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by alan williams
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise lack of pointing
Replies: 21
Views: 10396

Re: Enterprise lack of pointing

We had the same problem with an INT14. Jeremy Pudney then the 14 champion reached in to the boat grasped the centreboard case and found side to side movement. Something we had not thought about. We stiffened the case and after that Audacity was one of the highest pointing boats in the fleet.
Cheers Al
by alan williams
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Minisail Nats.
Replies: 1
Views: 3195

Minisail Nats.

Roadford SC are very please to welcome the Minisails for their National Championships which will be held within the CVRDA event.
Al
by alan williams
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Swift 419
Replies: 55
Views: 34157

Re: Swift 419

Hi Jim
The trial I'm talking about took place in the late 60's.
Regards Alan
by alan williams
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford July 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 14122

Re: Roadford July 2017

Hi
Checked with Roadford O&A my pitch was still booked, which I reserved before the new system came in. That may be because I'm a member. I would advise other people to check on the campsite log in.
Cheers Alan
by alan williams
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Swift 419
Replies: 55
Views: 34157

Re: Swift 419

Hi Ed
The Enterprise class did try out a spinnaker the one Joe Snawdon( a well known S.W. Ent. sailor), had on Sir Francis was about 420 size.
Rumours at the time mid to late 60's was that the Indian Ent. Assoc had adopted the spinnaker. Whether this was true or not I don't know. Alan Williams
by alan williams
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford July 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 14122

Re: Roadford July 2017

Hi Pat
You were quick. We were only informed about this yesterday.
Alan
by alan williams
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: URGENT; Help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

Re: URGENT; Help needed

Hi Dave have the Bob Fisher book. I was in contact with the designer of Flying Fox C class until he died. He sent me a lot of info on the Flying cat series also have some pictures of the Cougar and Cheeta cats somewere. I have a set of Shearwater 4 sails in the loft. There are some good photos of th...
by alan williams
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Clywedog S.C.& Mac Price
Replies: 3
Views: 3898

Re: Clywedog S.C.& Mac Price

Condolences to Alan and his family. Alan W.
by alan williams
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Paul Elvstrom RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 7396

Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Hi
Meet this very generous man once at Kiel week when I lived in Hamburg and sailed a Tornado with my then girl friend. What pleasant person he was very friendly and offered tuning advice/assistance freely to anyone who asked. May he RIP.
Al
by alan williams
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Letters to Santa...
Replies: 18
Views: 18309

Re: Letters to Santa...

He arrived early at are house a new set of shiny carbon twin poles and launcher. Father Christmas (Kevin Gosling ), will be bringing a late Christmas present in the spring to me a rebuilt Flying Fifteen.
Happy Christmas one and all.
Alan
by alan williams
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest
Replies: 11
Views: 9655

Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

My cousin had one of my old Hornet spinnakers which he used to use on his Albacore when cruising. Found it very useful when cheating tides.
Regards Al W.
by alan williams
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: TacTick Compass
Replies: 9
Views: 7565

Re: TacTick Compass

Must correct my previous post I thought the Compass had recalibrated its self. Found out that this was not the case. Went back to the NZ instructions to calibrate now working perfectly. Result.
Alan
by alan williams
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wanted Classic glass Finn
Replies: 0
Views: 3582

Wanted Classic glass Finn

One of the old Roadford Finn sailors is looking for a Finn after being seduced by the Phantom. He is missing his first love and the Phantoms sold. If anyone has a suitable boat for sale in sailing condition please let me know. I'll pass your details on, looking for boats in the SW. preferably. Regar...
by alan williams
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Last event of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 8494

Re: Last event of the year

Have a good event. I'm off to Mayflower Hornet reunion. Should be a boozy evening.
Regards Al
by alan williams
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free and Lark Hulls
Replies: 5
Views: 4895

Re: Free and Lark Hulls

Hi Pat
I can't find a number on the Lark but its not a J. Baker but a more recent hull may well be a Rondor? or is it Parker? Not familiar with Lark builders. Generally seems to be in good condition.
I've some photographs for you that I'll email to you.
Regards to you and Sandy
Alan.