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by Nessa
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More Dutchman doodlings
Replies: 11
Views: 4201

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: 2259

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: 5188

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?
by Nessa
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5285

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

JimC wrote:
PeterV wrote:whereas a Phantom was always too light to last until Epoxy foam construction came along,.
No, it would always have been possible if they'd been prepared to look at the right boat building techniques...
And I think my boat proves this! :P
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17236

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

I knew that would be the answer re the patching. :( I will do it properly then, but as we are moving house at the moment it may well take quite some time. I did think about replacing the entire bulkhead for exactly the reason you describe. One thing I think I need to know is, what are the protocols ...
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5285

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

On the question of value, I'd have to agree - I can never expect to get back the equivalent worth of the hours of toil that went into the restoration of my phantom. I can only expect to get what people feel they should pay for such an 'old' boat. As to it's soundness, well, so far as I know it is th...
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17236

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

That sounds like just the job ACB, but it is well beyond my woodworking capability. How much - roughly - would something like that cost to get professionally done, and where would the panel recommend I go for it? With regard to the epoxy, need I take off all of it, or can I leave the good bits and p...
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5285

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

That cat, aka Fidget the fiend, is a specialist in walking in fresh paint/varnish/gelcoat and has a particular talent for investigating open hatches and disappearing underneath as you put the boat cover on.

Oh and she loves stray ends of shockcord.
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5285

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

My phantom is of the ye olde type - it is K88. It is in pretty good nick really but the mast and boom let it down.

There are photos here:

http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh13 ... 88_photos/

and I am hoping to take more tomorrow.

It is in Bedford.
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5285

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

I have a nice, cheap wooden phantom....
by Nessa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17236

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

How did the mast jack work? Does that mean the mast went up and down? Fantastic info Ancient Geek. She is a beautiful boat - the veneer inside the boat is also carefully laid. I am very nervous of messing it up. Any more history very gratefully received. I will endeavour to get more pics posted.
by Nessa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn or OK wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

Re: Finn or OK wanted

Does it have to be a Finn or an OK? I am feeling obliged to sell my phantom, k88, not because I want to, but because I just don't have enough space or time for all my boats. I have sailed the boat a fair bit, especially earlier in the year, and she is ready to sail now but as always could do with ne...
by Nessa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17236

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

There are some strange shapes of ply supplied with the boat to go with that mast support - are there issues there I need to be aware of? I have no knowledge of the history of 14s whatsoever. My restoration experience is limited to salvaging phantom k88 (alas a mere stripling, having been built c1974)
by Nessa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17236

Agamemnon - i14 869

This is the boat I got from ebay - probably paid too much, but hey, it looks great! Here is one of my less minor problems in the restoration process: http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll113/Contender473/Agamemnon/PICT0947.jpg With the boat I got given an enormous hatch cover which I think the previ...
by Nessa
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Epoxy - how do I get it off?
Replies: 16
Views: 4559

Re: Epoxy - how do I get it off?

By some quirk of fate I bought a hot air gun at the Cats Protection League jumble sale on Saturday. It cost me 20p. It will either do the job or you will see on the news a bad fire in the Dunstable area, caused by a woman setting alight to her garage...