Watch this space for information on Twiney's Tweaker. If you don't make one for your boat you will be left behind.
Have you given up windsurfing Bill? Are you back in East Sussex? If so, pls give contact details for our trip to E/b next month.
Hi David yes back in East Sussex now live in Hailsham Hope you are well.
Going to start sailing at Pevensey Bay again
My details are 01323301253
I thought somebody would have asked a few questions about my tweaker by now.
OK Bill. I'm asking.........What is your tweaker? (That doesn't really sound like a question for a sailing forum somehow - does it?)How about a photo for the website?
You did say 'watch this space' so we are watching but not allot is happening!
I have pictures of the Tweaker working it is on my friends Miracle dinghy and only on dry land, could not find a Merlin to try it out on at the time.I would like somebody who has a Merlin hopefully in East Sussex to contact me so that one can be made and show it working on one. Should this not be possible we will have make do with the pictures of the Miracle for the Web site!!!.
I am now becoming quite intrigued. I think the photo of your "miracle tweaker" (?!) might encourage those of us who enjoy bimbling to fashion a Merlin Tweaker. Go on ...........take the plunge.........give us the photos!!!! I have just finished installing Jon Turner's "Musketeer" spinnaker pole launch system and am keen for another project. :-)
No show = no go!!
OK Richard let me have your e-mail address and your phone no, work or home so that I can contact you.
OK Bill. My email address is linked to this post (click on my blue name!). I don't want to put my phone number on the forum in case the hacking autobots get hold. If you make email contact with me I am sure we can get something moving on this!!! Looking forward to it.
Seriously Bill, anything which will enhance my spinnaker performance would be most welcome; I look forward to seeing your device. As for racing, definately back of the pack, although your tweaker might move me along a bit!
Richard will you also give a ring or e-mail your no to me and I can ring you.
This web does display your email address, but it does so in such a way that most spam robots are unable to detect it automatically. Plus you don't have to provide one.
Thanks Bill, but until I know what it is I will abstain.
Keep watching this post as instructed but still haven't seen any more info on the Tweaker. Maybe one day the secret will be revealed!
MJaybe its just (T)wind up!
well bill - sounds great - have you something a little more up market - say gives me 30% extra? But of course it will have to be in secret.
Well Gurn whoever you are, I can do the impossible and you get 10% more speed on a gusty and shifty reach today but 30% is a miracle and that will take a little longer.
Calling The Gurn. I hope you are able to obtain such a gadget and enjoy a 30% improvement in performance - I was just wondering how I would notice it? I shall be spectating from Spud's RIB so will have my stopwatch handy!
Can we please stick to sailing and leave the Gurns sex life out of this thread!
steady Scotty - I will have a barrister on board just in case of any slanderous comments (her name is Phillipa and she is really keen)
and she likes sailing too!
Shame, shame Fribbs and Gurn....whatever happened to Subtle Innuendo? ………and no, I am not referring to some poor unloved merlin languishing in a shed.
Here is part of the last e-mail I received from Phil Morrison.
bill - will I need to remove my Morrison wires? the galvanising is getting a bit rusty anyway
Scotty who ever you are, Spud will almost certainly have a Tweaker for his yawl by then.
Bill a yawl doesn't have a spinnaker so how would it gain the 5-10% on a 3 sail reach ?......
Its still got three sails though!
It will improve yawls speed but not by as much as 10%!!!!