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  1. Phil I have an EVO 3 nice fast boat that does not get used due to me still prefering my Isis. Also nowhere near Fleetwood but I do See a few of the Fleetwood crew at 6M meetings, so that could be a posibility. Boat has a current certificate, had a recent repaint, 3 Rigs in Rig bag, RMG winch and a nice stand. Could supply with Radio and Batteries.
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    Df95

    Neil I have a practically unused DF95 Has had an hour on the water to set up and then 1 mornings racing. Comes with the bright orange hull option, A, B and C rigs in a rig bag. Also have a new never used standard white hull that could be added as a spare. I am in North Herts. Let me know if you are interested Also have a matching DF65 same spec and even less use.
  3. Thanks to all at the Harwich and Dovercourt especially the Kerridge family for a very enjoyable days sailing. Also to Chris Esdale Pearson for his watchful eye. Those that missed yesterday missed a treat, we had cake, wine, gymnastics displays at the second windward mark and an M shaped course that was strangely satisfying to race on. The former Miss Kerridge, David’s daughter was the OOD ably assisted by her children. This was her first model yacht event to officiate at, but it was obvious that she has a good knowledge of sailing in general if not the outside assistance rule ;0) and I for one look forward to next years event. More of the same please.
  4. John you could try a switch rather than the gimbal. A three position switch should be enough that can be used like flight modes for aircraft.
  5. I for one am getting worried that there will not be anyone left to measure my boats locally once the measurers must go on the RYA sail measuring course. Best case will be a 270 mile round trip, upwards of £40 for Fuel alone and probably a day off from work to have a toy boat measured. Whereas now I can have a very pleasant morning a few miles away from home possibly on a weekend with very experienced and knowledgeable measurers that will shortly not be allowed to measure my boats because they do not want to go on a course to measure full size sails. I have 4 boats in my workshop being built which will possibly need 4 trips to the measure and at least 3 of them 2 x 6m 1 x A will need to return to have the sails measured once constructed from the data on the measurement spreadsheet. I doubt I will bother getting them certified how can I justify losing 7 days’ pay or holiday and around £400 in fuel costs. So, I will probably revert to club sailing only with the old boats that are certificated and sailing the new boats on non-championship/non-series days only.
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    Spartan #1736

    A teaser that I had from Dave.
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    Spartan #1736

    Any pictures Dave?
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    6 Metre setup

    Yes it should be forward, senior moment.
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    6 Metre setup

    I have to agree with Mike but will add mine needs far more twist in both sails than looks correct. Also, my mast could do with coming forward a bit for any sort of breeze. Unfortunately, that is not possible without major surgery so I have to put up with far too much weather helm and too much held rudder to compensate.
  10. There are a set of drawings on Franks site for the Serene that should satisfy you on the aesthetic front. I will be building one at some point, but it will be a while 2 x 6m to finish and an A Class to restore.
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    2021 Nationals

    Thanks Mike. Very interesting.
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    2021 Nationals

    Is there any report and results from last weekend?
  13. Frank Russell is probably a good place to start. I think Geoff Raygada Is doing some work on the latest design too. Geoff is in Northampton and sails at two islands. MK. https://www.frankrusselldesign.com/plans/other-classes/
  14. Probably worth contacting one of the class measurers.
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    Radio 36s

    Dave I have not had any response From Martin Dovey so I will probably not bother to enter this years nationals. I expect when I read a race report it will be telling all of the falling numbers. I wonder why?
  16. Vinnie I am planning on entering. But need to see if I can get my new boat ready in time.
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    Radio 36s

    I know where one is but do not know who to contact about change of ownership. Any ideas? Plus Mine is pre bow bumper days how do I get round that little problem?
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    Pronto

    I have just acquired the ex Oliver Lee Pronto and would very much like to race her at this years Nationals probably around 40 years after her victory. After going through the current rules I see the only part Pronto does not comply with is the 10mm bumper. I am a bit loathe to cut the front off a classic boat so was wondering if I can stick a piece of foam on the bow if of course I can get the boat to fit the box. Is it OK to compress the foam to fit the box? Also who is the Registrar so I can apply for a duplicate certificate.
  19. You are correct tiggy_cat. I had to move everything out of the Frunk (as they call it) on to the passengers seat and footwell just to get the proper rear wheel in. I have bigger problems with the Porsche now. I SORNed her last Christmas but kept running her 2 or three times a month, then what with lockdown this cycle continued. No point in putting her on the road if we are not allowed out to play. Well eventually the inevitable happened and the battery went flat, not a problem you say just take the battery out and charge it. Well both of the boots have electric locks. No problem I thought I have an actual door key on the drivers side so was able to open the door to get to the fuse box where there is a pull out terminal where I was told all you have to do is connect a 12v battery then pop the boot. No luck all that happened when said 12v was connected was the alarm went off disabling everything. Disheartened I gave up until a friend told me he had a Porsche trickle charger that connects through the cigar lighter, great I thought. I connected the charger up to an extension lead out of the kitchen window and then inserted it in to the lighter socket. Knowing the charge rate was relatively low I decided to leave it charging for 3 days. I confidently put the key in the lock after 3 days and pulled the door handle, to my horror there was a strange click and the door handle failed to open the door. So as of now the battery is still flat, the Porsche charger is still connected to the car and I have an extension lead going in to the car through the door seal and to cap it all I have no way of getting in to the car due to only the drivers side having an actual door lock. I have been told that there should be an emergency wire between the front and inner wing. just remove the front wheel and inner arch to reveal said wire. OHHHH hang on the key for the locking wheel nuts is in the front boot with the jack.
  20. A 67lb monster going full tilt is going to do damage 20mm of rubber or not.
  21. Well I for one would like to see them both sailing registered or not.
  22. I can vinyl cut you these as long as matt black is ok for the cost of postage.
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    FR Cerberus

    Thanks Ian I will mail Geoff
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    FR Cerberus

    Any of you out there building a Frank Russel Cerberus? I have just received the drawings from Frank.
  25. Get someone to load your car up, plenty of us to get you from car to lake. and back again as long as you don't beat us of course ;0)
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