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by Mr. Ben
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Events 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

Re: Events 2020

Camper vans very welcome. We can probably arrange some power to the vans also. So are you up for a 2 day event then Pat?
by Mr. Ben
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

Re: Events 2020

Hi All Its been a few years since we've invited the CVRDA to Thames Sailing Club. This year is incredibly significant for the UK's oldest river club - it's our 150th Anniversary! So we're planning to have a special celebratory weekend on the 20th/21st June. We'll have a number of classes racing duri...
by Mr. Ben
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Mk12 'Wozzo' available for an RNLI donation
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Merlin Mk12 'Wozzo' available for an RNLI donation

Just a quick update as its always nice ot hear that a decent boat is to be saved rather than left to rot. Well done to Tim for taking pity on Wozzo. I look forward to seeing her back sailing at Tamesis in the future.
by Mr. Ben
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Quadrant style shroud levers
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Quadrant style shroud levers

Does anyone have a pair of these spare?

Happy New Year everyone BTW!
by Mr. Ben
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Mk12 'Wozzo' available for an RNLI donation
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Merlin Mk12 'Wozzo' available for an RNLI donation

Merlin Rocket Mk12 (we believe) number 1447 'Wozzo' built by Bob Hoare. This has been a fast boat here on the river Thames and had a lot of success with a previous owner in club racing. In fact I think Nick actually won one of the the CVRDA events we held at TSC a few years back in Wozzo. She's stil...
by Mr. Ben
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Set of Albacore Sails - main, jib [Gone]
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Re: Set of Albacore Sails - main, jib

Hi. I'm interested in these if they are still available. Where are you based and what sort of donation would you consider acceptable? Please call me on 07715 501518.
by Mr. Ben
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Albacore sails
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

Re: Albacore sails

Hi Sam

Did you sell that set of sails. If not I'd definitely like to take you up on the offer. Can you call me on 07715 501518 if they're still available?

Thanks
by Mr. Ben
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free Albacore parts
Replies: 0
Views: 2770

Free Albacore parts

Gold Proctor Boom
Shaped ply centre board and rudder. Not perfect condition but easily refurbished.
All taken from 70's vintage GRP hull.

I'm in Surbiton, SW London. Collection only. If no one is interested they'll all be heading for the tip.

Cheers

Ben
by Mr. Ben
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Letting my Albacore Twinkle go - any takers?
Replies: 1
Views: 2870

Letting my Albacore Twinkle go - any takers?

After my well publicised adventure at the Bosham Classic this year, I've decided that I've got to let Twinkle go. For those of you that didn't see the report or video, basically I suffered a major leak in that the mast step got pushed through the hog which was completely rotten at that point. I've a...
by Mr. Ben
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham
Replies: 21
Views: 13164

Re: Bosham

Sorry

Messed up the video link. You can view it at wdmL96vDjYQ

Cheers
by Mr. Ben
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham
Replies: 21
Views: 13164

Re: Bosham

Unfortunately mine was the boat that sprung a leak! Combination of rig tension and force 5 increasing towards 6 was too much for old Twinkle. The forces on the mast shoved the mast step through the hog! Here's a video that shows the 'leak' [youtube]https://youtu.be/wdmL96vDjYQ[/youtube] We had fun d...
by Mr. Ben
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham
Replies: 21
Views: 13164

Re: Bosham

Yeah! I've got a pass! :D I'll be at Bosham on the Saturday and, if I do lots of DIY this week, then I might get a 2 day pass. The entry form is asking for PY's and handicaps. Does anyone know if they accept CVRDA ones? Also my Albacore is 1962 built, sailing dacron and with ally spars. Am I 'old' o...
by Mr. Ben
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Albacore ident
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Albacore ident

I've been offered what is apparently a Youngs Alby sail no.5813. I say apparently because it's a GRP boat with wood decks. But it has a Youngs builders plate. I didn't think Youngs built any plastic Albacores. Can anyone enlighten me? If they did then I'm assuming, as it's numbered in the 5XXX range...
by Mr. Ben
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ply for Albacore hull repair
Replies: 28
Views: 10984

Re: Ply for Albacore hull repair

hi folks 2 more years have passed and I now have more hull repairs to do on the alby - the bailers are held in with rot and resin! So im on the scrounge for more off cuts of agba constructional veneer. happy to pay for anything you might have. I just cant justify buying a whole sheet! thanks in adva...