Some thing you've never thought about..

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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Ancient Geek » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:25 pm

s thread is like a debate in the House of Lords one learns so much off topic as it were. So gentile too, no anger, just calm humour, reason and information.
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by jon711 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:28 am

And I think rather amusing in the way it's drifted - just like my relationship.......

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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Ancient Geek » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:27 am

And the snow though not as pure maybe!
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by foaminatthedeck » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Rupert wrote:
roger wrote:AG looking for a good lugsail Dinghy? Look no further than the family of Scows from the Solent. All slightly different. Lets see if i can get them all?

West Wight Scow,
Lymington/Hurst/Keyhaven
Bembridge
Brading Haven

Rupert are there any others?

Still thriving at Yarmouth and Hurst not sure about the others but I guess they are.
Not a Scow anorak, I'm afraid - I'm sure each village had their own variation (which no one else could spot!) in the old days...
The different plastic versions (Keyhaven being one?) also have different names, to add to the confusion.
The Bembridge and Brading Haven Scows are exactly the same, they are so similar to the Yarmouth/Limington Scows that once the jibs are removed (from the Limington boats) they can/have raced together on an equal footing.

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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:44 am

Thanks for the suggestions but the scows do not fit the bill it needs to be a straight stemmed very traditional lugsail dinghy, there are a few around but enough to borrow for a fleet race at Oulton Weel I doubt. - You see I am careful in nominating a dinghy to sail in!
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Michael Brigg » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:53 am

I'm sure you'd look good in one of these...
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...The frock would be an added bonus! :D
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:01 am

Michael I'd weara smock just to please you! That is exactly the type we are seeking. BTW you owe me a PM about the tipple of your choice as a thankyou for your elegently phrased advice!
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Keith66 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:19 pm

YW DB is the ideal boat for a new girlfriend, room to stow a decent picnic & wine, nice & stable & a centreboard slot for her to pee down, if she does this without complaint you know she's going to be a good sailor!

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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Pat » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:07 pm

YW DB is the ideal boat for a new girlfriend
and with the added advantage of a bandit handicap on inland waters.
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Ancient Geek » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:34 pm

But the four most useless things in aboat are: A Copy of the Times, A wheelbarrow, A Naval Officer and a Woman, so said someone (No idea who.) years ago, I do not agree Rodney Pattison was a Naval Officer, The Times is informative, an one needs a wheelbarrow to carry the spare sails oh yes and many women are more use than many a man in a boat!
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Rupert » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:34 am

I'd always heard it as a Naval officer and an umbrella.
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by Brookesy » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:19 am

As an ex Marine I must maintain my loyalty and refrain from any remarks regarding the usefulness of a Naval Officer.
Very tempted though...
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Re: Some thing you've never thought about..

Post by LASERTOURIST » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:31 pm

The guy who sent the original post wanted some boat to go sailing with his new girlfriend....

The obvious answer is the Hobie Cat 16 (not that you get real fine tuned teaching in boatskills, it is difficult to push to the absolute limit but forgives many mistakes).....

But consider the 8ft X 8 ft soft trampoline to get a bit of relaxing moments if the dying wind leaves you in a sunny desert spot somewhere, after a reasonably thrilling bit of sailing.

That'(s what the advertsing calls the Hobie way of life

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