Martin T

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    River Blackwater, Essex, UK

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  1. Martin T

    Does your dinghy have a name?

    What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? Can't see the point of a name people have to look up! But each to their own.
  2. Martin T

    Vintage racing videos

    Made me laugh!
  3. Martin T

    Craigslist Finds

    Personally I don't see the point of mainsheet cleats. Thirty years of Laser sailing & never needed them out on the water. Only time I've used them is on shore to stop the boom swinging about & hitting things.
  4. Martin T

    And Now...for something TOTALLY New!

    No I meant one of those plastic fat arsed rubber lipped ones not a geeky one.
  5. Martin T

    And Now...for something TOTALLY New!

    All you need is a celebraty social media influencer to take up dinghy sailing & the teenagers would be all over it like a rash, Bobs your mothers brother!
  6. Martin T

    Boats for Big Chaps

    We had a couple of Supernova's at our club, sailed by people that felt they were a Laser for older less agile gentlemen! Thing is those sailors have now moved into Solo's, as they seem to have come back in vogue at our club, with quite a nice fleet emerging. Funny how old design slow boats never died, as long as you can build a fleet nobody is bothered about going fast.
  7. Martin T

    Boats for Big Chaps

    How about a Supernova
  8. Martin T

    How far do people travel to club race?

    I drive about 45 mins to get to my club, but I share the drive with my brother & nephew so isn't to bad. I have clubs nearer to home but they are small lakes or resevoirs & I prefer to sail on the more interesting tidal estuary where my club is based.
  9. Martin T

    Laser Hiking Bench Options?

    Move it to the other end of the verandah of course, no brainer...lol.
  10. Martin T

    Feedback - VIRTUAL REGATTA, shit rules

    At this time we're having club regattas, as we can't do the real thing. We have a series of 6 races in an evening. We even have a proper "Notice Of Race" to stick to. Our next series is at 7:30 tonight, looking forward to the dodgems to start! Agree about the dodgy steering & strange rules but it is what it is & free fun for an hour or so. Hopefully the results will be posted on our club website & ther'll be a prize for the overall winner at our laying-up supper next winter.
  11. Martin T

    Boats for Big Chaps

    I go with the Phantom, Blaze or Finn. All have active fleets in the UK if you wanted to do some opens.
  12. Martin T

    Sailing Centre Designs / Best Practices ?

    I think blurocketsmate was taking about something like this.
  13. Do you think the pond is for leak testing?
  14. I love the Hello Kitty pylons & pterodactyl fly pass...lol
  15. Martin T

    Best website to look for a used laser?

    I was going to suggest the US version of https://www.apolloduck.us/ but I see it only has 1 dinghy listed...lol