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by SoggyBadger
Sun Oct 01, 2023 11:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Nantwich Harvest Festival 7th 8th Oct 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 6168

Re: Nantwich Harvest Festival 7th 8th Oct 2023

Pat wrote: Sun Oct 01, 2023 6:39 am Looking forward to it. Who else is going?
Is this actually happening? I would have expect NOR and hopefully SI to be published by now if the event is going ahead.
by SoggyBadger
Wed Sep 27, 2023 8:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Gp14 row locks
Replies: 5
Views: 7893

Re: Gp14 row locks

The long part of rowlocks the stalk has a small hole in end. Is that for a retaining pin do u think. I've tried uploading pics from eBay. But it's saying files too large. So it's bit awkward to explain No, the hole is for attaching a thin lanyard so that you don't lose the rowlock overboard (very r...
by SoggyBadger
Tue Sep 26, 2023 1:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Gp14 row locks
Replies: 5
Views: 7893

Re: Gp14 row locks

Hopefully your rowlocks are metal (they're usually galvanised steel) otherwise they'll probably snap at the least convenient time. You'll need a pair of suitably-sized rowlock sockets [1]. Normally these are mounted on the side with a through hole drilled to allow the rowlock to seat properly. You'l...
by SoggyBadger
Thu Aug 10, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: What dinghy?
Replies: 12
Views: 5210

Re: What dinghy?

I always hear about the gull being really seaworthy and stable so much so it's made me want to add to my fleet. Bringing it to two! Maybe gull would suit op Stability is relative. Coming from a GP14 you'd find a Gull a bit tippy. Having two boats isn't going to make you a better sailor but that's y...
by SoggyBadger
Wed Aug 09, 2023 2:38 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: What dinghy?
Replies: 12
Views: 5210

Re: What dinghy?

Hello I'm new to this and won't pretend to be otherwise,. I went for gp14 because all reviews pointed to stability and good general boat,. I also heard very good things about gulls wayfarers and wanderers,. What makes enterprises so unstable? As said new to this! GP14s are very good boats but the O...
by SoggyBadger
Tue Aug 08, 2023 1:20 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: What dinghy?
Replies: 12
Views: 5210

Re: What dinghy?

The problem with Herons is finding one. There aren't many for sale [1] ATM there seems to be one on Apollo Duck and one on Ebay. I'd say the Ebay one would be the better buy (assuming your budget can stretch that high) as it's got a combi trailer whereas the Apollo Duck one only has a launching trol...
by SoggyBadger
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Does the FB Group support the CVRDA Mission?
Replies: 15
Views: 31933

Re: Does the FB Group support the CVRDA Mission?

It would be a shame to see the forum go but I flatly refuse to use Facebook. I will not surrender my private life to enrich an evil Yankee billionaire regardless of the consequences.
by SoggyBadger
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 12901

Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Looks more like a Wayfarer to me.
by SoggyBadger
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Oddity
Replies: 2
Views: 7300

Re: Oddity

Clearly designed for the Broads.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror Predecessor?
Replies: 2
Views: 8311

Re: Mirror Predecessor?

David H did a very detailed breakdown of the history of the Mirror a few years ago.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 12640

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Pretty well anything will work for a mainsail. For a jib you'll need something which sheets well(ish) and I think a Heron jib would be extremely low in the clew on a GP14 unless you're happy to put a set of fairleads well forward to sheet it from.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 13862

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

I totally agree with jpa_wfsc. The original gunwhales would have been wood and I can't think of any reason to use anything else as a replacement.
by SoggyBadger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Famous 14
Replies: 2
Views: 5725

Re: Famous 14

Nice :D
by SoggyBadger
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 22724

Re: 11+ on Ebay

I’d like new sails to be more terylene like than modern Dacron. You'll struggle to find anything that bad these days. On my Heron I use a 3.9oz cloth by Bainbridge. It's a lot easier handling than the super-stiff cloths by Contender or Dimension Polyant which dominate woven racing dinghy cloths. Ch...
by SoggyBadger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 14330

Re: What is lot number 7?

Pacer?