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by Alan P.
Mon Sep 04, 2023 9:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog National Rally/AGM 26th -m 29thAug
Replies: 14
Views: 24745

Re: Clywedog National Rally/AGM 26th -m 29thAug

Nice of you to say that Pat. My best wishes to Sandy. Many people I know ( and one or two boats!) on the results list so I will keep a close eye on here for the 2024 events , especially any 25th anniversary bash. Would be great to meet up again. I don't actually belong to a club so I'm not in a posi...
by Alan P.
Mon Sep 04, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog National Rally/AGM 26th -m 29thAug
Replies: 14
Views: 24745

Re: Clywedog National Rally/AGM 26th -m 29thAug

Oh how I wish I was there!. And I don't mean that just to have witnessed the worthy winners of the Wingnut. Clywedog has some very fond memories for me and this year was going to be the venue of the National Rally so some months ago I checked out ferries but it was just too prohibitively expensive. ...
by Alan P.
Wed Aug 23, 2023 12:31 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: What dinghy?
Replies: 12
Views: 5256

Re: What dinghy?

And why not. You can never have too many. I've tried to make my little fleet a bit varied so I don't get bored. The Streaker replaced a Dart/Sprint 15 that I had sailed for many years. Now that baby offered a totally different character but unfortunately I moved to a region where I could not find an...
by Alan P.
Sun Aug 06, 2023 8:08 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: What dinghy?
Replies: 12
Views: 5256

Re: What dinghy?

If your are thinking in terms of a Heron, how about a Gull? Any of the incarnations are gentle creatures with a really good turn of speed surprisingly. Always sailed mine ( a MK3 and now a MK6) single handed and never considered reefing even in some pretty lively conditions. Weight about 88kg so not...
by Alan P.
Sat May 20, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: British Moth (90's) deck project
Replies: 4
Views: 9783

Re: British Moth (90's) deck project

I'm sure there are folk in CVRDA with far more knowledge about this sort of thing but as a Painting and Decorating tradesman can I offer a suggestion re Q2 and the Sadolin product?. This is a covering coat and not a pure wood staining product. It may or may not take well to having an epoxy coating p...
by Alan P.
Sat May 20, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: "Moth Dervin"
Replies: 5
Views: 4690

Re: "Moth Dervin"

I had a feeling it wasn't a Moth. On Leboncoin there are sometimes listings by people who clearly don't know what they have got. Bit like Ebay. Interesting all the same.
by Alan P.
Tue Apr 18, 2023 10:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: "Moth Dervin"
Replies: 5
Views: 4690

"Moth Dervin"

Hello All.

Found this listing on the amazing French site Leboncoin.

There are only three pictures but looks nothing like any Moth I've ever seen. But then, I'm no Moth expert. Far from it. Would be interested in what the Moth brigade on CVRDA think of it.

www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme/2330577056.htm
by Alan P.
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Hit Dinghy FREE
Replies: 0
Views: 13343

Hit Dinghy FREE

Hello All. Just spotted this on Gumtree. On Hayling Island. Does not have a sail but, hey. I would have it but I'm just too far away. In fact, I was over in Blighty last week shopping for a Streaker. I was successful so I have enough to play with now. https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats/dinghy-boat-hit-...
by Alan P.
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: MX Ray
Replies: 0
Views: 22107

MX Ray

Hello All

If any of these have survived, is it time to destroy them?

Perhaps, as preservation is more in keeping with the CVRDA, they should all get a nice full repaint....in Ukrainian colours.
by Alan P.
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: And now a Shearwater in France.
Replies: 4
Views: 8383

And now a Shearwater in France.

Yes, I've been browsing Leboncoin again. I really must get out more.
I just love the matching vintage trailer in the background of the second picture. The boat has been owned by the seller since 1978.
https://www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme/18048 ... 4051296304
by Alan P.
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Bullet in France
Replies: 0
Views: 8880

Bullet in France

A cold, wet Sunday afternoon here in southern France so I'm aimlessly browsing the huge web site that advertises everything secondhand from toys to houses. Have come across this

https://www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme/19083 ... 4051296304

The Fireball was/is popular in France.
by Alan P.
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 53126

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Rupert's no5 = Silhouette?. I know it's not strictly a dinghy but almost.
by Alan P.
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Corona virus shut down
Replies: 2
Views: 15597

Re: Corona virus shut down

I need to complete paperwork and take it with me for a walk the length of a rugby pitch to the local shop to get food. If i do not do this or II get the paperwork wrong(or I upset a gendarme) I face a substantial fine.
So carry on sailing chaps. I'm not envyous on little bit
by Alan P.
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mick Edwards
Replies: 3
Views: 8023

Re: Mick Edwards

Sad news indeed. Mike features greatly in my happy memories of my visits to Clywedog.
by Alan P.
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK on the CVRDA Facebook page
Replies: 0
Views: 7796

OK on the CVRDA Facebook page

Hello All. I 'm not signed up for Facebook so cannot leave a comment on the posting/ad for this OK but I would just like to say that Harry Millican built some really nice wood OKs to a very high standard. This one appears to be relatively unmolested and still sports the Millican trade mark curved bo...