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by jonathanR
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pyfeet Week @ Brightlingsea
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

I should have added that if you need to chat about this ring me on 01206 531730. Do not email me as my computer is away for debugg(er)ing and will not be back for a few days..
by jonathanR
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Pyefleet Week, Brightlingsea
Replies: 0
Views: 1197

Please refer to events.
by jonathanR
Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pyfeet Week @ Brightlingsea
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

This premier dinghy week is from 5th Aug to 11 Aug. See our website http://www.sailbrightlingsea.com I will be sailing a vintage dinghy and it would be nice if there were more! For those of you who didn't make the CVRDA in May you have another chance to sail in this fine tidal estuary. Those that di...
by jonathanR
Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: N1713 Mast - what will stick
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Use epoxy, Charles. As one wag said to me about my wooden mast "compression is going to snap it anyway so why worry about whats holding the two sides together!". Oh he of little faith. Will you be towing her over to Wroxham? I will be there for the Saturday with Cygnet.
by jonathanR
Wed May 31, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea
Replies: 25
Views: 8381

Now I think Team Brightlingsea is Tidewaying. However if the bag is humming then it will be resting on the roof or at the bottom of one of the boats.
by jonathanR
Tue May 30, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea
Replies: 25
Views: 8381

Glad you enjoyed our humble little club! We will be delighted to host you all and more next year. I am sorry to say, Alan, I will be in Italy during the Frensham thrash so cannot bring your bag. It might have to go Red Star or TNT or something like. If its ponging then the carriers may refuse to car...
by jonathanR
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 3237

Just not worth it. I have just broken up a Merlin for its hardware. As I started sawing it up I had a brief prick of concience but as my foot went through and the self bailers fell out almost by gravity I accelerated the saw! The met at the town dump were impressed by the kit I handed to them and th...
by jonathanR
Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Bits
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Just got MR1791, a Proctor IX. She needs a cover and launching trolly. Any on offer out there????????
by jonathanR
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Day boat Identity
Replies: 2
Views: 2581

A pal of mine has got a 16' 6" plastic dayboat with a cuddy. She has what looks like a 4 blade prop as a sail insignia.

Any ideas what she is?
by jonathanR
Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: VULCAN - No, not that one.
Replies: 14
Views: 5161

Wot war?
by jonathanR
Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: VULCAN - No, not that one.
Replies: 14
Views: 5161

I think it was at a Waddington air show that I saw a mock scramble exercise for a Lightning. They sent it up on afterburners on a verticle climb to interceptor ceiling which was about 40,000 ft in a matter of seconds. It had an airtime of only a few minutes before it would rapidly descend! The noise...
by jonathanR
Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: VULCAN - No, not that one.
Replies: 14
Views: 5161

I come from Lincolnshire where the Vulcan was quite something else! Friends of my parents lived in an isolated farmhouse in the north of the county which was selected as a "target" for low level bombing runs. It was quite exciting seeing these monsters of the air gently swoop down and bank away. It ...
by jonathanR
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Big Toys for Big Boys
Replies: 0
Views: 1227

OK folks, have look at ebay yachts for sale and dig deep and bid for a famous America Cup loser. What about CVRDA bidding so we can have a go on a rota basis?
by jonathanR
Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Jewel class
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Oi fink 'e mean joo-al as they say at the Frinton and Walton Yacht Club. Interesting to note that F&WYC are trying to get their dispersed Jewels back to the club as a fleet. I found one in a boat scrapyard a couple of years back which I put a pal of mine onto and she is now I believe on the water ag...
by jonathanR
Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cheap boats for restoration - Bowmoor Auction 4/12
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Pat, I did a survey on a pub in North Essex yesterday and noted a Lark hull (all plastic) in the rear garden (I searched to outbuildings but couldn't fine the rest of it). The new publican was muttering about it becoming a raised flower bed. Shame. I think it might be free to a good or not so good h...