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by Nessa
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: RYA Volvo Dinghy Show
Replies: 8
Views: 3000

Re: RYA Volvo Dinghy Show

I would happily take Agamemnon down there for the price of some free tickets, because it would be worth it just for the chance to get some advice, comment etc. But I can't guarantee she would be finished by then. (unless we get a sudden climate change or I find a centrally heated shed (mind you, the...
by Nessa
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Wow!
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Wow!

Look at this for a gorgeous boat: http://www.cam.net.uk/home/sail/VolunteerCharlesChris_medm.jpg I stumbled across it when looking at clubs around the Cambridge area (in case we ever actually get to move....) Apparently it is a Half Rater, more details can be found here: http://www.cam.net.uk/home/s...
by Nessa
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2009 calendar
Replies: 15
Views: 6533

Re: 2009 calendar

I could come with ye olde phantome if you let me and it doesn't clash with anything for the other boat....

Whitefriars is in the Cotswold Water Park isn't it?
by Nessa
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A quick quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 6121

Re: A quick quiz

I grew up in Berlin in the 60s and as a family we would go to the lakes there for picnics - I think this may well be where I first saw boats sailing! I plan to go to Berlin soon as a trip down memory lane and will definitely get to this museum. If anyone is ever in the area, The Watchet Boat museum,...
by Nessa
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Singlehanded challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 16009

Re: Singlehanded challenge

and the Phantom class website has gone down - again!
by Nessa
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2009 calendar
Replies: 15
Views: 6533

Re: 2009 calendar

It would be good too, to have a date to aim to have our boat ready for. I notice a bit of a geographical gap around my area. it may be too late now, but I could ask for an event at Priory SC in Bedford, especially if the Herons could take part.
by Nessa
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

Her own spinnaker is enormous - so big I doubt we will be able to see past it! Since I have a novice crew who has only just started sailing I am hoping to get some smaller sails for us to use according to the weather and our level of ability. A good tip though - thanks for that. Do we think the boar...
by Nessa
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

Well, that's what I thought. I shall content myself with working on centreboard, rudder etc, in front of the log burning stove and tv. I have just done my contender board under such conditions and it was a very bearable experience.... I do notice that the centreboard for Agamemnon is really quite sm...
by Nessa
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17078

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

Progress here has been held up a bit thanks to a dislocated shoulder making rubbing down etc a tad uncomfortable.... I have made the joyous discovery of the original brass rubbing strake lost in the depths of the garage, however, so it's not all bad! What worries me, however, is that Christmas and a...
by Nessa
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Singlehanded challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 16009

Re: Singlehanded challenge

There is a nice phantom on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Phantom-Sailing-D ... 90475553QQ

wish I had more money.... :cry:
by Nessa
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting Inspection Hatches
Replies: 10
Views: 4408

Re: Fitting Inspection Hatches

Interesting idea - in my case it's more likely to be there as a support grip for when I am stumbling around the boat - but I don't think so. There is only a strip on one side and it is rounded so wouldn't give much of a handhold.
by Nessa
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Singlehanded challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 16009

Re: Singlehanded challenge

This seems to me to be a great idea and well worth developing; it would boost numbers and interest at some CVRDA events and also would give the phantoms some events to go to which would be fun sailing and a chance to exchange ideas with those from other classes who seem to me to be a fount of boat r...
by Nessa
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting Inspection Hatches
Replies: 10
Views: 4408

Re: Fitting Inspection Hatches

I'm not sure that my side decks flex that much, but given the age of the boat they may well have been replaced already. Also, on one side there is a strip of wood glued to the side just at the top edge where it joins with the deck, which I have never been able to work out what it's there for. (sorry...
by Nessa
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Singlehanded challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 16009

Re: Singlehanded challenge

Or if you are near Bedford you are welcome to come and try my ancient phart....
by Nessa
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Singlehanded challenge
Replies: 103
Views: 16009

Re: Singlehanded challenge

Firstly, I have to say that as a newcomer I have found this forum to be fantastically helpful as I labour towards the relaunch of my ancient i14. People have been really helpful without being patronising and I have really felt wonderfully welcome. Nextly, it may be that I can't get to too many meeti...