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Burgees

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Skykomish E29 says:

Just to update you all, we recently discovered that the lady who prints our burgees has gone the way of other high street companies like Woolworths and Comet, and have been having problems finding an new supplier who is willing to print them in small quantities.
I am pleased to say that we may well have sourced a new printer and possibly will be able to produce a better design nearer the original logo.
We are unfortunately having to go back to the drawing board quite literally and draw a design for him to work from. This however will mean I am afraid that any future burgees will be a little more expensive I shall keep Norman updated and hopefully they will re appear on the official website
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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Thanks for this update Malcolm. Your ad is withdrawn pending a new source of supply.
Norman
80 months ago (permalink)

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Freebird 1011 says:

What about some T-shirts or even better Polo’s while there is printing being done?

2 Large size for Freebird.
80 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

Let's get the logo right first, Linda has taken the new design to the printers today to get their approval. Apparently they wanted a white logo on a black background to scan into their computer, so I hand painted a copy of the original logo with arrow onto a black mount board. If this comes out OK I shall be open to suggestions for SUITABLE designs for clothing, however I would suggest that if you are looking at POLO shirts embroidered logo would be better.
80 months ago (permalink)

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Super Snoopy 050 says:

Polos may be useful for the Mumbles get together
80 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

New Burgee is due to be ready Tuesday, subject to this being OK Linda is going to enquire about Polo Shirts as she informs me the printer does these.
OK Guys suggestions for what you would like on them please and keep it clean.
At the moment Linda is getting a quote for just a mini logo on the left breast ( on the polo shirt not her tattoo) but if you would like "Achilles owners club" or whatever now would be a good time to get this sorted
80 months ago (permalink)

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blueachilles says:

Is it possible to have our boat names, or will it be much more expensive to do that?

(We'd like blue ones, obviously....)
80 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

That thought had crossed my mind Rod I can't think that it would be much dearer as long as standard font is used. So your suggestion would be

"A"
Blue

Presumably white lettering on a blue polo shirt?
Will make a list of suggestions and see what we can come up with
at the moment I would stress we are only looking at printed shirts, I could if there is interest look at embroidered logo but that would be dearer
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blueachilles says:

That would be ideal. Di has always wanted a red sail cover with "Blue" written on it in yellow, but I've been able to put my foot down so far!
80 months ago (permalink)

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matthewA750 says:

Hi Malcolm
Yes - I'd be keen on polos with the boat name and Achilles logo on - I bet the children would, too.
Matthew
80 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

it has occurred to me that polo shirts have a weave that makes the surface uneven, I am therefore wondering if this can be printed on successfully?????????? I will let you all know more info next week when I pick up the new burgee meantime keep suggestions coming in...
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Freebird 1011 says:

Keeping it simple might be the way to go? How about white polo and red logo and Achilles Owwner under (like our sails) Then you will all match at Mumbles y c meet up.
Sorry Blue! By the way I dont want a bright yellow polo!
Duncan.
80 months ago (permalink)

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Red Marlin says:

So RED it is then - Yeah
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Skykomish E29 says:

What about

A
Achilles Owners Association

Red Logo on White Polo shirt?
80 months ago (permalink)

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Super Snoopy 050 says:

Does it for me!
80 months ago (permalink)

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A264 Clytie says:

Why not 'A' with the sail number under?
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Skykomish E29 says:

OK Guys had a quote from the printer he is happy to do these POLO Shirts but at £19 each plus P&P to you The price would come down a bit with a bulk order but this would mean having the same design on ALL of the shirts so that would mean Sail numbers would not be possible unless the full amount for an individual shirt was paid
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Freebird 1011 says:

A
Achilles Owners Association

Red Logo on White Polo shirt?

sounds good to me!
80 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

OK those interested could you Flickr mail me so that I can gauge how many could be printed to see if this would qualify for a discount, clearly we cannot do it on here as it would contravene the rules of FLickre, alternatively e mail me via the Achilles site under the Burgee ad.
80 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

