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by SoggyBadger
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Does the FB Group support the CVRDA Mission?
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Does the FB Group support the CVRDA Mission?

It would be a shame to see the forum go but I flatly refuse to use Facebook. I will not surrender my private life to enrich an evil Yankee billionaire regardless of the consequences.
by SoggyBadger
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Looks more like a Wayfarer to me.
by SoggyBadger
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Oddity
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Re: Oddity

Clearly designed for the Broads.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror Predecessor?
Replies: 2
Views: 2461

Re: Mirror Predecessor?

David H did a very detailed breakdown of the history of the Mirror a few years ago.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 4019

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Pretty well anything will work for a mainsail. For a jib you'll need something which sheets well(ish) and I think a Heron jib would be extremely low in the clew on a GP14 unless you're happy to put a set of fairleads well forward to sheet it from.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 4502

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

I totally agree with jpa_wfsc. The original gunwhales would have been wood and I can't think of any reason to use anything else as a replacement.
by SoggyBadger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Famous 14
Replies: 2
Views: 3351

Re: Famous 14

Nice :D
by SoggyBadger
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 9011

Re: 11+ on Ebay

I’d like new sails to be more terylene like than modern Dacron. You'll struggle to find anything that bad these days. On my Heron I use a 3.9oz cloth by Bainbridge. It's a lot easier handling than the super-stiff cloths by Contender or Dimension Polyant which dominate woven racing dinghy cloths. Ch...
by SoggyBadger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 5239

Re: What is lot number 7?

Pacer?
by SoggyBadger
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 11664

Re: Bosham classics

I think anyone who criticises 2 digit handicaps is completely missing the point of classic dinghy racing.
by SoggyBadger
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 11664

Re: Bosham classics

Out of curiosity how many Bosham boats attend CVRDA events?
by SoggyBadger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Who’s Coming
Replies: 29
Views: 15597

Re: Roadford Who’s Coming

Woods Designs wrote:surely better to hope for wind rather than burgers??
In my experience one tends to lead to the other :D
by SoggyBadger
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A mast glueing question
Replies: 3
Views: 4667

Re: A mast glueing question

I've never tried it but I'd definitely be tempted to put a line/lines in. I'd use some form of waxed line. I'm sure if you did that then moved it slightly from time to time during the curing process then it wouldn't stick.
by SoggyBadger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan
Replies: 5
Views: 5030

Re: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan

I think you're best bet would be to approach the current builder (Hartleys).
by SoggyBadger
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Is this a Heron?
Replies: 4
Views: 5294

Re: Is this a Heron?

There are Herons with stern decks but that's definitely a GP14.