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by MartinH
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2009 calendar
Replies: 15
Views: 6432

Re: 2009 calendar

Anyone want a Plastic Fantastic event whilst all the wooden boats are tucked up in bed?
As 2146 is a composite does she count as a plastic fantastic?
Seriously though, depending on the date I'd probably be able to come.
by MartinH
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: RNLI radio license fees
Replies: 20
Views: 9987

Re: RNLI radio license fees

On a different note, I'd not realized that a volunteer coastwatch service had been set up in the mid 90's, to do what the government declared was unnecessary. Anyone know any more about it? A friend of mine is a volunteer at the Skegness station and earlier this year he gave a facinating presentato...
by MartinH
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 5181

Re: Unknown dinghy

As I'm not a member of that Yahoo group I can't see the pic. However, "N" is the sail marking for a National 12.
by MartinH
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seafire Dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 4342

Seafire Dinghy

Currently there is a Seafire dinghy for sale on ebay at what seems a good price, though it hasn't reached its reserve and there ar still several days to go. From trawlling the internet I see they were designed as a rival to the Enterprise, with a PY of 1116 with a spinnaker and were reputed to be ve...
by MartinH
Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: my new old firefly
Replies: 110
Views: 29881

Re: my new old firefly

My old neighbour here in Calstock was the 'Commander' in charge of the RNSAs at Dartmouth RN College. He assured me he was told to burn them....and burn them he did! ...... eib I remember the Dartmouth RNSAs in the late 70s. By then they only seemd to be used very occassionally and then only for pu...
by MartinH
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Advertised as an Ent
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Advertised as an Ent

Martin, I've pictures of very early Grads that have both the breakwater and a raised transom horse. Case rests for the Grad believers David Thanks for that David. There is a very old Grad next to mine in the dinghy park and I've never seen it with the cover off. Next weekend I may just have to take...
by MartinH
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Advertised as an Ent
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Advertised as an Ent

As a Grad sailor I tend to agree with Jonathon and David, the angles from the side decks looks right and the top of the stern tank apears to be concave. However, I can't remember seeing a Grad with a breakwater on the foredeck, though I'm sure someone can correct me, and the horse is much higher tha...
by MartinH
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Netley Event Details
Replies: 37
Views: 11887

Re: Netley Event Details

Would you fit in the front end of a Firefly, Martin? Anything up to about 11 stone is fine, after that, the cramp and bashed head become a problem! Sorry Rupert, I'm more like 12 and a half stone. I wouldn't want to make her submarine too much. I don't worry about the bashed head though, the Grad's...
by MartinH
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Netley Event Details
Replies: 37
Views: 11887

Re: Netley Event Details

I'm hoping to get down to Netley. Unfortunately the Graduate needs some work and Catherine is working so I will probably be available as a crew if anyone wants to take a chance.

Martin
by MartinH
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Sailing In Ambridge
Replies: 60
Views: 18717

Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Didn't Kenton manage a marina after he left the merchant navy? I can't remember where he went to college, but they probably had a few dinghies there. GPs or Ents maybe? That reminds me, are there any ex-RN whalers about that are still rigged for sailing? 27 ft is a bit long but with a (large) centre...