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by DavidC
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 5268

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

Class rules of this age always tend to leave more holes than intended. As a "One Design" then the intention was no doubt to have limited changes or development. However, there was obviously some latitude as there seems to be a 100mm tolerance on the front face of the mast which is large to say the l...
by DavidC
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Rumours from Netley
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Re: Rumours from Netley

I'm saying nothing :twisted: :twisted: :D :D :P
by DavidC
Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 3055
Replies: 19
Views: 13436

Re: Merlin Rocket 3055

Hi, The best advice I can give is don't rush and do it properly once. Don't cut corners and don't think "it will be OK". It won't and having to re-do something is a real pain. If you do it right and completely the first time you will be sailing for much longer and the boat will take what you throw a...
by DavidC
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap tweaks
Replies: 60
Views: 11168

Re: Handicap tweaks

Having sat on the RYA PY committee for some years in the past, I suppose I should not be surprised that yet again person digs have become part of this discussion. One of the most frustrating things we found was the suck the finger and see what we feel like decision with no reference to proper maths....
by DavidC
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap tweaks
Replies: 60
Views: 11168

Re: Handicap tweaks

Considering Brooksey's comments could you explain the rational a little more please Rupert. Could you also comment on an original suit of Mylars as David mentioned. These are surely historic sails and should be encouraged rather than binned to save a penalty?

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by DavidC
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Reg White
Replies: 8
Views: 3256

Re: Reg White

Jon forgot to add that it was Bob Fisher that has written the obits.
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by DavidC
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Reg White
Replies: 8
Views: 3256

Re: Reg White

There will be a memorial service for Reg on Monday 14th June at 12.15. It will be at All Saints Church on Brightlingsea.

I suspect the church will be very full so arrive early if you want a seat!

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by DavidC
Sun May 23, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Boatbuilders
Replies: 35
Views: 11559

Re: Boatbuilders

Trained as a cabinet maker and piano technician and then applied it to boat building with some of the best from luxury yachts through traditional boats and on to high-tec stuff with pre-preg and nomex etc.
:)
by DavidC
Tue May 18, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mouldy old screws in Jollyboat deck replacement
Replies: 32
Views: 7014

Re: Mouldy old screws in Jollyboat deck replacement

The video is a bit short! I think either system works, just as long as you have a solid template to transfer. We used to rip 8x4 sheets of 4mm ply into 1", 2" and 3" strips to make templates up. We tended to use staples because there was the air compressed staple gun on hand but a glue gun works jus...
by DavidC
Tue May 18, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mouldy old screws in Jollyboat deck replacement
Replies: 32
Views: 7014

Re: Mouldy old screws in Jollyboat deck replacement

For both the hull supports and making templates for a perfect fitting deck panel you need to master the art of spiling. Ed basically talks about it but you can do it very accurately with small pieces of ply and staples until you have formed your template and then transfer it to what ever sheet of ma...
by DavidC
Sun May 09, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: AGM Proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 22604

Re: AGM Proposal

Whilst I hear what you are saying Michael, I would make one point which is that the mission statement starts off with: The CVRDA works to...." In my book that is a pro-active statement, one which says that the association is actively out there looking for ways to fulfill the rest of its mission stat...
by DavidC
Tue May 04, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Pat and Sandy 'on film'
Replies: 23
Views: 6406

Re: Pat and Sandy 'on film'

Hmmmmmm Considering that it looks like they are pointing North Eastish that means towards Holland or Denmark. Not quite sure which island you come to but there is certainly plenty of civilization over there. Considering that with their high standards of civilization and good taste they settled up he...
by DavidC
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Use for an old wreck
Replies: 7
Views: 3047

Re: Use for an old wreck

The price Michael is because it is no longer a boat or a work by a shipwright but it is now a work of "art" and that can be worth anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by DavidC
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 2730

Re: Free Merlin Rocket

That would make sense
by DavidC
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 2730

Re: Free Merlin Rocket

The current book shows 2095 to be a Watts designed "Wotnot" built by John Freeman and called Wotfree.

No current owner listed