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by fossil
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter or sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

Otter or sale

My Otter is up for Sale .
by fossil
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Rudder angle
Replies: 4
Views: 3025

Re: Rudder angle

I like this site .
good info for the novice sailor.
went out this last Thursday , after a bit of a scary fire incident at the boat club we went out , it was a bit choppy , alas I was only in control of the for sale .
Maybe next time I will sail MY Otter


Ade


Ps , Craig can sail
by fossil
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Rudder angle
Replies: 4
Views: 3025

Re: Rudder angle

So your saying it should be quite vertical when under way , so that would also help with side stability like the centre board ?

Ade
by fossil
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Rudder angle
Replies: 4
Views: 3025

Rudder angle

Good evening all,
Whilst out in the Otter I noticed that the rudder does not stay in a vertical stance when on the move , is this correct or do I need stronger elastic to pull it down .
I know wood is its own buoyancy .

Regards
Ade
by fossil
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: When do we set sail ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

When do we set sail ?

When do we set sail ?

I would like to ask when & where is the earliest times you put the Otter in the water ?

Ade
by fossil
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Just bought an Otter.
Replies: 12
Views: 7523

Re: Just bought an Otter.

Hi James ,
where did you get your aluminium cb? on my last outing we capsized and when attempting the standing on the cb there was a cracking sound :o , it didn't break but who knows how long it will last .

Ade
by fossil
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: New Otter Dinghy
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

Re: New Otter Dinghy

Hi Roger , well done for getting an Otter . I don't know an awful amount about these boats as I've only just finished restoring mine and only been out in it twice . From looking at your pictures I can see either I've got my mast foot wrong or there are more options , as mine sits fully on that plate...
by fossil
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: masthead bouyancy
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Re: masthead bouyancy

Hi Dave ,
I would like like to know the answer to this question also as yesterday I too had a capsize and the mast got stuck in the mud , we were lucky as there were two of us to get the boat up again but it was quite a struggle .

Regards
Ade
by fossil
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Just bought an Otter.
Replies: 12
Views: 7523

Re: Just bought an Otter.

Hi Alan, I'm sail 532 , just restored mine . I'm sorry but I cant help with your questions as I'm new to sailing (and my Otter ) But I'm sure someone will be along soon that can help I would also like to know the easiest way to get the mast up. can you post some pics of your Otter when rigged , I th...
by fossil
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Center board
Replies: 4
Views: 3292

Re: Center board

Hi Dave , Thanks for the reply , mine did have a piece of rubber on it but when i took it off to re-varnish it ( way back in 2005 ! , its taken a while :oops: ) one of the brass screws sheared off and I have since lost the piece of rubber , so as I had never put it in the case I didn't know of its p...
by fossil
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: 523 went sailing
Replies: 1
Views: 1793

523 went sailing

A chum from work used to be in the sea scouts some years ago and said he would show me the ropes. He is a member of the Tipnor Angling and boat club and we could launch from there the wind was 7-9 mph this evening which was good for my First sailing experience . Craig had the helm for the first hour...
by fossil
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Center board
Replies: 4
Views: 3292

Center board

Sorry another question ,
how is the center board held in the down position , mine has a rop on the end of the "handle" .
For transporting I have put a bungy over it and to the deck hold for the toe strap but how do i keep it in the down position ?
by fossil
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Toe strap
Replies: 1
Views: 2034

Toe strap

DSC_2145.JPG Hi all , just about to get my Otter (523) in the water . But I have a question , it came with a wide webbing strap that was looped from stem to stern tied with a 4 mm loop of rope at each end to the small deck eye but was then screwed up under each side of the thwart , is this correct ...
by fossil
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: otter meet
Replies: 2
Views: 2667

Re: otter meet

I would be interested in an otter meet up .
I'm in Bognor Regis