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by smilie
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Heron 970
Replies: 0
Views: 3541

Heron 970

As promised the first of fews boats going on the market from the Garfitt barn of classic dinghies. This is Heron 970 which I re-planked and re-decked a good few years ago, she has all her original spars complete with brass fittings, sails and rudder. I made a new centreboard when she was re-decked t...
by smilie
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 7195

Re: Hello everyone

Yup that was me and Soapdish now lives on the trolley.
by smilie
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 7195

Hello everyone

After a long while lurking around the forum I thought it was long overdue I introduced myself. After a 10 year break from sailing a couple of years ago I accidently got back into after popping down the sailing club I learnt to sail at. This end lead to the purchase of one of the now very rare dagger...
by smilie
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Roger be afraid be very afraid
Replies: 16
Views: 9904

Re: Roger be afraid be very afraid

I once saw one upside down during partially windy round the lake race at BASS week :shock: There's wasn't much rig left after gravity and physics kicked back in.
by smilie
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Spider in the garage....N12 info please.
Replies: 13
Views: 7114

Re: Spider in the garage....N12 info please.

Hmmm.....very interesting...a bit far due to cost of travel, and not sure if I will have her ready in time anyway....and I'd need to practice a LOT! ....and there's the problem of not having a current certificate.....if it matters, that is? I wouldn't worry to much about being out practice the idea...
by smilie
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: N12 classic event
Replies: 1
Views: 3020

Re: N12 classic event

The first event in this series is a little under month away at Ely Sailing Club near Cambridge. This is the notice of race if anyone is interested in going. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/23/57/90/2357903884ba9e19cd6c9e738e47f4e7.jpg It's very much aimed at 4 plankers so no clinker boats unf...
by smilie
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Spider in the garage....N12 info please.
Replies: 13
Views: 7114

Re: Spider in the garage....N12 info please.

I don't know if know or not but the National 12 after the success of the clinker 12 series and inlands. This year they are running a series for 4 plankers. Might be well worth trying to get along to one. There load more info here on the N12 website http://www.national12.org/events/2014/FOUR%20PLANK%...
by smilie
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Spider in the garage....N12 info please.
Replies: 13
Views: 7114

Re: Spider in the garage....N12 info please.

Looks good and really good to have another early 4 planker saved for obscurity, look forward to see some yotin’ photos.

By her history she should be good one being built by Impact boats and all.
by smilie
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Express dinghy for sail facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 2036

Express dinghy for sail facebook

Spotted this the other day while looking through Dinghies and Dinghy Bits

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dinghie ... 019286846/