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by slimtim
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Shroud/stay adjusters - pair of
Replies: 2
Views: 4224

Solution found, please close

In the end, I bought another set of the vernier adjusters and they will link to the original set - so effectively making a double length. This will give plenty of adjustment and still look pretty neat.

Case closed!
by slimtim
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Shroud/stay adjusters - pair of
Replies: 2
Views: 4224

Shroud/stay adjusters - pair of

Hello I'm currently using a pair of Holt vernier-type adjusters. These are a bit too short - the maximum eye to eye measurement being 9cm. Does anyone have a set of this type of adjuster which is longer (maximum measurement in the range 11-14 cm) or maybe some screw-type adjusters which will cater f...
by slimtim
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Approach to bailer sealing
Replies: 3
Views: 4576

Re: Approach to bailer sealing

Thank you both for your replies. Progress is good as i seem to have caught the problem in time.

Jules i have sent you a PM with a specific question about the bailer seals.
by slimtim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Approach to bailer sealing
Replies: 3
Views: 4576

Approach to bailer sealing

Here's the situation: My boat has two Andersen Super Mini bailers. They are a type that are installed from within the boat. Currently there is leaking and I can see that the wood is a little squashy (but not bad at all) around where the bailers are fitted. I'm not sure if I can get the bailers out a...
by slimtim
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing silicone sealant
Replies: 6
Views: 6253

Removing silicone sealant

Next week I will be starting work on the wooden hull of my new boat. One question I have relates to how best to remove cured silicone sealant which has been put in place to cover some screw holes. Having done some investigation, it is clear that the sealant has stuck with some force and can't be scr...
by slimtim
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Germans building wooden 505's
Replies: 5
Views: 6541

Re: Germans building wooden 505's

Wow, that is some lovely work.
by slimtim
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mixing brands of undercoat/primer and topside paint
Replies: 2
Views: 3960

Re: Mixing brands of undercoat/primer and topside paint

Thank you very much for the feedback. Very helpful - especially as it means I can use what I have!
by slimtim
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mixing brands of undercoat/primer and topside paint
Replies: 2
Views: 3960

Mixing brands of undercoat/primer and topside paint

Can I use International Toplac on a base of Hempel primer/undercoat?
by slimtim
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update
Replies: 7
Views: 7040

Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update

Hello What do we know about this design of MR? Pat has pointed me in the direction of some generic Adur info but I can't find anything about the Adur 3. Looks like there were some issues with the 6, that that 7 is a well-regarded inland boat but the 3 has less coverage. I did read an article by Ian ...
by slimtim
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlins
Replies: 0
Views: 2725

Merlins

I know of four Merlins at Tamesis which are looking for new homes but aren't formally for sale. A Smokers Satisfaction which was a super boat but hasn't received much love for the last couple of years. A Proctor XVI which needs a cosmetic tidy but is essentially sound and complete. What may be a Pro...
by slimtim
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MR 1862 seeks new home
Replies: 1
Views: 2814

MR 1862 seeks new home

Not mine but saw this and looks like a swift sale is required.

https://www.facebook.com/gemma.marenghi ... er_profile
by slimtim
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: In search of International 14 618 'Zephyr' and also 'Tiercel
Replies: 4
Views: 3575

Re: In search of International 14 618 'Zephyr' and also 'Tie

Thanks for the feedback. My grandfather was quite a character and relatively well-known on the Thames both in the sailing and rowing communities. Apparently Zephyr was one of the early moulded ply 14s and so a bit weighty, an issue that he tried to offset by buying the latest kit as great cost much ...
by slimtim
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: In search of International 14 618 'Zephyr' and also 'Tiercel
Replies: 4
Views: 3575

Re: In search of International 14 618 'Zephyr' and also 'Tie

Yes, I saw that from 2012. It's encouraging and when we visit UTSC for the vintage Merlin Open in September we hope to see her. I'll be sailing that event with my mother who raced at UT in the 50's and 60's in 14s both as a helm and crew.
by slimtim
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MR570 on MROA forum
Replies: 0
Views: 2691

MR570 on MROA forum

Not mine and I don't know the donor but thought it might be of interest here:

http://www.merlinrocket.co.uk/index.asp ... 1&tid=8188
by slimtim
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: In search of International 14 618 'Zephyr' and also 'Tiercel
Replies: 4
Views: 3575

In search of International 14 618 'Zephyr' and also 'Tiercel

Hello I am looking for any information about my grandfather's (David Harries) International 14 which was sail number 618 and called Zephyr. She was sailed at Upper Thames and was apparently last seen on the Norfolk coast 10 or 20 years ago. That's all I have to go on but would be interested to hear ...