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by alan williams
Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Back in business
Replies: 3
Views: 2836

Hi Nick
Did you manage to find an old Vangard or have you settled something else. I'm glad that you found a suitable project. I hope you will be ready to sail it at Shearwater.

Regards Alan Williams Finn 340 A Strange Affair
by alan williams
Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Boat for a beginner!
Replies: 3
Views: 2762

The Hornet is grossly over priced a figure of about £400 -£500 nay result in a sale or even an offer. It's not a Revolution or a Coombes so its worth very little to a competitive Horneteer. Especially when there is a Revolution for sale for £500 which is competitive on another web site. If you wa...
by alan williams
Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Thank you Bowmoor
Replies: 18
Views: 7884

Thanks Bowmoor great event with a race officer starting on time. Those that started on time had no problems with catering. what a choice of menu from egg and chips through to fresh trout salad and even a curry. I would like to thank everyone involved in running a great meeting. As an organiser of an...
by alan williams
Mon Nov 01, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A funny thing happen on the way to Safeways
Replies: 0
Views: 1650

Hi Guys Just thought I would tell you a story about what happens when you decide to just drop into a boatyard on the way to do the weekly shopping. Last Saturday Seonaidh and I decided to do the weeky shopping. I had heard a rumour that the local boatyard had a classic hull for sale, thought I'd hav...
by alan williams
Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: CVRDA qualifying Cats for sail
Replies: 1
Views: 2235

Hi Rupert there is a posting on ebay for a Skol Moth built by Rondar. Cheers Al
by alan williams
Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: CVRDA qualifying Cats for sail
Replies: 1
Views: 2235

There are several interesting cats for sale on ebay including a very rare Boston Whaler 17ft Supercat, 16ft Condor, 15ft Mcquire Venture Cat, also just come on to the board a Tempest.

Cheers Al Why sail half a boat when you can sail a whole one.
by alan williams
Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Oxalic Acid
Replies: 10
Views: 4762

Wrote about Oxalic Acid before. Gary I also work in a Lab. Warnings are not to be taken lightly. Oxalic Acid is a poison if taken orally and results in a very painful death. Heat breaks it down which is why uncooked rhubarb is poisonous. Enough said. Chemical is a listed poison hence reason why chem...
by alan williams
Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: finn mast
Replies: 2
Views: 2530

Hi John Try contacting the British Finn Assocation they have a webpage. The for sale section at the present time has some masts available. If you are looking for a wooden one they are as rare as hens teeth. Ali ones are also hard to get hold of. I had to sell my wooden masted boat as the only way I ...
by alan williams
Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 28
Views: 10455

Hi Roger Try Craft insurance Advertised in Y&Y insure all my boats with them. Only ever had one quary and that was for the Shark as no one a heard of it provided them with info on boat insurance now £4.6o per month taken from my credit card account. They were great easy to deal with and i feel very...
by alan williams
Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror 16
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Hi Great boat lots of pace and space. Built one as part of a school sailing club project. Took years of hammering by school kids. Lighter than a Wayfarer, alot faster than a Wayfarer. More comfortable to camping in flat floor self draining no plate case as doubled bottom. Good reefing system. Nicer ...