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by Alan P.
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: And now a Shearwater in France.
Replies: 4
Views: 364

And now a Shearwater in France.

Yes, I've been browsing Leboncoin again. I really must get out more.
I just love the matching vintage trailer in the background of the second picture. The boat has been owned by the seller since 1978.
https://www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme/18048 ... 4051296304
by Alan P.
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Bullet in France
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Bullet in France

A cold, wet Sunday afternoon here in southern France so I'm aimlessly browsing the huge web site that advertises everything secondhand from toys to houses. Have come across this

https://www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme/19083 ... 4051296304

The Fireball was/is popular in France.
by Alan P.
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 10875

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Rupert's no5 = Silhouette?. I know it's not strictly a dinghy but almost.
by Alan P.
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Corona virus shut down
Replies: 2
Views: 5688

Re: Corona virus shut down

I need to complete paperwork and take it with me for a walk the length of a rugby pitch to the local shop to get food. If i do not do this or II get the paperwork wrong(or I upset a gendarme) I face a substantial fine.
So carry on sailing chaps. I'm not envyous on little bit
by Alan P.
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mick Edwards
Replies: 3
Views: 2675

Re: Mick Edwards

Sad news indeed. Mike features greatly in my happy memories of my visits to Clywedog.
by Alan P.
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK on the CVRDA Facebook page
Replies: 0
Views: 4301

OK on the CVRDA Facebook page

Hello All. I 'm not signed up for Facebook so cannot leave a comment on the posting/ad for this OK but I would just like to say that Harry Millican built some really nice wood OKs to a very high standard. This one appears to be relatively unmolested and still sports the Millican trade mark curved bo...
by Alan P.
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Collier 13 ft Sailing Dinghy
Replies: 2
Views: 2802

Collier 13 ft Sailing Dinghy

Never heard of one of these. Anything to do with one Mark Collier of this parish?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Collier-13-f ... SwrHRdUc0w
by Alan P.
Thu May 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: French Moth
Replies: 2
Views: 3278

French Moth

Came across this ad whilst browsing Leboncoin. Almost a national pastime here although I have recently sold my mk3 Gull and a kayak through it. To my non Moth eyes this boat appears to be old and quite unlike anything I can recall seeing in the Uk. It comes with a wooden mast and boom. I must stress...
by Alan P.
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 13154

Re: Mast carrying on vans

Oh Michael, that's no way at all to treat a type 2 !!. That lump was far far too heavy for it. Poor thing. I'm surprised you had any braking power at all let alone getting "warm". Drums rear,discs front ( face lift model this one) and no servo assistance folks. Anticipation becomes second nature.
by Alan P.
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 13154

Re: Mast carrying on vans

When I used to have a type 2 bay window VW camper and used to trail an OK to CVRDA and opens. I sourced some universal commercial roof bars that fitted. I put the mast on the roof. It did over hang at the rear but as the OK was on the back this was not a danger to other road users. The pop top roof ...
by Alan P.
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: National 12 1107
Replies: 2
Views: 4104

Re: National 12 1107

Hello Dave. Perhaps she's worth the effort. There is plenty of deck space on the ferries at this time of year. From your end the Newhaven to Dieppe would be a good one I think. Certainly cheaper than the Brittany Ferries routes, I've found. At the weekend I'm travelling up to Derbyshire from the sou...
by Alan P.
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Big Brother's collection....going under the hammer...
Replies: 3
Views: 6502

Re: Big Brother's collection....going under the hammer...

I recall you had a white Austin A30 or A35 some years ago? I must confess to having a small modest collection of "velo vintage" in the garage alongside the OK and the Gull. Thirteen in all and yes, I do ride them all regularly although not at the same time. I ride at least one everyday. They range f...
by Alan P.
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: National 12 1107
Replies: 2
Views: 4104

National 12 1107

Hello All.

Came across this in a moment of idleness. To my non N12 eyes it seems very original indeed. Strong money through?

https://www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme/1475418504.htm/
by Alan P.
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Metal Boom for a Gull
Replies: 4
Views: 4591

Re: Metal Boom for a Gull

Yes, I would be interested. Can you PM me when you have the details to hand. Thank you.
by Alan P.
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Metal Boom for a Gull
Replies: 4
Views: 4591

Re: Metal Boom for a Gull

Thank you Jim.That's worth knowing. The present boom is wood so I've nothing to go by. The only surplus masts I've got around the place are off the OK.