re ..introductions

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re ..introductions

Post by fatsailor » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:43 pm

HI I'm FRANK,
really old git rapidly approaching retirement.
I'm a heating engineer in Bedfordshire. started sailing with British Gas in early seventies, took rya dinghy course at Welwyn Garden lakes. progressed through Mk1 gull {slow!}Bosun, not much faster,GP14, Supernova,Miracle,Kestrel,,plus a BRADWELL 18 trailer sailer for a year. now have two ELEVEN PLUSes, although will be selling one next year, which I have put in a sailable condition. currently rejoined Welwyn sailing .{tiny duckpond} unfortunately due to work commitments and wife ,do not sail as often as I would like. :cry:

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Re: re ..introductions

Post by Rupert » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:27 pm

Hi Frank,

Welcome to the cvrda!
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Re: re ..introductions

Post by fatsailor » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:24 am

Thank you

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Re: re ..introductions

Post by trebor » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:02 pm

Welcome Frank :D
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Re: re ..introductions

Post by fatsailor » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:43 am

Thank s Trevor,minisprint? Aren't they the bigger earlier topper style?

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Re: re ..introductions

Post by Nigel » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:27 pm

fatsailor wrote:Thank s Trevor,minisprint? Aren't they the bigger earlier topper style?
How insulting! - (sorry Rupert :P )

actually it is an Aquabat which is basically a Beachcomber that someone has spoiled by adding a Una Bermudan rig :lol:

Hi Frank - welcome to the CVRDA :)

To explain the above - Rupert champions Minisails and I own about half the world's Beachcombers (2 of them) (don't be too impressed they are usually about £30 each)

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Post by Rupert » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:56 pm

Trebor does also own a Sprint, though, which is a modified Minisail with a self draining cockpit and moulded seat support. The Minisail is indeed the forerunner to the Topper.
Rob's boat is the Escort Mexico of the Minisail world, though! All it needs is front spotlights...
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Post by trebor » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:33 pm

Frank,
minisail.org.uk
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Post by fatsailor » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:04 pm

Aah just seen the video on utube, there was one on t'bay a little while ago, quite close to me ,I bid but it went too high, looked good tho..the video looks fun , but the helm looks worried!

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Post by trebor » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:59 pm

"The Helm looks worried"
:lol: Statement of 2015 :lol:
Very quotable, well done Frank, made my day :D
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Re: re ..introductions

Post by fatsailor » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:50 am

How did you mount camera? I believe I have been bought one for this year, was thinking of attaching to the boom out board end but I am concerned restraining it?

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Post by trebor » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:34 am

On a Una Bermudian rig, you have all foredeck to fasten to, I used a twin sucker glass carrier and a handle bar mount, their are many other ways to attach to other types of boat, I would do a search on Y&Y.
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Post by Nigel » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:38 pm

Lots of ways to mount but best tip is to remember to also tie a safety line to the camera
:)

You can get an interesting perspective from the top of the mast or by using a handlebar mount on the tiller .

I just use windows movie maker to edit and add music as it is free :oops:

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Post by trebor » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:35 pm

What video did you watch?
Good tip, tie on, I lost my first action cam overboard.
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Re: re ..introductions

Post by fatsailor » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:47 pm

I think my camera will come with handlebar mount, was thinking of screwing length of tube to boom end and mounting to that ,plus safety cord.
Watched videos of aquabat and minisprint the boom looks very low on both, I think I would struggle to get underneath quick enough, had to give up supernova for that , and go back to boats with more room.

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