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by pierre
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Ian Proctor Spectrum?
Replies: 8
Views: 4277

Re: Ian Proctor Spectrum?

[quote="davidh"]Pierre - Hope you are still on here! Do you have access to any pictures of the Spectrum that used to sail at WWSC? If not, do you have contact details for the guy (your sailing sec?) who used to sail it - most people have a pictures somewhere of their boat. Cheers Dougal[/quot David,...
by pierre
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 35988

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Hope you are fixed up now, and the life situation improved.
Get that Osprey finished. I'm dying to see it on the water.
Good man !!!
by pierre
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Round the Island Race.. Dinghies 6th June 1953.
Replies: 6
Views: 5447

Re: Round the Island Race.. Dinghies 6th June 1953.

Looking forward to the 505 book David.
by pierre
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Round the Island Race.. Dinghies 6th June 1953.
Replies: 6
Views: 5447

Re: Round the Island Race.. Dinghies 6th June 1953.

Hi David I just thought it an interesting read, (and have no particular axe to grind as to the boat despite being an Osprey sailor); and surprised at how close the finish was. Sounds like Proctor was wise to have 3 aboard. The following page on the site is a piece on the La Baule two hander trials t...
by pierre
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Round the Island Race.. Dinghies 6th June 1953.
Replies: 6
Views: 5447

Round the Island Race.. Dinghies 6th June 1953.

I thought this article gleaned from the Osprey website would be of interest to you all. Nail biting stuff in places, written originally for the Yachting World Annual 1954. A very close race indeed. http://www.ospreysailing.org/cms/index.php/events/past-events/223-round-the-island-race-for-dinghies-j...
by pierre
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 35988

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I am loving all this stuff you are doing on the Ospreys you have.
First off thanks for the account of it all with pictures.
Second... That is going to be one solid stiff boat by the time you've finished.
Marvellous stuff.
Looking forward to seeing the finished floating item.
Carry on :D
by pierre
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 16739

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Osprey ???
by pierre
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Osprey history
Replies: 10
Views: 5242

Re: Osprey history

You might want to have a bit of a rummage round here.
http://www.ospreysailing.org/cms/index. ... ns-history

I thought the Osprey always had the trapeze and spinnaker, but can't swear to it.
by pierre
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Re: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......

Sorry Sam no Albacores. .....
Couple of Skipper 14's though :wink:
by pierre
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Re: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......

There is one Finn I believe. I hope to get down again in the next couple of days to check more out.
No cats.
Some right dogs though. :)
by pierre
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Re: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......

OK so here is a link to photos of the Tideways such as they are. https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=00f4dd557f6358da&id=F4DD557F6358DA%216088&ithint=folder,&authkey=!ANQMB9mvdRW-zr8 Tideways. 3649 is waterlogged, has a couple of broken ribs, no trailer and no sails but is otherwise reasonably complete. ...
by pierre
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Re: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......

Rupert
Just got the list from the club powers that be. I will have to go down and root around to see how horrible some of these are, but evidently there is a Minisail, 3 Lightnings, and even a Europe.
I shall see what's what.
by pierre
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Re: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......

Rupert wrote:Wow...

Any idea which Lightnings they are?
I shall see if I can get the numbers Rupert.
by pierre
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Two Wooden Tideways available plus......
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Two Wooden Tideways available plus......

Weir Wood Sailing Club are purging the boat park. There are two wooden Tideways there, which if anyone is interested, I will get pictures of. They are not in the first flush of youth and would require work, but I know some of you like a challenge judging by the forum posts I have read over the years...
by pierre
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror Mirror, on the wall - who is the fairest of them all?
Replies: 33
Views: 10172

Re: Mirror Mirror, on the wall - who is the fairest of them

Pierre, You certainly have 'grabbed' my attention! I don't suppose you took/kept any pictures? I have to say that I am amazed at the interest that i've had to my Nevil Shute presentation (I'm doing it again at hayling in a fortnights time) - okay, the main audiences are sailing clubs and the like (...