Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

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Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by davidh » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:36 pm

Drove past the Lake today but -very little wind, will there be breeze come August?

But shock horrors......the plans to sail a Merlin at the Nationals have taken a bit knock, nearly as bad as the knock that Susan took that broke her finger!

Of course, another way of saying that you've suffered a knock is that you 'took a hit' - I thought that scoring a HIT might suggest that I'd been partaking of illegal substances but - is there a chance of sailing a HiT at the Nationals. I don't fancy a Finn, am too big for a Moth...would slash wrists in a So slow.....but a HIT...could it be done.

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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by Obscured by clouds » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:32 am

There's a HIT on the e'bay at the moment
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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by PeterV » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:44 am

I've been quite tempted by that Hit, it looks a good boat and I'd love to find out how it compares to a Finn (according to the blurb I'll get thrashed). But, I don't do a lot of sailing and so two boats is enough, and I don't want to part with either so I'm reduced to idle contemplation. So, go on David, I'd love to see one sailing at Clywedog!
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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by davidh » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:05 pm

Peter,

well.... I've opened negotiations!

If it were to 'come my way' then you'd be more than welcome to have a go at Clwedog - I'm sure that there would be others who would also fancy a go too.

Watch this space.

D
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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by Obscured by clouds » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:13 pm

We will :lol:
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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by keithr » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:56 pm

Hi David

Does that mean you will be returning to clywedog for the Nationals?

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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by davidh » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:32 pm

Keith,

if I can 'sore that hit' (this could get me 15 months hard labour!) then the answer is a yes...and will be featuring the event in one of my articles!

I still think the Smokers would be 'the' boat for the event but that is not a option this time around...so I'm aiming for a bulls-eye!

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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by roger » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:56 am

davidh wrote:Keith,

if I can 'sore that hit' (this could get me 15 months hard labour!) then the answer is a yes...and will be featuring the event in one of my articles!

I still think the Smokers would be 'the' boat for the event but that is not a option this time around...so I'm aiming for a bulls-eye!

Dougal

Dougal,

Hope its made robustly :lol:

Keith best have a rib follow David around because he WILL break it.
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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by keithr » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:45 am

That makes a rib for my peggy as well as that could well sink!!!!.

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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by chris » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:22 pm

and one for me please in case my wooden stick explodes again!

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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by davidh » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:54 pm

Would you believe it! I was about to cry 'foul' about all these hugely incorrect comments about my ability not to break things when..... an essential part of the new Merlin Rocket planning was a length of batten marked up with key measurements.

Correction..make that two lengths of batten, which when added together give a close approximation of key measurements!

Think I need a very simple single hander that has the minimum of fittings - I'll sail it a few times, after which everything that might break has broken... then I'll be fine!

D
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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by phil58490 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:12 pm

Another Hit has appeared on the bay, just mentioning it incase you want a spare.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251595037350? ... 1423.l2649
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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by davidh » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:47 pm

Peter V.....looks like your wishes will be fulfilled!

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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by PeterV » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:42 pm

I'm really looking forward to what I've been missing!
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Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

Post by davidh » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:22 am

Peter,

I'll be looking to you for some good tips - sailing with unstayed rigs is not something that I'm well versed in (I'd say that I'd actually worked hard at avoiding them in the main). So now I have a lot to learn in a short space of time - eeek! I am sure that there will be plenty of advice on hand....

Let's hear it for the Lost Classes..............

D
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