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by slimtim
Wed May 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 0
Views: 3341

Found- thank you

All done.
by slimtim
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 3505

Re: Tufnol cleat to make a pair

Thank you!
by slimtim
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 3505

Found- thank you

Hello, I am looking for a working tufnol-style cleat to match the one in the picture that I hope I have attached.

The dimensions of the base are approx 42mm by 94mm and there are three screw holes.

Thank you in advance for any offers.
by slimtim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case
Replies: 7
Views: 6022

Re: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case

Michael, very many thanks for the extremely informative posts. I have plenty to work with and can visualise how my approach to plate case reinforcement will go - as you say, a floppy case is no good.

I will try to report back in due course.

Thank you again.
by slimtim
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case
Replies: 7
Views: 6022

Re: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case

Hi Michael Many thanks for your reply - I have been reading your many posts about all things Firefly with great interest. The pictures are helpful, although I had expected the bracing to be at the front of CB case (as it is on older Merlins) so I will clearly need to read the Firefly rules to get it...
by slimtim
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case
Replies: 7
Views: 6022

How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case

Hello, thanks to STEVEB highlighting it, I have become the owners of F2103 Scallywag - I can't think of a better name! She is in very sound condition having been in the same ownership for 50 years and in a garage for the last 20+ - with a little sanding and varnishing will be up and ready for our Fi...
by slimtim
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: GONE - please remove
Replies: 0
Views: 2933

GONE - please remove

As the devil makes work for idle hands I have taken on a new project in the form of a MK1 Firefly - 60 years old and has spent the last 20+ in the back of a garage. Extremely original with all brass fittings and so on. Anyway, she came to me on a suitably old style trailer (with a current size hitch...
by slimtim
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Possibly a rocket
Replies: 5
Views: 3734

Re: Possibly a rocket

She has now gone to a good home on the south coast.
by slimtim
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Possibly a rocket
Replies: 5
Views: 3734

Re: Possibly a rocket

I've had a quick chat with the owner of this boat today. He acquired it when he bought a house, and the Rocket was in one of the outbuildings. It has sat untouched for at least 10 years and, aside from the obvious issue with the foredeck, he says that it is solid. Apparently, when put in the barn it...
by slimtim
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Found- thank you
Replies: 0
Views: 3600

Found- thank you

Hello

Not very CVRDA but if anyone would like to sell these i would be interested. The 407 is like the 406 but has a becket.

Thanks in advance Tim
by slimtim
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Hoare-built early fibreglass Merlins what do we know?
Replies: 2
Views: 3757

Re: Hoare-built early fibreglass Merlins what do we know?

Yes, she is complete, and completely free.

Probably not the hardest repair in the world - I've added her to the For Sale section with more details following this morning's field trip to Bromley.
by slimtim
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Gone to a new home - delete please
Replies: 0
Views: 2444

Gone to a new home - delete please

Hobbit has a new home.
by slimtim
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Hoare-built early fibreglass Merlins what do we know?
Replies: 2
Views: 3757

Hoare-built early fibreglass Merlins what do we know?

Hello I have just been to see Merlin 2245 which the yearbook says is a Proctor IX. She has had a few well meaning and unusual buoyancy modifications and is need of some love (although very saveable). Against expectations, she is made of GRP with wood decks and a large tank built in to the forepeak. ...
by slimtim
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update
Replies: 7
Views: 7048

Re: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update

David, that explains a lot about Flipside (quite an appropriate name given the split identity) and also the ruffled feathers. She's a great looking boat though.
by slimtim
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update
Replies: 7
Views: 7048

Re: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update

Just in case anyone is interested, here is some information about the Adur 3. [Thanks to Mike Liggett for this bit] 10 were built, two owner-finished. The boats are 900, 902, 925, 987, 988, 1065, 1068, 1072, 1098 and last but not least 1136. I now own 1136 Shoestring. The only other Adur 3 I had see...