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Re: A question

Post by Garry R » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:34 pm

Rover 75 estates don't even start to go up the hill if they have been used as a communal li-lo inflater!! It is a steep hill I must confess.

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Re: A question

Post by roger » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:17 pm

Ancient Geek wrote:The clue may be in "old" and van having followed a few vans up reasonable hills in Hampshire and Surrey recently and found them struggling to a point of collapse, I sympathise.
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Re: A question

Post by Brookesy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:15 pm

Show me the hill and let my old van have a go......
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Re: A question

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:17 pm

Impressive vehicle, not really my sort of thing, however reverting to possible Oulton Vintage Boats, Thames Raters? They've been before and do the Three Rivers race too.
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Re: A question

Post by jon711 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:34 pm

And have requested to have thier nationals at WOBYC...

I would love to contact the A Rater Class Assoc to promote Oulton Week. Has anybody got any contacts??

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Re: A question

Post by DavidC » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:51 pm

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

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Re: A question

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:46 pm

I've mailed you Stuart Gurney (Vice Comodore of Thames) numbers and e-mail.
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Re: A question

Post by Rupert » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:01 pm

Also Mr Ben, the cvrda rep at Thames, is worth a PM.
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Re: A question

Post by jon711 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:30 pm

Thanks for the info. Will follow up. I recall sailing against Stuart Gurney when I was crewing Tom Shucksmith - but I doubt he will remember me. Crews seem to be forgotten very easily!!

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Re: A question

Post by DavidC » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:48 am

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 place untidy.
First: They really should keep them out of the way.

I'd like to see them sail single handed!

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Re: A question

Post by Ancient Geek » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:23 am

Oscar Wilde said something about such people.
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Re: A question

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:12 pm

Ancient Geek wrote:So the Flying Fifteen is in (designed 1948 ish), what about, ...
...other venerable keelboat designs?
Surely this Gentlemans conveyance would do nicely as a handicap bandit??!
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Re: A question

Post by davidh » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:29 pm

with lines like that it has to be East Coast.... just the thing for a bit of rape and pillage!

Handicap somewhere down by the Topper, get goes upwind like a Badger!!

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Re: A question

Post by Ancient Geek » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:43 am

Viking Longship (Knarr.) ceratinly in http://vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/index.php?id=1246&L=1 whatabout a Trireme or even (lets be ambituious) A quinquirime?
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Re: A question

Post by Pat » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:18 pm

According to Masefield, Quinquiremes row (with 5 banks of oars) so no good. We're used to the Matthew in Bristol so his Spanish galleon might be interesting and I'd love the cargo but I'd probably get the "Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack" and its firewood and cheap tin trays :D

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