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Yeh .. We looked for the PicoPool ...

And were severley disapointed that it wasnt there!!
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Originally posted by theycallmegod

I went- i thought the cherub stand was Excellent,
as was the B14 one.I was particullarly impressed with the 12" skiffs, but the
RS500 looked a little sparse....


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Shouldn't you be in heaven, trying to keep the Cherubim in order?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote $alty_dog41409 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 08 at 10:25pm

Originally posted by Villan


Excel = Yottie ( Saw so many people seriously considering some of those ... lead .. things ... ) .. and as per GRF's observations, they were all old, had their slippers on, and many were going grey. ( And didnt look like they would use a boat for any other purpose than somewhere to sit in the summer ... The poor yacht wouldnt even leave its dock apart from the winter for cleaning! )

ey ey ey. im a yottie type person aswell. even though im 16. and they ent all like that. some of us do actually use them for racing. and its a lot more complicated start with lots of big boats than with lots of small ones.

im still a dinghy person though. but doing a bit of both is good.

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Originally posted by $alty_dog41409

Originally posted by Villan


Excel = Yottie ( Saw so many people seriously considering some of those ... lead .. things ... ) .. and as per GRF's observations, they were all old, had their slippers on, and many were going grey. ( And didnt look like they would use a boat for any other purpose than somewhere to sit in the summer ... The poor yacht wouldnt even leave its dock apart from the winter for cleaning! )

ey ey ey. im a yottie type person aswell. even though im 16. and they ent all like that. some of us do actually use them for racing. and its a lot more complicated start with lots of big boats than with lots of small ones.

im still a dinghy person though. but doing a bit of both is good.



Do schools not teach people to use capital letters after a full stop nowadays? I think what he meant to say was:

Hello. I'm a person who sails yachts as well, even though I am only 16 years of age. They are not all like that, some of us do actually use them for racing. It's a lot more complicated at the start with lots of big boats compared to small ones.
I sail dinghies too, I think sailing in a bit of both is good.
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I was considoring going to the show but it sounds like I made the right decision in not going.

I get bored of yachts very quickley. It's nice to go out for a weekend during the summer, but otherwise it's an expensive way to have a few beers and pull bits of string every 25 mins.

G.R.F, I would sail on the sea, It's just that i'm yet to find any coastal waters in North London .


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I do despair of the washing-up bowl boats.

At least in Sainsburys when I buy a washing-up bowl I have a choice of 3 colours....
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The washing up bowl boats predominate as it is in the first instance a trade show after all. The main customers for dinghies at the show are sailing schools and holiday companies- OK, so the biggies will likely have all their deals for the season done before hand, but the multitude of smaller ones won't. And schools/holiday companies aren't interested into outright speed or competitive fleets, they're more interested in durability and price. And rotomolds win on price and durability, full stop.
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Ross- Its only an hours drive to the East Coast, if you fancy a sea sail!!

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Sorry guys. Too much time on msn has taken it's toll. I get lazy at typing and don't bother with punctuation and capitals.

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Originally posted by MerlinMags

I do despair of the washing-up bowl boats.

At least in Sainsburys when I buy a washing-up bowl I have a choice of 3 colours....


Didnt see any washing up bowls on our stand! They're all real man built yachts!
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