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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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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
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Dinghies for Cruising: choosing, acquiring & using (81)
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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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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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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
Judith Morris 2052 Any suggestions for the "perfect" dinghy? by Judith Morris 2052
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
Robin Lune Pilot 14- Push/pull Rudder Conversion-advice+suggestions? by Robin
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Robin by Robin
Michael Wilkinson 3461 Torqueedo travel engine - first impressions by Michael Wilkinson 34...
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
Hubert Bakker 3415 Hi by Hubert Bakker 3415
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Rallies, Raids & Cruises: planning & places (65)
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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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David Platten 2616 SW area Tremayne Quay rally 23/24 Sept. by David Platten 2616
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John Lidstone 1503 by John Lidstone 1503
Robin Firth of Tay by Robin
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 by Osbert Lancaster 275...
Elizabeth Baker Cobnor Fortnight - Sat 19 to Thurs 31 Aug 2017 by Elizabeth Baker
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Elizabeth Baker by Elizabeth Baker
Colin Holt 3110 DCA Rally - Menai Straits, North Wales - 5th & 6th Aug 2017 by Colin Holt 3110
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Colin Holt 3110 by Colin Holt 3110
Tom Hart 2280 Cruising Brittany by Tom Hart 2280
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Tom Hart 2280 by Tom Hart 2280
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Members' Ads: offered & wanted (15)
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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
Paul Holdsworth 3279 Outboard For Sale - Mercury 4hp four stroke standard shaft by Paul Holdsworth 3279
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Paul Holdsworth 3279 by Paul Holdsworth 3279
Bill Haylock 3130 Wooden Wayfarer - free to a good home by Bill Haylock 3130
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simon foster by simon foster
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Libraries (3)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 The Essence of Dinghy Cruising (6 topics)
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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 (32)
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Brian Chislett 2642 Lake District and The Broads-Rules and regulations?? by Brian Chislett 2642
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
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
Keith Muscott 1516 Dinghy Cruising Summer Issue by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Chris Davidson Use of Tung oil on clinker boat interior by Chris Davidson
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Chris Davidson by Chris Davidson
Keith Muscott 1516 Latest Membership List by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Dave Foote 3426 Essential clothing by Dave Foote 3426
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Chris Davidson by Chris Davidson
Paul Holdsworth 3279 Rudder shape on Highlander 16 variant by Paul Holdsworth 3279
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Steve Shone 3398 by Steve Shone 3398
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