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by jon711
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Oulton Week 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 39340

Re: Oulton Week 2010

Garry, put out the feelers for a crew, I have asked for an experienced juniour and am confidant we can find one! For any one else who is thinking of coming, but crewless, I'm sure our juniour (I wish I could spell that word!!) fleet will oblige!!

Jon
by jon711
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Rumours from Netley
Replies: 3
Views: 2754

Re: Rumours from Netley

I must admit sending all 15 (YES fifteen!!) of the little cherubs home broke my heart. :cry: The look on thier faces when they were told they were black flagged, would have made the hardest man cry, but as they said at the War Trials "I was only following orders"!! But I do have the feeling that the...
by jon711
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Viking dinghy
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: Viking dinghy

Yeah, it does, could it be that the bits of the Oulton Gull came from this boat too?

Jon
by jon711
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket bits - 950
Replies: 39
Views: 10440

Re: Merlin Rocket bits - 950

Try reducing the size of the picture...

Not sure how you do it, but there have been previous comments before..

Try a search on the site, I think that, you may find the answer....

Jon
by jon711
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket bits - 950
Replies: 39
Views: 10440

Re: Merlin Rocket bits - 950

jon711 wrote:Stephen,

It would be lovely to see this diamond, any chance you could upload some overalls??

Jon
I (misunderstood again!!) meant that I, (and I'm sure all of us!!) would like to see pictures of your new delight - not just the diamonds....

Jon
by jon711
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket bits - 950
Replies: 39
Views: 10440

Re: Merlin Rocket bits - 950

Stephen,

It would be lovely to see this diamond, any chance you could upload some overalls??

Jon
by jon711
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moving Quickly Along - Merlin 950
Replies: 52
Views: 11428

Re: Moving Quickly Along - Merlin 950

At the risk of thread drift 70+, Tera's actually, should, by my old fashioned principles, mean 140+ parents...

It takes two to Tango....

Jon
by jon711
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: 12 sq Metre Sharpies
Replies: 9
Views: 6811

Re: 12 sq Metre Sharpies

Well, it is advertised at both Brancaster Staithe SC and Wells SC both UK Mainstays of the Sharpie. But a good point, I will drop a line to James Case (He (just),beat me at Wells, 3 years ago in his Phantom, and came third in the Sharpie nationals that year with David Frary crewing). A good reminder...
by jon711
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moving Quickly Along - Merlin 950
Replies: 52
Views: 11428

Re: Moving Quickly Along - Merlin 950

Considering she's an old lady - dosn't sound too bad - although the car filler repair with cardboard backing, made me cringe!! We used to get loads of boats at the yard that were repaired in such a way!!! Brought back memories... (Must have been owned by a Broad's sailor at sometime!!)

Jon
by jon711
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: My legs still hurt...BB
Replies: 6
Views: 3913

Re: My legs still hurt...BB

OOOHHH it is just too tempting, I can not hold back (sorry DH) :wink: But, as I am such a light weight we need the weight somewhere, and the only way I have ever managed to put weight on was when we did the Wayfarer nationals at Whitstable in late 80's early 90's. BUT, it was not a healthy way to pu...
by jon711
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moving Quickly Along - Merlin 950
Replies: 52
Views: 11428

Re: Moving Quickly Along - Merlin 950

David,

Don't worry, you will have a Broads sailor on board. We are used to those style of courses, and those fickle winds....

"Let me take you buy the hand and lead you round the marks of Shearwater, I'll tell you something that will make you change your mind"!! appologies to Ralph McTell..

Jon
by jon711
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glue - Crystalisation
Replies: 14
Views: 3339

Re: Glue - Crystalisation

And was this boat Nitro, currently at Oulton??

And sailing in the classic Merlin circuit??

Jon
by jon711
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: My legs still hurt...BB
Replies: 6
Views: 3913

Re: My legs still hurt...BB

. After the race I was talking to someone from a wide merlin and he said he had to sit up on the side but only leant backwards a couple of times! Arrrgh...not what I wanted to hear! Maybe no one mentioned the narrow ones can be harder work than a wide one in a breeze! - but I think we did very well...
by jon711
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: kicker take off point
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: kicker take off point

Right that's it, has anyone got a set of cotten sails for a Smokers, and a wooden mast please!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Only jesting, I actually think that the sails and mast on 3025 may very well have been original, and that is what frightens me, when I recall how lovely your cotten set looks...
by jon711
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glue - Crystalisation
Replies: 14
Views: 3339

Re: Glue - Crystalisation

I think your right Jim, can't find a copy of the class rules at present, but feel fairly sure there is something about radii in there, otherwise you could have a clinker built boat, with all the clinkers faired out (with Epoxy) - that would be a smooth skin Merlin, which is being discussed on the MR...