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by jpa_wfsc
Thu May 11, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Competition?
Replies: 25
Views: 5683

2nd picture down the left colum - showing mainly the ent and blue sails - shows the grad in a less distorted way?

john./
by jpa_wfsc
Thu May 11, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Competition?
Replies: 25
Views: 5683

Its a graduate... I think. A "supergrad" all palstic one - they were very quick (used to crew in one).

Shurely Rupert will be interested in the minisail?

john./
by jpa_wfsc
Wed May 10, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Phantom PY no
Replies: 20
Views: 5612

What I need now is an insurance company who appreciates that one can not be sailing all of them at the same time!

john./
by jpa_wfsc
Tue May 09, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Phantom PY no
Replies: 20
Views: 5612

Not to forget the most important thing - that different boats give different thrills (or emotions, I suppose). So for me, my ideal fleet would be International Canoe (the most exciting thing anywhere, that I have ever sailed), an old Merlin to sail with my wife on calm summer evenings, a miror ('cos...
by jpa_wfsc
Tue May 09, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 1775
Replies: 10
Views: 3957

The Merlin design guide has me to believe I have a boat with a "reputation" to be difficult to sail, and the library there has the designer himself pointing out its unstable downwind characteristics. SO... If i _said_ to the sailing sec that I had "just developed" this new class called a rocket-merl...
by jpa_wfsc
Mon May 08, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 1775
Replies: 10
Views: 3957

The nice people over on the MR site have told me she is indeed a Mk IX (not IX b, etc.) so comes with its own built in handicap (bad manners on a run!). Was built by Hoare and in 1965, named Scampy 1. Jane does not like the orriginal name! What PY would you suggest, Rupert? Did you have a scheme bas...
by jpa_wfsc
Sun May 07, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 1775
Replies: 10
Views: 3957

We have just gained possesion of this rather nice Merlin. We think she is a Mk IX, from about 1963 to 1966 (the former date is on one sail, the latter in some documentation with the boat). Is there a definitive list of Merlin types/dates against registration number somewhere? It seems clear that she...
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Chainsaw wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 6620

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Rupert</i> <br />The ToY will be going to a new home in Derbyshire soon, I hope, and the British Moth will be able to get a new cover! Then, rather than g...
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: International Canoe on ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 2736

Yumm - wish mine looked like that!
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Chainsaw wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 6620

Ah - from the post title I thought that you were going to reduce the weight of your TOY a little.... {;-)
john./
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Launching Trolley
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

Jim; <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by JimC</i> <br />I've got most of a kit of parts for a Canoe trolley. Stopped finishing it when I found the trailer for my other boat fitted. Epsom, Su...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Launching Trolley
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

Dear Jim; sounds good, thanks and I will contact you for details. john./ <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by JimC</i> <br />I've got most of a kit of parts for a Canoe trolley. Stopped finis...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Launching Trolley
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by last man</i> <br />I have an enterprise size one... cost... couple of pints in my sailing club you collect thou as its at Hill Head sailing club their www...
by jpa_wfsc
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Launching Trolley
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

Launching trolley for either a fireball or an international canoe is needed - at a budget price. Anything that could work with a bit of TLC would be much appreciated.

john./:oops:
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fireball Trolley
Replies: 0
Views: 1468

Hi old boat sailors. {;-) We are in the process of getting an elderly but plastic Frieball going again. One of the big needs is a suitable launch trolley. Anyone have anything available? We are at Whitefriars. Best Wishes; john Andrews ps used to have a different log in but I lost the password! (jpa...