I feel a bit like Ron Hopeful in the Monty Python book who put an ad in the shop window asking for a mint condition Jaguar in exchange for a tin of boot polish, 'partially used'.
Anyway, Langstone Cutters Rowing Club's esteemed bo'sun is currently restoring our newest Solent galley, and he needs four brass plates about 2in by 1in to secure the bottom ends of the rowlock pins. Has anyone got a strip of brass about 1in by 8in to make them up? Or four bits of brass of the right sort of dimensions?
I must say this forum is fab - that's two offers in 12 hours. Interestingly, both items seem to have come from HMG by 'informal' routes. Graham, I'm touched that you should still feel obligated so long after the event, but Ratcatcher John beat you to the punch and gets the Kiwi.