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Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:07 pm
by jonwrightk7
Good to see you got our best features there Mike!! :)

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:43 pm
by jonwrightk7
There aren't many things that Rob has inserted for the first and last time... But this was one of them! :D :D

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:53 pm
by rob565uk
I am saying nothing ;)

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:51 am
by thunderer
jonwrightk7 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:43 pm
There aren't many things that Rob has inserted for the first and last time... But this was one of them! :D :D
With the conotations that post conjures up, it is, perhaps, a good decision not to make a comment on it, other than "ooer missus" !

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:56 am
by Mike Bull
POTD is back after the festive/New year break...

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am
by Blackplate
Cool picture today. Love it.

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:52 am
by pmc
Progress defies words, as ever over past some years.

Apart from color, iirc there was something specially slippery about the original bottom paint. Any thoughts about replicating that or not?

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:15 am
by Jordangbr
I think it was a graphite paint originally but I don't think it did that much for performance...

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:17 pm
by Andrew453
Ah Graphspeed - I remember covering the bottom of GP14s with it back in my rag and stick days (a very long time ago). Expensive stuff, and I don't recall it making a whit of difference.

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:36 pm
by Mike Bull
A quick Google seems to find many folk who agree that it never made a blind bit of difference! (Although I did also see a mention of a racing boat being disqualified when it was found to be coated in the stuff)

Here's an ad for it...

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=LII ... nt&f=false

Needless to say, we've decided that just an ordinary, nicely done paint finish will suffice.