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by Rupert
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Best Of…The Wingnut Award
Replies: 8
Views: 7029

Re: The Best Of…The Wingnut Award

JPA I believe won the wingnut at Whitefriars in 2012? In the Skua, possibly for capsizing a keelboat? Garry was a close runner up for his Rocket, maybe disintegrating? There was a write up all those years ago.
by Rupert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: 2018 AGM
Replies: 1
Views: 6782

Re: 2018 AGM

Any changes at the AGM?
by Rupert
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 13529

Re: Bosham classics

2/3 digit numbers were used to discourage trying to translate them, as quite frankly, it works very poorly. Granulation of numbers is, from my experience, a far smaller issue than what kit boats are using and how hard people are willing to push modernised boats compared to originals. As these permut...
by Rupert
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 13529

Re: Bosham classics

You mention lack of quality, David. This the boats or the helming skills? Either way, I'm glad whoever thinks that doesn't bother coming along if they are so blinkered.
by Rupert
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 13529

Re: Bosham classics

I was working, but I know the change of date did for 3 Minisail entries.
by Rupert
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Bowmoor event
Replies: 26
Views: 17583

Re: Bowmoor event

Anyone know if I can drop my boat+trailer this weekend? If someone could contact me ASAP on my mobile. 0032 499 123 672 Dean If you discover you cannot, then you are welcome to leave them at Whitefriars. However, they have tons of boat park space, so I doubt it will be a problem. Their website has ...
by Rupert
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Poole AB 60th anniversary regatta
Replies: 2
Views: 3988

Re: Poole AB 60th anniversary regatta

Sounds like this will be quite a celebration!
by Rupert
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 15509

Re: 11+ afloat

Lovely! By far the prettiest of the small plywood boats of the era. And since, really.
by Rupert
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Fireflys in Bosnia
Replies: 1
Views: 4145

Re: Fireflys in Bosnia

Nice clickbait! Saw original flying Fireflies in the US, just amazing.
by Rupert
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Man O'War for the uk market?
Replies: 6
Views: 6750

Re: Man O'War for the uk market?

Not a Merlin sail, that's for sure, or daring.
by Rupert
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Banbury National Rally
Replies: 11
Views: 7641

Banbury National Rally

Just been looking at the calendar. Any info on Banbury yet?

Banbury not too far from Bowmoor, so maybe makes a good double for people travelling from further afield?
by Rupert
Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Bowmoor event
Replies: 26
Views: 17583

Re: Bowmoor event

Possibly 1, 2 or 3 of us there, with campervan and maybe a pup tent. Certainly a Minisail coming along, maybe other boats, possibly even the Puffin if she hasn't fallen apart again.

I may be unobservant, but I can't see Bowmoor on the event drop-down menu?
by Rupert
Mon May 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Good Mastic for clinker seams
Replies: 15
Views: 14692

Re: Good Mastic for clinker seams

I'm with Keith on this one, use something that will squeeze as the planks swell, if you have to use anything at all.
by Rupert
Sun May 06, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Capsize aid.
Replies: 9
Views: 7581

Re: Capsize aid.

I can capsize without aid. As a help for self rescue, were I a rich man, I suspect I would be tempted. As it is, I think I may follow young JPA's advice on the hosepipe.
by Rupert
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Calling Firefly Experts
Replies: 11
Views: 9329

Re: Calling Firefly Experts

The insides work for a MK1 Firefly, with the built in tanks and dozens of very tired looking screw heads. The stern bag covers tie in with the MK2 deck look in terms of vintage. I suspect the number is telling the truth, but for some reason I have a nagging feeling there is something slightly later ...