Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Loggerheads Inn, North Wales

Another picture of a Welsh public house was taken in 1961 and by my dad Robert Henry McBride.

Our Morris Oxford is loaded with camping gear, the registration was OKC 475, with a 1400cc side valve engine, it was not the most powerful of cars for camping.

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We Three Loggerheads
Loggerheads is located in Denbighshire
Loggerheads shown within Denbighshire
Principal areaDenbighshire
Ceremonial countyClwyd
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
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EU ParliamentWales
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Coordinates: 53°09′16″N 3°12′51″W / 53.15433°N 3.21423°W / 53.15433; -3.21423
Loggerheads is a village in Denbighshire, Wales on the River Alyn, a tributary of the River Dee.
It has a country park which follows the course of the River Alyn through karstic limestone countryside including the sites of old lead mines and mills. there is a working flour mill on site.
A leat or leete, built around 1824 follows the side of the valley nearby and was used to carry water to the lead mines of Mold Mines, on land owned by the Grosvenor family. It is now the popular Leete Walk. The name Loggerheads may come from the dispute over estate boundaries between the lordships of Mold and Llanferres. The final boundary is marked by Carreg Carn March Arthur which is said to bear the imprint of Arthur's horse's hoof after it jumped from the nearby mountain, Moel Famau. The local pub has a sign showing two men grimacing at each other with the words We Three Loggerheads,[1] taken from a painting by Richard Wilson. The third loggerhead was the viewer.

Fifty years on and the place is little changed.


The White Horse Inn, Cilcain, Wales

As a family we went camping to Wales many times per year.

Click on the images to enlarge them.

What is special about the picture below?

Well my dad took it and in 1963, I think it was a winter ramble we were on, not camping as there is very little flora growing at that time.

Fifty two years later and the White Horse Inn is much the same as it was back in 1963.

My dad Robert Henry McBride, (r.i.p) took the picture, at the time he was the photographer for The Liverpool College of Building.

I later became a student at the same college.

The reason we were in Cilcain, was that as a family we were members of the Camping Club of Great Britain and Ireland and members of the Liverpool and North West Wales section.

Camping in Wales for us was a very regular event, I may be able to find record of who's farm field we used?

News just in says that very little can be seen to change but that the old sign has been removed to allow for a table and seating.


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Volvo MD21 Hurth gearbox identity?

Can anyone tell me anything about this Hurth marine gear box?

There is no makers plate on it but it has the word 'Hurth' cast into its end plate.

It is sitting on the bell housing for a Perkins 4108 marine diesel.

It was removed from a Volvo MD21 marine diesel engine, it has no raw water cooling and has a forward gear reduction of just over 2:1.

I would like to know what model it is and if there is a workshop manual available?

What oil does it use, I think it had engine oil in it?


Monday, 12 October 2015

Cruising Sails for sale

New and unused, each sail has been taken out of their new sail bags just the once.

Suitable for a larger sized vessel and intended to fit an Endurance 48 designed by Peter Ibold.

Made by  Ellens & Hudson in tan Dacron.

Both sails have bronze piston hanks, I can arrange to have a Bolt Rope fitted if you want to use the sails on a furler with bolt rope groove in a foil?


Number one Yankee, 75%,   Luff 15.00 mtrs Leech 9.50 mtrs  Foot 8.40 mtrs weight of cloth is said to be 325 grams. Area is 36.28 M2 or 390 sq feet.

Price R9000.00  or about U$ 670 at the expected exchange rate.

Drifter, 150%,  Luff 16.00 mtrs Leech 15.10mtrs Foot 10.60 mtrs , weight of cloth is said to be 250 grams.
Area 77.40 M2 or 833.10 sq feet.

Dimensions are ex the Peter Ibold Endurance 48 sail plan.

Price R12,000 or about U$888.00 at the expected exchange rate.

All prices are sold in Rands and the exchange rate fluctuation is to the buyers account.

Shipping world wide at the cost to us can be arranged.