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by Jools
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Alloy rudder stock
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Re: Alloy rudder stock

Many thanks Rupert. I've just measured up the scow and I think it would be perfect. If you'd sell it, would you mail me with a price at jupiter14@tesco.net. Thanks to all for the replies.
by Jools
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Alloy rudder stock
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Alloy rudder stock

I'm after a usable Moth sized alloy rudder stock, around 20cm overall in height. Rondar or similar. Is there one out there gathering dust in a shed that someone would part with?
by Jools
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Removing Antifouling
Replies: 15
Views: 7960

Rupert A few years ago I used a solvent free gel product call Dilunett Paint and Antifoul remover, on 20 years of antifoul on a small yacht. Had to soak it for many hours, but it did the job. You end up with a sticky mess that you can scrape into a container. The only nasty stuff is in the original ...
by Jools
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Moth mast step
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Angus If you're stuck I may be able to help you out by making something up. Let me know.
by Jools
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Moth mast step
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

I had to make a new step for the rotating mast on my old scow moth. Mine required a 12mm diameter pin. I started with a base of alloy plate about 8mm thick cut to a suitable size (about 30mm x 100mm and drilled it to allow 6 fastenings to the deck and with a hole for the pin, which I tapped with a t...
by Jools
Thu May 24, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Decking material
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Hi folks. A couple of years on, the original deck on Jupiter, my possibly unique Planet dinghy is showing signs of delamination of the top veneer in a number of areas. I've removed and reglued a few small areas, but the problem seems too big to fix it all this way. The deck is very nice 1/4" Mahogan...
by Jools
Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ride 'em scow boy!
Replies: 14
Views: 6479

The scow worked hard last weekend with a some races and fun sailing most of Saturday too, but a small leak and the rig loads have resulted in more work needed to the hull this week. I'm still not sure we can be ready with dry paint for Shearwater, but I'll be trying. Is just doing the Sunday a possi...
by Jools
Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ride 'em scow boy!
Replies: 14
Views: 6479

Mark In the Ausi forum, Rod makes great comments about the split of classic and modern moths in the USA. As the UK Int Moth association embraces these older boats and has events like Grafham at the end of October to which they are encouraged to attend, a separate classic fleet seems rather a shame. ...
by Jools
Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ride 'em scow boy!
Replies: 14
Views: 6479

Rod, nice to see you've picked up our thread over here. Having sorted this older scow, I'm planning to build my son a Bunyip for next season from the plans you sent to me a few months ago. I'll also be looking to pick up any other scow I can find that appears from a garage or barn. Tom Dunderdale an...
by Jools
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ride 'em scow boy!
Replies: 14
Views: 6479

Well the Swift cat is sold and down in Portsmouth, the sort of place it needs to be and the Scow Int Moth (1971 at lteh latest) has finally hit the wet stuff again. Seems very usable and sails well, but a new sail with longer luff, shorter leach, fat head and improved headroom wouild be nice. Still ...
by Jools
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Not a classic - but she is wooden
Replies: 6
Views: 3052

Rich I had a self draining Ledger a few years back, the kicking strips were murder in light airs, when removed it was much more comfortable. If you can manage without, your knees will thank you for it, or make them limited in size so they are not where you might kneel.
by Jools
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wyche and Coppock Rocket ribs
Replies: 9
Views: 3186

Gary If you click on Jools, you can send me a mail. It might be worth using an alternative timber for the repairs as Ash rots really fast when it gets wet. It's a pretty poor choice of timber in the bottom of a boat.
by Jools
Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wyche and Coppock Rocket ribs
Replies: 9
Views: 3186

Gary Ash is pretty distinctive too and if the varnish ever failed it will have discoloured/blackened very quickly. If you can mail me a close/macro up photo I'd be happy to have a look.
by Jools
Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wyche and Coppock Rocket ribs
Replies: 9
Views: 3186

Gary I'd be very surprised if the ribs are anything other than oak, steamed to make it pliable while bent to shape, but you can check easily. You should be able to see medullary rays (darker brown flecks) that are very distinctive of oak. Oak would also go the 'honey' colour you describe as it ages....
by Jools
Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Swift Catamaran
Replies: 1
Views: 2151

To keep the size of my oldies fleet under something like control, the purchase of an Ausi scow International Moth circa 1970 requires something from the collection to seek a new owner. With some sadness it's going to be my Swift cat, number 116 from around 1960. Complete, well sorted and ready to us...