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by MartinH
Mon May 24, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Boatbuilders
Replies: 35
Views: 12534

Re: Boatbuilders

It was an interesting experience, the wingsail fitted to MV Ashington was a winner. I'd forgotten the Ashington. She once got me really confused during a forenoon watch in the Irish Sea. There had been a contact on radar for a while then this dirty great rectangle climbs over the horizon. I was qui...
by MartinH
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Good book
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Re: Good book

My father had a copy of this, and as he never throws away books it must be somewhere around in my parents' house. I remember reading it in the early 70s, fairly soon after I learnt to sail. And what a far cry it was from mucking about in Mirrors and Coypus.
by MartinH
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: How many singlehanded dinghy classes in the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 8063

Re: How many singlehanded dinghy classes in the UK

Gremlin anyone?
by MartinH
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 4889

Re: Happy Christmas

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday (which, by no means is meant to be prejudicial to those of an antipodean’s nature), pract...
by MartinH
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Bosun
Replies: 13
Views: 7903

Re: Bosun

I was first introduced to Bosuns at Calshot where we used them for the Hampshire Schools' Regatta. Compared to the Scout Coypus (which were all I had raced in before) they were competative and they behaved as the manuals said they should. Apart from their weight their other main drawback was how dif...
by MartinH
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: dinghy indentification
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: dinghy indentification

Steve Bockett wrote:I can't see any photo's. Could it be a Graduate or Super Grad made by Wyche and Coppock :?:
No record on the Graduate database for number 1991. If it is a Grad she would have been built 1967 or '68
by MartinH
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: New Home Page
Replies: 15
Views: 6022

New Home Page

Have just logged on and was pleasantly suprised by the new home page. Is this a permanent change or just for the remainder of the 10th anniversay year? The changing background to the title pane is a nice touch - though I will have to keep refreshing to see how many there are - or is it taking random...
by MartinH
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend
Replies: 69
Views: 20004

Re: Roadford 10th Anniversary Event. August Bank Holiday Weekend

Unfortunately there's no way I can make Roadford however, after the event last weekend at Thames, I've now got a CVRDA banner that needs to get there somehow. There was no one left after racing on Sunday who was definitely going to the nationals to give it to. So before I pay to post it to Roger (p...
by MartinH
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: And the last shall be first
Replies: 20
Views: 9990

Re: And the last shall be first

I agree that feels good to have your participation in any event acknowledged. Other hobbies (OK so sailing is more than a hobby - passion? disease??) are awarded medalions, small plaques etc for partipation in shows etc. Visit a steam fair or model railway exhibition and a number of exhibitors will ...
by MartinH
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Changes to Constitution for 10year anniversary?
Replies: 51
Views: 10637

Re: Changes to Constitution for 10year anniversary?

I have been reading this topic with interest and although I have only attended two events thought I would put in my two pen'orth. There are two questions that should be asked; a) Are there owners entering boats that don't fit the ethos of the CVRDA? b) Are there any boats out there that do fit the e...
by MartinH
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Aged Oppy
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Aged Oppy

Question for the Oppie experts: has the Optimist sail emblem always been the same? I ask because back in early 70s our Scout Troop had two aged Oppies (nos 83 & 85 I think) with "OP" on the sails.

Like jpa's 87 these were ply on a frame and the buoyancy was polystyrene blocks in the bow and thwart.
by MartinH
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Sailing In Ambridge
Replies: 60
Views: 18716

Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Of course the original 'Cygnet' boat is at Topsham Museum. http://www.devonmuseums.net/images/stories/14/rivergallery.jpg was just there yesterday cheers eib I knew this reminded me of something. In "Exeter to Newton Abbot - A railway History" is a paragraph about the Swan and Cygnet . "The Swan an...
by MartinH
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Sea Bat
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Re: Sea Bat

Nigel wrote:A Graduate with an ebay tape measure :?
Looks like a Grad to me. If the sail number matches the hull she was built round about 1968 and was originally called "Magician"

Could be worth 99p just to get myself a wooden mast and boom.
by MartinH
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: WANTED : Boat to hire for Poirot!
Replies: 25
Views: 7095

Re: WANTED : Boat to hire for Poirot!

If a modern built traditional boat is suitable how about something by the Barrow Boat Company, such as their 12 ft Swallow? http://www.barrowboats.co.uk/barrowboat/swallow12.html OK, she is a touch smaller than 14 to 16 ft suggested, but is described as having a capacity for 4 adults and to my way o...
by MartinH
Tue May 12, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: PETRE MILNES SKIPPER 14
Replies: 20
Views: 13181

Re: PETRE MILNES SKIPPER 14

alan williams wrote:Hi
That was proberbly my 78 year old uncle in his 12 ft Skipper great boat for the older gent.
If your uncle's boat is of the yellow variety it was him.