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by Michael4
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 13318

Re: Mast carrying on vans

The rigging people down our way (Holman?) have a purpose built mast trailer that seems to spend a lot of time sitting around...
by Michael4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 6994

Re: Trolley tyres

I'll try and find out the overall diameter of these, they look like a good solution.
by Michael4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Graham Cockle auctions
Replies: 18
Views: 13364

Re: Graham Cockle auctions

I have just received this: Graham Cockle <graham@gc-c.co.uk> 12:41 (52 minutes ago) to Thanks to the generosity of John ( I am keeping his surname secret) We have now received the original scale drawing and instruction manual for the Kit-boat 11 Plus sailing dinghy. Although Dobson of Derby built th...
by Michael4
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 6994

Re: Trolley tyres

Thanks for the ideas, I need to see what space I have between tyre and launching bars/guides or whatever they are called.
by Michael4
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 6994

Trolley tyres

For those of us with heavier boats... My experience is that puncture proof trolley tyres/wheels seem to deform when the boat is too heavy. While at rest they get squashed flat at the bottom and the top becomes loose. Unless someone has found some better ones...? Inflatable trolley tyres seem to have...
by Michael4
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 13318

Re: Mast carrying on vans

Thank you Michael, good to see all the info in one place. One thing that is not mentioned is tyre age. Trailer tyres can look fine when ancient, plenty of tread etc but sometimes you can see cracking in the tread grooves or walls which is presumably the beginning of the end. I think that somewhere o...
by Michael4
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 13318

Re: Mast carrying on vans

Alan, the best training for anticipative (?) braking is an Austin Seven...and in those day a camper was just a camper. The extended trailer bar was the builders solution to trying to keep the towing car's brakes dry when launching. It would have been easier to shorten it, remove the bowsprit and re-...
by Michael4
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 13318

Re: Mast carrying on vans

Not particularly relevant (but nor am I). A few years back when we used to sail that (a Winkle Brig) on Rudyard Lake (after which Mr and Mrs Kipling named their son). Overall length a little on the long side but the camper's brakes would get somewhat warm on the Macclesfield to Whaley Bridge road. h...
by Michael4
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ GRP
Replies: 7
Views: 5326

Re: 11+ GRP

Another wooden one...but no rig. It's in Cardiff

http://www.gc-c.co.uk/products_info2.ph ... jkpmbqofo5
by Michael4
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ GRP
Replies: 7
Views: 5326

Re: 11+ GRP

My copy of 'Sailing Boat Recognition' by Blandford 1970 also mentions GRP and builders Dobsons Yacht and Boat Builders, Derby.
by Michael4
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 6137

Re: What is lot number 7?

I've got over the initial excitement of seeing the lots and...if someone in Chichester area wants a Pacer (I don't) I know of one looking for a 'good home' if it hasn't gone already. Grp.
by Michael4
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

I've made contact with Eric Parkin's daughter. She will look to see what she has in the way of information on the boat in the New Year.

Of course I will share.
by Michael4
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

To clarify, the search brings up this which has plenty of detail. Looks like over 500 boats, or at lest kits.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5876&p=50187&hilit= ... kin#p50187
by Michael4
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Swallows and Amazons.
Replies: 16
Views: 11151

Re: Swallows and Amazons.

For the record, Eleven Plus designer Eric Parkin, plans drawn by RPK (?), kits supplied by Kit Boats of Harlow.

I don't know if any boats were suppled already built nor do I know if any GRP versions were made as suggested elsewhere by someone a while back.
by Michael4
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 10469

Re: 11+ on Ebay

Batts came back to me very quickly- they loved the boat by way of the photo I sent them. Thanks for the suggestion- he’thinks he has plans! If you get a quote could you pm me? If I am feeling affluent (admittedly unlikely) I could go round there and see if he'll come up with a figure for making two...