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by Nessa
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

David, I too have learned that lesson the hard way - I destroyed a marauder using exactly that method! So while I won't be going to contender style extremes (I currently use a 32:1) I do need a bit of oomph in there to keep that main under control. I do hope to use the trapeze at some stage, but I d...
by Nessa
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cold moulded ply
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

Re: Cold moulded ply

can someone tell me the best place to get the veneers?
by Nessa
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

The main has a 6m luff, a 7m leech and a 2.7m foot.
by Nessa
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

We have measured the genoa at 8 sq metres, the main (very long and thin) at 8.5 sq metres, and the spinnaker at 14 sq metres. :shock:
by Nessa
Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: east is east and west is west
Replies: 14
Views: 7483

Re: east is east and west is west

Where do I sail? My contender is kept at Oxford SC, but I do try to do the circuit and even went out to Canada for the Worlds this year. I keep my phantom at Priory SC in Bedford because that is where I do the majority of my instructing and it is easier to get to than OSC. However, we will shortly b...
by Nessa
Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

Well, I'm thinking either the split tail or the transom sheeting (laser style), as David described. I'm not over thrilled by transom sheeting in case I forget which boat I'm in and whip the tiller round the back......then again, the till shouldn't be that long should it! I am concerned about the kic...
by Nessa
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

The scraping and scratching is actually going quite well now I have discovered the miracle powers of the heat gun (wish I'd known this when doing my phantom). Anyway, to keep my self motivated whilst scraping away I try to envisage the fitting out (the exciting part!). Judging by the holes and misce...
by Nessa
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: rudder pintles
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

Re: rudder pintles

I may well do that - it would be extremely relevant since the boat in question is actually a rondar built contender - sorry to sneak in a non cvrda question, but I like the level of expertise in here!
by Nessa
Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: rudder pintles
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

rudder pintles

What is the best way of checking these are in alignment, and if they are out of alignment, altering them so that they are?

Thanks
by Nessa
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 5296

Re: Unknown dinghy

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by Nessa
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 5296

Re: Unknown dinghy

According to my Sailing Dinghies of the World pub 1973: Nipper: 12ft x 5ft2in with 110 sq ft sail in Bermudan sloop rig. Hull hard chine wood or GRP. Crew 2. Designer Ray Greene. Numbers 2500. General purpose boat with ample decks. Sailed throughout the USA. Nymph: 11ft6in x 3ft6in with 50 sq ft sai...
by Nessa
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Lifting veneer
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Lifting veneer

In amongst our fleet is an oldish wooden streaker. It is a nice boat but has suffered from a poorly fitting top cover which means that some of the varnish is lifting away around the shroud plates and taking the veneer with it. Clearly I need to deal with this, but what is the best way without damagi...
by Nessa
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More Dutchman doodlings
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

Re: More Dutchman doodlings

What I find interesting is to find old sailing books in charity shops or second hand shops. They have some great stuff - I've just got one called 'Dinghy Sails' and it talks about the introduction of the cunningham as a control and how to use it! There are some fabulous photos too. I fear a collecti...
by Nessa
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Tis me again
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Tis me again

I am with you on all of this Phil - the forum has been fantastic in offering excellent advice and a friendly welcome. I hope they keep up the warm attitude though - I know I have many more stupid/how do I questions to come!
by Nessa
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: councilling needed
Replies: 16
Views: 5077

Re: councilling needed

I raced a pico quite recently in big winds and did very well - but I did find I kept sliding longways down the side tank and into the water. As for the kids, surely the classic option has to be a cadet?