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by Nessa
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wanted: international 14 sails
Replies: 13
Views: 9101

Re: Wanted: international 14 sails

Same here. I will bring a rib, we could have our own 14 meet.
by Nessa
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wanted: international 14 sails
Replies: 13
Views: 9101

Re: Wanted: international 14 sails

Nice looking boat! I feel an East Anglian International 14 rally coming on!
by Nessa
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Banbury 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 17227

Re: Banbury 2015

Is this a two day event? If so, we could come on the Sunday, we both have to work on the Saturday.
by Nessa
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Centre main.
Replies: 31
Views: 14597

Re: Centre main.

Or just defy convention and go aft main? Tacking and gibing would be easier, given the position if the seat.
by Nessa
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Centre main.
Replies: 31
Views: 14597

Re: Centre main.

We have a lot of such gooseneck on our ancient toppers, the force on them lRgely pushes them onto the mast, so they last well..
by Nessa
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Bosun, free
Replies: 3
Views: 3882

Bosun, free

Our Sea Scout group has a Bosun which has lain unused all of this season and most of last, mostly because it is aft main and also too heavy for them to feel like lugging it yo the water. To my knowledge it is in good sail able condition and has a good cover and functional launching trolley. From the...
by Nessa
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Centre main.
Replies: 31
Views: 14597

Re: Centre main.

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My link hasn't worked, but you should be able to find the pic nonetheless. I fear though that unless you can shift things back a big it won't make much difference!
by Nessa
Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Centre main.
Replies: 31
Views: 14597

Re: Centre main.

If you can move that further aft then I would, maybe to the narrow part of the seat? Otherwise it would seem to me the main is doing no more than duplicating the role of the kicker. I suspect it being so far forward is a large part of the problem. The arrangement I describe above is what I have in m...
by Nessa
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Centre main.
Replies: 31
Views: 14597

Re: Centre main.

Replace the bar with a rope traveller, with the sheet coming from the boom, down through a double and at right angles block which runs along the rope traveller. The sheet then goes back to the boom before coming back to a ratchet in the boat. If you want to you can make the tension (height) of the t...
by Nessa
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Beautiful Helford Delta dinghy for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4379

Re: Beautiful Helford Delta dinghy for sale

That looks a lot like the mystery sail on Facebook.
by Nessa
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Interesting Catamaran Project, but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 5402

Re: Interesting Catamaran Project, but what is it?

And less of the "old man's armchair"; those wings are so comfortable and kind to be knees, but still demand a modicum of effort to get onto!
by Nessa
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: New floorboards
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

New floorboards

The floorboards in the newly purchased waybarge leave a lot to be desired, so Tim kindly cut me some new ones from decent ply given to him by a boatbuilding friend. What should I use to treat the bare ply?
by Nessa
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Cvrda goodies and stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 28491

Re: Cvrda goodies and stuff

I will investigate Wave Clothing - my D one shirt came from them so I know they are good - and will also look into getting stickers printed. Does anyone have high resolution artwork for the logo ? A cruising burgee is a great idea but would probably be massively expensive. We're currently thinking a...
by Nessa
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Wayfsrer
Replies: 5
Views: 3315

Wayfsrer

I have bought Wayfsrer 1828, grip I'm afraid, with the intention of doing some Day Sailing and Cruising. Any suggestions for kitting it out and modifications to make? It's a basic mk1.
by Nessa
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SHEARWATER Event
Replies: 36
Views: 21758

Re: SHEARWATER Event

Thanks Chris. Aggie will be there. :D