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by phil58490
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Mark Class Dinghy
Replies: 10
Views: 2381

Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Nessa wrote:I am strangely taken by it. I wonder if he would like a ToY?
Perhaps we will need to form an orderly queue!

Nessa I PM'd you about the Toy, any chance of some pictures?
by phil58490
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Mark Class Dinghy
Replies: 10
Views: 2381

Re: Mark Class Dinghy

I have to say that I would love give it a home but for the fact that it would be a 400 mile round trip and more importantly I have not got a trailer that it would fit on.

Any suggestions?
by phil58490
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.
Replies: 20
Views: 10521

Re: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.

1. Build more sheds -we are up to 4 sheds, garage/workshop, and greenhouse. Note the importance of the last two. More sheds? Perhaps not, we have got three already, and a greenhouse and a polytunnel. 2. Select boats of the same class. That way it's easier to get a 3rd or 4th Finn or IC as they look ...
by phil58490
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.
Replies: 20
Views: 10521

Re: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.

Oh dear, this could easily end up like my motorcycle collection, swmbo has banned me from buying any more bikes, 'if you can't get it in the garage you can't have it', doh! She counts them in and counts them out and even checks the sheds to make sure I've not sneaked in another one! "Oh that old bik...
by phil58490
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.
Replies: 20
Views: 10521

Re: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.

Hi all,

Thanks for your thoughts so far, keep them coming. Perhaps the word 'leisurely' should have been fun, there has to be an element of challenge in it.

I think I know where I'm going end up but there are a couple of options I need to explore.
by phil58490
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.
Replies: 20
Views: 10521

Re: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.

Hi,

I am currently landlocked near Canterbury in Kent, budget not too much of a problem but I like wooden boats and was brought up with classic designs.

What is a unit? The pictures on the link don't work for me but talk of contender sails make me think it might not be a leisurely sail!
by phil58490
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.
Replies: 20
Views: 10521

Newbie needs help to choose a single hander.

Hi all, I intend to return to the dinghy sailing world and need some help and advice as to which class of boat to seek out. I am 6'2'' and have a sailing weight of about 90kgs (14 stone). Reasonably fit and agile but slowing down with age. I learnt to sail in Mirrors, Cadets and a Heron back in the ...