A duet of merlins

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chris
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A duet of merlins

Post by chris » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:53 pm

Two interesting merlins on ebay with no bids yet n0 2480 a Ghost rider
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Merlin-Rocket-Sai ... dZViewItem
and no 831, a Holt tequilar too.

Garry R

Re: A duet of merlins

Post by Garry R » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:32 am

Tried rolling the Easter egg and I now have a creme egg buried inside a 4ft diameter snowball !! Soooooooo I thought given Chris' and Neil,s duet and trio posts what about collective names for boat designs - something to excercise the brain cells while I figure out a way of fitting sledge runnners to the Firefly. For example

A REFLECTION of Mirrors!

A BUMP of Flying Fifteens

A HUM of Hornets

A CHUCKLE of Jollyboats

An EBB or FLOW of Tideways

Get the idea - over to you while I go and dig the car out!!

Oh and a very Happy Easter - I am sure the seasons have got muddled.
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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by chris » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:29 am

Was hoping to sail tomorrow for the first time this year - apart from high winds snow is forecast down here, Garry tomorrow (that's in Wiltshire)
So Albacore may wait another week.

For musical connections to boats look inside the cover of Proctor's Racing Dinghy Maintenance book- nice little sketches of boats rigging to Rigoletto, being towed= Allegro con Moto, rounding a mark= Rondo, launching and handling on the shore= portemento. Etc

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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by Mark » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:17 pm

I have the same problem as Chris, but without the musical overtones...
Have had the Firefly for a fortnight and a combination of hogh winds and river levels combined with model boat constuction means that it will be another week at least.

Back to the subject in hand
A parry of Swordfish
or
A tonne of Finns

Have a good Easter everyone
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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by Rupert » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:06 pm

A sparkle of Fireflies?

As Kathryn and I each now own one, we need a collective noun! I've just come back from collecting 3460, a 1978 (how young?!) Kinght and Pink built Firefly from Reading. She is a boat I have known the transom of ever since I started sailing, so it will be nice to see the rest of her now! Needs a little work on the decks and some varnish, but soon Kathryn and I will be able to race each other, with 2 small crews!
Rupert

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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by Garry R » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:24 pm

A Dietrich of Solos?

A "thumbs-up" of OKs

A Whoosh of Comets

A flutter of Moths

A squawk of Gulls

A degree of Graduates

A basket of Toys

A Kitchen of Units

A lift-off of Rockets

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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by Brookesy » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:07 pm

A skipfull of Laser's
GBR74 ex custodian of
GBR384 Mickey Finnale (Taylor,wood)
GBR455 Rubber Duck (Taylor, grp)
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Garry R

Re: A duet of merlins

Post by Garry R » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:09 pm

A palindrome of 505s

An opera of Phantoms

A duvet of Ducklings

A boardfull of Darts

A balding of Coots

As you can see from the foregoing the weather here is pretty poor and having painted a rather sad launch trolley with hammerite there was little else to do.

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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by jpa_wfsc » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:03 pm

Trio of Commets

Herd of Pegassussusus (Pegasii?)

Flock of Gulls

Ring of Merlins

Ring of GP's (bit of an extension there)

Practice of GP's

Convention of Enterprises

Whistle of Bosuns

Pandemic of Feva's

Hope of Optimists

um.. need more cider.

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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by jon711 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:08 pm

An Inferno of Blaze's
A whoosh of Rockets
A moony of Streakers
A triangle of ISO's
A bucket of Toppers
A paddle of International Canoes

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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by JimC » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:04 pm

A Scaffolding of ICs
A Heartbreak of Cherubs...

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Re: A duet of merlins

Post by chris » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:40 am

For old boats in general...
A Heap of potential firewood
a Bundle of bits
ETC

And for those who sail them...
A Bunch of sad old sailors,
A Wardrobe of anoraks.

Garry R

Re: A duet of merlins

Post by Garry R » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:59 am

A polish of restorers

An insert of re-deckers

A scrub of paint removers

A blister of heat guns

A grade of sandpaperers

An adherence of gluers

A mould of fibreglassers

A layer of veneerers

A Robbins of woodworkers

These can all be summed up by a "Skint" of Obsessives!!!

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