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by Julian
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 5037

Re: Mast carrying on vans

hi, Just like to boast, that we have successfully, and without encountering the displeasure of any form of mirror shaded, handgun toting authority, neither on autobahn nor on autostrada, towed the Flying Dutchman around Europe, from Hungary to the Algarve, to Denmark to the Italian Alps. This behind...
by Julian
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 17
Views: 9094

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

Hiya all, Good to see this lovely class being talked about again. Interesting to hear Davidh's thoughts on the perceived gap between the Mirror and the M14, which I agree was very successfully filled by the Miracle. As a Mirror sailing young teenager in the early 70's, I thought the M14 was absolute...
by Julian
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog 9-10th July
Replies: 27
Views: 13310

Re: Clywedog 9-10th July

Hiya all Thanks also to Keef and the team at Clywedog for a fine weekends fun, from myself and my glamorous assistant, Amy Barlow, the Billie Piper of FD sailing. Thanks too to Amy, living proof of the Julian doctrine that you do not have to be a large strong chunk of male meat (Giles!!!) to be a go...
by Julian
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Buy it Now!
Replies: 0
Views: 3262

Buy it Now!

Hiya all from Y+Y classifieds! Mirror 14 (Marauder) for sale Price: £200 Phone: 07913 604 574 14 foot racing dinghy with spinnaker & trapeze. With launching trolley and boom-up cover. Definitely still for sale on: 09 July 2016 I'm so glad I live at the other end of the country - well, in a different...
by Julian
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Flying Dutchman GBR290
Replies: 7
Views: 5298

Re: Flying Dutchman GBR290

Hiya all I'm really surprised that no-one on this forum has been drooling over this boat. It wont be that long now before I am in the sunset home for befuddled ex dinghy sailors, where there will be two types of people, those in the corner with a glass of tempranillo, quietly smiling, who have fadin...
by Julian
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Tormentor FD on the bay
Replies: 10
Views: 5984

Re: Tormentor FD on the bay

Hiya all A fine antique, would be either 1. tidy me up and enjoy blasting about, reasonably cheap and great fun, with a limited lifespan (boat not sailors!), or 2. bonfire virtually everything except the hull shell and start again, milking blood for years to pay off Robbins timber and Pinnell and Ba...
by Julian
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hole in mast
Replies: 2
Views: 2512

Re: Hole in mast

Hiya Try this....... feed a messenger (sailmakers twine?) in through the hole, and out through..... the base of the mast after removing the heel plug. Use that to pull a stainless penny washer, bent to the curve of the mast section, coated with epoxy, back to inside the hole. While the epoxy is stil...
by Julian
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: 2014 Nationals Tropies
Replies: 9
Views: 8388

2014 Nationals Tropies

Hiya all Just received two lovely trophies from Keith and Mary, from the National Rally at Clywedog. Got a couple of questions regarding them. The first is 'CVRDA Roadford Lake Rally Fastest Boat', a brass / bronze cleat mounted on a piece of wood, I believe this was for either being 'line honours' ...
by Julian
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CVRDA 15th National Rally, Clywedog SC, 23-25 August
Replies: 76
Views: 28383

Re: CVRDA 15th National Rally, Clywedog SC, 23-25 August

Hiya all A trip planned to lovely Clywedog this weekend for myself, Cath, my glamorous assistant Jen, and the Flying Dutchman. Looking forward to seeing everyone, Flying Dutchman rides on offer - depending on weather and sobriety - for anyone who asks nicely, or offers me a go in a moff ( last tried...
by Julian
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Steel Company of Wales SC
Replies: 4
Views: 3235

Re: Steel Company of Wales SC

Hiya all This goes back to the long ago days when I was a snotty nosed kid crewing an Enterprise - wooden mast, but real sails. Wetsuit made on the formica topped kitchen table, yellow seam tapes, and as flexible as a medieval suit of armour. With the onset of winter, sailing would cease at Mumbles,...
by Julian
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: FD Class in UK
Replies: 40
Views: 11967

Re: FD Class in UK

Hiya all! While I dont post much on the site, I do follow the forum quite closely, and its great that people are talking FDs at the moment. So here's my tenpenceworth. I have been sailing an FD for the last twenty years, a 1979 Bob Hoare wooden boat. During that time I have raced seriously, both in ...
by Julian
Tue May 28, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clwedog Event 25-27th May
Replies: 48
Views: 14716

Re: Clwedog Event 25-27th May

Hiya all

glorious weekend, really enjoyed my first CVDRA weekend, great people lovely boats, and thanks Lorraine, lovely food!

cheers

Julian

sorry to Dean, there's a ride for you next year!
by Julian
Sun May 19, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clwedog Event 25-27th May
Replies: 48
Views: 14716

Re: Clwedog Event 25-27th May

Hiya all specially Keith.......... Wot time does the fun start on Saturday? Not sure yet if I can play at home on Friday night at funsailing session, pack the boat and travel down Sat am, until I know when things start at Clywedog, also cat feeding teen queen needs to be briefed during this week. Al...
by Julian
Sun May 12, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clwedog Event 25-27th May
Replies: 48
Views: 14716

Re: Clwedog Event 25-27th May

'the only time it is worth deviating from a straight line on a downwind leg is if it would give a better shot angle for the photo or video boat'

fanx Rupert, I'll take that as a compliment!

Who wants to take their protein pills and put their helmets on?

cheers

Julian
by Julian
Sun May 12, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Clwedog Event 25-27th May
Replies: 48
Views: 14716

Re: Clwedog Event 25-27th May

Hiya all. Finally.... I have shaped up to join the forum, and to confirm that I intend to come to Clywedog with the last fully race rigged wooden FD in the UK. The general idea is to show off and to have fun, and also to take anyone who would like to, and is up for it, on 'trips round the lighthouse...