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by Graham T
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is this sail from?
Replies: 14
Views: 3894

What is this sail from?

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Found whilst clearing out the old garage at my sailing club - seems to be luff sleeved on a mast that just fits into a 20' container. I don't think the sail is in too bad a condition but I have no idea where it came from.
by Graham T
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: transom flap seals
Replies: 16
Views: 9079

Re: transom flap seals

I'm using thin flexi plastic this season with no seals or elastic. If I'm at the stern wrangling the rudder the water pressure on the outside holds them shut, otherwise they just flap in the breeze. All seems to work very well so far.......
by Graham T
Tue May 18, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mouldy old screws in Jollyboat deck replacement
Replies: 32
Views: 7773

Re: Mouldy old screws in Jollyboat deck replacement

A quick and easy way to make full hull supports that fit the boat exactly is to rough cut out the shapes you need from whatever cheap sheet material you have hanging around without bothering much about accuracy. Make a frame to hold them from whatever offcuts you can find in the nearest skip. With t...
by Graham T
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Compass varnish
Replies: 13
Views: 6036

Re: Compass varnish

Oh dear - I bought some Compass today hoping it would be as good as Goldspar was..... Now I don't know if I should use it or take it back...... My local chandlers has stopped stocking Blakes so I have to trek across town and don't get as good a discount as I do on International if I decide to swap. ...
by Graham T
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another Enterprise!
Replies: 25
Views: 5889

Re: Another Enterprise!

I quite like Blakes as it seems to cover better than its main competitor - I have never thinned it but I do try and save painting jobs for warm weather. If I do have to varnish or paint when its colder then thinning can help to get things flowing but I would try without to start.
by Graham T
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Compass varnish
Replies: 13
Views: 6036

Re: Compass varnish

According to my local chandler Goldspar is being discontinued due to it containing an ingredient that is going to be banned - Compass is the new formulation intended to replace it. Goldspar was my favourite poly single pack so I hope Compass is as good.
by Graham T
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Too good to miss.
Replies: 19
Views: 3079

Re: Too good to miss.

Thank goodness other people are bidding on this so I don't have to - I really hope it does go to a good home.
by Graham T
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Too good to miss.
Replies: 19
Views: 3079

Re: Too good to miss.

Really really don't need it - have no space, have no money, have too many boats....... but it is only just down the road and it looks really cheap..... HELP!!! Please somebody tell me not to bid!!!!! :)
by Graham T
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mirror 16
Replies: 30
Views: 6385

Re: Mirror 16

I've always fancied a mirror 16 but to digress the last two Kielder Windward Leeward open meetings attended by top skiff sailors from all over the country have been won by a local Osprey....
by Graham T
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: jenny brushes and materials
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: jenny brushes and materials

Oh and glass try http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/
They are not far from me so I haven't tried the mail order bit but they do hold good stock and know what they are talking about...
Hope this helps
Graham
by Graham T
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: jenny brushes and materials
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: jenny brushes and materials

The solvent will cost more than the brush..... - the guy I use is on e-bay, see item 180432548629 . He is good at combined postage as well if you need more than one size and he has a full range including rollers even if they are not all on e-bay - just ask him for what you want. The brushes are genu...
by Graham T
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: No undercoat.....- this was a lie! I need help!
Replies: 17
Views: 4738

Re: No undercoat.....- this was a lie! I need help!

I have read glowing reports of http://www.stripperspaintremovers.com/ but I can't remember where.... I just bookmarked the page for reference. My search for the elusive walnut shells in the u.k. has just about run out of steam - shame since I have a blast cleaning pot and compressor waiting to be us...
by Graham T
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Osprey 55
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

Re: Osprey 55

Hmm - food for thought.... Now another thing - do you think the alloy mast is original for 1957? it looks old enough but why would you have an alloy mast and a wooden boom? There is a great big mortise in the mast step - much bigger than the mast foot tenon so I suspect that she has had a broken mas...
by Graham T
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Osprey 55
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

Osprey 55

When I first saw Osprey 55 in the boats for sale section I immediately thought of a fellow club member who I have been trying to get into Osprey sailing for a couple of years now. As soon as I saw the pictures though I knew that this was a real time machine of a boat and to rig it for modern Osprey ...
by Graham T
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Osprey Sail No 55
Replies: 7
Views: 2932

Re: Osprey Sail No 55

Sorry folks - Osprey 55 is outside my house having made the journey from Cheshire to join the fleet at Kielder this afternoon.... She is in incredible original condition and should be back on the water in fairly quick time (famous last words....) No doubt I will be asking for much advise via the for...