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  1. Mike I have several boats of varying ages and I would like to trace them and theire designers. Are you aware of any sourseof historic boats info?
  2. very interesting i always regretted selling my original Dolphin so was pleased to pick up another one recently. I is complete apart from the rig and has never been completely fitted ou. It is not registered so have no idea of how old it might be or which variant. but it will hit the water later this year, when my health improves Val
  3. Shaun, I sent you a private message
  4. As any measurer would tellyou a closed rule is a closed rule. In simple terms, unless the rule specifically says you can, you cant. Now show me where in the IOM rules buoyance bags are allowed....................
  5. I would be very careful of dealing with AA because my husband put a sizeable order and paid proforma. Never saw the parts and never got any replay to emails chasing.
  6. I'll look out the email address of Michel Brun who is a good place to start and I have sailed on the water at Viry Chatillon - very nice ideed. That lies on the southern outskirts of Paris. You can also look up the nationalbody which is part of the National sailing association website
  7. I have finally managed to get these vane gears identified and an opinion on value from two sources. The first one is either an Asher or a Metcalf, fairly small and probably made for a Vane 36 at some point in the 50s to 60s. The opinion on value was £200 + The second one is unused and is identified as being an early Clem Edwards model. Certainly is certainy big enough for an A. and a very beautiful thing it is. I am advised that the asking price should be at least £300 Please remember I am selling these for a third party and so am obliged to secure the best price possible. I have pics if
  8. That entails the usual struggle with this blasted laptop which is not only illiterate but manages to hide all the pics that I download, but I will do my best tomorrow. Thanks Derek.
  9. Val Provoost

    Vane Gear

    I have two vanes to sell but I have no idea of what type they are. Any help much appreciated
  10. If anyone reading this has sails that would be correct for a vane A, Syanco design, please see my post below in the Free Sailing section.
  11. I have a Syanco hull, never been completed, never been sailed. Now after rather a lot of years I have a customer who has fallen in love with it and is buying it. I have found a spare A mast and boom for it but has anyone got a top suit to fit a syanco as all my stuff is radio A type. It doesnt have to be shiny and new but useable then he can grace the water in Limburg with a beautiful boat.
  12. To protect the finish, use clear lacquer and thats handy stuff to keep in your kit as when you get a scratch you can dry the place off and respray it with clear. No more resin please. With these boats,less is more. Keep us posted.Most of us have been there at some time.
  13. I can see 'first build euphoria' setting in here. I felt much the same when I built my 10r. Its got 8 coats of varnish on it and a raised foredeck. Beautiful but definitely overkill. Dave has given you all the tips so let me consolidate a bit foryou. Carbon is prohibited in the hull of the IOM (read the rules. All of the rules. It saves a lot of time later) and excellent material as it is the impact resistance of one carbon sheathing layer is minimal to say the least. Glass is tougher. Think how you will feel when, on your first sail, you get T boned and come back with an interesting shaped l
  14. After looking at all the posts I came to the conclusion thbenefit ubs getting cheaper all the time and is widely available and the only tangible benefit .would be that you can have a tapered mast. Probably a bonus on the top rig, not so sure about the rest.So I would vote to scrap the rule and let the owners decide. In truth I have little I doubt that there is any real benefit unless you are in the Brad Gibson/ Graham Bantock elite group. But what a boat. Just the job for a fiddler like me!
  15. Mark, a good starting point is Sails etc who have plans for Iota, Iona and Graffito 10R. Iona is a free plan and I sold an Iona recently for a customer.Its an elegant boat and not extreme in shape. Traplet have a variety of older boats available in plan form though I havent checked to see if there is a 10R amongst them. If you want to have a vintage boat then contact the Vintage Model Yacht Group and see what they might have. Good luck with your plans and above all - enjoy!
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