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by seahawk
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1501

Otter for sale

Otter dinghy on combination trailer for easy launching,
Bermudan mast/rig sails and alloy Gunter mast with Mirror rig
that I have used for cruising.selling as I am too far from my
cruising area and no longer use . Near Burnham on sea ,Somerset
£500
by seahawk
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Center board
Replies: 4
Views: 3291

Re: Center board

Hello, my otter 573 has a friction pad made of a short length of rubber hose adjusted by 2 screws which flatten it making the board stiff in the case, you dont want to hold it down firmly as it needs to lift when you sail into shallow water by mistake! my board will still move as i found out when i ...
by seahawk
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Foam buoyancy location
Replies: 2
Views: 2310

Re: Foam buoyancy location

hello james, my otter 573 has foam slabs along the side bouyancy tanks,this was only part filling the tanks. i had to reinforce the side /floor area as otters seem weak in this area and is a problem if badly fitted on your trailer. several have come up for sale needing repairs to the sides where rol...
by seahawk
Mon May 21, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: masthead bouyancy
Replies: 3
Views: 3117

masthead bouyancy

Hello, has anyone had a capsize and the otter turning turtle real quick ? this happened to me recently and the centre board which was raised going downwind dropped into the slot ,could not pull up. the mast was stuck in mud so not the best situation!! I was at my local sailing club,Durleigh so we pu...
by seahawk
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter tiller
Replies: 3
Views: 3203

Re: Otter tiller

hello chris, my otter is 573 pictured in the post below about sails, the rudder looks original .the one in the earlier post is very similar, looks like a rope to hold the blade down where mine has shock cord to let it lift when i get shallow.the uphall is different ,mine goes through the stock. If y...
by seahawk
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: another otter on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1975

another otter on ebay

nice looking otter for sale on ebay ,new sails,
finishes oct 31 st ,somerset.
might be of interest . :)
Dave.
by seahawk
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: reefing and solo launching
Replies: 2
Views: 3281

Re: reefing and solo launching

hello i have an otter 573 which i bought to learn sailing and have a bit of fun. my sail have been fitted with two lines of eyelets by my local sheet maker to allow me to reduce sail by approx 24 inches and just above batten pocket for second reef. i belong to a local club but they mostly race but m...
by seahawk
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter sails
Replies: 3
Views: 3114

Re: Otter sails

hello,
there is a otter jib on ebay at the moment,finishes 22nd.search otter dinghy.
i have a mirror jib as my spare,similar size and very cheap.i am looking at a main from a different class at the moment for my otter number 573 so will let you know if it will fit.
good sailing,fair winds!
dave.