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by Alan P.
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any information on my GA Feltham built Stormalong dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 6847

Re: Any information on my GA Feltham built Stormalong dinghy

Hello Peter Stormalongs were a big class at Portsmouth S.C. back in the 1950s and Feltham's workshop was just a few doors away. When I was a member there in the 1980s with the OK some of the older members who sailed them were still about, one or two boats were still in the dinghy yard and Feltham's ...
by Alan P.
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gp14 8171
Replies: 3
Views: 5518

Re: Gp14 8171

Good time of year to get stuck into a project like this. You'll be back afloat at the very first sign of spring. Easy !?!? The business with the frence reminded me of a conversation my Dad had with a member at our first club when we had just joined. This chap was explaining how he built his Scorpion...
by Alan P.
Fri May 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: International Canoe
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

Re: International Canoe

My mistake. This boat is 164. It has the name and a rainbow hand painted on the rear deck. I will not be down to the club now until late July but I will get a pic or two as soon as I can. The owner is French and the boat has been in this country for some years now. He rather likes my woody OK and ha...
by Alan P.
Thu May 25, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: International Canoe
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

Re: International Canoe

Hello Stewart ,Ed.
A member at my club near Narbonne has owned Rainbow sail number 2?? for a few years and now has it at the club. I understand this was the Uk national champ in 83 and 84. It's in lovely condition and he certainly can sail it. Very impressive.
by Alan P.
Wed May 24, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What type of Merlin Rocket is 1149?
Replies: 1
Views: 2702

Re: What type of Merlin Rocket is 1149?

Hello Tim.
According to my 2009 copy of the year book, 1149 is a Proctor XII built by Bob Hoare in 1960 and called Euphoria.
by Alan P.
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mast positioning
Replies: 5
Views: 4187

Re: Mast positioning

A Contender rig then Rupert?. Could not agree more about the Laser rig. Ghastly!. The pressures on the bottom mast bearing on an unstayed set up can be quite something.
by Alan P.
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A £50 OK Dinghy?
Replies: 3
Views: 3876

Re: A £50 OK Dinghy?

Interesting. Only the one photo but it does not appear to be your usual Seamark Nunn offering in grp.
by Alan P.
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Clywedog S.C.& Mac Price
Replies: 3
Views: 3970

Re: Clywedog S.C.& Mac Price

Thank you Keith and Alan.

Poor Ken Sykes ( of Old Gaffers fame?) no longer with us either!. The years are truly flying bye so fast.
by Alan P.
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Clywedog S.C.& Mac Price
Replies: 3
Views: 3970

Clywedog S.C.& Mac Price

Keith, Ken and other members who perhaps remember him may want to know that former member Mac Price has died peacefully aged 83. He joined Clywedog after a 20 year break from sailing and had a great time sailing his Solo with you before moving to the south coast about 10 years ago. He also attended ...
by Alan P.
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: ok wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 8378

Re: ok wanted

Good to see that you have had quite a response on the OK forum. I had a feeling somebody would know her. If they are right and she is 1886, then it looks as though I was wrong when I thought that she is NOT an O'Donnell. Certainly differs a little from the 1980's hulls. Very interesting. I would be ...
by Alan P.
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Looks Like a British Moth?
Replies: 10
Views: 8309

Re: Looks Like a British Moth?

And a MK2 Granada under the bush in the background?. I never owned one but used to use my brother's. Loved it and a bit of a change from my Triumph 2000.
by Alan P.
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: ok wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 8378

Re: ok wanted

Errm. I've no idea of the builder. I do not think it is an O'Donnell as the ones that i've seen/owned that have glass bulkheads had rebates in the moulding into which the inspection hatches were fitted. The centreboard does not look right to be an O'Donnell either. The toe straps are very french in ...
by Alan P.
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: ok wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 8378

Re: ok wanted

OKs must have their sail number cut either(depending on their age) into the hog, centreboard casing or forward cockpit bulkhead to be able to measure to class rules. Stands to reason that if there is no sail number anywhere then it probably has not been measured. I do not know where Don O'Donnell go...
by Alan P.
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: ok wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 8378

Re: ok wanted

Put a wanted on the class assoc site too. It's free. You should get a sound usable OK within this budget. 1959, a very interesting and famous boat, is for sale in Staffordshire The OK is a great boat and well worth the effort of searching out a good 'un. Best of luck http://www.okdinghy.co.uk/boatli...
by Alan P.
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK for someone?
Replies: 1
Views: 2320

Re: OK for someone?

This is a very famous OK with an interesting start to life and subsequent history. Sail no 1774. One of Don O'Donnell's quickest boats.
Unfortunately I have enough OKs for now.