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by Alan Price
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Another Finn
Replies: 30
Views: 6899

I bet, Mark. Since Andy Rushworth stopped building,new British built plastic OKs have not been on offer. I think I'm correct in saying that the British Assoc. have bought the Rushworth moulds and Aardvaark have taken theirs of Nick Craig's New Zealand sourced boat. Looking forward to seeing you and ...
by Alan Price
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Another Finn
Replies: 30
Views: 6899

Hello Mark,
Re OKs from Aardvaak Boats.
I believe that they are'nt quite available yet but they are aiming to have production boats available late 06/early 07
by Alan Price
Tue May 30, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea
Replies: 25
Views: 8733

What a very enjoyable weekend.
Thanks one and all. Hope we did'nt cramp anybody's sailing as we appeared to be sharing a mark or two on a couple of occasions with the club boats coming at it from the opposite direction. Intresting.
Would love to make a return visit if invited.
by Alan Price
Tue May 30, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Another Finn
Replies: 30
Views: 6899

I bought a new Supernova from Mark Giles four years ago and have been very impressed. What value for money. Mark has now retired and Hartley Laminates of Kestrel and Osprey fame now build them and they are undistinguishable from Mark's boats. Older Giles boats and new Hartley boats are mixing it at ...
by Alan Price
Mon May 22, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A tale of two classes
Replies: 25
Views: 8637

Or even an Enterbarge I've heard mentioned. Cannot remember where or by who but I fear it could have been by an OK sailing pal who has been extremely successful in Ents.
I learnt to sail with Dad in 9677 but have'nt been in one for over 30 years.Where is this boat now?
by Alan Price
Thu May 11, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Competition?
Replies: 25
Views: 5916

I see there is a Hillman Imp in the undergrowth behind the Miracle. Fancy a bit of a change in Toytown transport, Mark?
by Alan Price
Tue May 09, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fairy Finn
Replies: 32
Views: 7855

Oh no, Mark has the REAL Mini, not just a badge on some Euro Box.
Now a Finn on the back of Mark's would be interesting.
Saw a 505 at an open on the back of a Mini Van many years ago.
by Alan Price
Tue May 09, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mayflower Event is Off....and that's official
Replies: 16
Views: 5609

Alan, I was thinking more like Netley being a lot easier for folks from the east coast,Sussex, Kent,London, the Midlands etc To anywhere from Plymouth must be a crap journey. I'd have love to have come to Mayflower in last cuople of years but it has usually been in June and June is hols down in the ...
by Alan Price
Sun May 07, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mayflower Event is Off....and that's official
Replies: 16
Views: 5609

Netley!.Count me in. Unlike Plymouth, this is an easy place to get to and, of course, sailing in this area is BIG. If the event and CVRDA were advertised at dinghy clubs locally with posters(I could help with this) and maybe a bit in the local paper, perhaps 20+ is possible. And it would offer a cha...
by Alan Price
Sat May 06, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn booms
Replies: 13
Views: 4792

If you have not got the lever for this sort of system, they are quite easy to make which is what I did for my OK.
If you wish, I can email you a picture or two of mine and some dimensions of the aluminium bits used which I bought locally.
by Alan Price
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf April 29th
Replies: 18
Views: 6724

BBQ Rupert?
Not expecting too many people there then or are you putting everybody on short rations?
by Alan Price
Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mr Merlin (Mark)
Replies: 16
Views: 6913

Yep,and I always have trouble getting cloves with long enough fingers.
by Alan Price
Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mr Merlin (Mark)
Replies: 16
Views: 6913

Did'nt mean the Merlin was a nutter's boat in particular.
Let's face it, it helps to be of a certain bent to sail any racing dinghy.
Quite often question myself whilst sailing on cold grey days and talk to myself on every sailing day.
by Alan Price
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Nat12 1713
Replies: 22
Views: 8622

Hello Charles.
My old copy of the National 12 Handbook has no details for this boat, only the name you have.
Sail numbers 1691 to 1811 are given as year 1959.
Looking forward to the Frensham bash
Alan
by Alan Price
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mr Merlin (Mark)
Replies: 16
Views: 6913

Wow, so quick. Thanks Ed. I was out bid on a copy of the Merlin Book on Ebay a couple of years ago but the association have a very good guide to designs on their site. 2783 certainly fits the description of an Echo and appears to be just the sort not to sail well here on the sea.Oh dear. 2240 was ow...