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by Peter H
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: 'Light Craft' Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 4966

Re: 'Light Craft' Magazine

This is a very old post, but here goes. The Web site "Song of the Paddle" has started a search in support of the Access Campaign for old photos showing the use of inland rivers by boats. The BCU has research which suggests that all rivers may be regarded as "navigable" and hence there is a right of ...
by Peter H
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: can anyone give me any info about my swordfish (mary lou)
Replies: 16
Views: 4595

Re: can anyone give me any info about my swordfish (mary lou

No I'm not in touch. Other than that contact on the Sea Wall, and later in the Race, I've not seen him since, but I think he was a member of Datchet with a Laser 2K. They may be able to help. I'm sure we are talking about the same Alan Wilson.

Peter H
by Peter H
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: can anyone give me any info about my swordfish (mary lou)
Replies: 16
Views: 4595

Re: can anyone give me any info about my swordfish (mary lou

A J Wilson was a well known and succesful Medway Yacht Club sailor. MYC had a very strong fleet of Swordfish. He went onto Fireballs. Anyway, Sworfish 88, Mary lou, came 16th in the Round the Isle of Sheppey Race in 1961, and came 2nd the nesxt year (no owner identified.) In 1963 A J Wilson was beat...
by Peter H
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror Gaff
Replies: 2
Views: 2212

Re: Mirror Gaff

Sorry, I'm sure that I typeda reply, but it doesn't seem to be here. Not going to Bosham Chris, but in any case, I've run one to earth at my home club. Thanks

Peter
by Peter H
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror Gaff
Replies: 2
Views: 2212

Mirror Gaff

Does any one have a spare in the West London area? I've 2 in Anglesey, but a long way to go to replac the one that has cracked.

Peter H
by Peter H
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Open Canoe wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 3834

Re: Open Canoe wanted

Hi I'm at present trying to find a Royalex boat for white water paddling. When I do my used Apache 16 will be for sale, hopefully soon. Keep in touch if you are interested. They appear to sail well, see some photos on Song of the Paddle in the blogs section, and the for sale section may have somethi...
by Peter H
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Unit 7
Replies: 23
Views: 3401

Re: Unit 7

If the new owner would like to contact me I have a little history and a few useful, perhaps, contacts.

Peter H previous owner but one.
by Peter H
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Unit 7
Replies: 23
Views: 3401

Re: Unit 7

I sold her to an excellent home, but the new owner seems to have been seduced by a new beauty

Peter
by Peter H
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Unit 7
Replies: 23
Views: 3401

Re: Unit 7

So that didn't last long then!!!

Peter H
by Peter H
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Bill Kempner on Fireball
Replies: 30
Views: 9111

Re: Bill Kempner on Fireball

Been away, joined this thread a bit late. Bill Kempner was the acknowledged star of the 10sqm Canoe at the time, so with the other attributes identified elsewhere on this thread clearly wasn't sailing the planked Fireball for a bit of fun. And of course the plank on a canoe IS very wide, allowing th...
by Peter H
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Plans
Replies: 27
Views: 10658

Re: Plans

A contribution on two fronts. Aged about 14, and a very inexperienced dinghy racer, my Father and I were visiting clubs that might prove suitable for me to join. We went to Ranelagh, on the Thames at Putney, where I became a last minute crew for Jack Holt in a Merlin Rocket, (whose mast was mounted ...
by Peter H
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: is this possible?
Replies: 27
Views: 6128

Re: is this possible?

I don't look at the forum often enough. I owned 5o5 Yandy K16, a Fairey Hull built for Ralph Wadhan, the owner of Yachts and Yachting (YandY) when she was a competitive 5oh The Fairey boats had curved side tanks, moulded wood like the hulls. However, there were other boats just a little bit later, w...
by Peter H
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Unit 7, again
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Unit 7, again

As some of you may know, I bought the boat for all the wrong reasons, but have really enjoyed sailing her. Since Shearwater I’ve even been able to go to windward whilst on the end of the slide. I suspect that her stern dipping characteristics are due to a combination of my extra weight, (David Thoma...
by Peter H
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Shearwater next!
Replies: 50
Views: 17341

Re: Shearwater next!

My thanks to all concerned for club hospitality, racing, pictures and report, and remaining nameless in the lost bung saga.

Peter H
by Peter H
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2011 events
Replies: 95
Views: 28655

Re: 2011 events

I'm currently in France and have missed some of the recent forum. Menai Straights Fortnight Many of the boats racing are older than the CVRDA boats, although most are like my father's cricket bat, two handles and three blades and as good as the day he bought it!. There are two, not very well support...