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by phil58490
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Boat trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 3074

Re: Boat trailer - free if you take it away soon!

I'm at postcode CT188HD, in a village called Lyminge about seven miles south of Canterbury, 10 minute from junction 11 of the M20, Kent.
by phil58490
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Boat trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 3074

Boat trailer

Now on Ebay so you missed the chance of getting it free! I will be moving house soon and I have in the garden a boat trailer that I towed a Finn 150 miles on without problem. The good points are it seems to be structurally sound, the wheels hold air for at least long enough to get you home with time...
by phil58490
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Main sheet on circa 1950s/60s GP14
Replies: 2
Views: 2591

Re: Main sheet on circa 1950s/60s GP14

I'm guessing that you have all you need, the eye on the mainsheet is attached to one of the transom fittings, the sheet then goes up to the block on the end of the boom, down through the other block which is attached to the other fitting on the transom and then on to the helmsman's hand. Mirrors do ...
by phil58490
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: British moth on the bay
Replies: 0
Views: 1945

British moth on the bay

Looks like it could make someone a nice boat and it seems to have all the bits you'll need.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAILING-DINGH ... 6016.l4276
by phil58490
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog
Replies: 33
Views: 15796

Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

I was tempted when I saw number 5 on the bay but I had too many boats, a couple of weeks later and two boats sold I wish I had put in a bid. Looks like you bought a nice boat. You will have to gives us your opinion of how she goes and I will then have some idea if I really want one when another come...
by phil58490
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: glues for cold moulding
Replies: 8
Views: 4713

Re: glues for cold moulding

I use the west system plunger measurers, and being a slow worker use the slow formula which I find gives plenty of time to make numerous joints and set them up before the epoxy has started to set. That way I find I have very little waste, can easily mix the correct ratios but it does add to the init...
by phil58490
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog
Replies: 33
Views: 15796

Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Another Hit has appeared on the bay, just mentioning it incase you want a spare.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251595037350? ... 1423.l2649
by phil58490
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: 2 cam cleats
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

Re: 2 cam cleats

I think I have got some, I'll have a look as I'm de-cluttering getting ready to move house.

Sorry I can't find them, I will keep looking and let you know when I find them.
by phil58490
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Spider...removing the cobwebs! N12 2523
Replies: 33
Views: 12746

Re: Spider...removing the cobwebs! N12 2523

I used to crew a National 12 of this era, that had non adjustable levers. I think they were only there so you could slacken the leeward shroud down wind to give the mainsail a better shape and not be deflected by the shroud. If I remember correctly they were set by screws and a heavy weather gybe ca...
by phil58490
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int 14 on the bay.
Replies: 10
Views: 3741

Re: Int 14 on the bay.

Hi Nessa, I'm guessing you or someone you know bought it.
by phil58490
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass mast step plate?
Replies: 19
Views: 11994

Re: Brass mast step plate?

I have some off cut bits of aluminium sheet in the garage, 3mm thick (I think without going to measure it) how big a bit do you need? If you can give us some better idea of what you are trying to do we may be able to offer a better solution, I might even have a mast foot fitting in my junk shop ( ga...
by phil58490
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: My new Moff
Replies: 5
Views: 4210

Re: My new Moff

I can't answer 1, 2 or 3 but; 4, The hull number can sometimes be found on the port side, outside of the hull near the transom, covered in numerous coats of paint, that is were it should be so good luck! 5, Prodders have been discussed before have a look at this posting http://www.cvrda.org/communit...
by phil58490
Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Knee protection
Replies: 4
Views: 3452

Re: Knee protection

Just an update, I have found that 'Spinlock' knee pads stay put and provide enough padding to protect my ageing knees. At last knee pads that don't end up as shin pads! Not the cheapest or the dearest but easily the best I have found.
by phil58490
Sat May 31, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic Butler Finn for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1642

Classic Butler Finn for sale

1967 GRP Butler hull number 253 with new control cleats jammers set up in modern arrangement, Needlespar mast, plus one Needlespar for spares as it has a crack at one of the joints but has a perfect track which I was going to put on the other mast. Good condition galvanised combi trailer, I'd guess ...
by phil58490
Sun May 25, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: quiz time
Replies: 14
Views: 7294

Re: quiz time

Q4 his theme was witchcraft as in sorcery etc. Presumably he was following that theme or maybe like me in my racing days when he found himself at the front he had no idea where the next mark was! Is that worth a half of shandy? I think you are onto something, 675 was called 'Witchway', (Google told...