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by Alan P.
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: rudder was it off then?
Replies: 12
Views: 5207

Re: rudder was it off then?

It's an 30 Degree OK rudder, I'm 99.9% sure. I will dig out the class measurements later this evening and post them here, then you can see if it matches. Bingo!
by Alan P.
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: More a KO rather than OK!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: More a KO rather than OK!!

Somebody's pride and joy once upon a time. So sad.
by Alan P.
Fri May 24, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clwedog Event 25-27th May
Replies: 48
Views: 18645

Re: Clwedog Event 25-27th May

So what's the camper Chris? Should that be MYFANVW? Aircools have huge a fan? After 15yrs, I sold my VW Bus in Nov 2011 when I had'nt a clue how things would pan out here. Mistake!! I'm now on the look out for small camper at the moment. Older French van conversions seem to range from bizzarre to cr...
by Alan P.
Tue May 14, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket - Rowsell Courageous
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: Merlin Rocket - Rowsell Courageous

Sitting on a combi too, Davidh.
Nip up to Cannock, do the biz and trailer back. All in a day. What could be easier? Gooo on, you know you want to.

It's not me selling, by the way.
by Alan P.
Sat May 11, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Clwedog Event 25-27th May
Replies: 48
Views: 18645

Re: Clwedog Event 25-27th May

Hello Keith.

Shame not more folk are going to pay you a visit. I really would love to again but it is rather a long way for me now!
Mum and Dad are both doing well down on Hayling.
Best wishes to all at the club
Alan
by Alan P.
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SRPING TRAINING CANCELLED
Replies: 14
Views: 5829

Re: SRPING TRAINING CANCELLED

[quote="Rupert"]Just start a local branch - plenty of interest in classic/wooden boats in France, isn't there?[/quote] Hello Rupert. Probably up north, but I've never seen wooden dinghies around here. I do'nt think the heat is kind to them. Lots of old plastic 470s, 420s,505s etc ,usually with bleac...
by Alan P.
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SRPING TRAINING CANCELLED
Replies: 14
Views: 5829

Re: SRPING TRAINING CANCELLED

And I thought it's been a crap weekend here! It's only 11/12c and it's actually been raining. Mum and Dad are driving back to the UK tomorrow, poor souls. I've got a place fixed up for the Dart/Sprint15 and just need to get it out of the garage, do the usual checks and get it down there. Hope to get...
by Alan P.
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Pompey Perisher 16th Feb
Replies: 12
Views: 6089

Re: Pompey Perisher 16th Feb

Or they could get Peter to repair it. Sounds as if he's got all the kit.
by Alan P.
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Where you live
Replies: 24
Views: 8973

Re: Where you live

The water centre next door was where I spent a whole week in late 1974 on a sailing course as a 16 year old Cambridgeshire Constabulary Police Cadet. The only time I've ever been paid to sail!! No pressure as I'd already been sailing for 4 years down the road at Wyboston Sailing Club. Long gone.
by Alan P.
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Where you live
Replies: 24
Views: 8973

Re: Where you live

The equivalant in France to British counties are departments and they are very large by Brit standards. Each has a name and an admin number. I live in the north east corner of Aude (11) but if i go a few mins north, i'm in Herault (34) which stretches quite some distance to the north. I've sailed th...
by Alan P.
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Just Checking.....
Replies: 31
Views: 11318

Re: Just Checking.....

You're not alone. That makes two of us without a Facebook or Titter account. Just cannot see the logic.

Peter... I think you Finns have to be nice to everbody, don't you?. The more hands to help with the pull up the slipway the better?.
by Alan P.
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Just Checking.....
Replies: 31
Views: 11318

Re: Just Checking.....

Well done Jon. Look forward to details and pics. I can take some pics of the hull detail of 1211 for interest as they must have been registered only weeks apart. She's a Peter Crew boat. Well worth getting some decent control lines set up. One of the things that sets the OK miles apart from a certai...
by Alan P.
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: An OK Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: An OK Classic

Yes, looks dry but the photos were taken when the trees had leaves. You've had a little bit of rain since then i believe?

Sail no 615 going to be about 1965 so good CVRDA stuff
by Alan P.
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Chichester Harbour nostalgia
Replies: 6
Views: 4135

Re: Chichester Harbour nostalgia

Wonderful film. Even more so for a classic car fan. Thanks Sami
by Alan P.
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Just Checking.....
Replies: 31
Views: 11318

Re: Just Checking.....

I think you may have a point Chopperado. There was a stage when interest in the UK had faded away quite a bit and good very boats could be bought for peanuts. Top draw international racing could be had for little money.This was when us die hards were tempted to start collecting them, although i have...