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by RonnyDG
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bowmoor event
Replies: 26
Views: 14668

Re: Bowmoor event

Yes please, Dean, Frans and me would like to attend.
Ferryticket booked and if all goes well the European leg of the Minisail group should show up with three men and their Minisails, one car and one tent.
by RonnyDG
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Staunton Harold in June
Replies: 44
Views: 23148

Re: Staunton Harold in June

It was a fine event, thank you Jane and Peter for organizing it and taking well care of us.
Not to forget all the CVRDA attendees for comforting three confused Europeans arriving on that special gray Friday (in a car with a Belgian license plate).
by RonnyDG
Wed May 11, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Staunton Harold in June
Replies: 44
Views: 23148

Re: Staunton Harold in June

Would like to attend please, two people: Frans Stoop and me, two Minisails, one tent.
by RonnyDG
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Bleaching wooden hull
Replies: 13
Views: 9017

Re: Bleaching wooden hull

"Reduces Iron-oxide into pure Iron"... That explains why the stains in sailcloth I nicely remove with Oxalic acid always just re-appear after a while; There is iron residue left in the fibre that turns brown again.
by RonnyDG
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: New venue in the darkest Midlands
Replies: 30
Views: 17526

Re: New venue in the darkest Midlands

Yes please, two Minisails. Me and Frans (from Holland) would be pleased to attend.
by RonnyDG
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Minisail slightly odd .....or maybe not?
Replies: 5
Views: 4505

Re: Minisail slightly odd .....or maybe not?

They all are members of the Minisail family. A Minisprint for example is a Minisail Sprint. On the Minisail website there is a page explaining the various variants. Minisail examples Retrofitting a sliding seat to any Minisail hull is possible (except for a Minisail Sprint II, there the seat is an i...
by RonnyDG
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Trophies
Replies: 16
Views: 10665

Re: Trophies

Before leaving Hunts last year I handed over the "furthest travelled" trophy to Kathryn knowing I wouldn't make it to Clywedog 2014 and it would be in safe hands. In safe hands it is, thank you Whelan family. The Wingnut however might be lost . It's a far to practical object to hand over I fear. Som...
by RonnyDG
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Alleged Flying Sailor
Replies: 3
Views: 3745

Re: Alleged Flying Sailor

Could it be this one: Flying Sailor
Else if you look for specific German dinghies, it helps to add the word "schwertjolle" in the search (that's daggerboad -or centerboard- dinghy in German)
by RonnyDG
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July
Replies: 12
Views: 6911

Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

It's bound to become an excellent event. Can't wait to be along that many Minisails lining up at the starting grid Sunday morning and join a genuine class race. On the off topic theme: bought two boats recently and have parted at the same time with three, maybe four. Leaving me with three to four wo...
by RonnyDG
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711
Replies: 18
Views: 12415

Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Merlin Rocket 1711 "Fearless" went to a good home all right. The boat along with it's new owner were star of the weekend at Carnac 2014.
The Y&Y report about the event here.
(scroll down to the end of the report to find out about Francois P. and his Merlin)
by RonnyDG
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Minisail Solent Spring Sail
Replies: 5
Views: 4926

Re: Minisail Solent Spring Sail

Count me in for the Solent Spring cruise.
Spring cruise. . . Makes me want to strap a picnic basket on the hood of the wooden Sprite, plenty of space there.
Depending the weather I'll bring the original or the replica.
by RonnyDG
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wings.
Replies: 9
Views: 4506

Re: Wings.

"Sitting-out aids of any design are permitted but must be removable and may not extend further than 1524mm (5.0") from the centre line of the boat."

Item 6 in Minisail class rules
by RonnyDG
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mast and boom ID
Replies: 4
Views: 3937

Re: Mast and boom ID

Not that it matters a lot but there were two Minisail variants called Minisprint. The Sprint with a moulding for the seat cutting the boat in half is a Sprint MII, the GRP - cockpit (A Monaco really)- tracked boom Minisail was called a Sprint MI, often sailed with a bolted on fixed or sliding seat. ...
by RonnyDG
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The start of a new Frankenboat project...
Replies: 13
Views: 6177

Re: The start of a new Frankenboat project...

They take a bit of getting used to That's a witty understatement. I went out for the first time with my seat mounted 14 days ago. It was fine, well there was hardly any wind. ( some images over here ) Went out for a second time last Sunday -blowing really strong-and it was the beginning of a huge l...
by RonnyDG
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Budding writers needed
Replies: 34
Views: 15083

Re: Budding writers needed

Thank you, I received the copy. Have some patience while I work on this.