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Alf Reynolds

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  1. I don't think this problem is caused by the rules, more by the cumudgenly attitude of a section of the competitors, i am sure if the rule book was reduced to one simple rule there would still be shouted augments at the pond side.

  2. I have been asked to restore (tittivate) an elderly A class vane boat prior to its reloction to France, it is basicaly dirty with a few damaged or missing fittings. Vane gear, spars and sails seem to be in fair condition, I am asking for some pointers as how to clean her up without doing any lasting damage.

    I would also like to know a little of her history, she has a name plate inscibed Esther and the sail number is K627.

    I am quite happy messing with radio Marbleheads, 10 raters etc but this a little different, any advice would be appreciated.

  3. The shout from a port tack boat to "hold your course" is being used more and more,usually to browbeat the right of way boat.

    This along with the bickering at marks - always by the loudist voices- is certainly dampening my enthusiasm for the sport. although there are still some classes and events that are still sailed in a sporting manner.

  4. I use a short length of silver foil fixed to a length of plastic tube(from a tin of WD40) attached to the top of the backstay. The foil lifts and flutters in the lightest of breezes and the reflective foil is much more visible than spinnaker cloth, total cost 0.

    Alf Reynolds

  5. Hi,

    Good to see interest in the class, if you could Email me direct at areyn85733@aol.com I have some plans supplied be several different designers that I can send, they take up a lot of space so it would be several mailings.

    Alf Reynolds

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