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by Lukey T
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 10121

Re: Merlin Rocket wanted

3) 4) arrange a mechanism for pulling the pole vang on once the crew has engaged the pole. With the long poles it is normal to leave some slack in the pole vang (The bit with the ring on attached to the sheet) that is then taken up by the helmsman after crew has put the pole on. This system is comm...
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?
Replies: 48
Views: 17157

Re: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?

I must admit the idea of sea cruising in a wayfarer does intrigue me, wouldnt mind trying it one day.

Ive never been to lundy, sailed past and raced around it in my Swansea days but never been ashore. The pubs supposed to be good.
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Marine Ply Offcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

Re: Marine Ply Offcuts

Possible current project and definately for future projects.

Yeah PM me
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Rule changes for better or worse
Replies: 12
Views: 5258

Re: Rule changes for better or worse

Rather then the classes and there rules, surely its the modern world and technology that risks doing damage to a class? In most classes, as far as I'm aware, the GRP boats are generally quicker than those of a wooden design. Even in classes where there is a minimum weight the advantages in competeti...
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 11945

Re: Blithfield event 2013

Hi there, I wrote to Ben Marshall who does the dates for the classic merlins so they do know. Sadly for Steve (Crook, our Int 12 man) it is the same weekend as west kirby but I'm hopeful of spending time at both locations! but Luke, if it is at all possible, I'd want to sail there in the smokers......
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 11945

Re: Blithfield event 2013

Luke I've put it in the diary.... and I'll try and drag a few gp14's to it.... as we're getting a GP14 vintage fleet up and running and most are based around the north west, north wales and the midlands!! Gareth Im up for this one too Gaz. Kev That would be brilliant, we have atleast one local GP c...
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Marine Ply Offcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

Re: Marine Ply Offcuts

Hi Lyndon,

I could well be interested. Not too far from me.

Where abouts in Walsall?
by Lukey T
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Fixtures 2013
Replies: 71
Views: 26818

Re: Fixtures 2013

Haha yeah good point.

Thanks for adding that, I'll pass on more details as I get them sorted.
by Lukey T
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: masts and booms
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: masts and booms

Hi Chris,

Is the hog stepped still around? and whats the length please?
by Lukey T
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 10121

Re: Merlin Rocket wanted

Then pop along to a merlin club, take some photos of someone's poles and copy them. The way a carbon pole is fitted out will work just as well on an ally pole. Just remember the measured length of 2300mm (Long poles) or 6 foot includes the end fittings. Some people with old boats are using 2 metre ...
by Lukey T
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Fixtures 2013
Replies: 71
Views: 26818

Re: Fixtures 2013

Rupert/Pat

Have emailed blithfield event details that have been sorted so far
by Lukey T
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thames Sailing Club need our help.
Replies: 9
Views: 5218

Re: Thames Sailing Club need our help.

So at least the club is safe for now and surely has even more time to drum up support.
by Lukey T
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 32
Views: 16820

Re: Insurance

The insurance I have on Sledgehammer covers every form of racing at UK national events and also applies to 30day trips into Europe. Think they called it gold. Think I may use the same for both this time as individual still seems cheaper that a combined. Also the comparrison website seem more expensi...
by Lukey T
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Rule changes for better or worse
Replies: 12
Views: 5258

Re: Rule changes for better or worse

How many classes has this happened to?
Other classes must change rules and be fine. The Merlins would have to
Be a good example of this I would think? Especially as the class
is growing still (more boats ordered last year than previous few)
by Lukey T
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 10121

Re: Merlin Rocket wanted

Congratulations and welcome the fleet. You should consider some of the meets if you can make them, both CVRDA and Merlin meetings are a joy to sail and great fun off the water. Are you after a modern or classic pole? Posting on the MROA forum could be an idea. May find another single and convert the...