Freebird and Super Snoopy you should have had your replies by now but just to confirm that I have received your Flickr mail ok
80 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

ok guys it has been a few weeks now and orders have trickled in for POLO shirts we are going to see what the printer can do with the few orders that we have, however if there is anybody else interested in getting one please drop me a line ASAP so that you could qualify for any discount that we may get for the quantity that we are ordering.
79 months ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

I want two please ... XL
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Thanks Ron will add them to the list
79 months ago (permalink)

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blueachilles says:

One please. Size M.
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

ok Rod
Just to let you all know Linda is planning to see the printer on Thursday to get a final price for printing the number that we have, before committing ourselves we will let you know what he says
79 months ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Richard 9999 .. Hello .. I always fancied an Atalanta...
Tell us more ...
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Right some final figures for the order that we have.

Linda has done a great job with the printer also getting him to check the sizes of the polo shirts
measurement across the front of each size is as follows, simply double up for your chest measurement:
Medium = 20"
Large= 22"
XL not in stock at moment so couldn't check
XXL= 25"

Cost will be £18 INCLUDING Postage for each shirt,
if we can get just two more on the order it will come down to £16.

If you can send me a Flickr mail or e mail me via the Achilles web site confirming your size and quantity we can put our order in.
79 months ago (permalink)

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sailing bye1 says:

Can you put 'Sailing Bye' down for 2 please, 1x medium, 1xlarge.
Having trouble trying to Flickr mail you.
Mike
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

no problem and that guys now qualifies us for the extra discount making each Polo shirt just £16 including P&P as long as everybody now confirms their order.
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

OK I think that I have either e mailed or Flickr mailed all of those who have placed an order for the

Achilles
A
Owners Association

White Polo shirt with red lettering
If you have not had a notification from me and would like one please hurry as the price is for a bulk order
any others will be the full price if we order in small quantities equally if you would like one with your boat name etc I would be happy to get these done, but as I said as they will be individual orders they will be at full price.
I would like to clarify that the price to you is AT COST we are making nothing out of this.
79 months ago (permalink)

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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Many thanks Malcolm and Linda for organising this deal on behalf of owners.
79 months ago (permalink)

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Alyson Morgan says:

Skykomish1:

Is it too late to place an order - don't know how I missed this string. 1 M and 1 L if poss. If not - no worries

Cheers

Alyson
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Can anyone needing an order please do so via the Achilles web site as I do not want us to fall foul of Flickr rules. otherwise you can flickr mail me direct thanks
www.achillesyachts.co.uk.
The ad for polo shirts and burgees is in the "for sale" section
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Skykomish1 says:

We have had an order for some burgees and Linda has been working hard in the sewing room, before we take these to the printers are any more needed so that they can be done at the same time??
www.flickr.com/photos/8644331@N08/8491706042/in/pool-achi...
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Skykomish1 says:

we are still awaiting some cheques for polo shirts if you could get these sent asap I can get the order into the printers... thanks
79 months ago (permalink)

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Freebird 1011 says:

Huurp Humm!--- that will be me---- er --- its in the post (today) --- yer I know they all say that.
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

not just you Freebird others too... Rod got your cheque thanks
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Alyson.. Morgan. if you are still wanting the polo shirts could you please contact me..thanks
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Alyson Morgan:

Alyson
not a problem you have checked the sizing from the measurements that I posted above????
I will Flickr mail you details
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

just to update everybody on progress of Polo shirts.... I am just awaiting one more payment once received the order will go into the printers and should be ready within a week.. I will then arrange despatch to the addresses supplied.

Burgee order going into printer this week as Linda has now made the flags and just need printing to complete
79 months ago (permalink)

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Chattinglil says:

I'd like a burgee please. Who do I ask and how much and how do I pay? thanks.
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Chattinglil: Flickr mail sent to you
79 months ago (permalink)

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Little_Plum says:

I would like on too please....
79 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

little Plum Flickr Mail sent
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Ok polo shirt and burgee order at printers. The printer is going to e mail me a proof of the finished polo shirt design in a couple of days.

