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by chris
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog Rally 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: Clywedog Rally 2020

Quite understand Keith.Shame but lets hope 2021 is better than 2020.
by chris
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

in desperation i flicked through the dinghy database and found the Illusion for Rupert's non existant boat ...a pint sized yacht if ever there was. Memories at Roadford of Mark D sailing one with His spirited very young daughter popping her head out of the cockpit to grin at everyone....that was lon...
by chris
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

I take your point, Jim, but on the other hand Brunel was the engineer for the SWR, thus ,presumably, the use of broad gauge originally; and the GWR funded the construction, not sure if that was completely or not, and it seems the two companies were in partnership before they amalgamated. Brunel the ...
by chris
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

yes Michael, the GWR teminated at Neyland on the north bank of the Cleddau about four miles up stream from Milford Haven. In fact for a time they called the terminus Milford. it became a busy deep water port, even the great Eastern put in few times for repairs. the track was originally broad gauge a...
by chris
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Not Falmouth, Rupert...go north.
The last and largest wooden warship was built near here. it displace twice as much as HMS Victory and was fitted with a steam engine as well as sails. But it never saw service.

Your number five wasnt a Lightning by any chance?
by chris
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Gavin. further west than the Tamar.
hint.. HMS Warrior lived as a hulk/Jetty on the opposite bank here.
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Yes Pat, I'm sure Sandy knew that . The GWR found a way to shorten the sea route to the Atlantic. This terminus was open in 1856 and closed to passengers in 1964. Rupert . is the nonexistent boat an Optimist?... None around at the moment. Bobsliegh track a Lugger remove a G and R to get Luge . May s...
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

mostly correct, Rupert, but think south of the Caledonian, And you fell into a trap on the last one.

Rupert you have more right than i can get of yours without googling
1 Zenith, 2 ? 3 leader 4 ? 5 stealth 6?
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz questions
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Quiz questions

1. It is reputed that Jack Holt designed the Enterprise dinghy as a boat his wife would prefer to crew on Wraysbury lake. What event was staged to prove the Enterprise was more than just a boat for a pond? 2 What single handed dinghy classes were used in the following Olympics? Who designed them and...
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz questions
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Quiz questions

Housebound by any chance? How about a Continuing quiz... Seems a long time since we had a quiz on the forum so I have set five questions and my suggestion is if others also add five ( or more) questions the quiz will evolve and build up. Some of you have been so good at making questions - much bette...
by chris
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Quiz ANSWERS

post answers or discussion on this thread.
by chris
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: pembrokeshire one design
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: pembrokeshire one design

the boat builders name was not woods but WILLIAMS
i got it wrong in the above post.
by chris
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Agba Veneer
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

Agba Veneer

does anyone have a few scraps of Agba Veneer surplus to requirements? Another volunteer at the West Wales Maritime Museum is restoring the museum's Fairey Swordfish. and needs to do a couple of patches.
Many thanks
Chris
by chris
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Vintage International 14 Rally
Replies: 7
Views: 2987

Re: Vintage International 14 Rally

Rickmansworth SC have published the date of their vintage 14 event. I had been fretting it would coincide with Hunts but fortunately it is the weekend before so doubly worth the trip from deepest west wales to do both of these events. i highly recommend the 14 event at Ricky by the way. chris and Lo...
by chris
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: pembrokeshire one design
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: pembrokeshire one design

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