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Member postings for Brian Dickinson 1

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Thread: Todays Boating
18/10/2020 13:46:08

Well done to Gerry for his persistence. Nicks boat recovered.


11/10/2020 21:15:19

Oh Deer Ashley.

yep staying on the bottom.

The res leaks so next time it low ?????


11/10/2020 19:02:15

By the time I got to the res at 9.45 the guys had been trawling for half an hour with a boom fixed with 12 hooks. It made my grappling hook look a little useless.

They had to stop to set up for junior sailing and set the buoys out so it stopped. But promised to have another bash in the afternoon.

The owner turned up and announced he has bought another boat to arrive on Monday.

We leave it to reside on the bottom of the res.

On a brighter note we had a good sail up to lunch. A and A+ rigs. One B rig. The weather was great but mr weatherman said it would be 8 knots!! More like 12-14 with strong gusts. It made my A+ a challenge down wind and tacking - well that’s another story.


08/10/2020 22:28:55

The boat went down between two buoys that were close together. <40 foot so trawling for it should be easy. 🥴

I will make a light weight grapple hook tomorrow to try to get it with


08/10/2020 21:38:53

A bad day at the reservoir today. At the end of the first race we watched the winners boat go windward and nose dive. The boat never recovered and slipped under the water. We can only assume the main hatch came off.

£200 quids worth of Df65 laying in 60 foot of water.

We are going to try and get it on Sunday.


Thread: Leg ship
04/10/2020 07:38:05

Hi there was a program about it a while back. They pin point it when setting up.

There are 100 turbines in Liverpool bay. At night it looks like a city at sea especially with the gas platforms all lit up.

Shame I could not get nearer to take more pictures.


03/10/2020 17:50:20

This monster came into Holyhead -I think for shelter.

it’s not easy to get pictures as the harbour is restricted access.

It towers above the surrounding buildings


Thread: Todays Boating
25/09/2020 13:36:36

That’s great. Can I borrow a bit of your inspiration 👍👍👍🚤


Thread: Cruise Ships - Dawlish Devon
18/09/2020 22:16:31

I wonder how many ships are at anchor in the world due to COVID.

nice place to take a break Ray


Thread: louis heloise
07/09/2020 20:56:36

I love these classics.

Big and chunky. I bet you need a hand to launch them.


Thread: Yachting Monthly Eventide
05/09/2020 21:00:00

I am with you on that one Ray. Sailing is a challenge. Three hour session gone in a flash.


05/09/2020 03:40:55

Hi Ray

Thats looking very good. A miniature of the real thing 👍.


Thread: Todays Boating
29/08/2020 20:56:36

I called in at Pikes in Porthmadog. No mag there 🤔


27/08/2020 21:28:48

Sounds like a good time had by all

The weather stayed Dry for our session. 16 races in total. One race missed due to battery low voltage. Trust me to be at the front when it happened.


Thread: Plank on frame - Sparrow
25/08/2020 19:56:44

Cheers Ray,

I think i might upset the balance if i make it shorter?


25/08/2020 19:18:10

Well you can always tell when the weather is rubbish and the days are getting shorter as we all start to look to our indoor pursuits and I am no exception to that.

For now i have put my locomotive and traction engine to one side. No one at the club is testing boilers and if we were no one is running steam.

So back to the Sparrow. I am by nature not a repetitive manufacturer and when i got half way up the sides of the boat with the planking i got bored and put the boat half way up to the roof on a shelf to gather dust. So now in the last few days i have taken it back in hand and pushed on with the planking. God you have to be a patient geezer to get it perfect, which is why my planking looks like it was shot at the boat from a few meters away. I am sure a bit of 120 grit will make it smooth, but to you fellows who make the joints 100% i take my hat off to you. I also have a Ray Wood secret weapon up my sleeve in the form of water based resin and glass cloth, plus some filler.

closing the keel.jpg

So by this time tomorrow i will have closed the keel and will be already for that 120g paper.

Now, at this junction anyone who has one of these will spot the mistake.

closing the stern.jpg

That's right, i have made the stern a bit shorter than it should be. The deck finishes where the planks end and the planks should go further back to allow a sloping section of the hull to be made.

Like this shown in this picture taken from the building manual:

stern photo lift.jpg

I might see what it looks like when i take it off the building board, modern boats are all square at the back end - please do not quote me i could be wrong, again!

At the worst i can shape a balsa wood block laugh- so now you can all say, measure twice cut once yes old man.

Any way progress and taking shape.


Thread: Yachting Monthly Eventide
25/08/2020 17:12:21

It’s looking very good Ray. I can see how the keel will work now. Ingenious work.


Thread: Todays Boating
23/08/2020 16:01:55

No weed problems for us at Winscar Ashley, just horizontal rain.

The weather was a bit wild and wet, I must buy some waterproof over trousers. At one stage the water was running off my coat and into my wellies.

We managed a couple of hours and for once i came FIRST. yes

The new C rig needs a bit of tuning but otherwise a great morning.


22/08/2020 21:38:09

Fitted a C rig to one of my Dragons today in preparation for tomorrow’s session at Winscar.

Looked into the Footy. Lots of free plans on line. Look out winter yet another boat to build.

Happy Boating


Thread: Yachting Monthly Eventide
20/08/2020 21:43:53

Ray you Devil. You have really pushed the boat out on that window bottom.



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