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by JimC
Fri Jun 02, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: "Moth Dervin"
Replies: 5
Views: 4707

Re: "Moth Dervin"

It seems Henri Dervin was a major French yacht and boat designer, born 1903, D 1966.
by JimC
Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:31 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: British Moth (90's) deck project
Replies: 4
Views: 9810

Re: British Moth (90's) deck project

All that epoxy and other finishing material feels like a very substantial way on the road to the cost of replacement deck, which will be a far better job. All that money on coatings on a ruined deck feels like sows ear stuff to me. People get very sniffy about exterior grade ply, but for a budget de...
by JimC
Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:22 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: "Moth Dervin"
Replies: 5
Views: 4707

Re: "Moth Dervin"

https://www.patrimoine-nouvelle-aquitai ... eau-noroit

There have been a lot of classes called Moth. It's an obvious enough name!
by JimC
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: F D ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3044

Re: F D ?

Certainly looks like it.
by JimC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Int 14 #243 photo link - ‘as is’
Replies: 4
Views: 9510

Re: Int 14 #243 photo link - ‘as is’

chris wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:49 ambut the first one is recorded as designed by Morgan Giles and a few features on these photos seemed a bit MGish
Isn't it very likely, though, that the subsequent boats would be heavily inspired by the only model they had to hand?
by JimC
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish removal
Replies: 1
Views: 6898

Re: Varnish removal

Is it actually necessary to remove it? If at all possible the paint companies recommend sanding nack, not removal.
by JimC
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 12
Views: 25378

Re: More lost classes??

Pretty much Rupert, 20 races at 5 clubs last year in the PY system.
by JimC
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 53284

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

But technically that wasn't *Brunel's* Great Western Railway... Neyland was the South Wales Railway, which wasn't amalgamated with the Great Western until after Brunel died...
by JimC
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 12
Views: 25378

Re: More lost classes??

So all the early Italian Bistro foam sandwich Cherubs now qualify!
by JimC
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 9
Views: 13715

Re: early international 12 foot

> A rather bizarre method of calculating the results

Tell us more!
by JimC
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seastar??????? On Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 7521

Re: Seastar??????? On Facebook

I don't have access to that Facebook group, but as I recall the Dodnor Seastar was built by/for a Sailing School on the Isle of Wight where I spent a few weeks working in my youth before I realised that working in sailing schools was ... not what I needed to do... My recollection is that it was not ...
by JimC
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Zenith - Swedish B Class.
Replies: 46
Views: 64023

Re: Zenith - Swedish B Class.

neil wrote: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:02 am the Swedish Maritime Museum digitised the Sven Thorell archive and made it available online
Could you point me at that please? I've been updating the Chris Gittins Decked Canoe archive on the website and inevitably read most of it, and gained an appreciation of how important Herr Thorell was.
by JimC
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Duckling Dinghy Floor Panels
Replies: 1
Views: 6394

Re: Duckling Dinghy Floor Panels

Conventionally it would have been just a toggle that fitted through the hole and was then rotated 90 degrees.
by JimC
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Salty' ply
Replies: 4
Views: 10893

Re: 'Salty' ply

Difficult to think of anything that would remove salt more effectively than plain freshwater without soap.
by JimC
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Eposeal 300
Replies: 0
Views: 9624

Eposeal 300

I need about 100ml of eposeal 300 for a musical instrument project, and my supply is (very) life expired and discoloured. I really don't want to shell out 30 quid for a litre, 90% of which will probably sit on the shelf until its unusable (waste in so many senses!), so I'm wondering if anyone in the...