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FAQs & Forum Issues (11)
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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 (87)
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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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Judith Morris 2052 Any suggestions for the "perfect" dinghy? by Judith Morris 2052
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Jude Miller 3515 by Jude Miller 3515
JIBI.COUZIN.683 JIBI -- A French fan of GIS by JIBI.COUZIN.683
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Patrick Hay 3474 by Patrick Hay 3474
Frank Raisin 2892 Antipodean Intro by Frank Raisin 2892
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 Trailer security? by Michael Wilkinson 34...
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Roger Barnes 936 by Roger Barnes 936
IanCameron3450 Where to put mooring lines on a GP 14 by IanCameron3450
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IanCameron3450 New member to DCA forum by IanCameron3450
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Rallies, Raids & Cruises: planning & places (77)
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Jude Miller 3515 Dauphin Island Rendezvous - 6/23 to 6/30/2018 by Jude Miller 3515
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miles dent Charente-Maritime Rally 2018 by miles dent
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Patrick Hay 3474 by Patrick Hay 3474
Bruce Gregor 3044 Dinghy Crusing Downunder by Bruce Gregor 3044
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Frank Raisin 2892 by Frank Raisin 2892
Frank Raisin 2892 The Last Sauna Sail? by Frank Raisin 2892
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 DCA Rally Programme 2018 by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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Andy Biggs 3272 SeaFair Haven 2018 - Milford Haven by Andy Biggs 3272
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John Hughes 2457 DCA NW regional rally programme 2018 by John Hughes 2457
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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
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Members' Ads: offered & wanted (19)
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kermitg For sale: Cruising Mk II Wayfarer by kermitg
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John Lidstone 1503 Tela 16' 6" Gaffer for sale by John Lidstone 1503
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John Lidstone 1503 by John Lidstone 1503
John Shirley 3350 Tarpon 14 for sale by John Shirley 3350
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John Shirley 3350 by John Shirley 3350
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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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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Keith Muscott 1516 Mariner Outboard and 7ft oars for sale by Keith Muscott 1516
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Libraries (3)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 The Essence of Dinghy Cruising (8 topics)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Drawings, diagrams and technical files (3 topics)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Photos and videos of rallies (14 topics)
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Flotsam & Jetsam: Everything else dinghy cruising (38)
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Jude Miller 3515 Dingy Hardtop / Forward Cockpit Cover by Jude Miller 3515
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John Lidstone 1503 Safety Lanyard by John Lidstone 1503
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Jude Miller 3515 by Jude Miller 3515
Patrick Hay 3474 Electric outboard - or not? by Patrick Hay 3474
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Jude Miller 3515 by Jude Miller 3515
Roger Barnes 936 Making a new boat tent by Roger Barnes 936
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Jude Miller 3515 by Jude Miller 3515
Osbert Lancaster 2756 Voyage of the Tinkerbelle by Osbert Lancaster 275...
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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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Patrick Hay 3474 Nice trailers, nice prices - where’s the catch? by Patrick Hay 3474
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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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