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by chris
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford National Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 523

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: 3
Views: 535

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: 973

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: 973

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: 1100

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: 14807

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: 14807

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: 3471

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: 5196

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: 5196

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: 6383

Re: Wood finish...

Looks good, Jim
by chris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 6383

Re: Wood finish...

Linseed would certainly work, make sure it is boiled not raw. You can then use a wax polish if you want a little more sheen. However I would suggest danish oil or any of the furniture oils available in all diy shops as having a few advantages. Such as: more durable and harder, can build up to whatev...
by chris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: International 14 rig and rules
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Re: International 14 rig and rules

Current rules and some links to historical rules and changes can be found here http://international14.org/world-association/class-rules/ Tom Vaughan’s book of the fourteens has the 1970 rules. I can have a go at copying the relevant parts if you can’t find a copy, but I’m not sure how they would dif...
by chris
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Graham Cockle auctions
Replies: 18
Views: 5196

Re: Graham Cockle auctions

They are also selling off the containers and buildings that formed the Cardiff World of Boats establishment “due to relocation”. A quantity of larch and teak is also included. The larch was left over from the restoration of the very large vessel Elena in the main workshop area in Cardiff. I think th...
by chris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: What is lot number 7?

There seems something very odd going on with the transom and the lack of deck makes me wonder if it was once an Int 14 and some one has cut 15” off the stern for some reason. Lot no. 14 I see is called Morning Cloud 2 and I wonder if it had anything to do with Ted Heath. Years ago I had to do some w...