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by davidh
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: New Bits for website?
Replies: 19
Views: 6382

And Andy has just proved the point: The Moth at Weston has been there ages and in all probability will go the way of so many others - like the Int Canoe that was mentioned earlier. The fact that the owner is known/aware just makes it harder I'm not sure of Weston SC boatpound charges but I'd expect ...
by davidh
Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: New Bits for website?
Replies: 19
Views: 6382

Another suggestion /idea! An open area that's designated for 'seen at' photo's! This comes from the responses to a comment I made at the weekend after seeing a Moth left lonely and forelorn in a dinghy park. In ones' travels one often see's boats just 'left' and falling into ruin - even if they're o...
by davidh
Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Moth on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 2617

Bummer - I was at Chichester YC yesterday for the last Snowflake race and could have come back via Emsworth and taken some more Photo's.

Moths seem to be 'hot' subject at present - I'll try to get back down to Weston next week to Photograph the one left in the elephants graveyard there.

David
by davidh
Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Any ideas what this is?
Replies: 19
Views: 5796

More on Moths....... I was down at Weston Sailing Club (Southampton Water) today for their Warm Up event and there in the elephants graveyard is a complete moth..... by eye maybe a Duflos. It's still in one piece but fading fast by the look of it, a sad end for what was once a fast competitive boat....
by davidh
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Any ideas what this is?
Replies: 19
Views: 5796

One things for sure, this is definitely not a Harrier! The 'arse end' of it is very much along the lines of the Spencer/Gregory Cherubs and the tortured ply construction suggests it comes from that era. Without exact dimensions it's hard to be 'definite', if it's 10' then it could be an early exampl...
by davidh
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: VULCAN - No, not that one.
Replies: 14
Views: 6510

As you say Peter Milnes boats always seemed to have a sparkle (well, maybe not the Skipper 14 but there's always an exception to the rule) and the Vulcan was a brave attempt to attract the 'older 'dinghy sailor. Lovely lines to the hull, from ahead one could see something of the Mirror 14/Marauder a...
by davidh
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: symmetrical spinnaker
Replies: 19
Views: 6903

Sorry for getting you a bit lost there!! fro 'Front and back' I was referring to the very individual roles played by the helmsman (sorry again, very non PC, helmsperson) and the crew. All too often the man at the back stands there and shouts, curses and otherwise throws the toys out of the boat whil...
by davidh
Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Seafly on e-bay
Replies: 0
Views: 1525

For any of those classic dinghy sailors based on the sea then have a look http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/sailing-dinghy-16 ... dZViewItem

Sailed these on the Solent, in their day quick on handicap and very good in a 'chop'

David
by davidh
Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: symmetrical spinnaker
Replies: 19
Views: 6903

Hi there! Re your question on spinnaker setting and the difficulties of 'gettig it right', you don't specify if you're looking at the problem from the front or the back of the boat. So many times when the spinni exercises it's will to snarl up and knot itself around anything and everything it's ofte...