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by jimc
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Uffa Fox 2022 - Canoes wanted.
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Uffa Fox 2022 - Canoes wanted.

Contact me for contact details I am writing on behalf of I am writing to you on behalf of Mike Dixon (Atalanta Owners Association Commodore) and Mark McNeill (Cowes Classic Boat Museum Chairman). They plan to hold a commemoration event in Cowes to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of Uffa Fox...
by jimc
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Jib boom vs dangly pole
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Jib boom vs dangly pole

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You're right though, I don't seem to have much in the way of technical photos.
by jimc
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Jib boom vs dangly pole
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Jib boom vs dangly pole

It's a safe bet that pretty much everything on most front half of fleet ICs is adjustable on the water, but I can't imagine the jib leech tension being anything other than critical. Most of the poles I've seen have been fabricated from multiple pieces of tube, and yes, much larger section in the imm...
by jimc
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Jib boom vs dangly pole
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Jib boom vs dangly pole

Yes, dangly poles have been used, by myself for one, but the consensus is that the boom setup is better on the whole, which is the conclusion I reached too. I would have thought there was some discussion hereabouts.
by jimc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Contacting Board Admin
Replies: 0
Views: 4170

Contacting Board Admin

I'm bored with spam so I've disabled the contact admin facility. Just PM me with any questions. Thanks, Jim C
by jimc
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: IC from scratch
Replies: 4
Views: 5434

Re: IC from scratch

Cueing the Clark tribe! Wood masts on an IC, though, I think you would regret. Of course it can be done, it was done back in the day, but all the extra weight aloft makes the boat much more difficult to sail. As the boats are now narrower and more difficult to sail than they were in the wood mast er...
by jimc
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Administrators...
Replies: 0
Views: 2842

Administrators...

It would probably be sensible to have a few more people signed up with forum and web site management access. Not to do anything, just in case. Anyone who'd like to put hand up pm me. Forum admin is standard phpbb, pretty straightforward. Main site is ftp upload of pages superficially handcrafted in ...
by jimc
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: What is an "Avalon built boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 4130

Re: What is an "Avalon built boat?

The data I have is pretty clear that Avalon was a builder. It lists 101 as having builder Avalon/Nethercott and 102 as John Crisp/Nethercott. J Crisp seems to have owned 102 up to 1980. Make of that what you will!
by jimc
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: The 60s...
Replies: 3
Views: 3368

The 60s...

These have come my way from Penny Walker, who is well known 60s sailor Dick Marks' daughter, and niece of Peter Nethercott NethercottCarS.JPG The car is I think a pre war Roll Royce, and the trailer remarkable [grin]. Taken in 1962. Warpaint-DickMarks.gif Warpaint-DickMarks-2.gif Dick Marks sailing ...
by jimc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: diameter for mast base
Replies: 1
Views: 3641

Re: diameter for mast base

You mean as a post up to gooseneck height? I have to admit that I just wildly overbuilt mine: the engineering was above my capabilities... I started with a piece of standard mast section, which ran right down the bulkheads to the keel, and added a lot of unidirectional carbon to the part that was go...
by jimc
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: Costs of an IC
Replies: 2
Views: 3244

Re: Costs of an IC

Its difficult to know what could be done to reduce the cost of a new boat. A new 49er is around 20K UKP, a Musto Skiff getting on 13K UKP, a 505 28K UKP, and even the 29er, deliberately built down to a price, is nearly 12K. Actually I have to wonder whether our boys are making a fair living. To my m...
by jimc
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advanced CSS
Replies: 0
Views: 2589

Advanced CSS

This is, I expect, going to mean very little to most of you. If so please ignore! There isn't, I suppose, anyone on the forum who is hot stuff at advanced CSS? I've got an oddity in the web site setup which is blocking me from getting a 100% mobile friendly rating from google, which is annoying. The...
by jimc
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: IC Life Decked Canoe Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 2575

IC Life Decked Canoe Archive

I've integrated the Tim Gittins IC Life Decked Canoe archive with the main body of the IC web site. I had to update it to deal with google's insistence on mobile compatible web pages, so it made sense to make it compatible with the rest of the site. There's some good stuff in there, and its a very b...
by jimc
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Upgrade Latest
Replies: 1
Views: 2194

Re: Site Upgrade Latest

I think we are back to normal now, and I've removed the diversion to my personal web space. Keep me poste about any issues you find.

Apologies for all the inconvenience. Jim C
by jimc
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Upgrade Latest
Replies: 1
Views: 2194

Site Upgrade Latest

The forum is now fully functional, and I've solved the interaction between the forum and the international website that was stopping the Int Website working. However we have now upgraded the system software that our hosting co wished to upgrade, and that upgrade has also broken the main Internationa...