Good day for just about anything!

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Good day for just about anything!

Post by PaulJ » 15 Sep 2019, 20:07

'Nice day for messing about on the river :P In fact a nice weekend all round with the Vintage Gliding at Ivinghoe yesterday and a pootle down the river today!
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Re: Good day for just about anything!

Post by Wayne_H » 18 Sep 2019, 01:48

a pootle - 'scuse my colonial naivety having never heard that term before, it does remind me of a joke, however I won't go there........ :shock: :roll: :lol:
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Post by Stew » 05 Jan 2020, 19:36

Very nice Paul, what is your craft?

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Post by GeeW » 09 Jan 2020, 17:10

The rig looks very Mirror dinghy?

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Post by PaulJ » 09 Jan 2020, 22:35

I don't know what "Class" it is, if any, but it's not a Mirror. It is 12ft long, "pseudo clinker", fibreglass and with quite a heavy steel centreboard. It is relatively stable and not very fast, I bought it to sail with my granddaughter who had been reading "Swallows and Amazons"....... At least that was my excuse. ;)
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Post by GeeW » 10 Jan 2020, 19:53

Well you are certainly starting your grand-daughter off the right way. Hopefully she can eventually get to read WDMTGTS.....
It will of course require proof-reading by her grand-father first! :D

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Post by PaulJ » 10 Jan 2020, 22:41

Her grandfather has indeed read WDMTGTS and she is reading it now. It begins and ends here where I live so naturally I think it is the best of Ransome's stories. :P

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