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by LASERTOURIST
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: French Moth
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: French Moth

It is a Moth "Atlantique" and it was made by Lanaverre of Bordeaux (the 420, Finns, 490, Jet) before they took up milling the Europe moth in big quantities The sail was made in dacron (or rather french "tergal" but coton style (narrow multiple panels)and the sail logo was a red capital M in a blue c...
by LASERTOURIST
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 5125

Re: Mast carrying on vans

borrow a trailer from either a rowing club or a glider club, they're almost as long as a 38 T lorry
by LASERTOURIST
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 5125

Re: Mast carrying on vans

Hello, Rules for overhang in France are not very different, only there should be no overhang at all in front of the car. At the back of the car an overhang of anything between 0 and 1 metre supposes no special marking and between 1 and 3 Metres overhang a red marking (preferably a red reflector tria...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 15402

Re: Atlanta Vario

Much as i'd love to, i'm still running the sailing school in Corsica so i'm in Paris during the winter season , but come sprig i migrate south..
except for a few weeks in may
by LASERTOURIST
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 15402

Re: Atlanta Vario

I only got these by hearsay, from Marcel Buffet and a few other old hands (and the 505 chapter in Patrick antoine's book) after al i'm only 60 . Some things are quite obscured in time now, but it is a pity you cant access to the early french 505 class records (they were kept by Alain Cettier)...wond...
by LASERTOURIST
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 15402

Re: Atlanta Vario

It is obviously one of the very first 505's, but the number is K15...Logically it should have been numbered as K1 or K2 as it is allegedly the very first 505 built in Great britain. How where the sail numbers allotted by the class. In France the oldes known 505 still in sailing conditon is the woode...
by LASERTOURIST
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 15402

Re: Atlanta Vario

Seems stange but many performance dinghies of 50's and 60's design could be DIY owner built while the cheap vaurien was a professional builder only job (until recently). I even saw some tornado ex olympic cat built in the workshop of Ecole Nationale de Voile in Quiberon. The now extinct sailing sect...
by LASERTOURIST
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 10142

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Well , the laser "not a proper dinghy"...it is arguable...though i think it is wrong Some boats were considered as Planches à voile (boards with sails) in France long before Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake ever invented and patented the windsurf (and baron Bich fought and won the litigation about the...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 10142

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

Hello and happy new year My first laser (bought second hand) was 17802 and the making year was 1974 centrebord was fiberglass with foam core (they reverted to wood for some time before using the hard foam on stainless steel rods because those early fiberglass/foam core foils tended to break. Grab ra...
by LASERTOURIST
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: finn- or something else
Replies: 8
Views: 6039

Re: finn- or something else

The Flying Junior was mostly produced in Italy by ALPA and in the US by Harken/vanguard, there are not many of them in germany.
On the other hand Pirats and Korsars were active classes there for junior championships and back inthe 80's had a specific racing course at the KielerWoche.
by LASERTOURIST
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: finn- or something else
Replies: 8
Views: 6039

Re: finn- or something else

most probably a FD but if the measure at 16 Ft is correct could also be a Korsar (privateer - corsair) . famous mader boatyard made quite a nuber of them along with the top range FD and the tamer hard chine Kielzugvogel or Pirats

https://www.boat24.com/at/segelboote/ko ... il/308437/
by LASERTOURIST
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ponant Dinghy?
Replies: 3
Views: 3891

Re: Ponant Dinghy?

Ponant is a (rather heavy) performance dinghy (more or less a french osprey) with an interesting history. It was started at St Raphael (french riviera)in the late 50's and used the same sailplan as the 505 so that ex racing 505 sets of sails (rich 505 racers changed sails on a 3 months basis) could ...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue May 16, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Info on Sailfish 12 please
Replies: 4
Views: 3528

Re: Info on Sailfish 12 please

and this one must be the sailfish (british made ?) referred to inthe old ad http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sailfish-Sailing-Cruising-Dinghy-Boat-With-Trolley-and-Trailer-GWO-/121694032098?nma=true&si=paN9Ww8AQ7sz2eyNd%252FHWCAqqAuk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Some name copyright issu...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue May 16, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Info on Sailfish 12 please
Replies: 4
Views: 3528

Re: Info on Sailfish 12 please

Not the same Sailfish, obviously

I knewabout this one :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfish_(sailboat)


so it is anotther sailfish...a round bilge fiberglass dinghy...that is confusing indeed !
by LASERTOURIST
Mon May 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Info on Sailfish 12 please
Replies: 4
Views: 3528

Re: Info on Sailfish 12 please

If it is the US sailfish, it is the ancestor of the much more frequent sunfish . Original sailfish had the same kind of latten rig , no cockpit at all and a plywood hull..derived from a..surfboard. To be precise the guys behind the Sailfish and sunfish (Alex Bryant and Cortland Heyniger, hence the b...