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by nick
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Earls Court Boat Show
Replies: 0
Views: 2256

Earls Court Boat Show

Went to the new Earls Court Boat Show today. Very impressive for a first try, though I must say the exhibitors outnumbered the visitors by at least two to one. Reminded me of how these shows were back in the 60's, lots of room, and some interesting exhibits, such as boat building, museum pieces, etc...
by nick
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Name THIS boat then!!!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4684

The Mark got a good write-up in the Dinghy Year Book as well - 1963. Not sure if it's the same place. but Mortons are shown there as having been in Howard Street, Belfast. Wonder if they are still going ? Anyone know ?

Regards

Nick
by nick
Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Graduate or Freshman
Replies: 5
Views: 3038

It is a Freshman - check out Charles Smith's Tradboat site under Sail Markings. I don't know anything about it though, but may have something when I get a little time to look.

Regards

Nick
by nick
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Int 14 K323 on ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 5641

Ed People are frightened of them, just like Finns, until they try one and see how exhilarating but user-freindly they are. The result, however, is that they are extremely good value, just like Finns were up to a couple of years ago. Also, there isn't the depth of knowledge about '14' designs that th...
by nick
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Frensham Pond CVRDA date - 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 2357

Frensham Pond CVRDA date - 2008

Please note the Frensham Pond CVRDA weekend will be 12th and 13th July. Further details nearer the time, of course, but for now, PUT IT IN YOUR DIARIES !!

Best regards

Nick
by nick
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: now this really DOES qualify
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Not quite as old, but E1059 is sailing competitively every weekend at Frensham, alongside Lark 12. Both in excellent condition for their age(s).

Nick
by nick
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA 2007 Merchandise
Replies: 2
Views: 1978

I did ask Lynn Gardiner to order me 2 x caps, and 2 x XL 'T' shirts. I don't know if she did so, but would appreciate receiving them some time.

Regards

Nick
by nick
Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Sails and other things
Replies: 18
Views: 5924

For Roger, David, and anyone else considering the Netley Nationals - 2008. I had a long talk to Dick Batt today. He is keen to get involved making sails for vintage boats, and has already done several sets for Merlins and others. He has some good ideas about vintage stuff, for example handicapping M...
by nick
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Sails and other things
Replies: 18
Views: 5924

I asked Dick to quote me for making the new sails I have on the International 14. For whatever reason he declined to do so, so I went to Dave Dobrijevic in Emsworth. He had made several suits of sails for vintage Merlins, and made an excellent job of mine as anyone who went to Frensham or Netley can...
by nick
Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: New Post
Replies: 18
Views: 6074

Sorry, Roger. Don't agree on this enforcing the protest stuff. The RYA introduced it's Charter a couple of years ago to make rule observance easier, since when I have noticed a difference in behaviour at Open Meetings (not CVRDA I admit). The CVRDA should sign up to the RYA Charter, and should requi...
by nick
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AGM
Replies: 13
Views: 4340

Chris Firstly, accept my apologies for not being present at the AGM. Secondly, I think the meeting should discuss the question of design age for development classes. We say generally that a design needs to over 40 years old, and the boat over 25 years old to qualify, but if we accept boats over 25 y...
by nick
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Any idea what this is.....Mk2!
Replies: 8
Views: 2244

I agree with John - looks like a Tempo scow. However, that was 15'6", not 16'. But the beam is right, 5'.

The Tempo got a real good write up back in the 1965 DYB, but no mention of a GRP version.

Nick
by nick
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Netley
Replies: 14
Views: 5347

David

We have since spoken - looking forward to saturday.

Nick
by nick
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Crew wanted for Netley
Replies: 3
Views: 2495

David

Thank you. I'm keen to come down, but don't want to make the journey unecessarily.

Best regards

Nick
by nick
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Crew wanted for Netley
Replies: 3
Views: 2495

I want to do Netley in the old International 14, but I can only do Saturday, unfortunately, and I need a crew. He/she doesn't have to be a gorilla, as it's a very benign 14. Any volunteers ? You can get me on 01252 311982 if you want, or here.

Regards

Nick