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by Nigel
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz 2006
Replies: 64
Views: 13336

Not knowing the answers is part of the fun. Finding one is so much more rewarding:).

Otherwise, how about each person having a quiz yardstick?. The quiz will be the same but the handicap arguments should be highly entertaining.

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: ebay rarities ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Hi all, I have a Harrier. I checked the transom and it has been sorted somewhere along the way.It really is underpowered as standard. this is why people have been fitting larger phantom rigs. Very wide so lots of righting moment to balance them. As standard, it really needs a F4 to F6 to sail to its...
by Nigel
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz 2006
Replies: 64
Views: 13336

Hi all, my entry now posted (with a lot of blanks).

best regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: My dinghy may be a marlin???
Replies: 8
Views: 4511

Hi Ryan, I am afraid I do not have a Marlin. I do have a couple of pages of information in some old books that I will happily scan and email (let me know your email address)and some websites I use for general reference: //uk.geocities.com/dinghydata/ (nice photo and reference to a Y&Y magazine repor...
by Nigel
Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A big Thank You!
Replies: 21
Views: 5925

Rubbish, free chat? I suppose you get what you pay for. I am going back to reading my book about a panda who eats, shoots and leaves.

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: My dinghy may be a marlin???
Replies: 8
Views: 4511

Hi Ryan, I can scan and email a small silhouete drawing to give you an idea of the shape. You can then work out the approx dimensions from the centreboard casing & pivot. A few cardboard mock ups should get you close.N ot perfect but it would get you on the water. Let me know your email. Best Regard...
by Nigel
Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: My dinghy may be a marlin???
Replies: 8
Views: 4511

Hi Ryan,

my books have the Marlin at 3.99m x 1.68m with the mast at 6.4m so maybe. It does look like the picture on:

http:\\\geocities.com/dinghydata.DinghyClasses/Marlin.htm

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Yachting World Scow
Replies: 15
Views: 7176

Hi Rod, I am sure some of the others have libraries on the subject but here is a bit I had bookmarked on the Buc: http://www.buccaneer18.org/articles/BirthOfBucc.txt I occasionally see the odd cat of his for sale. The last was an unusual design with two mono bermudan rigs mounted in parallel, one on...
by Nigel
Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: remember this forum string???
Replies: 14
Views: 4082

:) Who knows what a phonetic search engine could turn up (Besides dingy dinghies).

Nigel
by Nigel
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: remember this forum string???
Replies: 14
Views: 4082

I particularly like the vague ones....."Boat. 10 - 14 ft long. Belonged to my uncle" as a description and a picture of something lurking under a tarpaulin, taken at night.

They help to pass the time on dark winter evenings :).

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: remember this forum string???
Replies: 14
Views: 4082

The sail has a "W" on it so Wildfire wins the prize :). A bonus point for not being distracted by the special tape measure that so often seems to be used on ebay....

Nigel
by Nigel
Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: remember this forum string???
Replies: 14
Views: 4082

If it is truly 16ft, both the Vulcan and the Wildfire are 9 inches too long.

Maybe a Dodnor 16.

I think we need to see the sail emblem.

Nigel
by Nigel
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A Firefly with a difference
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Looks to me as if its gone to pot! (groan)

Nigel
by Nigel
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The biter bit...... now this is worthy of a PiXX
Replies: 42
Views: 11035

Hi David,

On the nail! (another Bristol reference). Yes I'm sorry I missed the latest event. I was unavoidably detained on a scuba diving expedition to the Caribbean. The aim is to actually get to an event next year.

ATB

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The biter bit...... now this is worthy of a PiXX
Replies: 42
Views: 11035

Hi all, the Harrier has been christened "Disco Volante" due to it being nearly as wide as it is long. (Three bonus points for the oldie that can name the provenance of that name:)). Diverging slightly, We did name the house "Beau Lochs" in tribute to alleged Scottish/French ancestry. Surprising how ...