• Looking at the mast fittings after returning from the excellent International Rally on Lough Derg, well done Monica and the UKWA committee, I discovered a sheared rivet and another about to go on my mast spreader bracket.  Boat was built in 1979/1980.  Its an old-style bracket  in good condition with 2 rivets either side of the mast, no co…[Read more]

  • davdor7038 replied to the topic Outboards in the forum General 4 years, 4 months ago

    Any heavier would drag the transom down too much and anything more powerful might damage the hull.

  • davdor7038 replied to the topic Outboards in the forum General 4 years, 4 months ago

    Hello, Johno.  Most people seem to fit a 2.5-3.5hp outboard weighing around 14.5-16kg.

    Regards.

  • davdor7038 replied to the topic Poole Week 2015 in the forum Racing 4 years, 8 months ago

    Well done for acknowledging the difference between a MKIV and other Marks, but is a sail no. the fairest way to define that split?  Would weight maybe be a better way of defining a split?

    I believe that there is a difference between boats built as cruisers and those built as racers.  Racing boats are built down to the minimum weight, whereas I b…[Read more]

  • davdor7038 started the topic Forum layout in the forum General 4 years, 12 months ago

    Firstly, a big “thank you” to all the volunteers who are involved, unsung and unnoticed, behind the scenes for keeping the website going through all the various spam and scam attacks.

    I wonder if it is possible to return the “freshness” (last post) column on the right hand side of the forum to a time and date format, rather than the new “hours,…[Read more]