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by stratfordrapier
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seaswirl the Venturer is back to life
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Seaswirl the Venturer is back to life

And theres me thinking i had brought some random old steering whell off fleabay for £28.00 with the cable drum and mounting, that i was just going to have to put up with until i could find a nice wooden rim one instead.

Thanks for the info much appreciated.
by stratfordrapier
Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seaswirl the Venturer is back to life
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Seaswirl the Venturer is back to life

Dear all I have finally managed to get Seaswirl back up and running after the winter's tinkering. The timber is not perfect, i think i am going to replace the decking with inlaid timber next winter. I have stripped all the metal work off and removed the years of paint and varnish that encased them, ...
by stratfordrapier
Thu May 26, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer side rollers or vinyl buffers for a wooden hull?
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Trailer side rollers or vinyl buffers for a wooden hull?

Thanks to all of you i now know what to do.

Bunks it is!

Regards

Tim
by stratfordrapier
Wed May 25, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trailer side rollers or vinyl buffers for a wooden hull?
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Trailer side rollers or vinyl buffers for a wooden hull?

Dear all I am in the process of restoring an old Snipe trailer to put a 1960's very thin ply hulled boat on too (13 ft plus a 9.9hp outboard). Now my dillema is the current trailer (came with the boat and is very homemade) has side buffers (made from foam and covered in vinyl ) that support the hull...
by stratfordrapier
Sat May 07, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Percy W Blandford appreciation page on Facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Percy W Blandford appreciation page on Facebook

Greetings all

Just come across a Percy W Blandford appreciation page on facebook for those who may be interested.

Regards

Tim
by stratfordrapier
Sat May 07, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Sales/Wants
Topic: Albatross Alpine or similar Sunbeam engine sport boat wanted
Replies: 60
Views: 34585

Re: Albatross Alpine or similar Sunbeam engine sport boat wanted

The guy who was selling the Healey (pile of sticks) on ebay recently has two Albatrosses in his yard awating restoration ( a two and a four seater) you could try him as he also restores Jenson and Bristol cars and im sure may have an engine or too hiding amongst his barns. I think his mobile is 0779...
by stratfordrapier
Sat May 07, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Venues
Topic: Grendon lakes, Northampton - Camping weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 16602

Re: Grendon lakes, Northampton - Camping weekend

Excellent news. The site have conformed that they are happy for us to attend and to camp. They want numbers and how long we would like on the lakes so that they can work out prices. As for dates it will propbably have to be early September time as i have a small person about to drop and i might not ...
by stratfordrapier
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this pile of sticks a Healey?
Replies: 11
Views: 3387

Re: Is this pile of sticks a Healey?

Having disvovered what is missing from her i am now in two minds, hmmmmm! I guess parts are about as rare as rocking horse poo!
by stratfordrapier
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Venues
Topic: Grendon lakes, Northampton - Camping weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 16602

Grendon lakes, Northampton - Camping weekend

Dear all I have found a watersports lake near Northampton that have a campsite and clubhouse (with bar, restraunt and showers). They are prepared to let us have a lake and facilities for a weekend. In order to work out costs i have been asked to get rough numbers of boats/campers and how much time w...
by stratfordrapier
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this pile of sticks a Healey?
Replies: 11
Views: 3387

Re: Is this pile of sticks a Healey?

Many thanks for the confirmation. Shehas not been purchased yet. However i have been given permission to enter negotiations by the other half! The owner also has a two seater albatros and a four seater albatros but sadly not for sale as they are in fairly reasonable condition. Has anyone attempted s...