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Dinghy Show 2014

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Topic: Dinghy Show 2014
Posted By: iGRF
Subject: Dinghy Show 2014
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 12:32pm
I can't believe it's only a week away and we don't have a thread on whose going, whose doing what, where and at what time..

I shall be up Sat morning as usual and will be bothering the new single hander stands as well as the usual suspects..

I shall go and test myself on the 505 stand to see if I know what anymore of the ropes do than I did last year, then ditto on the Merlin stand since I shall probably be accompanied by at least one of the Bandito's, I'll go for a quick 'be ignored' on the IC stand, sign up for my class membership on the Alto stand, then see if I can visit the RS and Suntouched stands without committing myself to huge expense, that's going to be tough.



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Posted By: hollandsd
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 12:37pm
Ill be going on the Saturday also.

Dan


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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 12:41pm
I'll be there both days, spending lots of time on the Lightning stand. Sat I'll be there with rupertson, Sun with the whole family.

Pop on by the Lightning 368 stand and say hi!


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Posted By: Blue One
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 12:57pm
Elaine and I will be there on the Sunday manning the British moth stand.

Grf, pop along and say hi. You're ok, no wood or aluminium on display, only frp and carbonSmile
Though there may be some wood botherers manning the stand on SaturdayLOL.


Posted By: Oli
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 2:07pm
should be there on Sunday, my K6 will be on the stand.

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Posted By: yellowwelly
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 2:10pm
nope- sailing sunday with any luck.  It's March by then... positively spring-like.

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Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 3:16pm
I shall visit both the British Moth and the Lightning stand, in my quest for total lake domination, without having to resort to a Miracle..

I shall get a Ronseal or Cuprinol spray tan just in case I get near enough to be infected by a wood botherer..

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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 3:25pm
I have the perfect British Moth project for you GRF. Its 80 years old and made of "solid" planks of wood, not plywood, and the wood has shrunk so much there are quarter inch gaps between the planks. At the moment its slightly less sea worthy than a brick, but given a year or so of dedicated wood bothering I expect it could be restored... Its sitting in my lock up garage in the hopes that someone wants to take it on before I need the space...


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 3:30pm
Sounds like nothing a good can of paraffin couldn't solve permanently Jim, happy to oblige, would you like it dealt with on site?

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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 3:50pm
I'll be there Saturday morning/lunchtime- reasonably keen to speak to any actual builders/people wit composites knowledge. If I'm not out hunting them, i'll be on the b14 stand, so do come by.

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Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 5:37pm
Saturday. On the D1 stand.

Prepare your votes for:

Best boat of the show.
Best stand of the show.
Best talk
Worst of all the above.
How much 'discount' rope did grumpf buy?

Etc.


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Posted By: Steve411
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 5:57pm
I think I've only ever been once before and this year I'm doing both days! On the RS300 stand Saturday from 3pm and probably be hanging round a bit at other times also, especially at the end on Sunday as I'll be taking the boat back to The Boatyard at Beer if it hasn't been sold during the Show.

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Posted By: Steve411
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 6:01pm
I believe our stand is close to the Exhibition Bar, which is handy. If anyone fancies a drink, I'm sure I could be persuaded...

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Posted By: sargesail
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 9:10pm
Very kind Steve....

On the 2000 stand on Saturday.


Posted By: Medway Maniac
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 9:53pm
Another Saturday man (RO on Sunday).

Is there anything new and unmissable apart from the two new single-handers from RS and Devoti?


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Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 24 Feb 14 at 10:53pm
I'm wondering if they'll have the new Vortex there, haven't heard much either way, but then we'd not have heard much from the other two if we hadn't pressed them here earlier.

And did I read somewhere the RS400 was going to get a bit of a makeover? Did that happen yet?

Then the foiling Laser doodahs, could be interesting to look at.

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Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 11:15am
Originally posted by iGRF



And did I read somewhere the RS400 was going to get a bit of a makeover? Did that happen yet?



That was so 2011. Wacko


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Posted By: yellowwelly
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 11:37am
New Vortex will be there, allegedly:

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Posted By: Medway Maniac
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:01pm
Re. the new Vortex, can someone explain why a singlehanded dinghy with a centre mainsheet would benefit from a gnav?

The new Vortex has done away with the rotating mast, and may well soon be using carbon, so I see no reason to retain the gnav.

Gnavs make sense on 3000's because otherwise there isn't much room for the crew to have a head (though it is possible to move the kicker attachment forward on the boom and add purchases).  But they cost more than standard cascade kickers, and imho don't bend the mast as nicely.  So why put one on a boat with no crew tacking ahead of the mainsheet?


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Posted By: Blue One
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:04pm
Starting to feel like Elaine and I are like " Billy no mates " going on a Sunday.Smile

Anybody up for a drink on Sunday lunch time?Big smile


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:10pm
Although I'm no fan of the push kicker, one advantage for singlehaders is that it permits a very low gooseneck and an angle that doesn't push too much forward load into the mast. That does go part of the way to compensating for the reduced force going where you don't want it.


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:12pm
Originally posted by Blue One

Starting to feel like Elaine and I are like " Billy no mates " going on a Sunday.Smile

Anybody up for a drink on Sunday lunch time?Big smile


Yup.


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Posted By: Medway Maniac
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:17pm
Originally posted by JimC

one advantage for singlehaders is that it permits a very low gooseneck and an angle that doesn't push too much forward load into the mast.

Hardly an issue given the height of the Vortex boom, surely?


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Posted By: Blue One
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:18pm
Rupert, is that yup to we are " Billy no mates" or yup to a drink? LolSmile

See you at the bar at about 12.30/ 1 o'clock.Smile


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:31pm
Timing will depend upon when I'm needed on the lighting stand, but should be able to get there.

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Posted By: Blue One
Date Posted: 25 Feb 14 at 12:43pm
Originally posted by Rupert

Timing will depend upon when I'm needed on the lighting stand, but should be able to get there.

No probs, we're aiming to get there at 12.30ish and are staying to the very end, so we've got all afternoon to fit in a drink.Smile


Posted By: sawman
Date Posted: 27 Feb 14 at 7:58pm
Originally posted by iGRF

without having to resort to a Miracle..

I shall get a Ronseal or Cuprinol spray tan just in case I get near enough to be infected by a wood botherer..

There is no escape frpm the miracle = available in plastic for those adverse to splinters


Posted By: Bootscooter
Date Posted: 27 Feb 14 at 9:10pm
The Yoof and I will be there on Sunday on the Alto stand.
I'm really looking forward to the show - lots and lots of lovely,lovely boats!

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