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pettyofficernick

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Bowman racing yacht
« on: January 18, 2013, 10:06:43 AM »

Good morning Gentlemen, I have been asked to help with the restoration of this little Bowman Racing Yacht. It is 21 1/2" x 4 7/8" has anyone had any experience of these, I am trying to work out how to rig the boom and rudder, at the moment the rudder flaps about quite loosely, so as it stands is useless for steering, and there seems to be no way of positively setting the sails. Any help/ideas will be greatly appreciated, a web-search has so far revealed nothing of any use.
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Nick.
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Re: Bowman racing yacht
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 08:30:57 PM »

Nick ,there is a chap in birkenead who is chapion at this ,he is a chapion yachty lives up by the football trany rovers /bogans carpets ,top house on left ,his name escapes me but will get it ,he has rigged up a few of mine ,and no cost for the first one ,, Dave
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Re: Bowman racing yacht
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 09:04:38 PM »

Hello Dave, I know the bloke, he trades under the name of Housemartin Sails, he helped me with my True Blue yacht.
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Re: Bowman racing yacht
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 04:32:08 PM »

Nick ,thats the chap ,hell of a nice guy ,you wanna go an see his work shop at the back of his house ,his wife is Kiwi ,and races yachts also they go all over the world ,great guy ,done me loads of jobs and give you all the help y,need ,only Yachts ,skill needed .Dave
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Re: Bowman racing yacht
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 08:10:48 PM »

Nick, might it be worth contacting the bowmancircle? I had a look through their site but very little is shown on yachts.
http://www.bowmancircle.co.uk/page1.php   - Contact details are under 02 Overview - Notices on the Right.
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Re: Bowman racing yacht
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 04:27:28 PM »

Has anyone thought that the rudder maybe weighted, so when the boat heels it swings and corrects the course? I had a pond yacht when I was a lad and that was what was fitted. Just an idea.
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