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by Pat
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Notice of AGM
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Notice of AGM

Since we cannot have the usual get together at the Nationals, I propose to hold a forum AGM starting on Tuesday and running for a few days to allow time for comment. If anyone has any CVRDA topics they'd like to discuss, please let me know, otherwise the agenda is: 1. ratify the previous minutes, 2....
by Pat
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Membership 2020-21
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Membership 2020-21

The new membership year started on 1 August so with the Nationals cancelled, please could you all help in this difficult year by paying your membership fee or renewal. It's only £10 and it keeps this website and our activities functioning. All you have to do is fill in this form http://www.cvrda.org...
by Pat
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog Rally 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: Clywedog Rally 2020

Sandy & I in the van as usual would come. It would be good to manage a suitable socially distanced event and an outside AGM - nothing unusual in that! Self catering wouldn't be difficult, we'd just need parking space for the vans.
by Pat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Idiots Guide to Gelcoat Repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Idiots Guide to Gelcoat Repairs

The idiots guide to varnishing is a popular article on the main website but similarly what would you tell someone who wanted to do small gelcoat repairs on a boat for the first time?
by Pat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Idiots Guide to Dinghy Painting
Replies: 0
Views: 610

Idiots Guide to Dinghy Painting

The idiots guide to varnishing is a popular article on the main website but similarly what would you tell someone who wanted to paint or repaint a boat for the first time?
by Pat
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wayfarer hatches (grp)
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Wayfarer hatches (grp)

Have flagged this up on the Wayfarer group on Facebook.
by Pat
Sun May 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Pearson Pram Dinghy
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Pearson Pram Dinghy

It's the baby brother to the Bobbin and Sailaway dinghies they produced. Same rudder, centreboard and mast design. I knew they made 9ft (Bobbin), 11ft (Sailaway) and 13ft dinghies but hadn't seen this one before.
by Pat
Fri May 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mike Liggett
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

Mike Liggett

Sadly, Mike Liggett of Hunts passed away yesterday due to cancer, having been ill for a while. He will be remembered as a true gentleman both on and off the water and a long time vintage Merlin Rocket sailor and CVRDA supporter in his early, original boat Squirrel and later in War Horse. I shall sen...
by Pat
Tue May 12, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Re: Hunts

Lovely pictures. It's on the main website.
by Pat
Sat May 02, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: My old Lark for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: My old Lark for sale

I've already got 4 to choose from thanks, out of the 22 boats in our care at present. That's more boats than in Shearwater club!
But if I absolutely had to buy another boat and actually had space and storage for one and the money, it would be the Ghost. But I still think it is too expensive.
by Pat
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: My old Lark for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: My old Lark for sale

Gosh I recognise that boat too - after you sold it Peter, it spent many years at Shearwater and was there until about 2008 ish. Hardly ever used in that time.
by Pat
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 2038

Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

And I hope considerably less weight too Keith?
by Pat
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

I guess the Falkirk wheel on the Forth & Clyde canal which makes it passable again from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
Though you don't actually need to use the wheel to go on through the lower part of Falkirk to join the Carron by the Kelpies and out to the Forth near Grangemouth.
by Pat
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Events 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4242

Re: Events 2020

As ever, it is down to event organisers to choose whether they wish to go ahead with an event and down to individuals if they wish to travel to an event that is going ahead.
by Pat
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 12
Views: 3575

Re: More lost classes??

:lol: :lol: Amy's ToY is alive and kicking and heading to the Birkett race at Ullswater this year we're told on FaceBook. Do the various Toppers and Lasers come into the same category as RS - the class association is for all boats produced by that manufacturer? But I wouldn't mind seeing a Bell Flye...