I still have some burgee payments outstanding, if you could please get these sent asap as I will need to pay the printer.. and as mentioned before these are charged out at cost to you.
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

OK first batch of burgees collected today and will be sent out to those whose payments I have received however if it is ok with those who have ordered polo shirts too I will hold theirs until the polo shirts arrive. If anyone really needs their burgee quickly I will send it out separately just let me know.
78 months ago (permalink)

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rothwell_neil says:

My nanni 2.10 10hp uses 1 litre per hour cruising at 5 knots and 2 litres per hour flat out at 6 knots. I go at 5 knots!, 4 knots is about 1/2 litre per hour. Makes a big difference for little speed gain, 1 litre will cover 3 nm at 6 kn, 5 nm at 5kn and 8nm at 4 kn.
78 months ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Wrong thread Neil....
Take the dog for a longer walk .
78 months ago (permalink)

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rothwell_neil says:

Back from a bike ride with the dog, dog knackered but at least i now know which thread to post on!
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Hi Guys POLO design uploaded to photostream hope this is ok they will be ready hopefully by weekend
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Skykomish1 says:

Anybody would like a burgee at discounted price? we have two rejects which the printer did wrong and cannot be corrected as the high quality of the vinyl means that the transfer cannot be removed easily. The only fault is that the arrow of the "A" faces back (to the tip of the flag) instead of to the front (mast) .
Let me know (£10 each)
78 months ago (permalink)

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Chattinglil says:

Skykomish1:

Hi - will you let us know when they've been posted? thanks Lisa
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Hi Lisa can't remember if you ordered a burgee or polo shirt and burgee if it was just a burgee it will be posted this morning (Saturday) those who have ordered both I intend sending out when Polo Shirts are ready which I have now been told should be Tuesday.
Please note guys that none of your cheques have been put in until we actually send the items ordered.
78 months ago (permalink)

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Chattinglil says:

thanks! It was just a burgee for me. thanks for doing it for us.
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Chattinglil:

Yes Lisa can confiirm yours went out this a.m. along with Alex and Richard
78 months ago (permalink)

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Chattinglil says:

Just received mine - absolutely delighted - fabulous job. Thanks very much!
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Glad you got it ok and are pleased with it shall pass your compliments on to Linda
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Polo Shirts went out today so hopefully you all will get them during next week, also those who ordered a burgee too these were included in your parcel
78 months ago (permalink)

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Super Snoopy 050 says:

Polos delivered early this morning. Fits like a glove and shows off the newly acquired sun tan well. Many thanks Linda and Malcolm.
78 months ago (permalink)

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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Shirts arrived today. Fits fine. Fortunately I have lost 3 stone which helps - dieting to be more agile around the boat. Thanks a lot to you both.
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Thanks guys a relief I can assure you
78 months ago (permalink)

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sailing bye1 says:

Arived today, thanks a lot to you both.
78 months ago (permalink)

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blueachilles says:

Wearing mine as I type this, excellent fit, good quality, many thanks.
78 months ago (permalink)

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Freebird 1011 says:

Shirts and burgee arrived a few days ago. Thanks very much for all the effort. We will be looking very dapper this season if the weather ever warms up enough to strip off the wet gear and several layers to get down to a polo!
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Glad you all find them ok many thanks guys
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

okay guys how about some photos of you posing in your Polo shirts?
78 months ago (permalink)

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A264 Clytie says:

Malcolm,

As we have some recent new owners what is the current burgee and tee shirt position please? Are there children's sizes, 11-12 years old for example?

Ideally I'm in for an XL + one burgee.

Thanks
Richard
71 months ago (permalink)

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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Richard,
You can contact Malcolm directly through email from the link on the main web site
www.achillesyachts.co.uk/page67.html
Norman
71 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

We are still able to produce these, clearly if we get enough interest in polo shirts we can get another bulk order done which will bring the price down to what we paid before. Anybody who wants these items as Norman says can contact me through the Achilles site and I will get back to you asap baring in mind I am often out of the country for two or three days at a time so please be patient.
71 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish1 says:

Just thought that I would add... We are currently only able to send these to UK mainland due to the high cost of postage, sorry. I am happy to post elsewhere but be warned the postage is ridiculous..
71 months ago (permalink)

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