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by Ancient Geek
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 23979

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

Surely Pat is trying to be inclusive?
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Old rope style
Replies: 9
Views: 3972

Re: Old rope style

Apologies PM sent! :idea:
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Whats in your shed?
Replies: 43
Views: 9708

Re: Whats in your shed?

The Romanee Conte should be drunk with a ooaded revolver by ones side there being little left to live for! seriosly it is great wine the residue of Beecher Moores, Parks Restaurant, which was in Beauchamp Place.
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Whats in your shed?
Replies: 43
Views: 9708

Re: Whats in your shed?

Just emptying significant otyhers shed and garage prior to major building count thus far four very good 6'6" sofas five byicycles (Three still in polythene wrapping.) 4 cases of Ramanee Conte 2 of Corton Charlemagne (Forgotten about them.) Sundry cases of wed killer now banned a worm riddled Georgia...
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Rumours from Netley
Replies: 3
Views: 2754

Re: Rumours from Netley

Well done!
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Old rope style
Replies: 9
Views: 3972

Re: Old rope style

Love D.P. quotes
"When at last you say you're his
All shivering and sighing
And he says his love is infinite undieing
Lady just remember this
One of you is lying".
She and Oscar are the source of most good quips, as she - D. P was the first to point out!
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Viking dinghy
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: Viking dinghy

I remember that thread, we had Gull no 5 as a family boat I would not call it bad in as much as it was pretty in sillouette but the rudder being a long way inboard meant its handling was well sensative!
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Viking dinghy
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: Viking dinghy

Jon who knows what Desmond Truman was up to with the Oulton Gull, I always though it was an American Design that was built in several centres and then sailed under various local names, sure as eggs is eggs Nick doesn't know!
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moving Quickly Along - Merlin 950
Replies: 52
Views: 11428

Re: Moving Quickly Along - Merlin 950

Re Garry's point, the old advice on varnishing was to varnish at or very near dawn when the dew was still on the ground on a still morning as near midsummer as you could, that way no dust, a cool temperature to apply in, and the all important rising temperature for it to dry in. Doesn't seem to matt...
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Old rope style
Replies: 9
Views: 3972

Re: Old rope style

The only thing is how does it feel and reeve round small blocks under light load (Does it run?) and lets face it no matter what it feels like in a dinghy mainsheet it is well below its SWL!
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket bits - 950
Replies: 39
Views: 10440

Re: Merlin Rocket bits - 950

The only thing is that if using in a high load situation you do need to beef up the axle with a engineering push fit thicker wall tube or even solid alluminium to prevent wall crushing and distorting under load like Rodney did and we've all followed.
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket bits - 950
Replies: 39
Views: 10440

Re: Merlin Rocket bits - 950

Acquired taste maybe but from say 1955 - say 1980 it was the way it was done until someone thought up a more complicated way, like all kit it needed monitoring and maintaining, ALSO before spinnaker shoots were the norm, you could get a rally neat light weight one that ran smoothly on PTFE bearings ...
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Old rope style
Replies: 9
Views: 3972

Re: Old rope style

Marlow ropes of course and these people...http://www.chandleryworld.co.uk/catalog ... -2096.html
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket bits - 950
Replies: 39
Views: 10440

Re: Merlin Rocket bits - 950

As Peter says absolutely nothing wrong with the drum winches most modern Dragons use them (Bgger than dinghy.) for kickers and jib haliyards I never had any problems with mine in 15 years of dinghies Rodeney Pattison even used them for adjusting the shrouds on the first Superdocious. (The Acapulco b...
by Ancient Geek
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: 12 sq Metre Sharpies
Replies: 9
Views: 6811

Re: 12 sq Metre Sharpies

The Dutch, Us Danes and the Swedes do regattas so much better FUN is part of the serious stuff.