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by Graham T
Thu May 05, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ply
Replies: 5
Views: 2350

Re: Ply

Thing is if you get it to a close match now by the time it has had a seasons sunshine it stands out again as it fades / doesn't fade at the same rate.....
by Graham T
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: 1960 Sailing Tutorial on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: 1960 Sailing Tutorial on YouTube

I don't think the Ent with a rear deck is an Ent.... Looks like a GP14 to me.
by Graham T
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: This one's going to be a challenge...
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: This one's going to be a challenge...

Has a look of an Osprey in the forefoot and foredeck but not clinker and 4 foot too short so not that but something similar by Ian Procter? What though I have no idea
by Graham T
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Need some of these
Replies: 5
Views: 2294

Re: Need some of these

Posted this afternoon Steve - hope they are what you need
Graham
by Graham T
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Need some of these
Replies: 5
Views: 2294

Re: Need some of these

I have about 15 I can post to you - mine are 18 mm ish across the inside. Just PM me your address if yheat would be enough.
Graham
by Graham T
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 4.10 Class.
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Re: 4.10 Class.

No Idea but I am heading South to Sunderland Yacht Club to finish a yacht repair next week - If you need any pics or anything let me know
Graham
by Graham T
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Thorough cleaning of covers
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Thorough cleaning of covers

I have read that Thompsons water seal for brickwork is great for re-proofing covers and spinnakers at half the cost of Fabsil.... I have not tried it though!
by Graham T
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Rats, Moths and Mould...
Replies: 15
Views: 7314

Re: Rats, Moths and Mould...

We have to remove sails from boats in September as the mice start to make winter nests. One year Chris Herbert left his pink spinnaker in the chute of his Osprey - when he rounded the windward mark and hoisted the lake was scattered with pink confetti whilst he reached away powered by a large pink d...
by Graham T
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Why does my Epoxy come out all orange peely?
Replies: 17
Views: 4472

Re: Why does my Epoxy come out all orange peely?

It is also possible to get small bubbles forming and bursting to leave the surface dimpled if the epoxy gasses off whilst curing - thin coats in a reasonable curing temp helps with this but to be honest with me this sometimes happens and sometimes doesn't - I have not tracked down the cause but if I...
by Graham T
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: displacement and stability?
Replies: 17
Views: 5038

Re: displacement and stability?

Think there must be a lot more too it than weight - one of the tippiest boats I have sailed (I have always been too large for a Moth....) is an RS Vision - this lump of thermomoulded soapdish weighs a fair old bit and is quite beamy and slow. Why it is so tippy I don't know. My Miracle which weighs ...
by Graham T
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Can anyone help please? The Osprey, some information?
Replies: 5
Views: 2393

Re: Can anyone help please? The Osprey, some information?

Of the top of my head and therefore probably completely wrong..... As far as I am aware there was only ever one MK 1 built for the Olympic Trials against the Flying Dutchman and Coronet. The Mk II was the production version built by or supplied as a kit from Bell Woodworking. The MK IIa lost the rea...
by Graham T
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Not an Osprey?
Replies: 25
Views: 4979

Re: Not an Osprey?

My "Racing" Osprey was tweaked to the nearest millimeter when she was built by John Claridge. She has two large sections of her rocker built up with epoxy and microballoons to get her in class. Funnily enough her 20 year old hull shape is very similar to the latest mark 4 Ospreys.
by Graham T
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: anyone want a vintage fireball?
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: anyone want a vintage fireball?

Nessa - instead of cam cleats you take a couple of turns of the genoa sheet around the snubbing winch, which is like a ratchet block in that it turns only one way. You can then easily hold the load on the sheet. The old Foreland one designs that were sailed at Broadstairs all had snubbing winches. A...
by Graham T
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Bill Kempner on Fireball
Replies: 30
Views: 8970

Re: Bill Kempner on Fireball

Ted Heath was presented with a set of Rolly Tasker fireball sails by the Australian government whilst on a visit there. My father who sailed FB No. 20 at Broadstairs acquired these sails from Ted and still has them in the cupboard under the stairs for some reason. Unfortunatly it would appear FB20 w...
by Graham T
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bell woodworking catalogue of boats
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: Bell woodworking catalogue of boats

No but I do have a late 60's copy so if you are interested in anything in particular I could scan copies....