CHOLSEY 2015

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Oyster 49 » Tue May 26, 2015 10:23 pm

Blimey, good to hear from you again Graham!

Not sure if I will be in the UK, I'm currently due to be flying back on that Sunday from Germany.

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Charles uk » Tue May 26, 2015 11:21 pm

That's another person I'll have to buy a beer, are you well Graham?
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Collector Inspector » Wed May 27, 2015 9:32 am

Graham

Never metya except SOS.

Nice to have a "I am Not Dead" from you.

I must admit that you are the only one out of us all to show Man Boobs aye.

B
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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by woodbutchergraham » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:03 am

Hi chaps
Thank you for the warm reception, just looking for a local camp site to stay over if any one has any recommendations ?
As for the man boobs if you have it flaunt it.
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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by headdownarseup » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:30 pm

Well, just over 2 weeks to go!
Hope everyone is looking forward to the day.
I know i am (even if i've still got a tonne of work left to do on the boat)

Keep your fingers crossed for some nice weather

See you all there

jon

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:34 pm

Week tomorrow for the " Great International Seagull Event".

Just confirming how many boats In am bringing, at the moment I am bringing one for Adrian,

Who is coming? at the moment it looks like me, Charles L, Graham, Jon, Adrian.

Anyone else?

I have a spare boat, and spaces in my boat.

Charles have you spoken to Peter?

H-A

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Adrian Dale » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:20 am

Looking forward to the weekend, I have a boat, bought yesterday that I will bring along plus two engines. Ill also bring some Marsden bits to pick your brains over. I have hoped to use the Marsden but cant get it ready in time. Good news is that the block is sound and all the part are original except a few peripherals. The problem is the gear box has a pin hole in the casting that needs repair and that requires a gearbox strip down.

really looking forward to meeting you all hope a few turn up.

taking of which I have been trying to contact Joh by PM but no reply any one know of his whereabouts??

AJ

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by headdownarseup » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:43 pm

Sorry guys about my "sudden dissapearence", i've been working flat out on my boat for the last 2 weeks with very little time for the forum.
Nearly finished now though.
Boat looks like new again (i'd be interested in what you think when you see it)
So yes, i'm DEFINITELY going to be there (probably rediculously early just to get parked and launched)

See you all there

Jon

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by woodbutchergraham » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:48 pm

:lol: Well after a full day of small plastic brick land a day on the river sounds prefect! See you in the morning 8)
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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:02 pm

We have even cleaned the boat for you Graham.

H-A

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by woodbutchergraham » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:59 pm

Thank you all for a great day good to meet you all in person. Thanks again to Alan for the loan of his boat which suprised me how well it handled .
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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Adrian Dale » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:07 pm

Great day, thanks for all the advice and engine tips and for the lone of an iconic engine from Jon after my "new" SD sheered the drive shaft, also some spelling corrections: for H-A, I will write Marston 100 time...

AJ

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:53 pm

Adrian Dale wrote: also some spelling corrections: for H-A, I will write Marston 100 time...

AJ

Sorry did not mean to be rude.

H-A

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by Oyster 49 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:26 pm

Any photos from the day?

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Re: CHOLSEY 2015

Post by headdownarseup » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:12 pm

Hi guys
i'm still trying to recover after 3 weeks of hard graft on my boat (rubbing down and painting, hope it looked alright?)
Bashed my leg quite badly getting the boat back on the trailer after most of you had gone. (another scar!)

Plenty of photos coming soon from my mate's wife who was behind the camera all day. (i did bring a camera with me but clean forgot to use it :roll: )

A-J no problem with the loan of the elderly AC, hope it ran good on your clinker. (BEAUTIFUL boat you have there and it looks just perfect with a 102 on the back)
My old bargepusher ran ok if a little bit "wobbly" on the tiller, probably a worn prop bush but it is 66 years old after all.
The silver century i used first of all was dreadfully slow on my boat, the AC goes a bit better which happens to be one of my favourites.

After a couple of unexpected breakdowns (none of my motors i might add) i think everybody enjoyed themselves even if the day did bring some light rain in the morning but brightened up for the afternoon.
And of course it's always good to put faces to names. Thankyou all.


I thinks it's time i started thinking about building a smaller/lighter boat. (4.5 mph is embarrassingly slow but she's a heavy old thing dont forget)
or i might get the model 90 up and running and see how that goes?
decisions decisions....

Any way, stay tuned for the pics, should be good.

cheers everyone
Jon

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