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by jules22
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BRISTOL RALLY AT BALTIC WHARF
Replies: 4
Views: 4464

Re: BRISTOL RALLY AT BALTIC WHARF

any news on a date yet ?. :)
by jules22
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

I tend just to tie a loop in the middle of the rope and then ensure the loop is centred when I tie each end. If you make them the right length, then the blocks will meet when the sail is pulled hard in. If you make them adjustable, then they can be made to meet in a range of conditions, but that ad...
by jules22
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

what is the best way to attach the block to the horse ?. When you say block to block, do you mean minimal gap between them when boom is directly over transom ? (going backwards from mast) I Am now wondering if this may be the problem. cheers. J
by jules22
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

^^^ pretty sure this will not work with the center main type set up described earlier in the thread. :?

would a split tail on the end of the mainsheet do it , and get rid of the horse and block. :?:

Cheers. J
by jules22
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

It floats ! :D , sailed it a couple of times now with my daughter and generally its ok, A few small niggles but all should be easy fixes. One more question : I made a " horse " from 5mm line that runs between 2 fixing points on the transom either side of the tiller , about 10 " each side out from th...
by jules22
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

Thanks for all the advise , its much appreciated !. Have gone for a extra wooden block on the back of the case to move the stand-up block backwards about 3" , to give my crew more room to slide across the thwart. I never planned a "true" center main, but the type of setup described above. sorry for ...
by jules22
Thu May 29, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: free mirror hull
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

Re: free mirror hull

now gone to a new home, to be repaired. :D
by jules22
Sun May 18, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

Thanks for replies, Only going to center main as my daughter who will crew and helm has only ever used this setup , so thought it would be easier for her !.

Is it a really undesirable thing to do to a old gaff rig mirror ?
by jules22
Fri May 16, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

well it nearly done !, last few little things to do and then launch day beckons. I am converting to center main, have mounted the bottom block on the rear of the c/b case. if the boom is in line with the center of the hull longways, where should the block on the boom go ?. if you took an imaginery v...
by jules22
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: free mirror hull
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

free mirror hull

I have recently been given another mirror Number 4444 , It needs work to the floor but the rest of the hull seems ok, as far as I can see. I do not need or want it as I have just about finished doing one !. Did not want to see it cut up so....... Its free to good home, and is for collection from nea...
by jules22
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: triple stacker frame.
Replies: 12
Views: 4958

Re: triple stacker frame.

I have been asked to modifiy our club rib trailer to carry cadets above it, for when they visit the big events and need there own saftey boat. after looking around at what is commercialy available and how they do it, I have decided to use 40mm box for the upper frame to be safe !. HTH.
by jules22
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: miracle restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 10866

Re: miracle restoration

fit a round inspection cover to the bulkhead, to help it breathe. I am going to epoxy coat the floor areas of the tanks I can get at in my mirror to stop any pooled water soaking in, before it can be sponged out or evaporate when the hatches are left off.
by jules22
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: miracle restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 10866

Re: miracle restoration

graving piece ?. not sure this term applies to ply though. keep up the good work anyway. :)
by jules22
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

more progress today, trolley shortened(by over 2 feet !) just a bit of fettling of the brackets and rollers left to do, then the kids can give it a paint job with some leftover chassis paint I have been given........ :) . Have got 3 coats of primmer(joton) on the hull now, there are some marks on th...
by jules22
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup
Replies: 47
Views: 19141

Re: recomisioning a mirror after a long layup

thanks guys.


bit more done tonight, filler on, not that impressed with it . goes off very fast :shock: .

trolley collected and home. sanding and first coat of primer with luck tomorrow.