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by FM-W17 designer
Tue May 23, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: It says it's a moth.....
Replies: 20
Views: 13832

Re: It says it's a moth.....

Could not find the original, but here is a poor print of what I was looking for, showing the 'bare hulls' we used to offer in the mid 50's. The hull at the rear shows how the side decks looked after turning over the hull.
mike
by FM-W17 designer
Tue May 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: It says it's a moth.....
Replies: 20
Views: 13832

Re: It says it's a moth.....

Thanks Ed Great to see the old pics. Hard to believe I was involved building that some 62 years ago! Shows what a good plywood boat can survive .. ,and that was before epoxy too. She was bonded with Aerolite 300 and the plywood was BSS1088-AX100, the best we could buy at the time. I did hear from Ke...
by FM-W17 designer
Thu May 18, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: It says it's a moth.....
Replies: 20
Views: 13832

Re: Flying Moth and Gnat

And here are some pics of the system for making the rolled decks fit so well, plus one of the two- place Flying Gnat of which only one was built and one of the Mark lll on the Saint Lawrence river in the 60's mike Perhaps someone can give Kevin Boyd a 'heads up' that this info is now posted (with ph...
by FM-W17 designer
Wed May 17, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: It says it's a moth.....
Replies: 20
Views: 13832

Re: It says it's a moth.....

Crew Cut - Flying Moth '65 R.jpg Thanks Mike, I know Richard of course. Spent a little time on his motorcat a couple of years ago, while out visiting family in Vancouver. Guess his Strike 18 is 'a friendly competitor' for my W17 .. but they are really different boats. i personally do not like using...
by FM-W17 designer
Wed May 17, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anyone seen this boat?
Replies: 0
Views: 3113

Anyone seen this boat?

Back in 1952, I designed a 14ft x 5ft double-chine half-decked dinghy and built her in 1955. She was called 'CARA MIA" and her design I called "Venturer" though no one would know that. She was well built (for a teenager :), with marine ply over oak & mahogany ring framing so she just may have surviv...
by FM-W17 designer
Wed May 17, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: It says it's a moth.....
Replies: 20
Views: 13832

Re: Flying Moth - part 2

To follow up on my history of the Flying Moth .. here are some pics. The Flying Moth 'Crew Cut' was the only Mark lll that I know of and the 3 last boats were all built in Quebec, Canada .. as was the only Flying Gnat. (see pics). For mass building with high quality, I developed a way to build the c...
by FM-W17 designer
Wed May 17, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: It says it's a moth.....
Replies: 20
Views: 13832

Re: FLYING MOTH

Hi guys ... all who are interested in learning about the Flying Moth. Just happens I can put you out of your misery ;-), as I'm the designer of the boat. Here's the story. I first designed this boat in 1954 while still 19, but studying naval architecture at Southampton U. The first Mark1 was built b...