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by Alan Price
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mr Merlin (Mark)
Replies: 16
Views: 6920

Hello Mark. I've been most impressed with the full info on any Merlin that you seem to have at your finger tips,so I thought I'd run a couple past you that I'd love to know more about. First up is number 2783 that is at our club that was bought, I'm told, by someone new to sailing who I saw very bri...
by Alan Price
Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National 12 - 70th Anniversary Regatta
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Yes,it is a good piece of water and friendly club but

a: the date clashes with CVRDA at Brightlingsea

b: don't think I can pass the OK off as a long forgotten N12 design.

Shame.But the OKs have their Inland Champs there Sept30th/Oct 1st.
by Alan Price
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1956 Nat 12 no 1356
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

No offence, Keith. Sorry but I now have visions of luckless Rod at the pointed end with a plastic bailer in one hand,flask of coffee in the other and a sweat on. Go for it.I'm sure you could give it a good home. Book me for a ride. I'm getting a little more than me feet wet at the moment and it's ge...
by Alan Price
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1956 Nat 12 no 1356
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Hello Keith. For what it's worth, the folloing info about 1356 was taken from my 1977 copy of the "Handbook of the National Twelve" A Proctor Mark 2 wholely built by Wyche & Coppock and called Tiggy. Would have thought it was a bit small and unstable for your style. Mind you, you could always rename...
by Alan Price
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cougar Cat
Replies: 14
Views: 3941

And there is someone hanging on for dear life!.Well,all the best books say never leave your boat. One event when not having centreboard(s) was a big plus, I think. Shame my old mate could only get a third.He's been up there for so many years now but never quite pulled it off. Thanks for the link Gar...
by Alan Price
Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cougar Cat
Replies: 14
Views: 3941

Take a look at http://www.hfsc.org.uk.
Unfortunately there is quite a waiting list for boat spaces at the moment.
Eastney Cruising Assoc. on the Portsmouth side of the entrance is home to a few Cats as is Stokes Bay S.C. further up the coast.
Alan
by Alan Price
Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cougar Cat
Replies: 14
Views: 3941

Oh yes.Sounds like you're going to have a great summer, Stephen. If you happen to be in the entrance of Langstone Harbour in your Couger travels, pop in on us at Hayling Ferry S.C.I'm sure everyone would be very interested in her.It is almost totally a multi hull club but nobody has one of those. If...
by Alan Price
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Sailed Today
Replies: 9
Views: 3646

Mind you folks, the wind was painfully light and the Finn in question was state of the art sailed by the British National Champion.Make what you will of that.
Wo'nt be up this Saturday, Nick. I'm going up to Mum & Dad's for the New Year.Have a good weekend.
by Alan Price
Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Sailed Today
Replies: 9
Views: 3646

No wind at Frensham Pond S.C. yesterday, where I'm sailing the Supernova over the winter.In Portsmouth today there's been a good f4 and lots of sunshine but ooooh sooo cccold even on the beach.Thought the windward hull of the 15 would be pretty uncomfortable with the wind chill factored in.Sea temp ...
by Alan Price
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK for Duncan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

Excellent news Duncan and welcome to the club. Nick is absolutely right about that boom height. I know from experience that there is far more room under an OK boom than a Solo or Contender. As for weather helm, if this is a bit heavy this can usually be overcome by moving the mast forward in the hul...
by Alan Price
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Thank You Baltic Wharf
Replies: 10
Views: 4534

Whenever. I'll be there. Just hope the Wind knows what day to attend next time. A most enjoyable day out, all the same.Thanks one and all.
by Alan Price
Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK for Duncan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

An OK has just been posted on the boats for sale page http://www.okdinghy.co.uk. It has been recently re decked but has suffered some transom damage on it's last outing. No. 1644, an O'donnell all wood from about 1973 I'd guess.With 2 metal masts,2 sails and trolly. All for £50 I'd have liked to ha...
by Alan Price
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Another OK ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2128

A gentleman of impeccable taste has put a posting on the British site (http://www.okdinghy.co.uk)saying that he is looking for a good club racing OK, with a decent rig and over 25 years old for CVRDA events.
Find this man a boat!
by Alan Price
Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Any Detail on This?
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Hello Trevor, The Aries has a very brief entry under "other classes" in my 1954 copy of "Sailing Dinghies" by John Fisher. Lenth O.A. 14ft Lenth W.L. 12ft 6in. Beam 5ft 10in Sail area 143 sq ft "Christchurch, Hants,is the headquarters for this class of half decked fourteen-footers. The Aries carries...
by Alan Price
Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea event confirmed
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Nice one. I'll be there, barring a gale(well it is a bank hol.!) and an event in April would be nice too.