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by sam mason
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hykeham meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 3003

Hykeham meeting

I have decided not to leave everything until the last minute this year so here goes. Hykeham meeting August 4th and 5th. 3 races Saturday starting 1130 and either 2 or 3 on the Sunday depending upon what people want. It was suggested today that we could start early on the Sunday say 1000 >1030 to av...
by sam mason
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts - who is coming?
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: Hunts - who is coming?

Huge thanks to all who helped to make this a memorable weekend....again. Particular thanks to Nessa and birthday girl Nikki for their usual high standard of organisation and , of course , providing me with crews. If only the weather had been as good as the event. Next year maybe

Sam
by sam mason
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts - who is coming?
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: Hunts - who is coming?

Good show
by sam mason
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts - who is coming?
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: Hunts - who is coming?

Are we self catering Nessa?
Sam
by sam mason
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Tube bailers
Replies: 4
Views: 4096

Re: Tube bailers

I have a pair that don't seem to have seen much use. On the other hand I also have quite a few Elvestroms which , like everyone else, I think are a better bet
Sam
by sam mason
Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts - who is coming?
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: Hunts - who is coming?

Sam with the Albacore now that a nice kind person has found me a crew/victim!!Arrive Saturday morning with campervan. Any idea about catering yet? I subscribe to the "Eat like a sparrow drink like a fish" theory when I get the chance
Sam
by sam mason
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Merlins at Fishers Green SC
Replies: 2
Views: 3850

Re: Classic Merlins at Fishers Green SC

This was due to have been our first vintage Merlin meeting. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control ,again!, we look unlikely to be able to attend. Next year maybe
Sam
by sam mason
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin 1028
Replies: 6
Views: 7207

Re: Merlin 1028

Having sorted the woodwork and most of the varnish out ( pictures on F/B merlin revival page) I now turn my attention to fittings and rig. Not being well versed in modern thinking on the use of spinnakers who should hoist it helm or crew? The boat will be transom sheeted. I have acquired a twin pole...
by sam mason
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: sails and fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 3072

Re: sails and fittings

What sort of stuff are you after Ian? tons os stuff here I may have just what you want, or not of course.
Sam
by sam mason
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 7286

Re: Any ideas?

Rig tension and a kicker that actually works, which is more than could be said of the one on the Grads I used to borrow, made a huge difference to both the Grad and Ent. We were all very excited when we got the new "Big Jib" in the mid 60s and it certainly made things a bit less exciting on a run. W...
by sam mason
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 7286

Re: Any ideas?

What a co incidence I started in Ents and went on to Grads which at 8 years old I found much easier because they then had the small jib and were a foot narrower. I was helming regularly by my mid teens and found the old type ill equipped Grad absolutely evil down wind in any sort of breeze. Physical...
by sam mason
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 7286

Re: Any ideas?

Graduate most certainly. I loved them when I was young.... a long time ago. No vices?? Hmmmmm
by sam mason
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 16460

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

Dump the ram fit a strut, they come up on ebay now and again, I haven't bothered with adjustable shrouds apart from over deck levers for years
Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Sam
by sam mason
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 16460

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

Seasons greetings to all. Presently in the shed are Merlin 1028 a Proctor X11 which is now going back together and is about to have the outside varnish removed. I am very hopeful that it will be a varnisher when cleaned up. I hope to be ready for the start of the season Also in there is another Alba...
by sam mason
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints
Replies: 8
Views: 9713

Re: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints

I am using Jotun Hardtop varnish on the Merlin restoration and am more than satisfied with it. I have not tried the paint but cant think its much different
Sam