains always busy. I’ve had 3314 Passion in the shed to tackle some decay in the floor that had taken hold behind the front bulkhead. Merlins of that age only had a hatch on one side of the bow tank and water had gain...
by Godfrey
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Old style gooseneck please
Replies: 1
Views: 4134

Old style gooseneck please

Of all the vast collection of bits I own, I am stuck for an old style gooseneck pin with the square section spigot.
So many old booms seem to require this design to fit the square socket and all I have are round section.
Can anyone help out?
by Godfrey
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: GP 14 centreboard
Replies: 7
Views: 7757

Re: GP 14 centreboard

I still have an epoxy sheathed Osprey board in the shed if Guvnah is interested?
by Godfrey
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Fireball for spares
Replies: 0
Views: 3657

Wooden Fireball for spares

We have a 10,000 registration fireball with much of its foredeck missing that needs to be disposed of eventually. Not economically worth repairing very sadly, as the tiger-stripe ply alone would be over £100 at todays prices. Could be taken as a going concern or would break for parts. Trolley, cover...
by Godfrey
Thu May 04, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Osprey Bits - centreboard & rudder
Replies: 0
Views: 3386

Osprey Bits - centreboard & rudder

I have two Osprey centreboards and a rudder assembly surplus to requirements. One board and rudder/tiller etc off an old vintage boat, hence just solid mahogany and an IYE stock/tiller. Later c/board is epoxy sheathed & fairly modern looking. Not sure how best to sell them. Offers invited/carriage t...