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by phil58490
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Boat weighing.............
Replies: 11
Views: 5455

Re: Boat weighing.............

I agree with Ed, we used to weigh articulated lorries by 'split' weighing them, cab axels then trailer axels, as the weigh bridge wasn't long enough. Had one lorry that objected to 'split' weighing so took him to a full plate weigh bridge and the weight was 20 kgs lighter on the full plate which cou...
by phil58490
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth merry-go-round
Replies: 32
Views: 18069

Re: Moth merry-go-round

I had her insured through Noble Marine, having checked she is still insured in my name through them until 13th April 2015 which cost me £42.40 for the year. That was for third party risks only but does cover racing up to £5 million. I did not have cover for damage or theft as that would have cost mo...
by phil58490
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 0
Views: 2751

What is this?

Looks from the pictures to be restorable but what was it?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sail-boat-req ... 6016.l4276

I emailed the seller through ebay and he replied that the boat measures 157 inches long (13'1") by 62 inches wide (5'2").
by phil58490
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1971 Imperium scow, 3134 International Moth
Replies: 4
Views: 3727

1971 Imperium scow, 3134 International Moth

1971 built wooden Imperium Scow moth for sale, complete and ready to sail, sound condition having been painted and varnished by previous owner and hardly used since. Comes with needlespar mast plus another that needs minor work as a spare. Three booms and useable sail on launch trolley with a galvan...
by phil58490
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Testing a wooden mast
Replies: 3
Views: 3223

Testing a wooden mast

I have a fifty year old Solo wooden mast which has been hanging in various dry garages unused for thirty to forty years but looks to be sound. Before I spend any time and effort rigging it is there a reasonable way of testing it to see if it is strong enough to use albeit only gentle use anyway?
by phil58490
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: It says it's a moth.....
Replies: 22
Views: 16937

Re: It says it's a moth.....

Well, did someone on here buy it?
by phil58490
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thingummyjig
Replies: 23
Views: 14300

Re: Thingummyjig

When I was a teenager and these boats were new, the jib sheets went down to a shelf below deck level but above the c/board brace and I used to perch on that, sitting facing across the boat. It didn't foul the jib sheet as if I was on the windward side it would be slack or to leeward in light airs I ...
by phil58490
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: I have had my years worth - how do I subscribe?
Replies: 11
Views: 6408

Re: I have had my years worth - how do I subscribe?

I got passed CAPTCHA but it now tells me my username or password are wrong? Whilst typing, it emailed me the details of where to send my cheque, so my cheque will be in the post tomorrow, seems strange to be sending so much money to Nigeria but the computer can't be wrong can it? :shock: Only joking...
by phil58490
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: I have had my years worth - how do I subscribe?
Replies: 11
Views: 6408

Re: I have had my years worth - how do I subscribe?

CAPTCHA still will not let me in can someone pm me an address and I will dust off the cheque book and send one of those. I don't need to rejoin as I've been here for a couple of years and my details should be available.
Thanks.
by phil58490
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: I have had my years worth - how do I subscribe?
Replies: 11
Views: 6408

Re: I have had my years worth - how do I subscribe?

I tried numerous times but I can't get passed the CAPTCHA code, even when it was only four numbers it still told me I was wrong!
by phil58490
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: I have had my years worth - how do I subscribe?
Replies: 11
Views: 6408

I have had my years worth - how do I subscribe?

I am sure that it was over a year since I last gave anything to keep this site going and remaining ad free. Who would like my contribution and how?

Thanks, Phil
by phil58490
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hiding screw holes
Replies: 4
Views: 3419

Re: Hiding screw holes

I am playing with this idea of making a cutter, 4mm seems to work ok on hardwood. I am trying to improve my cutter before I try it on the light coloured wood as I have only got a small piece that I think will be the correct colour when epoxied and varnished. I am also going to try to get the plug si...
by phil58490
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Holt HA4077 cleats
Replies: 21
Views: 11448

Re: Holt HA4077 cleats

I have one working 4077 and two without springs, I also have two similar of the same era (not matching) with fairleads, one I think matches the picture Rupert posted. Message me an address and I'll post them to you for free, I'm having a pre house move clear out otherwise they are bound for landfill.
by phil58490
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: sail ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5557

Re: sail ID

The stylised M could be Batt sails, there is an example on his webpage.
by phil58490
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hiding screw holes
Replies: 4
Views: 3419

Hiding screw holes

I have a beautiful light coloured wooden thwart on my new to me Solo but sadly it has a number of fittings screwed to it that are either redundant or in the wrong place. I would like to remove them and hide the fact that they were there in the best way possible. The fittings are surface mounted usin...