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by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: MR 950 Shake down.
Replies: 22
Views: 5159

Re: MR 950 Shake down.

Stephen sorry about the split in the plate cae, Ed you see that is just one of the reasons why a properly contructed ply case is better!
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Early International Moths
Replies: 21
Views: 10319

Re: Early International Moths

Rupert as I am sure you are aware your larger cousins the keelboats have a "Spirit of Tradition" to cover just that, incidentaly the wat the Russians are back to their old cheating ways I wouldn't put it past them to build a "genuine antique".
by Ancient Geek
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Identification - USA boat
Replies: 18
Views: 6073

Re: Identification - USA boat

Snip read SNIPE. Thinking about the upcoming epoxying of my C3-5 vertabra!!!!
by Ancient Geek
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Identification - USA boat
Replies: 18
Views: 6073

Re: Identification - USA boat

Sorry it has got to me. I don't suppose its a bastardized Snip? Not the first decent boat to be made all yachty and heavy!
by Ancient Geek
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 6487

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

The nautical name for the "Twin Towers" (With its unfortunate connotations.) is "Barney Post" BTW.
by Ancient Geek
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bought a boat last night...
Replies: 20
Views: 5539

Re: Bought a boat last night...

In the rather PRAVDA world I agree pots and kettles, but the point is that no matter what point if it adds to the sum total of human knowledge no matter how obscure - good; if it's just blurb - bad! That's what my tutor told me anyway, "let your brain wander my man you'll be surprised what comes out"!
by Ancient Geek
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bought a boat last night...
Replies: 20
Views: 5539

Re: Bought a boat last night...

Isn't this wandering off topic?
by Ancient Geek
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Another Merlin Rocket on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 4166

Re: Another Merlin Rocket on ebay

I don't what you two (Rupert & DH.) drank at lunch time but it looks like X 4 clinker in the pictures to me the decks are undoubtably not original and it will be very heavy too, the design the Mk15 was not the best and certainly not the most succesful Ian Proctor drew. THe only other MR I ever saw w...
by Ancient Geek
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The Merlin Rocket Book
Replies: 22
Views: 7878

Re: The Merlin Rocket Book

So many contributing factors apart from hull shape, stiffness, type of rig, how it's set up the "brain" of the yachties sailing it on that day. foils etc etc etc
by Ancient Geek
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 14
Views: 4324

Re: Is it me?

Well said Michael, everything is forgivable but being dull!
by Ancient Geek
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Another Merlin Rocket on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 4166

Re: Another Merlin Rocket on ebay

PS first built 1963.
by Ancient Geek
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Another Merlin Rocket on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 4166

Re: Another Merlin Rocket on ebay

It will have been rebuilt built in bouancy was first built in in no 1926 as an experiement and adopted at the 1966 AGM. I'll wager it is very overweight! Still it is sound, and a going concern.
by Ancient Geek
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The Merlin Rocket Book
Replies: 22
Views: 7878

Re: The Merlin Rocket Book

The Surf Scoter is as forgiving/unforgiving vice free.full of vice as any other Merlin Rocket I simply do not buy the thesis that some are harder than others, even Shaft and I did sail her once in a breeze at Hamble was OK.
(The awful thing is some people have more inate skill than others.)
by Ancient Geek
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Identification - USA boat
Replies: 18
Views: 6073

Re: Identification - USA boat

It is not a miss measured (with a shrunk e-bay tape measure?) Lightening is it? Lots of other classes world wide are Lightenings in all but name, Lagos "Tarpons", Bombay - not sure what they call them but they've got about 20 of them! Ditto Hong Kong - Just a thought.
by Ancient Geek
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Buoyancy in boats designed to have none
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Buoyancy in boats designed to have none

Hang on Mags the new Government are firing all the elf n safety people nor before time!
"Better drowned than duffers......................................"