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by Michael4
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 10469

Re: 11+ on Ebay

I've been given the plans and sail dimensions if needed in the future.

Have you seen this thread?

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=6957
by Michael4
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 10469

Re: 11+ on Ebay

Ask Dick Batt at Batt Sails, just round the corner from me. However the won't come cheap.

For what it worth the luff on my original sails leaves mast to spare.
by Michael4
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 10469

Re: 11+ on Ebay

Congratulations, where are you?
by Michael4
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 6137

What is lot number 7?

http://www.conservancy.co.uk/assets/fil ... FAusoT.pdf

Any ideas for lot number 7?

More out of 'academic' interest...
by Michael4
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A local boat (for those near the Solent)
Replies: 1
Views: 3790

Re: A local boat (for those near the Solent)

...and now there are two on Ebay... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-wooden-12ft-Jacqueline-Racing-Dinghy/132862262889?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wooden-Clinker-Built-Sailing-Dinghy-Day-Boat/253993288464?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trks...
by Michael4
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A local boat (for those near the Solent)
Replies: 1
Views: 3790

A local boat (for those near the Solent)

This caught my eye:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Clin ... rk:19:pf:0

Haven't been to Hill Head for ages so don't know if many others survive but I have always liked the idea of 'local boats'.
by Michael4
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 10469

Re: 11+ on Ebay

Yes, I saw that, matches the drawings you gave me. Decks don't look too bad but I think I'd paint the hull. I also noticed neat fittings for rowlocks and the hole in the coaming plus cleat for the forestay to be brought back to within arm's reach. No sails apparently, however hope someone picks it u...
by Michael4
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 10469

11+ on Ebay

Here you go: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wooden-sailing-dinghy-with-yard-trailer-approx-12ft/123324554465?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 No connection or anything and doubt that the vendor knows what it is. Late summer seems to bring things out of people's garages, it seem...
by Michael4
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Swift Catamaran ebay.
Replies: 2
Views: 3723

Re: Swift Catamaran ebay.

I had one last year (419). It was very hard to find a new home for it.
by Michael4
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

Thanks, tasteful not, we are in agreement. I like having oars with me in the harbour though rarely use them. OK for getting off beaches and creeks but not much use against the tide. Won't rush into anything but will ponder some sort of removable device that leaves the deck OK to sit on and yet raise...
by Michael4
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

Your Merlin layout sounds, from memory, similar to a Firefly with a Reynolds mast. No such sophistication on the lowly 11+. See attached, it appears to have has a chain strop and simple forestay tensioning. I need to find that strop, if still has a block attached it is probably the original. https:/...
by Michael4
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

Yes, I agree that the cleats should be on the back of the mast but there is very little room what with gooseneck track and halyard sheaves. I suppose I might be tempted to shorten the mast track to make space for cleats of some sort. Regarding the jib fairleads. The position matches the original pla...
by Michael4
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

Never thought to iron the sails, not big on ironing shirts either! Might try in the winter.

As to halyard cleats, I have put them on the sides of the rotating mast however they invariable catch the jib sheet when beating.
by Michael4
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

...and... If anyone has an 11+ to check: Where do you put the halyard cleats on a quaintly rotating deck stepped mast? Out of the way of sheets. Both are in-mast unlike an early Firefly. What did the the rowlock fittings look like? They must have been raised to allow the oar to clear the curved side...
by Michael4
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

Terylene. I only did the jib. Dilution very roughly 50g per litre (plus some). ie strongish according to advice. Started warm and then left for around two and a half days. Then washed in Tesco cheap floor cleaner and hosed a lot to get rid of acid. If it was calendered (if that is the right word) it...