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by Michael4
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

Re: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity

WWSC on the transom. West Wittering SC where only locals can join. I am something of a Coventry Victor afficionado, that is a small post war one (based on removable cylinder heads). I'd love to see the Hotchkiss water jet, they made some great cars (and trucks) and I am currently rebuilding a waterj...
by Michael4
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A bit on the wild side
Replies: 5
Views: 4002

Re: A bit on the wild side

Once my back has improved I will send a search party into the attic in an attempt to capture said item.
by Michael4
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Not an easy project...
Replies: 0
Views: 4338

Not an easy project...

...nor a racing dinghy, but it needs saving, maybe. A chap in Worthing has had this in his front garden for many years. It is a 13ft Sussex Beach Boat built by Lowers of Newhaven in, I guess, the 40s or 50s. As such it is a rare survivor of a working clinker dinghy. It has a 'lute' stern, centreboar...
by Michael4
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A bit on the wild side
Replies: 5
Views: 4002

Re: A bit on the wild side

Of interest maybe? That Shearwater kit looks fun. http://www.vmyg.org.uk/index.htm In the attic I have a lovely carvel built keelboat signed by E Bostock of Wallasey. It is around 3ft long and probably from the 30s/40s/50s?. I had thought to restore it but suspect it is best left. On one side the va...
by Michael4
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Need help.
Replies: 1
Views: 2349

Re: Need help.

Try Google.

This is the first thing I came to:

http://www.gunfleetsailingclub.co.uk/gs ... sea-ranger

One has attended CVRDA meetings this year.
by Michael4
Thu May 30, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Disposal
Replies: 4
Views: 6157

Re: Disposal

Reciprocating saw. I managed to get a Reliant Scimitar down to the tip in this way (well the body only).

If the unmentionable is full of foam it might get quite messy!

Quite fun though for those with a mean streak.
by Michael4
Sun May 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Pup? I thought a Pup was something Australian...
Replies: 0
Views: 4026

Pup? I thought a Pup was something Australian...

What's this then? A new one on me and looking at the sail number over 300? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Wooden-12-Foot-Pup-Sailing-Dinghy-incl-Mast-Sails-etc-Trailer/133062873762?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 In my mind a Pup was a pre war una rigged Aussie dinghy....
by Michael4
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 6994

Re: Trolley tyres

In the end they wouldn't fit because they would foul my launching bars (or whatever you would call the poles on either side of the trolley that I have made to make it easier to launch and retrieve with a strong cross tide). I am using ancient cracked trolley tyres pumped up to around 10 psi. Gives t...
by Michael4
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Thanks for the help all, we think we have found an old GP14 main to put some reefing points into which may be the best option.
by Michael4
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

I had thought that if the Heron jib is significantly shorter on the luff then it could be set with a strop at the tack to lift it up some.
by Michael4
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Thanks, not too far, will let you know.

Presumably they were for a bermudian (bermudan?) rig rather than the early gunter?
by Michael4
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Steve,

Old Heron sails if you have them might be the answer, we will do the maths.

Where are you?
by Michael4
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

Smaller sails for a GP14

Looking for a smaller Jib and main for a GP 14 for use when very young people are aboard. Something from an 11 or 12ft dinghy might be good. Certainly don't need to be pristine!

What have you got in your shed/attic/garage?
by Michael4
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Buss and Elston info please
Replies: 43
Views: 30002

Re: Buss and Elston info please

The use of t&g double diagonal construction is indeed very interesting. I wonder, would it have a sheet of calico covered in white lead between the layers in the RNLI way? Or did the t&g make this unnecessary? Of course a RNLI boat is not ribbed in this way. When working on a lifeboat from 1908 we f...