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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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Graham Neil 2971 Demise of Yahoo Groups. by Graham Neil 2971
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Paul Hadley 2898 by Paul Hadley 2898
John Lidstone 1503 Deletion of Past Rally Arrangement Topics by John Lidstone 1503
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Dinghies for Cruising: choosing, acquiring & using (105)
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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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Paul Windebank 3654 Reef A mirror Sail by Paul Windebank 3654
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
dpround New member - Hello from North Wales by dpround
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Nick Vowles 2995 by Nick Vowles 2995
Brian Chislett 2642 Mast position by Brian Chislett 2642
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
Cliff Martin 2709 New member by Cliff Martin 2709
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Michael Wilkinson 3461 by Michael Wilkinson 34...
Neal Bedwell 3638 Collision Avoidance for Dinghy Cruisers by Neal Bedwell 3638
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Neal Bedwell 3638 by Neal Bedwell 3638
dpround Interesting boat - ebay item 254438571981 by dpround
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Rallies, Raids & Cruises: planning & places (117)
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miles dent Charente-maritime Rally 2020 by miles dent
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Patrick Hay 3474 by Patrick Hay 3474
Keith Muscott 1516 Solway Cruising projected for the 2020 Season by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
John Perry 710 DCA South West Area Winter meeting - Saturday 22 February 2020 by John Perry 710
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
harrm Coniston Softies Meet - November 2019 by harrm
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Keith Muscott 1516 Coniston 'Softies' Rally, November 2nd & 3rd, 2019 by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Hubert Bakker 3415 RaidExtreme on 7th September 2019 by Hubert Bakker 3415
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Hubert Bakker 3415 by Hubert Bakker 3415
AnneWroe3634 Ullswater Sept 21-22 by AnneWroe3634
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John Hughes 2457 Traeth Bach rally, 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2019 by John Hughes 2457
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Members' Ads: offered & wanted (33)
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Paul Windebank 3654 For sale Mirror dinghy by Paul Windebank 3654
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Paul Windebank 3654 by Paul Windebank 3654
Brian Chislett 2642 Wanted Mirror Dinghy mast and sails by Brian Chislett 2642
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Chris Yardley by Chris Yardley
stewartmoxham1910 YACHTING WORLD DAYBOAT FOR SALE by stewartmoxham1910
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John Gush by John Gush
Steve Shone 3398 Water Craft Magazines - some full years, all in excellent condition by Steve Shone 3398
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Steve Shone 3398 by Steve Shone 3398
Brian Chislett 2642 Wanted a camping Dinghy by Brian Chislett 2642
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Carl by Carl
Chris Yardley Otter sails wanted by Chris Yardley
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David1949 BayRaider 20 by David1949
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John Shirley 3350 Tarpon 14 for sale by John Shirley 3350
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Libraries (3)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 The Essence of Dinghy Cruising (10 topics)
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Osbert Lancaster 2756 Photos and videos of rallies (15 topics)
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Rik van der Vaart 3365 by Rik van der Vaart 33...
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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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Flotsam & Jetsam: Everything else dinghy cruising (67)
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Justin Bennett 3578 Waterproof power pack by Justin Bennett 3578
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DavidSumner2098 by DavidSumner2098
Keith Muscott 1516 DCA Journal by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 Watercraft Magazine and 'Join the Club' by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Martin Wright 3604 Launching with a break back trailer by Martin Wright 3604
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Patrick Hay 3474 by Patrick Hay 3474
John Lidstone 1503 Safety Lanyard by John Lidstone 1503
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DavidSumner2098 by DavidSumner2098
Keith Muscott 1516 Dinghy Cruising No.242, Summer; & 243, Autumn by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Keith Muscott 1516 A request for information by Keith Muscott 1516
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Keith Muscott 1516 by Keith Muscott 1516
Keith Muscott 1516 Dinghy Cruising No.242, Summer by Keith Muscott 1516
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Elizabeth Baker by Elizabeth Baker
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