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by Mercurial
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bristol Avon next
Replies: 20
Views: 8780

Re: Bristol Avon next

Hi all. Hope you all wintered well. I have the galley cttee on my back trying to find out how much scoff to lay on for the event this coming Sunday. Can I ask folk to let us know via this thread whether they are turning out for it. Cheers all. Bob c. BASC Mercury 88 Mercia Maid. 21ft steel-built bil...
by Mercurial
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Shipping a boat to Aus
Replies: 45
Views: 9312

Re: Shipping a boat to Aus

Staying out of the water is a high priority here:
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/stor ... 02,00.html

We need to rig these buckets so they're more stable but without mucking around reefing. There're often nice stiff breezes here.
by Mercurial
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Shipping a boat to Aus
Replies: 45
Views: 9312

Re: Shipping a boat to Aus

Hi Rupert They are new boats to the club this year and a couple of good instructors have have capsized 'em. They have a lightweight board and apparently insufficient strength in the case to install a cruising plate. They have a very flat bottom so adding ballast is thought to be a no-no too. The thi...
by Mercurial
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Shipping a boat to Aus
Replies: 45
Views: 9312

Re: Shipping a boat to Aus

Hi all Anyone know where David H has gone to? Is he taking a slow boat to Aus for the Contenders? There are sundry pix of my mainly boaty exploits in Aus posted on my UK club website (they made me an honorary member!) for anyone who's interested. http://www.bristol-avon-sailing.org.uk/photogallery.p...
by Mercurial
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Shipping a boat to Aus
Replies: 45
Views: 9312

Re: Shipping a boat to Aus

G'day guys I'd think the barring of importing anything organic would probably preclude David himself getting past the barriers - or they might be satisifed with give him a hose down. :o) Seriously, I would love to have a few years supply of real Marmite, but they are really up their arses about food...
by Mercurial
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Shipping a boat to Aus
Replies: 45
Views: 9312

Re: Shipping a boat to Aus

Hi David - and everyone above for their good wishes, etc. Had a wander around the Royal Queensland club the other day,just before I was struck down with a bizarre Southern Hemisphere virus which has knocked me flat for well over a week now. It's a fantastic set up there for dinghies and yachts and t...
by Mercurial
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Shipping a boat to Aus
Replies: 45
Views: 9312

Re: Shipping a boat to Aus

Hi All Just a swifty to let anyone who is interested that I am now safely in Brisbane - and once I can get a bad dose of jet lag out of the way and can see straight, I will be off around the nearby clubs hunting out the right one - and looking for the right boat. Thanks for all the good wishes of ev...
by Mercurial
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Tow bar for sale - with free Celica attached
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Tow bar for sale - with free Celica attached

Having now split the UK for good, I can now offer for sale a superb detachable towbar for a mere £5000 ono (Negotiable ) It comes complete with clip on socket which plugs directly into a brilliant condition 2001 Toyota Celica. Huge hatchback boot capacity makes this an ideal dinghy sailor's car. All...
by Mercurial
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 10th Anniversary T shirts
Replies: 28
Views: 9939

Re: 10th Anniversary T shirts

One large please Rog. Ta.
by Mercurial
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 69
Views: 22144

Re: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend

Hey Chris,

Thanks for that, I may well take you up on it nearer the time. Ed's offered me something too, and a crewing place with Keith R may be available as well. Phew, spoiled for choice or what! Will leave it until later to see exactly what to do. Thanks again and regards to Lois.

B
by Mercurial
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 69
Views: 22144

Re: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend

Hi all, I am aiming to be at the lake but sadly will be without a boat - though Merc 101 may still appear with its new owner. I will be up for crewing if asked but will have to ponce sailing kit as all my stuff will be en route to Aus by then. My residency visa came through today after three months,...
by Mercurial
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror 152
Replies: 10
Views: 3507

Re: Mirror 152

Hi all, Have tipped off Jeremy Fisher he's being talked about here and invited him to join in - or to let me know what number his Mirror is (was?) and I'll post it.
I don't remember it being number 15 - there might have been some other numbers on the sail but likely they fell off!
by Mercurial
Fri May 29, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wooden Mast
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Re: Wooden Mast

Chris - I am sure you'll get to know Andy quite well in the future as he's the one I have selected to take on my cherished Merc once I leg it over the horizon to open up the CVRDA downunder. I will be briefing him thoroughly on not just classic events, but how best to stuff Shearwater in our little ...
by Mercurial
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf next
Replies: 17
Views: 8138

Re: Baltic Wharf next

Just want to add thanks to BW for staging the event - though I and others did wonder whether they knew we were coming!
Anyway, they did well for us and it was a delightful sail. Sue got a real buzz out of sailing across the bow of the ssGB. Something to tell the Aussies about.

TTFN B
by Mercurial
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mercury history
Replies: 8
Views: 2928

Re: Mercury history

Hi All - and Alan especially with confirmation that Audacity was indeed the mould for the Mercurys. I am sure I have a dusty document somewhere in the box of Mercury stuff in the loft which refers to the abandoned PoW. Do you know any more, or is there any trace of Audacity. Where did you leave her ...