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by paulgato
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter sails
Replies: 0
Views: 4633

Otter sails

I've come to the conclusion that my mainsail is shot. Does anyone have a mainsail in good condition, ...or can recommend a good place to have one made? Both sails need replacing really, but the main is the one which looks baggy. (Also, the bolt rope has gone up inside the luff. I suspect that someon...
by paulgato
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter looking for a new home - free...
Replies: 3
Views: 4154

Re: Otter looking for a new home - free...

Did you find it a new home? I am the proud new owner of Otter #1200, 'Arwen'. Very pleased with her. Just the kind of boat I was looking for. I only managed to sail her once at the end of last season, but she sails well. Very light and responsive. I'm currently renewing various bits of her rigging,...
by paulgato
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Mysterious Otter
Replies: 4
Views: 7622

Re: Mysterious Otter

Hi Seaspray, It's a couple of years after your post, but I'm hoping you're still getting notifications. I just acquired an Otter and it seems to have a sail number later than any others mentioned online. 1200. Like yours, it was also built by Giles Reinforced Plastics - a local firm based in Biceste...
by paulgato
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter Rigged as a Lugger
Replies: 1
Views: 3473

Re: Otter Rigged as a Lugger

How did you get on with correcting the excess weather helm with the lug sail? Small jib? That would be easiest probably. Or get hold of a complete gunter rig from a wooden Mirror whose hull has rotted away? Or dispense with the stays, and bond a tube through deck and onto keel to drop the unstayed m...
by paulgato
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter looking for a new home - free...
Replies: 3
Views: 4154

Re: Otter looking for a new home - free...

Oh yes, I'd be very interested. I don't know much about Otters but I've been looking for an older sit-in dinghy of about 12 feet, and someone recommended an Otter. I did a Google search and saw your post!

Regards, Paul