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by chris
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf 2nd November
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Baltic Wharf 2nd November

the weather forecast has put us off, im afraid so we wont be coming.
hope to see you all next season.
Chris and Lois
by chris
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: early international 12 foot

have done that already Pat. he has kindly lent me his drawings so that i can remake the side benches to the drawings!
by chris
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise E110
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Enterprise E110

i doubt if Jack Holt would have ever had a copy of each certificate anyway. His daughter lives in Canada I think.
I would contact the RYA as they may have records.
by chris
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 2
Views: 505

early international 12 foot

Having moved to Pembroke Dock in deepest west Wales i have been volunteering at a local maritime museum and have been set to work restoring an 'International 12 foot' dinghy . It dates before the 1928 Olympics, when the international 12 was the single handed Olympic boat, and has a direct connection...
by chris
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford National Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Roadford National Rally

As said above 'what a great event'. Ed and EVERYBODY involved in preparing and organising the 20th celebration rally did a really first class job so a big thank you all round. i was sorry we were so slow getting the boat ready for the treasure hunt which, by all account ,went down well. great to see...
by chris
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Falling Attendance at CVRDA Rallys
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: Falling Attendance at CVRDA Rallys

yes house move is my our main excuse. So far this year Clywedog has been our only time on the water at all this year, but we will be at Roadford. We now live three hours drive west of the Severn bridge on the M4 so any journey is long. For the last nineteen years we have done as many events as we ha...
by chris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: free parts to clear
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Re: free parts to clear

yes that date is OK with me . I have had another enquiry for the Firefly mast for an elderly firefly, but having just measured it i find it is not a firely mast as it is just bit taller in all measurements. being 6.6M Tot Ht. 1M to Gooseneck and 5070 to hounds. Im just waiting to hear from them. the...
by chris
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: free parts to clear
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

free parts to clear

We are about move so clearing things out. All free. ex Firely gold mast, it has spreaders and most of the rigging still. im on the wiltshire/somerset border. We are moving soon so it will be chopped up and recycled in a few weeks time. i also have several wooden booms, 2 gold ali booms, ex merlin go...
by chris
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted

i have a gold proctor firefly mast going free if it any use you are welcome. it has spreaders and most of the rigging still. im on the wiltshire/somerset border. We are moving soon so it will be chopped up and recycled in a few weeks time. i also have several wooden booms, 2 gold booms, ex merlin go...
by chris
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Buss and Elston info please
Replies: 39
Views: 16404

Re: Buss and Elston info please

What a fascinating boat! Forget Fireflies and hot or cold moulding. This is quite different. I have a theory about it but first can you check it is just 12 ft long. If it is 14 ft from the outside of the transom to the outside of the bow then it is one of just three international fourteens they buil...
by chris
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Buss and Elston info please
Replies: 39
Views: 16404

Re: Buss and Elston info please

Hallo Stu I agree with Ed that it is probably a firefly. It would not be a national 12 as their rules insist on clinker built at that time. It could possibly be some unspecified dinghy that was 12ft long. Your question about collectibility is hard to answer. Perhaps desirable is a better word anyway...
by chris
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 events
Replies: 8
Views: 3973

Re: 2019 events

Not a CVRDA event as such but there is a vintage int 14 event as usual at Rickmansworth SC on 11,12 May. We have always enjoyed this event and any CVRDA types with a 14 will be made to feel very welcome.
by chris
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Graham Cockle auctions
Replies: 18
Views: 6356

Re: Graham Cockle auctions

It sounds as if the auction had some high hopes of what people are prepared to pay for old dinghies, whatever their pedigree. The ‘value’ always comes down to ‘whatever someone is prepared to pay’ in reality. Or to be more precise in an auction it is determined by whatever the second bidder decides ...
by chris
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Graham Cockle auctions
Replies: 18
Views: 6356

Re: Graham Cockle auctions

I think only a couple of things didn’t sell. The fourteen went for 550 I think.
The bids disappear d as soon as they timed out of the auction
Well done Neil.
by chris
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 6944

Re: Wood finish...

Looks good, Jim