Early Int. Moth info.

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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by solentgal » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:58 am

So you managed to find an angle to write the article then David? Looking forward to that copy of Y&Y :D
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by davidh » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:31 am

Sami,

Yep - I'm now 'building the story' and bidding for some extra column inches so that I can fit the whole lot in!

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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by solentgal » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:39 am

David,

Have you shown the guys-in-charge-of-inches this thread? Or at least told them how much interest there is (one has to protect one's scources, after all :) ) I'm sure it would help increase your inches........(surely it's metric by now tho?)
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by davidh » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:55 am

Sami,

as always the problem is writing for the 'wider' audience. I've had some very detailed and informative bits of work that never made it onto the paper page for the simple reason that the content did not have that 'public' appeal. In a magazine like Y&Y you have a much larger but very diverse readership.....and to be a successful writer, you have to be able somehow reach them all - or at leas - a big enough slice of them.

It was easier with DSM - I was one of their 'core' writers so could put a classics slant on things and yet still make it work and more importantly - make sure that the article made it's way into the mag.

But watch this space anyway - think you, Nessa and the other followers of the Moth story will be pleased!
D
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by Nessa » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:50 pm

We have a claridge Europe coming to the club too. It will soon be overrun with moths and moth derivatives...
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by davidh » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:29 pm

A hefty dose of Napthalene will solve that AND help with the Viking funeral for one (or both) of the M boats!!

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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by roger » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:09 pm

Nessa wrote:We have a claridge Europe coming to the club too. It will soon be overrun with moths and moth derivatives...
Nessa a bright light from the far side of the lake will probably help.
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by Nessa » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:12 pm

the lights of the guided busway! not that we ever expect them to be switched on....that was supposed to happen years ago and still we wait!
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by Nessa » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:33 pm

debate on the Y&Y forum now siggests it is a magnum 5. Have to say it does look similar. It is now upside down so I will take hull pics in the morning.

http://www.campionboats.co.uk/html/sail_-_magnum.html
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by jpa_wfsc » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:03 pm

davidh wrote:Sami,

It was easier with DSM - I was one of their 'core' writers so could put a classics slant on things and yet still make it work and more importantly - make sure that the article made it's way into the mag.

But watch this space anyway - think you, Nessa and the other followers of the Moth story will be pleased!
D
thats what I loved about DSM - some very focused writing (from most of you). Tunnel vision on tunnel hulled moths....

I don't subscribe to Y&Y - much toooo expensive.
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by Nessa » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:17 am

the other way up!

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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by Nessa » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:23 pm

ther good news about one of the Europes is trhat it is a Roland from 1978 - so surely able to sail in our open in September?

It's a pretty little boat.
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:29 pm

[quote="Nessa"]the other way up!

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Is it just me or is there a look about this of Darth Vader?

Company for the Phantom Menace perhaps?
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by solentgal » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:07 am

Nessa,

Do you know the sail number for this Moth? I may be able to take an educated guess at which mark of Magnum it is from info I have here if it helps.
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Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Post by Nessa » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:31 am

It's 3769 Sami. Consensus on the Y&Y forum seems to indicate it's a magnum 5, but any info greatly appreciated.

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