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by alant
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4799

Re: Otter for sale

rdaniels831 wrote:hi is you boat still for sale i am in essex my tel 07775914123 or my e mail rdaniels831@gmail.com
also any details ie sail number price
Yes, still for sale, but not sure I want to deliver to Essex, from Solent area. :)
Will send details if still interested, pls advise.
by alant
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Mainsail Footing
Replies: 2
Views: 5933

Re: Mainsail Footing

Otter 640 I have just bought new sails for my Otter and they have arrived with the mainsail cut with a loose footing set up instead of what I was expecting which was a rope inside the sail that feeds through the boom. The sail makers are happy to change the sail for me but I wanted to check first w...
by alant
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4799

Otter for sale

Having to consider selling the Otter I bought last year. :(
Nothing wrong with boat, ready to sail & was about to get it down to my dinghy space ready for the season.
Bermudan rig, Road + launch trailer.

If anyone interested, please post.
by alant
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Just bought an Otter.
Replies: 12
Views: 12217

Re: Just bought an Otter.

To raise the mast single handed I find that the easiest way is as follows: 1) Lay the mast on the ground and attach one shroud at the correct setting on the shroud adjuster. 2) Attach the second shroud - but lengthen it by approx one inch by adding a carabiner to the shroud adjuster. 3) Put a bit o...
by alant
Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter Mast needed
Replies: 11
Views: 11173

Re: Otter Mast needed

Hi All, I was wondering if anyone could help. My Mother has had an Otter for many years but unfortunately for the last few years it has been unusable as a tree fell on it and broke the mast. Would anyone know of anywhere I could get a new or preferably second hand mast from to resurrect my Mum's sa...
by alant
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Just bought an Otter.
Replies: 12
Views: 12217

Re: Just bought an Otter.

To raise the mast single handed I find that the easiest way is as follows: 1) Lay the mast on the ground and attach one shroud at the correct setting on the shroud adjuster. 2) Attach the second shroud - but lengthen it by approx one inch by adding a carabiner to the shroud adjuster. 3) Put a bit o...
by alant
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Just bought an Otter.
Replies: 12
Views: 12217

Re: Just bought an Otter.

Alant, if you are not having to travel too far to launch or return home, have you considered simply releasing the forestay, tilting the mast back and lifting slightly until you can remove it from the step, then as you lower it to a horizontal position, LEAVING THE SHROUDS AFFIXED, slide the foot fo...
by alant
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Just bought an Otter.
Replies: 12
Views: 12217

Re: Just bought an Otter.

Hi mate, I will try to answer your questions as well as I can. 1) The mast should be straight up or raked back a bit, you will have to play with the settings to get the best balance for your boat. Basically you want a tiny bit of weather helm (raking back increases weather helm). 2) With regard to ...
by alant
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: masthead bouyancy
Replies: 3
Views: 5535

Re: 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 p...
by alant
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Just bought an Otter.
Replies: 12
Views: 12217

Just bought an Otter.

Just bought an Otter, its sail number 486, no makers plate on the hull! Because I have to trail it to nearest launch site (about a mile), I have to keep the mast unrigged, rigging each time just before launching (bermudan rig). The previous owner, connected up the shrouds first, then lifted the mast...