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by Titch
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: About bouancy
Replies: 2
Views: 3105

Re: About bouancy

Well, I can see that a bouancy test is high on the agenda for when I finally get the boat wet, sometime this month. And maybe a live capsize test too. I once had a very unpleasant experience in a borrowed Wanderer with three passengers aboard. One of the pintles fell off the boat, resulting in a cap...
by Titch
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Centreboard
Replies: 3
Views: 3869

Re: Centreboard

I have been working on my foils and they are still out of the boat, and out of the rudder stock, waiting for the varnish to harden. Since the mainsail is in for a replacement headboard and cringlle, it is not too painful a wait; I can't go sailing anyway. For ref, both the rudder and c/ b are made f...
by Titch
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: About bouancy
Replies: 2
Views: 3105

About bouancy

In assessing the condition of Otter 543 I poked and prodded her a good bit, looking for bulkheads under the deck. I found none. Also there is no drain and bung for the foredeck chamber. Does that mean that the the two side seats and the foredeck are actually not separated and form one big volume? Is...
by Titch
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 1
Views: 2783

Introducing myself

Having been away from the UK for a few years and hence away from boat owning, when I got back I promptly joined the Dinghy Cruising Association. And then bought a Laser to go racing in. Two mutually exclusive actions! The Dinghy Cruising Association is as fine a body of slightly eccentric adventurer...