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by Lukey T
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Dinghy show?
Replies: 40
Views: 17638

Re: Dinghy show?

Unfortunately time and wanting Tom launch 'Seventh Heaven' before our club training day next saturday mean I wont be able to attend this year.

Have to catch up with you all at an event. Hope everyone has a great time.
by Lukey T
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Dinghy show?
Replies: 40
Views: 17638

Re: Dinghy show?

davidh wrote:Luke.... the buried Adur...sort of

but the 14ft 1" Merlin - very much so!

D
I've not heard of that one, there must be loads of these sort of stories.
Must one behind most boats deemed out of class I guess.
by Lukey T
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Single handed racing in a two hander?
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

Re: Single handed racing in a two hander?

We take the same attitude at our club. We want people to join in rather than sit on the bank if a someone ends up single handed. We make an adjustment on the handicap -20. But some reckon they go slower singlehanded! I guess that depends on the boat and conditions really, a single handed firefly wo...
by Lukey T
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Land of the Giants?
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Re: Land of the Giants?

roger wrote: Thats what crews are for :D
if only we had a like button :P
by Lukey T
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Butt joint floor repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

Re: Butt joint floor repairs

Peter

Did you manage to get this done? Has it worked? As I think I may have a similar problem on a Mirror
by Lukey T
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Single handed racing in a two hander?
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

Re: Single handed racing in a two hander?

That sorts that one. I do think it is something that should attract more to the CVRDA, the way anyboat in any set up is welcome.

Anyway hope to see you at Blithfield Chris.
by Lukey T
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Dinghy show?
Replies: 40
Views: 17638

Re: Dinghy show?

Sorry Luke............forgot to say - I'll see you at the show and we can share 'smokers' stories! D Sounds good David, though I would imagine yours far outnumber mine. I do love the stories of old boats, more interesting things seemed to happen back then. Did you manage to substantiate the story o...
by Lukey T
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 11788

Re: Blithfield event 2013

Yeah the date is the 29th and 30th June. Hope that suits.

Theres some info on the events page on the main website and more will follow as it gets arranged.
by Lukey T
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Land of the Giants?
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Re: Land of the Giants?

Sounds like the ideal crewing job. I'm sure the helm would still manage to blame the crew when it goes wrong.
by Lukey T
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 9906

Re: Merlin Rocket wanted

I have a cleat on the twart the line just keeps deciding to uncleat itself.
I think this could be solved with adding (well positioned) blocks but not sure.
by Lukey T
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Single handed racing in a two hander?
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

Re: Single handed racing in a two hander?

Hi Chris,

I cant speak for the CVRDA but you would be very welcome at the event in Blithfield. I dont know whether there is a precident for an adjusted handicap for single handed and smaller main, Pat would probobly be best to answer that.
by Lukey T
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 11788

Re: Blithfield event 2013

I'm hoping to get a good turn out for the Merlins do I say go for that. Is your boat 799?

I really want a good turn out for this as I would like to make it an annual event if there is good support.
by Lukey T
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pompey Perisher 16th Feb
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Pompey Perisher 16th Feb

Very ouch.

We have our last day of the Blithfield Barrel on the 17th so I wont be straying away from home waters that weekend.
by Lukey T
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?
Replies: 48
Views: 16722

Re: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?

Active racer rather than passenger, but I can imagine dinghy cruising being a lot different. I just love to be sailing, in any form. Have to see which boat we end up with. How does the GP compare to the Wayfarer on stability? They look more tippy but that could be because I've only ever seem them ra...
by Lukey T
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Dinghy show?
Replies: 40
Views: 17638

Re: Dinghy show?

I'm thinking about going on Saturday, depend if I've got time with getting the boat ready for the new season. Would be good to meet up with people.