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by Nessa
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: 1969; Forty Years On
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

Re: 1969; Forty Years On

What interest me are the dinghy development 'milestones' eg, when the kicking strap first came into use, the first trapeze etc. Does such a time line exist? (In 1969 my family came home from having lived in the Western sector of Berlin for four years. I was very upset because, despite having given m...
by Nessa
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap Racing
Replies: 16
Views: 5034

Re: Handicap Racing

I tried to do a pursuit race today as a guest at a club where I have not sailed before. The water was frozen, so no racing, but had we gone I would, in K88, have been on the same handicap as GBR 1111, who also knew the water. So far as I know the classics don't yet have a PY (I'm talking phantoms he...
by Nessa
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb
Replies: 100
Views: 24357

Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

I am trying to publicise this amongst the classic phantoms, but their website is not very well at the moment. I have at least managed to put it on their Yahoo group.
by Nessa
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Possible lost class
Replies: 13
Views: 3061

Re: Possible lost class

Thanks ever so AG x. I have to say it appeals more than the moth, just because of the novelty value, especially since I think I could sail it solo, but I am confused about bot being allowed to use the centre board..?
by Nessa
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Possible lost class
Replies: 13
Views: 3061

Re: Possible lost class

Yes, I've now seen one being sailed on youtube and have found various websites, but all the info is in Danish...

Perhaps Ancient Geek might be able to enlighten us. It's a nice looking boat. I'd be keen to know the sail area.
by Nessa
Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Possible lost class
Replies: 13
Views: 3061

Re: Possible lost class

Gosh Nigel, I spent ages today googling skipper scow....and got nowhere, I shall now start my search again.

Good to see I am not only one who incessantly trawls ebay.....
by Nessa
Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Combi wanted for a Finn
Replies: 11
Views: 2819

Re: Combi wanted for a Finn

Hi Simon, I have a good contender combi for sale if that is of any use. It is a rapide (I think) and has a cradle shaped to fit a contender but that could probably be changed. i used all last year with no mishaps. It is surplus to need because the boat went to Canada but there was no room in the box...
by Nessa
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 5
Views: 2082

Re: British Moth

Thanks for flagging this up - I am now watching it in My ebay. Does anyone know anyhting about this type of Moth?
by Nessa
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb
Replies: 100
Views: 24357

Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting.

If it is the weekend 7/8 Feb then I should be doing the Tiger Trophy in the C boat. If anyone wants to borrow ye olde phantome they will be welcome if they don't mind the foredeck looking a bit ropey - I have too many boats to varnish and not enough garages to store them in.
by Nessa
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Pisces Singlehander
Replies: 27
Views: 5392

Re: Pisces Singlehander

There was a man of War on ebay a while back - it took me ages to work out what it was (hours of googling). I didn't bid, worse luck. It looked like a nice boat and in good nick too.

(I have the ebay equivalent of cabin fever in that I have not bought a new boat lately :twisted: )
by Nessa
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: British Moth
Replies: 5
Views: 2082

British Moth

I think I'm going to look for one of these to replace my phantom. I will have to try and sell the phantom first, but if in the meantime anyone comes across a Moth for sale could they let me know. I'm not too worried about condition, but I would like it to have most of the vital parts!

Thanks.
by Nessa
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Shakewell Afloat
Replies: 7
Views: 6696

Re: Shakewell Afloat

Happy birthday to you too Pat!

So does this mean that the Andreionopolos in the book is my Agamemnon? if so, the cheroot burn mark is still there - and clearly I should preserve it!
by Nessa
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Shakewell Afloat
Replies: 7
Views: 6696

Re: Shakewell Afloat

That's fantastic - thank you Ancient Geek!
by Nessa
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Shakewell Afloat
Replies: 7
Views: 6696

Shakewell Afloat

Thanks to all those who mentioned this lovely book. My clever and perceptive other half read these threads and has bought it for my birthday, which is today! It is a fabulous book - I love the illustrations and have already spotted various mentions of Jonny Woodbine - the owner of the monster lurkin...
by Nessa
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: battle of the classes 2009
Replies: 24
Views: 8408

Re: battle of the classes 2009

I would happily come and crew, but I am quite a big person - I have no idea what the size requirements are for a Pegasus, nor have I ever sailed one!