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by trw999
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!
Replies: 63
Views: 36101

Re: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!

Rob It's plenty wide enough. Deep draught vessels can use the river up to Baltic Wharf at all states of the tide. We race 30' International Dragons every Saturday and Sunday from March through to November and can get good courses in every time. It may not be wide by general Oz standards, but it does...
by trw999
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!
Replies: 63
Views: 36101

Re: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!

Ah well, my thinking is that whoevergets in first must have some heavily breathed on whizzo Gull. Also, if everyone waits for the final finisher we shall all be thirsty for a long while! Let's compromise - first one in and last one in both have to buy a round. As we say when we are racing, it is the...
by trw999
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!
Replies: 63
Views: 36101

Re: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!

[quote="Horsley-Anarak"]I will be there, is it a race? Is it salty? Do I bring old stuff or sea engines? Will there be a prize giving and a raffle? [quote] Not a race as far as I understand it though I am sure there will be some 'spirited motoring'! Yes, the Crouch is tidal. Do you mean do you bring...
by trw999
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!
Replies: 63
Views: 36101

Re: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!

TRW999 - does 'quintessential' mean expensive? Silly me, of course it does. RBT Sounds like you have found it already, http://www.ferryboatinn.net/ At £70 a night for a double, sounds reasonable in this day and age, plus "Bar meals are served every day from 12 to 2 lunchtime and 7 to 9.30 in the ev...
by trw999
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!
Replies: 63
Views: 36101

Re: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!

So anyone on here coming along?
by trw999
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!
Replies: 63
Views: 36101

Re: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!

This is a Seagull engine flock - think of the Lerryn, the Thames, the Bermuda and the New Zealand flocks all rolled into one, on the beautiful River Crouch in the county of Essex, one of the most unspoilt English counties and home of Saving Old Seagulls. If you do think of that, it won't give you an...
by trw999
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Essex Flocking of Seagulls!
Replies: 63
Views: 36101

Essex Flocking of Seagulls!

As John posted a while ago on the main site, the Essex Flocking of Seagulls: Saturday, 15th May 2010 we are the guests of the North Fambridge marina at the slip and pontoon on the north side of the Crouch at North Fambridge. We aim to assemble about Noon, take a trip up river to Battlesbridge, the h...
by trw999
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Your Boat & Motor Pictures
Replies: 78
Views: 46332

Re: Your Boat & Motor Pictures

Rather than faffing around with a couple of sides of ply, go the whole hog with this beauty:

http://www.aandrwayboatbuilding.co.uk/n ... rsale.html

Since I found that yesterday I have been day-dreaming and hoping that I win the lottery too!

Tim
by trw999
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Serial Number Identifier
Replies: 99
Views: 111635

Re: Serial Number Identifier

Here we go; Charles posted this last May:

"At any rate it is a circle with the arrow mark and 'CIESS' which stands for 'Chief Inspector Engineering Stores and Supplies' and it indicates it has been accepted into British Military Service. It is always stamped on the skeg, invariably it's a 102"

Tim
by trw999
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Serial Number Identifier
Replies: 99
Views: 111635

Re: Serial Number Identifier

most probably some sort of reference for the military, who do so love their stores numbers and issue numbers and the like. Charles, I imagine your supposition is correct. I was Army for 14 years and all kit had a military reference number. They almost always started with G, as in G1098 watch, the s...
by trw999
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Two seagulls stolen
Replies: 3
Views: 3195

Re: Two seagulls stolen

Very sorry to read your post.

I don't see many 'Gulls around Burnham but will keep my eyes peeled anyway.
by trw999
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Lerryn Seagull Race 09
Replies: 8
Views: 5001

Re: Lerryn Seagull Race 09

Only just seen this. Made me giggle. http://www.minionsboatclub.co.uk/

What plans for the 2010 Essex Seagull Race John?
by trw999
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: the Thames mini 'Gull Rally
Replies: 41
Views: 20710

Me too, though I am concerned about the rate of tide on the Crouch!

My mooring is at Burnham and I know from bitter experience it takes a long while for my Minus to plug a foul Spring tide there!

However, it will be good to have an East Coast Seagull Enthusiasts Rally
[EaCoSeEnRa]

Tim
by trw999
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A nice day up the river
Replies: 5
Views: 4160

Anzani was a gifted engineer and some of his car engines found their way into interesting vehicles, such as the wonderful 1920s/30s Frazer Nash sports cars

Tim
by trw999
Fri May 01, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Small Boat/Pram/Dinghy for a Forty Minus
Replies: 11
Views: 7933

So what's wrong with another Mirror? You can pick them up fully kitted out off ebay for not too much, the kids could learn to sail or just have fun in her, you can row her and I used my Forty Minus on mine when I was a lad and had a great deal of enjoyment from both the boat and the engine. Still go...