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Max McCarthy
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Re: Introductions

Post by Max McCarthy » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 am

davidh wrote:max,

it is the most fun you can have when you spend 45 years encased neck to ankle in neoprene!

D
Well, I've managed 5 years so far, just another 40 years of great excitement to come! If I was to end up similar to you!
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alan williams
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Re: Introductions

Post by alan williams » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:54 am

Max
Take it from me you really don't want to end up as Dougal. Happy new year Dave. I just could not resist the chance.
Cheers Al

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Re: Introductions

Post by davidh » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:34 am

Alan,

i don't know what you mean!!! I didn't think I'd end up as me either. But look at the people that I met along the way - who still crop up on here.... well there's you, a very young Brooksey (aka Graham Brookes - who was then a slip of a thing sailing out of Solent Breezes...), Roger.... to name a few (the others asked for continued anonimity.....

D
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Re: Introductions

Post by alan williams » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:23 pm

Dave
It's good to know that you still have a sense of humour and know a jest when you see one.
Regards Al

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Re: Introductions

Post by Mirror32 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:53 pm

Peter Barnes. I started sailing in March 2010 at Shearwater Sailing Club with Mirror 26442, Laser 54734 and now Mirror 32. I've been sucked into cvrda by Chris. I have spent many a happy hour sailing in the last two years, making up for 49 lost years before I started.
Like Chris, I too make harpsichords. He makes beautiful, new instruments and I renovate second-hand ones....
2012 is getting off to a great start with a week on a tallship. I hope to beat my personal record of 70 days spent sailing last year. See you all at Wraysbury on 7th/8th July? I don't advise it, but you can see more on my sailing website: http://www.sailpb.com
Cheers Guys!

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Re: Introductions

Post by Max McCarthy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:59 pm

Just out if interest, are you related to Jeremy Barnes, recent commodore of St Catherine's Sailing Club?
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Re: Introductions

Post by chris » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:20 am

Peter so you think you might have the Wraysbury date available now?....Fill in the form on the home page - you know it makes sense. I'm sure you can persuade Jennifer she wants to spend her XXth birthday there.
PS my 60th is the next week!

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Re: Introductions

Post by Mirror32 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:52 pm

Max McCarthy wrote:Just out if interest, are you related to Jeremy Barnes, recent commodore of St Catherine's Sailing Club?
Who me? Sadly there are no other sailors in my family tree.

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Re: Introductions

Post by Mirror32 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:59 pm

chris wrote:Peter so you think you might have the Wraysbury date available now?....Fill in the form on the home page - you know it makes sense. I'm sure you can persuade Jennifer she wants to spend her XXth birthday there.
PS my 60th is the next week!
Dear Chris,
Wraysbury is in July. No problem. I've filled in the forms and been offered a place unless a Mirror earlier than no32 turns up.
It's the October dates at Shearwater that clash with Jenny's birthday that I can't make. Is there anyone out there who would like to use Mirror 32 at Shearwater on October 7th? I'll be holding interviews with prospective helms when I have a short list.

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Re: Introductions

Post by roger » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:06 pm

Peter as far as I am concerned you are entered. it is a first come first served basis so even if an older boat turned up you would still be in.
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Re: Introductions

Post by Max McCarthy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:03 pm

Mirror32 wrote:
Max McCarthy wrote:Just out if interest, are you related to Jeremy Barnes, recent commodore of St Catherine's Sailing Club?
Who me? Sadly there are no other sailors in my family tree.
Ah, I thought there could have been a connection there, but anyhow, good luck with sailing!
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Re: Introductions

Post by chopperado » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:38 pm

Hi all Im Paul been sailing for 33 years since I was 8 started at Highams Park lake in London in British Moths since then sailed a bit of everything from mirrors to int14s(in the experimental period of asemetric when kites were approching 300ft2, Cherubs too many N12s to remember(love em).

recent projects Partial restoration on BRITISH MOTH 292, N12 3337 both done last year and sold on.

on the prowl for a OK, Been offered a Merlin Smokers sat may do it may strip it dont know yet its rotted on floor by transom due to sitting with no cover.

Have a half share in a E-Boat 22ft Yacht.

On to of this Im a dinghy instructor work at various centres ant Im Trainning Officer at Ardleigh SC


been offered a few N12 projects also I may take on

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Re: Introductions

Post by Mungo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:36 pm

Not sure I'm worthy of introduction as I have essentially little to offer and a lot of needs... might be best phrased as a warning.

Mungo Marsden, Biology Prof by trade, never sailed a boat in my life (not quite true I have been told I did sail an optimist pram for 5-10 minutes at some point). I live in the cultural wasteland of Canada (Toronto area). I can blame all sorts of people for my presence here so I will spread it out evenly. I found (OK it was in my Dad's barn, but I still found it) and now own a jollyboat, and that is Ed's fault. I am fixing that jollyboat and I can blame Garry for his generosity that initiated the slippery slope. Once Garry pushed me over the edge Trevor and Rupert have supported my slide into never ending repairs. Chris got me hooked on bladed (planes, scrapers etc) tools, which has evolved into a rather weird obsession (uhm just so one doesn't worry too much the obsession is with tools not Chris). Michael Brigg keeps me laughing and I may even name my boat "bear trap". Many others have provided endless patient advice. I am glad there are many of you as I am sure I become quite trying.

Thanks to everyone for assistance and what often is fun reading

Mungo

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Re: Introductions

Post by Rupert » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:23 pm

Mungo, I enjoy reading about your trials and tribulations enormously, and I find it amazing that technology these days makes it possible for someone at a keyboard in Swindon to see what someone in the middle of Canada is doing in his shed!

Paul, sounds like you have the boat bug as badly as almost everyone on here (though I think you still have some way to go to catch Solentgirl and Nessa!).

I remember there was an E boat parked in a boatyard down in Falmouth in the early 90's - there is something very appealing about them, maybe to do with the clever simplicity of the construction. Not seen one in years - glad they haven't vanished.
Rupert

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Re: Introductions

Post by chris » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:42 pm

Mungo, thanks for making things quite clear!
Chris

I think that's what make the CVRDA so interesting - that we have such a diversion of interests, projects and reasons for doing things.

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