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by ent228
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Otter 37
Replies: 4
Views: 5225

Re: Otter 37

I have had some good sails in a Bermudan rigged Otter. Sailed from Stoke Gabriel to Dartmouth one day to watch the Red Arrows during regatta week. Had to row and sail back. Took two small children. Down on the Ebb and up on the flood. Smallest spent much of the time infront of the mast. The only pro...
by ent228
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Work on Planet, N12 N672 1948
Replies: 57
Views: 34741

Re: Work on Planet, N12 N672 1948

RD Culler in Skiffs and Schooners had the same issue of shrinking planks: His skiff bottoms were pine and treated with linseed oil and turps mixed and put on hot.(soaks into the wood better if nearly boiling) When he'd had a load of coats on he recommended lining the inside of the boat with Sacking ...
by ent228
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Lugsail pram....Norfolk connection
Replies: 4
Views: 5055

Re: Lugsail pram....Norfolk connection

This is a nice little boat, good lines. As there is no gooseneck fitting the boom probably was designed to project forward of the mast by a foot or so and the place on the yard where the halyard attaches probably should have a loop to go around tight around the mast so the whole rig is further forwa...
by ent228
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fireball 521
Replies: 12
Views: 6229

Re: Fireball 521

Hi,

Where is the boat?
by ent228
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Boom for Low rider Moth or IC
Replies: 0
Views: 4313

Boom for Low rider Moth or IC

We are clearing out our club house here in Stoke Gabriel prior to the move to the new one and are getting rid of left overs. See this link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/281842630871? I have put 1980 as a reasonable date. I'd have used this on my IC if I still had it. It's a lovely light stiff section....
by ent228
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Taking a bull by the horns.
Replies: 25
Views: 15338

Re: Taking a bull by the horns.

I found the plastic waterpipe to flexible for a canoe, I'd definitely go for the carbon landing net handles!
by ent228
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Bosun, free
Replies: 3
Views: 3809

Re: Bosun, free

Is this still available?

If so where abouts is it?
by ent228
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Interesting Catamaran Project, but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 5198

Re: Interesting Catamaran Project, but what is it?

Hulls are beautiful, love it!

Hope someone sensible gets it......
by ent228
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Most likely not an Uffa, but......
Replies: 4
Views: 4307

Re: Most likely not an Uffa, but......

The first thing I thought when I saw the pic was 12sqm Sharpie, but it's not as it's round bildge.

It's got that Finn style centre plate that I associate with european pre war lake racers so Dutch sounds a good guess.
by ent228
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Minisail slightly odd .....or maybe not?
Replies: 5
Views: 4533

Minisail slightly odd .....or maybe not?

This minisail on the bay.

Owner says it has a sliding seat but I can see how and other bits look odd unless it is just a trick of the light.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Minisail-sail ... 3aabb7a43c
by ent228
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Sailaways Anonymous
Replies: 6
Views: 5265

Re: Sailaways Anonymous

In the add, it says built by Pearson Bros Hamble. Is this the same Pearsons who built Finns?

If so it looks like my old Pearson Finn with its wooden rubbing strips.......I can see why you might be attracted. Despite the crude rig it is a pretty boat.
by ent228
Thu May 28, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: seagull outboard
Replies: 6
Views: 9032

Re: seagull outboard

My Dad attached a large plastic rudder blade to our very slow 12ft cruising dinghy's 3.5hp Yamaha back in the 70's, he wanted to be able to steer the boat without the engine pushing. Worked ok, "rudder blade" was about a foot square behind the prop on aluminium brackets. However it really slowed an ...
by ent228
Thu May 21, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Corsa 16?
Replies: 22
Views: 14737

Re: Corsa 16?

Are there any maker's names on the cleats? This may help to decide on its nationality.
by ent228
Sun May 17, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Corsa 16?
Replies: 22
Views: 14737

Re: Corsa 16?

There is a Strale in Coronation park in Dartmouth, cross between an FD and a 505 shallower than both and fully double bottomed, it has a maker's plate on the front bulkhead port side rivetted on, wooden bar that goes across the transom to support the top of the rudder stock is gently curved., nice b...
by ent228
Mon May 11, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn mast step
Replies: 16
Views: 10361

Re: Finn mast step

You have the luxury of screws that will/may come out. I'm envious, my old Pearson one was glassed in and un moveable. This looks odd. The T handle certainly looks wrong and will not rotate. Some one has been mixing metals in a corrosive environment .........again.........sigh. :( Look on the bright ...