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by Alan Price
Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shearwater cvrda event
Replies: 5
Views: 4083

Hello Chris,
Unfortunately I can't make it, however.... Back in January I posted a plug about the 2005 CVRDA events on the OK Dinghy UK web site (http://www.okdinghy.co.uk). To date this has been viewed 107 times. You have been warned! Now,how many boats was it for a class start?
Alan
by Alan Price
Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Glueing up an OK Mast (Wooden)
Replies: 9
Views: 3173

Hello Black Bravo or is that "Pete"?. If you are; I told you this lot would have all the knowledge about these things. Either way, hope to see you and your OK at some events,
All the very best Alan. OK 1211.
by Alan Price
Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keeping it up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4530

With a Finn, you can get to the heel of the mast when the mast is in the boat then? This puts a different angle on things.Very convenient. No such luxuries with the OK. Or is it passed up from the Deck bearing ring on the mast?. Guess the 12" tube is to stop water flooding into the hull through the ...
by Alan Price
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnishes - oh no, not again!!
Replies: 22
Views: 7828

DULL CHOICE OF COLOURS.....Be aware that house paints, even premium quality ones, are just not as hard or tough as marine enamels.No good at all if you race your pride and joy. However, a small amount of a vivid coloured house paint can be added to a can of White marine enamel to produce something d...
by Alan Price
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: ToYs
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

" a bit like buses" Rupert? You mean they sail like one?
Perhaps you should have kept yours red and called it "Routemaster"
by Alan Price
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keeping it up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4530

Or even check out the mast RACK for ideas. It's been a long day!
by Alan Price
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keeping it up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4530

P.S.
As an experienced Finn helm you more than likely know that sail contol lines will NOT keep the mast in the boat!!
Picture lightish winds,sailing by the lee on the run with no cunningham on,little or no kicker on and then there's a shifty puff and she's over.Sound familiar?
See you soon, Alan
by Alan Price
Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keeping it up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4530

Hello Nick, You could always put a "bolt" or pin on the heel end of the mast and cut a corresponding slot in the lower heel bearing in the boat. On most Needlespar masts the heel is a plastic plug which can be removed to gain access inside the mast far enough up to fix a bolt and then replace.OR the...
by Alan Price
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Compitition Time
Replies: 19
Views: 10495

Hello Rupert,
Let's hope she's as tough as Tonkas were supposed to have been. As to red or white; red matches my eyes. Thank you.
by Alan Price
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bowmoor Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 4533

Hello Mark, I seem to recall that Karen was out on the water at Frensham with camera back in July.Did she get any good pictures?
by Alan Price
Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: What's in your workshop?
Replies: 13
Views: 5487

Hello Neil, Got the OK set upside down in the garage today ready for a lick of paint.Then,later, a coat or two of varnish after turning her the right way up.No work as such. With all these recently acquired flying machines that will be appearing this year,looks as if I'll be playing with myself at t...
by Alan Price
Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Compitition Time
Replies: 19
Views: 10495

Hello Rubert,
Well, a name for the TOY? How about Tonka ? Remember those toys? Of course, this name would unfortunately rhyme with at least two less flattering names which the good folk of CVRDA would no doubt spot and more then likely many more.
by Alan Price
Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Back in business
Replies: 3
Views: 3631

Welcome back,Nick. Do tell us more!
by Alan Price
Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 28
Views: 14099

It's a bit sobering when a company like Laser turns its back on a success story like the Dart 15. A class selling itself with virtually no hype,hundreds of 'em about,usually 60 or more at the Nationals,established open circuit and class assoc. How do you make a good judgement before shelling out a f...
by Alan Price
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Thank you Bowmoor
Replies: 18
Views: 9909

A great day out. Thank you all. I was most impressed with the Race Officers transport to the club - a 1968 Hillman Minx. Very fitting.
As to the lunch,perhaps a separate queue for us who can cope on just caffeine and suger(tea and cake/chocolate) for extented periods may have speeded things up.