Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Flemish Zuckermann Soundboard Repairs

Posted by Peter Barnes on Thursday, April 11, 2013, In : Soundboard repairs 
Here is a picture showing the support and glueing of the soundboard and bass end of the bridge. I love these sort of repairs because they are always a challenge!
 This next photo shows the temporary support under the soundboard:

..and this shows the clamping and screws that stabilise the bass end of the nameboard and wrestplank. 

I now have to add additional braces inside the case under the soundboard and two more gap spacers. Photos to follow! What else would I do when not sailing? 
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Sunshine at Shearwater, Sailing Club Hosts Open Race Meeting.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : sailing 

Have you ever wondered what I do in my spare time? The Shearwater sailing season of weekly races continued last Sunday with two firsts for Somerset sailors. Margaret and Geoff Pell came first in the morning pursuits race and Roger Devereux, also from Frome, and his crew Peter Barnes took the first place in the afternoon points race. The conditions for sailing were perfect and it was great to see some sunshine at last.

Our next club event is a day of racing open to all Topper and Come...

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