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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    Certainly remember the boat! Re-introduce yourself if you visit again, and I'll give you a shout next time I come to Cardiff Bay
    Never be at a loose end with the Yosemite bowline [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    <span style="color:red">New!...</span>Warrior/Challenger/Voyager owner's website at <span style="color:blue">longkeel35.org.uk</span>

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    I had no superstition about renaming my boat - as far as I could find out it was named after a mythical Thai warrior, or a couple called Arthur and Christina, or a type of Mazda car. None of which appealled!
    Never be at a loose end with the Yosemite bowline [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    <span style="color:red">New!...</span>Warrior/Challenger/Voyager owner's website at <span style="color:blue">longkeel35.org.uk</span>

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    Today, I lashed out over <u>£300</u> on a tiller pilot for my pride and joy. I hope it's worth the money. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] I've never had one before but I was talking to a chap at our club last weekend from Portishead who swears by it. His boat was very yellow and called "Gold..." something or other. Anyway, it's beans on toast for us 'til next payday.

    Mike

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    How on earth have you managed, steering by hand all the time?!

    Touch of Gold, Terry Bone?
    Never be at a loose end with the Yosemite bowline [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    <span style="color:red">New!...</span>Warrior/Challenger/Voyager owner's website at <span style="color:blue">longkeel35.org.uk</span>

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]Yes that's him. T-Bone as he told me to call him. He's got quite a nice bota. High freeboard but really roomy inside. The fella couldn't have been more helpful to be fair. Marine Scene in Cardiff were out of stock. They rang me to tell me after I wrote on this forum. Going to try my luck with Force 4 at Bristol. Apparently Raymarine have a problem supplying.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    "He's got quite a nice bota"???? I meant to say he's got quite a nice BOAT!!! The first version sounds definitely dodgy.

    Mike

  7. #27
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    Lizzy D,

    Were you hauled out in Swansea Marina about 4 or five years ago?

    If you were, or the boat was, I was beside you in Eilidh, Halcyon 27.

    Moved on now to a Sadler 32.

    regards

    Mark J

  8. #28
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    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Hi Mark,

    Yes that was Lizzy D which was where I saw her. My girl Bev and I decided to go to Swansea for a snoop around the marina as that day's sailing trip on my old Leisure 20 had to be cancelled due to the weather. Anyway, we sauntered past Dickies Boat Sales office and saw her for sale. Bev said that she'd noticed the boat in the yard and we went for a look. It was love at first sight, and with the fidelity levels of a drug-fuelled rockstar, I ditched my Leisure 20 for Lizzy D.

    Lizzy D is now back in the water and is living at her new berth in Cardiff Yacht Club. I hadn't heard of a Nantucket CLipper before and when I tied her to her new berth, there was one right opposite us!!! My research tells me that only 100 were made. Mine is no.51.

    Sorry to have bored you with my passion. I'd better stop writing incase Bev gets jealous!!!

    Take care mate,

    Mike [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    Hi Mike,

    Glad you have enthusiasm over Lizzy.

    If you are interested, I do bits and pieces for the Offshore Yacht Class Owners Association, of which the Nantucket is one.

    Look at www.oycoa.org.uk

    We are having a Bristol Channel Rally in June if you are interested in coming. Hope its not the same date as the YBW one.

    Anyway, good to hear Lizzy is doing well, and is getting some TLC.

    regards

    Mark J

  10. #30
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    Default Re: Bristol Channel Cruising Club?

    Hi Mark,

    I just opened that link and will definitely join. I saw a name which I cannot believe. Here's a little story.

    As a youngster, I used to pal around with a boy called Anthony Smith. We were in Scouts together and spent many a happy time playing. Anthony's Dad, Brian, had a mate who was in the Fire Service called John Bowker.

    I too joined the Fire Service in 1977 in Manchester aged just sweet sixteen. My first Divisional Commander was a man called John Bowker. Yes, it was the one and the same!Years later in 1989, I moved to South Wales and worked for a few years in Cardiff, where the same John Bowker had previously moved to become the Chief Fire Officer, and on retirement, moved to the South coast.

    Looking on your web site, I saw another Nantucket Clipper which is kept at Hayling Island / Brighton. The owner? John Bowker. I bet you a pint it's the same one!!

    Cheers mate,


    Mike

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