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by davidh
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 17
Views: 8782

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

Hi - where are you based?

Fitting out was completely open, so I rigged my Marauder pretty much as my Hornet had been set up...…


I've loads of info on the M14 but am not normally on line, though I hope to be so again soon

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by davidh
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Far more of a Hit than a miss!
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Far more of a Hit than a miss!

Hi all, This is in part something of a 'heads up, a proper advert with pictures is 'in production'. After a super summer sailing in the HiT, it is time to move it on. It has done the job that I set it as the boat has appeared in a number of articles in various publications. But what a boat it is - a...
by davidh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The Best Of…The Wingnut Award
Replies: 8
Views: 3091

Re: The Best Of…The Wingnut Award

Dear oh dear Pat....in the interests of honesty, I'm going to have to put my hand up for one (only ONE?) - think Baltic Wharf, the Unit and a tin of pro-lube......and Ed B telling me "don't do it"...….ouch. Or stamping a hole in the bottom of a merlin then blaming it on a heavy footed crew - take a ...
by davidh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 5433

Re: Bosham classics

Tony, Short answer - none that I know of and yes, I did ask the question (though there have been boats that do both, but not actually from BSC). Just like when asking the questions the other way, the answers are complex but - if I had to put my finger on any trends, the topics raised would include t...
by davidh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 5433

Re: Bosham classics

Pat, re the comment on the Moths, I agree that whilst Lyndon and Ian sail older boats, looking at the list of those sailing in the reported event in Scotland (which was the point that I was making), the majority of those are way too modern to ever be considered CVRDA legal. but, as low riders, they ...
by davidh
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 5433

Re: Bosham classics

Peter, i don't think that the CVRDA rules or entrance criteria are under scrutiny. But the question "where was everyone" is worthy of being asked. In the same way, your own earlier comment, praising the low rider event in Scotland - which comprised many boats that are not even CVRDA eligible, whilst...
by davidh
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Montague Sharpie
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Re: Montague Sharpie

Hi Tim, I've more than a passing interest in the Sharpies - as they were the performance boats that were very much in evidence in the early 1950s...… an era that is fast becoming a topic of mine as I dig deeper into the research for the 505 book. I'm only just up the road, could I come and see your ...
by davidh
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 17
Views: 8782

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

And now an interesting post script to the comment made yesterday. I spent nearly 3 hours yesterday afternoon out sailing in the Hit - the Peter Milne single hander. If you don't know the boat then just take it that it is a slimmed down single handed M14 hull form. In sailing characteristics is share...
by davidh
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 17
Views: 8782

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

Mark, I'm sorry but the M14 was NOT the logical step up from the Mirror, as the file of correspondence that I hold clearly shows. Peter Milne had done a superb job of designing a true 'pocket rocket' and everything that you said about the performance of the boat is absolutely spot on. But if you had...
by davidh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Who’s Coming
Replies: 29
Views: 7369

Re: Roadford Who’s Coming

and up for me too!

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by davidh
Sun May 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Proctor Event Bosham - Important Change of Date
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Proctor Event Bosham - Important Change of Date

All,

I'm now hearing that there will be a formal confirmation in the next 24- 48 hrs that the Proctor Gala event will be slipped back to a date in early September.

As soon as I hear more I will put up a new post on here

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by davidh
Tue May 01, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Calling Firefly Experts
Replies: 11
Views: 4480

Re: Calling Firefly Experts

Pat, The story of the Firefly at the 1948 Games is a real tale of deals done behind the bike sheds and then some almost laughable muddling through. I did all this in 2008 for the 60th Anniversary (which the Firefly Class celebrated in style down at Torquay). It was quite a complex picture in the end...
by davidh
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 3
Views: 2771

Re: Oops!

Is that what they call "putting your foot in it?"

hoho

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by davidh
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 14982

Re: Atlanta Vario

Rippler...........

I have found a superb picture of Fairey Tales - it's a real cracker - that I'll be putting on the FB page on Friday (the famous Fab Friday foto).

ANY old 505 pics in your dads box would be great......

Cheers

Dougal
by davidh
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 14982

Re: Atlanta Vario

Rippler- shortly after the 'famous' picture was taken they wiped out - have a poor quality version of the 'what happened next'! According to the details that I hold, Fairey's didn't come on board straight away with tooling for the 5o5. One of the issues was that A N Other Solent based designer, well...