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FAQs & Forum Issues (12)
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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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Brian Chislett 2642 Rollocks by Brian Chislett 2642
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Gerald Turner 2924 by Gerald Turner 2924
John Lidstone 1503 Deletion of Past Rally Arrangement Topics by John Lidstone 1503
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
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Dinghies for Cruising: choosing, acquiring & using (91)
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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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Justin Bennett 3578 New member by Justin Bennett 3578
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Steve Shone 3398 by Steve Shone 3398
Gerald Turner 2924 Boat tents by Gerald Turner 2924
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Paul Hadley 2898 by Paul Hadley 2898
Stewart Potter 3524 Saying hello from the Northwest of England by Stewart Potter 3524
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sw13644 by sw13644
JIBI.COUZIN.683 JIBI -- A French fan of GIS by JIBI.COUZIN.683
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Jude Miller 3515 When looking for an equipped Dinghy by Jude Miller 3515
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John Lidstone 1503 by John Lidstone 1503
Judith Morris 2052 Any suggestions for the "perfect" dinghy? by Judith Morris 2052
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Jude Miller 3515 by Jude Miller 3515
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Rallies, Raids & Cruises: planning & places (93)
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Tim Stephenson 3313 La Semaine Du Golfe Du Morbihan by Tim Stephenson 3313
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Tim Stephenson 3313 by Tim Stephenson 3313
Michael Prewett ICC by Michael Prewett
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Stephen Davies 3471 by Stephen Davies 3471
John Hughes 2457 NW Rally Programme 2019 by John Hughes 2457
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John Hughes 2457 by John Hughes 2457
Roger Barnes 936 RYA Dinghy Show. Re: The End for Beale Park? by Roger Barnes 936
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Roger Barnes 936 by Roger Barnes 936
John Hughes 2457 Border Reivers Kielder Water & Loch Lomond 2019 by John Hughes 2457
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Keith Muscott 1516 The End for Beale Park? by Keith Muscott 1516
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
Keith Muscott 1516 Strangford Lough Rally June 7th – June 23rd, Updated by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
John Lidstone 1503 SW Area St Germans Rally 27th/28th October 2018 by John Lidstone 1503
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Roger Barnes 936 by Roger Barnes 936
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Members' Ads: offered & wanted (27)
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jeff frost Goat Island Skiff For Sale by jeff frost
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Keith Muscott 1516 FLYER – AGM at The Underfall Yard, Sunday October 14th 2018 by Keith Muscott 1516
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JohnGriffiths3237 by JohnGriffiths3237
Michael Prewett Topper Cruz and Laser Stratos by Michael Prewett
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Michael Prewett by Michael Prewett
Osbert Lancaster 2756 PUDDLE DUCK RACER by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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sw13644 For Sail - Cruising GP14 and GP14 double stacker road trailer by sw13644
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stewartmoxham1910 YACHTING WORLD DAYBOAT FOR SALE by stewartmoxham1910
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Gerald Turner 2924 by Gerald Turner 2924
stewartmoxham1910 Yachting World 14’Dayboat for sale.........Price by stewartmoxham1910
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stewartmoxham1910 by stewartmoxham1910
stewartmoxham1910 WEST WIGHT POTTER "E" YYPE FOR SALE by stewartmoxham1910
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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 Drawings, diagrams and technical files (3 topics)
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Jude Miller 3515 by Jude Miller 3515
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Photos and videos of rallies (14 topics)
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Jude Miller 3515 by Jude Miller 3515
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Flotsam & Jetsam: Everything else dinghy cruising (55)
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Gerald Turner 2924 Cessation of CG 66 Scheme by Gerald Turner 2924
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Stephen Davies 3471 by Stephen Davies 3471
Keith Muscott 1516 'Join The Club' in the Spring Issue of Water Craft, 2019 by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Mark D Anchor choice by Mark D
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Mark D by Mark D
Keith Muscott 1516 Photographs in the Journal – now moved to the right section by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
georgefuller electric winch to get dinghy up long ramp by georgefuller
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georgefuller by georgefuller
Patrick Hay 3474 Message to Father Christmas by Patrick Hay 3474
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
Bill Haylock 3130 Making a canvas foredeck - questions about Rubha Dubh by Bill Haylock 3130
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Patrick Horton 3310 by Patrick Horton 3310
David Platten 2616 12V. air pumps for inflatables by David Platten 2616
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David Platten 2616 by David Platten 2616
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