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by Graham T
Thu May 03, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Northern Area Championships at Kielder
Replies: 9
Views: 3429

Re: Northern Area Championships at Kielder

So the weather looks better than it has for weeks, we have a warm welcome lined up for visitors and are really looking forward to sailing this weekend. If you want to see a small portion of the sailing area available and the fantastic location just have a look at our "I Love Sailing " video - http:/...
by Graham T
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Calling all Northern and Scottish sailors
Replies: 0
Views: 1916

Calling all Northern and Scottish sailors

If like me you never bother looking at the events pages as everything is too far away then you may need to pop down there and have a look......
by Graham T
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Northern Area Championships at Kielder
Replies: 9
Views: 3429

Northern Area Championships at Kielder

Sorry for the late notice but at last I can confirm that the Kielder Water Sailing Club Early Open incorporating the CVRDA Northern Area Championships will be taking place on the 5th and 6th of May 2012 and all CVRDA boats are more than welcome. All competitors sailing boats with a PY of 1199 or les...
by Graham T
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Mast - Free to good home
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Wooden Mast - Free to good home

I was wondering if it might actually be an Osprey mast - the size sound about right. I know 55's wooden boom is mighty long compared to a centre sheeted alloy one. If so it might be of use to me as I would like to get her back to "as built". I will measure up tomorrow....
by Graham T
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keelson Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Keelson Replacement

It sounds like my sort of approach. The only thing I would suggest is ensuring the hull is sufficiently braced and supported when removing the c/b case and lumps of Keelson. Boats do like to assume new shapes if you turn your back on them whilst major supporting bits are removed.....

Graham
by Graham T
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Holt event at Wraysbury, July
Replies: 34
Views: 9687

Re: Holt event at Wraysbury, July

From the website it looks like they are going to have an early Miracle at the dinghy show on the Holt display and they seem to have a Holt weekend in the sailing calender so they are aware...
by Graham T
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Holt event at Wraysbury, July
Replies: 34
Views: 9687

Re: Holt event at Wraysbury, July

Whilst the Miracle forum is a bit neglected these days there is an active class association with contact details on the website. http://miracledinghy.org/

Graham
(I would love to bring my Miracle along but a bit too far for me....)
by Graham T
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Tool review Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 7914

Re: Tool review Thread

You only catch your finger in one of those once to be put off for life..... A modern cordless driver is much easier and safer as it does not tend to slip off the screw with full force, impale itself in the nice bit of wood and nip your finger in one smooth move! If they are still for sale then the b...
by Graham T
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Project Osprey on e-bay
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Project Osprey on e-bay

Looks like Osprey 250 is in for a sad end unless someone wants a project -http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150738912896&category=98955&_trksid=p5197.c0.m619#ht_932wt_1344 It is a shame that he buys a boat for its mast and rig then feels sad that no-one wants the hull on its own.....
by Graham T
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Osprey Mk II
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: Wooden Osprey Mk II

Congratulations on a wonderful boat choice. The Osprey class has a very active forum on their web site which may help with sails. If not then I may have something tucked away in the loft but will not get to look until the new year. Out of interest there was only ever one MkI Osprey built for the oly...
by Graham T
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Now Too Cold and Wet For Epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 3468

Re: Now Too Cold and Wet For Epoxy

For small repairs a small spotlight or angle poise lamp with a proper bulb in it will provide enough local heat to let your epoxy set properly. Keep the resin and hardener in the house so it never drops in temperature before you mix it. If working in a cold garage take the tins out of the house in a...
by Graham T
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Fixtures 2012
Replies: 112
Views: 25468

Re: Fixtures 2012

I can confirm that Kielder would like to host the CVRDA Northern Area Championship on May the 5th and 6th, with competitors being invited to join in our annual Dam to Dam challenge trophy on Mon 7th (bank holiday). I will need help and advise on how CVRDA meetings are normally run, handicaps etc but...
by Graham T
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: wood for a traveller bar
Replies: 33
Views: 6290

Re: wood for a traveller bar

Helm hiking cushions! I want some of them..... 8)
by Graham T
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Many boats for sale here
Replies: 17
Views: 4488

Re: Many boats for sale here

It not Crocodile JD that is on offer for free on the sailing anarchy thread but Dogbolter, another worlds winning boat. Just needs collecting from Ireland.....

Graham
by Graham T
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Many boats for sale here
Replies: 17
Views: 4488

Re: Many boats for sale here

We have all envied that garden in the past :wink:

If you are after a fireball Max perhaps the one mentioned on the last page (3?)of this forum thread might be of interest :- http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index. ... pic=120173

Graham