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For Sale and Wanted / Sails Wanted
« Last post by DarrenW on June 07, 2018, 02:39:12 PM »
Looking for sails:
Mainsail: Luff 25ft x 10ft foot.
Ideally with reefing points and for slotted mast.
Anything considered.
Jib also needed.
General chat about anything / Re: Archive request - call for help
« Last post by damarri on May 31, 2018, 09:20:42 AM »
Rich,  as a relative newcomer to Pin Mill I'm afraid I can't help much but I suggest you should also send a piece to Sara Hopkinson for the Newsletter as I think most of the longer standing members who might remember these boats,  are not on this new-fangled Forum thingy but do read the Newsletter.....?

General chat about anything / Archive request - call for help
« Last post by Guzzirich on May 30, 2018, 10:29:48 AM »
Hi All,

I have begun trying to digitise some early logbooks that recorded the early voyages of 'Gwenili'. For more recent members she was the boat owned by former commodore Brian Humby and his wife, Freda. The logs include references to other boats in some of the entries, one or two names have a ring of familiarity but I have no real knowledge of them. So, the names 'Matariki', 'Tringa' a schooner 'Revett', 'Concord', 'Majority', another schooner 'Lora' (she may have been a Deben boat?), 'Wild Gull' (Gooderhams - an OYC boat?), 'Thalassa' (a barge??) and 'Tymah' mean anything to anyone?

As a resident of Gloucestershire, it is difficult to call by the clubhouse to peruse the archives in person but I hope to get across sometime this year. Any help appreciated.


Rich Humby
General chat about anything / Club to buy a boat.......?!!!
« Last post by damarri on May 29, 2018, 11:28:34 AM »
Calling all NON boat owners!

Boat acquisition.......  A proposal has been made that the Club should buy a boat (or boats) for the use of our non boat owning members.  Many things would need to be considered before embarking on such a project so we have set up a small group of committee members to discuss the idea and make recommendations. 

The first question of course is what kind of boat we should get and the options would seem to be......
1.  Some kind of Dayboat, possibly a Cornish Crabber or                                    something like a squib with a deep keel,  which would be kept afloat.

2.  A dinghy or dinghies...  Maybe something reasonably large and stable like a Wayfarer or possibly a number of smaller dinghies which might appeal to the younger members?  Depending on what we choose,  these might be kept ashore (very limited space) or on a floating pontoon moored in front of the Clubhouse, similar to that on the river near Levington.

3. Another proposal was for a number of canoes,  probably of the sit ON type.

Whatever is decided, there is no point in doing it if the facility would not be used so we are asking NON boat owners to write to the Sailing Secretary, Steve Miller ( or the Property Secretary, Paul Jefferies  ( or just post here on the Forum to express an interest in using a club boat (or boats), say how often you might want to use it and what kind of boat you would find most useful. 

Whilst we would probably contract out any maintenance,  it would also help if you could make it known if you would be prepared to be involved in administration of any club boat scheme.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Sailing queries and advice / Red Diesel and Belgium
« Last post by Lee Foster-admin on May 02, 2018, 07:46:32 PM »
Apparently, the Belgians have agreed to not fine british yachts visiting there this year.

Not sure I would trust them not to though...
For Sale and Wanted / Re: Seagull Engines
« Last post by DarrenW on April 26, 2018, 09:09:48 AM »
Thanks for the info.
For Sale and Wanted / Re: Seagull Engines
« Last post by damarri on April 16, 2018, 08:33:12 AM »
There are MANY Seagulls of all sizes and ages on ebay.  Alternatively there are always a few at any Boat Jumble........  Unfortunately Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex Boat Jumbles have already happened but the next one aywhere near here is the SOUTH ESSEX Boat Jumble on May 20th somewhere near Basildon.......

Good Luck!
For Sale and Wanted / Seagull Engines
« Last post by DarrenW on April 13, 2018, 05:22:01 PM »
I'm looking for old unwanted Seagull outboard engines in any state.
Boat maintenance and technical stuff / Re: What's your favourtite antifouling?
« Last post by Tradewind on April 04, 2018, 03:50:17 PM »
I use SML antifoul (
It's a semi commercial product and two coats lasts the season for me.
With all antifoul though it's use of boat that key, more water flow past the hull the better the product.
Boat maintenance and technical stuff / What's your favourtite antifouling?
« Last post by damarri on March 27, 2018, 08:42:27 PM »
It's that time of year when we are all wondering whether to go with the same antifouling as last year or to try something different ::)  For the last three years I have used Hempel's "Cruising Performer",  a sort of mid-range self eroding antifouling and to be honest it has done quite well but each year I have had to have a good wipe around the waterline after about three months..........  So what do you use and can you get through the season without having to touch it?  I intend to put it on the prop too,  it can't do any worse than the Propshield I used last year!

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