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by Garry R
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Please help me choose a dinghy cover?
Replies: 19
Views: 16098

Re: Please help me choose a dinghy cover?

Rain and sun did a great breathable cover bespoke for my Merlin. Have had it for a long time and it still looks good. You get what you pay for and if you have spent a lot of time and money on a wooden boat restoration you don't want it to sweat under a cover.
by Garry R
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: On ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 2820

Re: On ebay

I did not see this first time around but guess it's a Merlin Proctor XII called Bess built in 1961?
by Garry R
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Worth sticking your neck out for...
Replies: 7
Views: 4749

Re: Worth sticking your neck out for...

Michael - there was no ebay link to the Kingfisher - do you have it?
by Garry R
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing brass stews from keel?
Replies: 23
Views: 19629

Re: Removing brass stews from keel?

I think that the idea of the roll pins is to core around the screw before drawing it out. Thus you never drill the screw itself which I certainly have found to be nearly impossible. Can someone clarify that?
by Garry R
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing brass stews from keel?
Replies: 23
Views: 19629

Re: Removing brass stews from keel?

I have found that there are two problems. Firstly the screws can have become brittle over the years hence the breaking of the head. To give yourself a better chance try holding a soldering iron on top of the head. I know these screws are long so keep the iron on the head for a reasonable time then w...
by Garry R
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SHEARWATER Event
Replies: 36
Views: 18186

Re: SHEARWATER Event

Lovely weekend to sail and see everyone again. I have been absent for too long. Thanks to all who helped in the organisation of the event. I really think it would be good to have a recipe section in the CVRDA webpages. The cakes I have eaten over the years deserve a page of their own and this weeken...
by Garry R
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog Who is coming?
Replies: 30
Views: 13713

Re: Clywedog Who is coming?

Sorry won't make it this year as we have a previous "do" on. In fact sailing looks less likely this year with various clashes.
by Garry R
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 2
Views: 2815

Sad news

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... tuary.html

Keith Shackleton was an International 14 sailor of note
by Garry R
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)
Replies: 36
Views: 20071

Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Ah yes - rather than an extra Pee actually one s too many!!!! Good thinking.
by Garry R
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)
Replies: 36
Views: 20071

Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Alan

Is a cabinetmakers scrapper also known as a sledgehammer!!!! :lol:
by Garry R
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:30 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

Ho Ho - Boom Boom (but that was a red fox!!)
by Garry R
Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:58 am
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

It was a great weekend so well organised and thanks to William (a young Clywedogian) who crewed for me at the last minute. We had a grand time and it was lovely to be back at probably the most spectacular sailing venue you could imagine. Lovely end to the trip was a red kite flying past me about 15 ...
by Garry R
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:07 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

I'll be arriving late morning on Saturday. See you there. Crew OK Keith? Thanks

Garry
by Garry R
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:00 am
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

Strikes me as a little unfair as you have had previous experience Chris. Will arrive Saturday lunchtime all being well. Trish will not be there however so I shall camp/sleep in the car which means beer can be taken. Gannet is coming with two options. Either wood mast/cotton sail or dacron sails/ally...
by Garry R
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:04 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

I thought he said his sailing was inconsistent but my hearing isn't what it used to be. Has he tried Tena pads?