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by dronskiuk
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: For sale section?
Replies: 1
Views: 959

For sale section?

Stupid question of the year contender but where does it live? Please help a website-challenged, early fifties construction, IT dunce...I got a notification that there was a boat for sale in that section from a kind man and said to look in it for a Jollyboat ...but I can't find it on the forum or mai...
by dronskiuk
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: New project wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 5667

Re: New project wanted

You have a pm :?
by dronskiuk
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: FD K9
Replies: 44
Views: 11814

Re: FD K9

These days David is normally found out on a golf course somewhere! All of the comments here, in their own way, say something about David Hunt, who was always a keen innovator, sharp thinker and brilliant sailor. As Jim said, if you needed help, David would apply both his technical and 'fixer' skill...
by dronskiuk
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Mirror 16..
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Mirror 16..

...on Boats & Outboards.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/sail ... r-PAA63072

Always amazed me how well these went...it looks chunky but performs, I wish I could say the same for myself!

Not for me but looks a nice example?

Andrew
by dronskiuk
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Where you live
Replies: 24
Views: 9102

Re: Where you live

Did it work?

Inland and sea sailing where I am but would swap for Hamble and the Solent like a shot.....
by dronskiuk
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cheap Merlin...?
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

Cheap Merlin...?

http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/107097723/merlin-rocket-sailing-dinghy.html Apologies if this appears twice (I struggle with technology!)...it just looked cheap to my inexpert eye. I'll be passing on Friday if anyone wants me to cast a general eye over condition etc...not a MR expert but seen...
by dronskiuk
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 101
Views: 81112

Re: Introductions

Hi - Andrew, based near Lowestoft Family moved to Hamble when I was 8, HRSC was in it's dinghy sailing prime and the Mirror was a brand new idea....crewed in a Hamble Star, Heron, RNSA dinghy, Merlins and National 12s plus the occasional ride in an Albacore..family bought an 8ft double skinned (almo...
by dronskiuk
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: cotton JollyBoat main on the bay
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: cotton JollyBoat main on the bay

Good news - the museum is bidding for the mainsail. With luck they will get it. They are in new premises in East Cowes with more space and the museum and gallery are close to each other. The museum has mast height though not enough for the Jollyboat. It sounds very worth a visit. I managed a very q...
by dronskiuk
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Strange one from ebay?
Replies: 5
Views: 3496

Re: Strange one from ebay?

phil58490 wrote:It is a Bonito, one of Nessa's least favorites from a previous post!
Ah - thank you...read plenty but now a picture to relate to!
by dronskiuk
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Strange one from ebay?
Replies: 5
Views: 3496

Strange one from ebay?

Another wotisit from ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sailing-boat- ... 19d79a8d7e

Really have no idea on this one but I'm sure somebody will?
by dronskiuk
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: passing on Unit 2/7
Replies: 27
Views: 6225

Re: passing on Unit 2/7

Andrew............. Okay...if you can't close the deal on U2/7 then it just might be possible (but sadly I emphasis the 'might') that there could just be one other boat around...but I stress that my info is some time out of date as I had a year or so 'away' from the history scene. But in the meanti...
by dronskiuk
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: passing on Unit 2/7
Replies: 27
Views: 6225

Re: passing on Unit 2/7

No...I'm here - at least in spirit! Okay - firstly, a bit of background for them wot don't know the whole story! The reason for the 'confusion' about the boat - is it Unit 2 or 7, goes right back to the beginning. Richard Creagh-Osborne wanted a Unit but always had boats with a number 7, so David T...
by dronskiuk
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: passing on Unit 2/7
Replies: 27
Views: 6225

Re: passing on Unit 2/7

roger wrote:David Henshall has put a lot of research into these and owned 2/7 for a time. he may be the man to ask. goes under the name of DavidH on this site. He can be quite elusive though.
Thank you, I'll try :)
by dronskiuk
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: passing on Unit 2/7
Replies: 27
Views: 6225

Re: passing on Unit 2/7

Is this still available? I've dreamed of finding a Unit since seeing David Thomas sailing Unitone (which to a 12/13 year old Hamble River SC Mirror helm was a very clever name) - he had made an ingenious sit-inside sliding seat frame from a couple of old Proctor booms and I'd even consider having a...
by dronskiuk
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: passing on Unit 2/7
Replies: 27
Views: 6225

Re: passing on Unit 2/7

Is this still available? I've dreamed of finding a Unit since seeing David Thomas sailing Unitone (which to a 12/13 year old Hamble River SC Mirror helm was a very clever name) - he had made an ingenious sit-inside sliding seat frame from a couple of old Proctor booms and I'd even consider having a ...