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by oceanhippie
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Free Penultimate UK
Replies: 2
Views: 2420

this has now gone

Boat has gone.

Tom
by oceanhippie
Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Free Penultimate UK
Replies: 2
Views: 2420

Free Penultimate UK

Number 1269, beat up Carbon Foam Hull, Carbon Prod, foils and boom, Holwlett 1. Nearly ready to sail. Lying Brighton Beach Right this is a serious offer, going traveling again, this boats been out a few times this year, it floats, but its not a looker. The only show stopper is one of the batten pock...
by oceanhippie
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back in the day.
Replies: 10
Views: 4973

How's is the old thing? The boat, not Lucy. . . She's an interesting boat, the original Howlett 1 design as built by Shed 3 which became Carbospars. I think that they discovered that the mould was different one side to the other which is why the Ovi Howlett 1b was created. I have her picture over m...
by oceanhippie
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have I bought?
Replies: 12
Views: 6426

I've got 1269 (1989 howlett 1b), and was being bullied at the Dinghy Show to come to the POW. Got no car but if I can blag a viehicle I'll try and come.

Tom
by oceanhippie
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 22
Views: 9697

I think I agree with a lot of whats been said. I notice that Nearly every photo I see of a 14 has 2 big blokes tied to the side of it. Incuding the one linked from the current ISAF selections pages...... I just writern a bit for my clubs newsletter about the trials. The 29ers I see are in the hands ...
by oceanhippie
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back in the day.
Replies: 10
Views: 4973

Back in the day.

I own an old 14 (GBR errr K 1269) date circa 1989. I come last. Its nice to see it going properly - back in 1991.

Some nice old 14 videos are available here:

http://www.malcolmdonald.com/

Tom
by oceanhippie
Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to 14's! help?!
Replies: 31
Views: 11522

About the first thing that happed to me when I lauched my Penny (I was crew in those days) was it capsized on the slip. Embarrasing isn't it? Exactly the same happened after I finally got my new mast in. I kind of forgot to concentrate. I don't trust my crew. You need to abandon the bugger with the ...
by oceanhippie
Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kite sock material
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

My kite sock too is trashed (it probalby dates to the 80's) give me a shout if you have any luck

tom at oceanhippie dot net
by oceanhippie
Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Crew's Union
Topic: The Foolishness of the Helm
Replies: 8
Views: 8439

I laughted my self to death at that a few years back, started refereig to my helm as transom balast. Shortly afterwards the bugger bought a Penultimate (he was skint and there cheap). Sudenly it became very acurate and funnier. Now I helm said 14, with any crew I can subvert (mostly Polish Girls who...
by oceanhippie
Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted Rudder
Replies: 9
Views: 3903

I've got a cassette on my penny, (gbr 1269) Its great I manage to lauch off brighton beach with is mast crunching swell with it.

There are instuctions on making them on the cherub site, for the really brave.

Tom
by oceanhippie
Tue May 23, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: foot straps
Replies: 7
Views: 3257

Used to sail an F18 (dart hawk), we pitchpoled once, the help was in the toe strap. Were both in the drink, he floundering around for ages trying to find his wetsuit boot. Eventually i pointed out to him that it was 8 foot in the air, still in the toe strap. Funniest thing I've seen in ages. I use n...
by oceanhippie
Thu May 18, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sail Repairs(UK)
Replies: 4
Views: 2227

Ta!

Hydes either would be good, I'm headed for Calshott, very near the Hamble........ Unless I have to Drive.
Image
Hydes is a bit of a no-brainer...

Tom
by oceanhippie
Wed May 17, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sail Repairs(UK)
Replies: 4
Views: 2227

Sail Repairs(UK)

I'm in Brighton (South coast UK) and heading down the solent soon I've got 2 very old mylar 14 sails I need repairing I was wondering where people got to get batten pockets fixed in the south /south east UK. All the people in the Brighton area appear to be dacron only or ladies with sewing machines ...
by oceanhippie
Mon May 15, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: T-Shirts
Replies: 13
Views: 5820

Just watching the good old BBC, who informed me that it was nearly $2 the the pound at the moment so I thought what the hell....

Tom
by oceanhippie
Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance in the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 2529

Insurance

I'm with Magrats (St Margrets) They are cheap, however I have had a hlem on Nobel Maraine and they are not as good. They are only paying 2/3 of a new mast cos they say its old. However they are Half the Price of the others I tried. I have a howlett 1 (not a b) its not new rules but it is modified - ...