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by DavidC
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seafly Racing Dinghy web site
Replies: 13
Views: 5492

Re: Seafly Racing Dinghy web site

As I said, like a vulture just waiting :twisted: :D :twisted: :D :twisted:
by DavidC
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seafly Racing Dinghy web site
Replies: 13
Views: 5492

Re: Seafly Racing Dinghy web site

Ah when the time is right my pretty ones, one must wait for the right moment to strike :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by DavidC
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 1948 International 14 restoration ethics.
Replies: 47
Views: 8671

Re: 1948 International 14 restoration ethics.

Every owner must make their own decision of course, but we must be careful that we do not place boats - or designers for that matter - on a pedestal of perfection. People used what they had at the time and Uffa would be the first to mix epoxy which does not necessarily mean that it should be used in...
by DavidC
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 1948 International 14 restoration ethics.
Replies: 47
Views: 8671

Re: 1948 International 14 restoration ethics.

I have distilled this into one story, but it came from a very successful designer and was added to by a very experienced boat builder. Neither of them are with us today. Once upon a time, there lived an old boat builder. He had spent many years carefully removing modern things from the boats he work...
by DavidC
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rags on Fleabay
Replies: 19
Views: 4439

Re: Merlin Rags on Fleabay

Have to back AG on this one. Mike Mac is one of the best in the game. Brilliant sail maker, brilliant sailor and a real gentleman.
by DavidC
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Contender?
Replies: 12
Views: 2777

Re: Contender?

Fear not, the red pen is fine and I have now concerns about bandits.

I would like to reply further but I am sure it would be off topic and I know that is not allowed so we must not misbehave :twisted:
by DavidC
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: A question
Replies: 52
Views: 15785

Re: A question

So while I was waiting at the top of the gangway in a Cowes Marina on a windless day while crewing in a Swan European Champs, two esteemed owners met close by and the conversation ran: First: I say, anything happening at the Squadron? Second: No, nothing only a few crews hanging around making the pl...
by DavidC
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: A question
Replies: 52
Views: 15785

Re: A question

Try the Thames SC that is their home 020 8399 2164 . I am sure they will have the fleet captain's number.

Cheers
D
by DavidC
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: A question
Replies: 52
Views: 15785

Re: A question

The Dragon must be a dinghy because they allow it to be exhibited at the RYA DINGHY Show :D :D :D :D
by DavidC
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise dimension
Replies: 10
Views: 3677

Re: Enterprise dimension

Hi, there is no guarantee that any measurement someone could give you would match the way you boat was built. It might work or it might be misleading, leading you to alter your boat and then make it out of class. The only safe way is to get a copy of the class rules and set the base line up and chec...
by DavidC
Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Oulton Week 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 39182

Re: Oulton Week 2010

Just a small point, Bow stickers and paint and varnish generally don't mix very well.

:) D
by DavidC
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: How many singlehanded dinghy classes in the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 8342

Re: How many singlehanded dinghy classes in the UK

Ok, lets add, "A" Class, Australis Unicorn Shadow Hobie FX one lots of Hobie's have a S/H version Hobie 14 Topper Topaz 14 XTREME Catapult Dart 15 or whatever it is called now Sprint? Nacra Inter17 Piccolo Foil Gremlin? Topper Topaz Uno and Topper Topaz Uno Race Unit Shooting Star - if only we find ...
by DavidC
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn Masters 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5185

Re: Finn Masters 2010

I am not sure if they have a Finn on display at present, but the last time I saw what I think was Seawolf it was in the store in the sort of condition where I would want change out of nominal £1!
by DavidC
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Gone wooden
Replies: 16
Views: 4833

Re: Gone wooden

Don't worry Dave, we never bothered with Finn's in Brightlingsea, to far to pull them at low water and two hulls or a plank were so much better :D :D :D :D
by DavidC
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 42
Views: 25020

Re: Power tools

You get what you pay for at the end of the day and you have to decide what you are trying to achieve before you start buying. If everything is to be painted then the finish of most sanders will be ok. If you want to varnish then the thousands of little circles left by cheaper ordinary sanders is an ...