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by ent228
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 11879

Re: Daring dinghy

I'm sorry that there was only one person interested. You raise interesting points about value, and I agree that if it had been a car then there might have been more interest. Unfortunately value is totally subjective as shown by the amazing prices paid for certain art works, for instance "The Scream...
by ent228
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Germans building wooden 505's
Replies: 5
Views: 6675

Re: Germans building wooden 505's

I love the way he has room in his living room for his wood 505s, he's cooking one infront of the fire!
by ent228
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Germans building wooden 505's
Replies: 5
Views: 6675

Germans building wooden 505's

Just came across this in an idle moment. Nice to look at.

http://www.okaycompany.de/
by ent228
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 19964

Re: Finn nationals

The combination of Tatty and Badly sailed is not always correct. Elvstrom had a deliberately Tatty Finn so he could be sure of doing well in any boat.........Inclusivity is important.
by ent228
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Nice Canoe for the Classic Circuit.
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: Nice Canoe for the Classic Circuit.

Was K133 Twinames boat?
by ent228
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Nice Canoe for the Classic Circuit.
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: Nice Canoe for the Classic Circuit.

On the other hand what about K89. Does anybody know about this one? Seems to have chines in all sorts of interesting places. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10m2-sailing-canoe-dinghy/122653320381?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D45730%26meid%3Dc43f412059cf4e1dac3d14da26feb7e3%26pid...
by ent228
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Cadet/General Bouyancy question
Replies: 8
Views: 6848

Re: Cadet/General Bouyancy question

Celotex has glass fibre reinforcement. It is really itchy and horrible. I have used loads of it.

However if it is available then if you were to wrap it in tape then it might be a good idea. Maybe cut pieces to fit into Rubble sacks and tape the whole lot up?
by ent228
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 68604

Re: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection

It's a shame that all the boats sold will not be adequately recorded. Nowadays with 3D scanning techniques it would be possible to digitise all of them and then we could all buy our favorite digital representation.
by ent228
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 68604

Re: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection

Sweeney-kincaid..........and my browser (chrome) blocks it because of security issues, probably a good thing given the name.
by ent228
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?
Replies: 34
Views: 25294

Re: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?

Yep, I agree about the Incredibles, one of the best, great quotable moments. My wife identifies with Elastigirl.......

Edna Mode's "No Capes!" comes up often in family discussions.
by ent228
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: For my next trick....Flying 15s!
Replies: 7
Views: 5580

Re: For my next trick....Flying 15s!

I had a look at the Kirkcubbin video. There's a few pictures of Coweslip's hull going on Uffa's car roof. I always wondered how many people it took to do this. I counted quite a few, five or six people on each side, but then I suppose dropping HRH's boat wasn't really an option! The bit that wasn't ...
by ent228
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?
Replies: 34
Views: 25294

Re: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?

Moths were racing in Torbay a week or so ago, same as the Feva nationals. I stood on a headland about a mile away and had a good look. Fevas, closely grouped very slow at that distance, Moths buzzing around moving really fast, they reminded me of water boatmen. As our club had sent two teams to the ...
by ent228
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?
Replies: 34
Views: 25294

Re: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?

I like the idea of continuous monitoring of boats speeds and headings to get a fair handicapping. It would remove a lot of those tredious and pointless forum posts on other lesser sites.
by ent228
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 49799

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

April 2017 issue of RYA Wavelength recommends a spindle diameter of 8 times the diameter of the rope. Otherwise the breaking strength of the rope is considerably reduced. So get rid of the wire rope but you might have to make the winch spindles bigger.