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FAQs & Forum Issues (11)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 How do I join the DCA Forum? by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 How do I add images, video or pdfs to my posts? by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 How can I get posts by email? How can I post by email? by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 I want to comment on an article in the DCA Journal - where's the right place? by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Just a few simple rules by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 How can I move a post to a different sub-forum? by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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John Lidstone 1503 Deletion of Past Rally Arrangement Topics by John Lidstone 1503
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Patrick Horton 3310 What do you think of our new forum? by Patrick Horton 3310
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Dinghies for Cruising: choosing, acquiring & using (85)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 New to the forum? Introduce yourself below by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Video: Roger Barnes on Exploring and Voyaging in Open Boats by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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IanCameron3450 Where to put mooring lines on a GP 14 by IanCameron3450
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Chris Davidson by Chris Davidson
IanCameron3450 New member to DCA forum by IanCameron3450
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DavidSumner2098 by DavidSumner2098
Mark D New Member introduction by Mark D
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
Keith Muscott 1516 Water Craft Magazine: Join the Club by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Michael Wilkinson 3461 Stowing an anchor safely by Michael Wilkinson 34...
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John Hughes 2457 by John Hughes 2457
Patrick Hay 3474 Hello all - I am a new member by Patrick Hay 3474
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Rallies, Raids & Cruises: planning & places (70)
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David Platten 2616 SW Area Winter planning meeting by David Platten 2616
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Roger Barnes 936 by Roger Barnes 936
John Hughes 2457 DCA NW regional planning meeting, Wigan SC, Sat 3rd Feb 2018 by John Hughes 2457
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harrm Cold Coniston Cruise by harrm
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Elizabeth Baker South Coast Winter Social - Sat 3 February 2018 by Elizabeth Baker
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Mark D Lake District by Mark D
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Roger Barnes 936 by Roger Barnes 936
John Lidstone 1503 SW Area St Germans Rally 21st/22nd by John Lidstone 1503
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Steve Parke 2986 by Steve Parke 2986
Lucas 3465 Dutch Rally by Lucas 3465
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Bill Haylock 3130 North East Region Rally at Kielder 6th - 8th October by Bill Haylock 3130
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Members' Ads: offered & wanted (17)
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Keith Muscott 1516 Free For Collection: ± 96 hard copies of past Journals by Keith Muscott 1516
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Stephen Yates 3232 by Stephen Yates 3232
IanCameron3450 Wooden mast bits by IanCameron3450
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IanCameron3450 by IanCameron3450
John Shirley 3350 Tarpon 14 for sale by John Shirley 3350
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Tony Thomason 1688 by Tony Thomason 1688
jeff frost Goat Island Skiff For Sale by jeff frost
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Brian Chislett 2642 Wanted a camping Dinghy by Brian Chislett 2642
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Brian Chislett 2642 by Brian Chislett 2642
Keith Muscott 1516 Mariner Outboard and 7ft oars for sale by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Steve Shone 3398 Cape Cutter 19 trailer-sailer for sale by DCA member - SOLD by Steve Shone 3398
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Steve Shone 3398 by Steve Shone 3398
stewartmoxham1910 boom tents for sale. by stewartmoxham1910
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Stephen Yates 3232 by Stephen Yates 3232
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Libraries (3)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 The Essence of Dinghy Cruising (8 topics)
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Stephen Yates 3232 by Stephen Yates 3232
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Photos and videos of rallies (13 topics)
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John Hughes 2457 by John Hughes 2457
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Drawings, diagrams and technical files (2 topics)
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Alastair Law 2624 by Alastair Law 2624
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Flotsam & Jetsam: Everything else dinghy cruising (36)
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John Lidstone 1503 Safety Lanyard by John Lidstone 1503
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Voyage of the Tinkerbelle by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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Roger Barnes 936 Making a new boat tent by Roger Barnes 936
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Gerald Turner 2924 by Gerald Turner 2924
Keith Muscott 1516 Dinghy Cruising 236, Winter Journal 2017/2018, and Lough Erne Rally by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Brian Chislett 2642 Lake District and The Broads-Rules and regulations?? by Brian Chislett 2642
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Brian Chislett 2642 by Brian Chislett 2642
Patrick Hay 3474 Nice trailers, nice prices - where’s the catch? by Patrick Hay 3474
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Brian Chislett 2642 Mirror Miracle by Brian Chislett 2642
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Brian Chislett 2642 by Brian Chislett 2642
Osbert Lancaster 2756 Major boat collection being broken up by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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John Hughes 2457 by John Hughes 2457
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Lough Erne 2018 (1)
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Keith Muscott 1516 This sub-group isn't working. Email me if you are interested in Lough Erne 2018 by Keith Muscott 1516
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