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by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

That is one of the problems. I had a cast about last week, looking at Apollo Duck, etc, for an idle 10 minutes, but could not find anything classic/vintage that took my fancy. It might be that I already have my ideal boat. Certainly, nothing grabbed me, even boat classes that I have owned in the pas...
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Down to one boat......

This year, having sold the Firefly, Hastings, and now my son's Moth, BoB, I am in the unusual position of having only one boat.....And 3 berths. But no winter storage - which is the crux of the problem. Its an odd feeling, as I have been custodian of multiple boats for too many years now. Not that I...
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Swift 419
Replies: 55
Views: 32685

Re: Swift 419

Well done Michael, great progress.

Do you ever get a chance to sail your boats?

:D

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: N2323
Replies: 2
Views: 3419

Re: N2323

Great boats. My favourite type of National 12. Fast, but still not quite let go of its 'general purpose' early roots. I.e. it is roomy, but still has a thwart in the right place and seats that can be sat on inboard, when the wind is light or you have some new/young crew. After that, the need to win ...
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 9699

Re: Early Heron

Great little boats, had two myself in the dim and distant..


Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 14
Views: 8415

Re: British Moth

Got your message. Catch you next week.

Gave it a bit of scrub.

Needs a bit of tlc though. Abit of varnish and paint should be all though.

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 14
Views: 8415

Re: British Moth

This weekend or next is fine with me - you have my number. Evenings is best.

You will need a trailer if you want to take it away, unless you have the where-withal to put it on the car roof.

Cheers

Steve H
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 14
Views: 8415

Re: British Moth

In the ball park of the figure you mentioned above, certainly not more.

Best you come and see it and we can arrive at a figure we are both happy with.

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 14
Views: 8415

Re: British Moth

Another picture
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 14
Views: 8415

Re: British Moth

Chris sailing BoB with his usual gusto!
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 14
Views: 8415

Re: British Moth

Its slightly dejected after having been ignored all year, but is solid with no rot. However, I will get the cover off it this weekend, chase the spiders out of it, give it a wash and have a sail in it. I will get some pictures to you, when I get home. We put a decent mast on it a couple years ago an...
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 14
Views: 8415

Re: British Moth

I have one that is probably better sold than hanging on to it. Its at Whitefriars SC on the Wiltshire/Gloucester border (A419). Built in 1962. Best of British (BoB). Cheap boat, will be fine with a bit of fetling over the winter. Unused all year. Includes a cover and a launching trolley. Good sail. ...
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Work on Planet, N12 N672 1948
Replies: 57
Views: 30714

Re: Work on Planet, N12 N672 1948

I loved the old yellow...But the new blue is very nice.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin 950 Desperation for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4470

Re: Merlin 950 Desperation for sale

Well done.

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cotton sails
Replies: 9
Views: 5270

Re: Cotton sails

Michael, For every day sailing, look for the terylene sails that are already marked 672, they are your best bet. The 672 cotton mainsail was getting a bit threadbare, and it was usually used with a small terylene jib, I acquired another cotton main and jib from another old boat as a pair, but had no...