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by Silverwood
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Uffa Fox Javelin
Replies: 8
Views: 6493

Re: Uffa Fox Javelin

Will have to do some research I think and see if I can re - discover the sail no...... sailed at Langstone Sailing Club c. 1987 .......
by Silverwood
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Uffa Fox Javelin
Replies: 8
Views: 6493

Re: Uffa Fox Javelin

The one I had previously was the same sail Insignia as the US O'Day one...... I am wondering if a few were built in the uk before the liCense was sold to O DaY
by Silverwood
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Uffa Fox Javelin
Replies: 8
Views: 6493

Uffa Fox Javelin

Hi
After owning one of these in the mid 1980s I am trying to find out if there are any current uk examples (or plans available). It was 14ft loa and not so extreme as an International 14!
by Silverwood
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE - Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE - Update

Boat now sold and on its way to Beccles in Norfolk. New owner is intending to keep the original rig for a "gentler" sailing experience.
by Silverwood
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE - Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE - Update

Boat now on Ebay........
by Silverwood
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Single Hander, pref GRP, not toooo wiiiild
Replies: 16
Views: 5418

Re: Single Hander, pref GRP, not toooo wiiiild

Harrier.... with original smaller rig same handicap (118) as OK in 1978. Plenty of room under the boom for 6ft and at 11 st a suitable weight for this nrig rather than the larger Phantom rig used for the Harrier +. CVRDA lost class, Merlinesque hull and 6' 3" beam to allow easy sitting out! Rig bend...
by Silverwood
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE - Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE - Update

Yes, definately Portchester. Roger Cole - who has raced Merlins and an OK at various CVRDA meets - is also a member. Rig comments noted but the boat is being sold "as is".
Graham
by Silverwood
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE - Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE - Update

High resolution pictures now available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamrbirch/
As the previous thread has been closed please keep postings on subject for a "For Sale" posting - I suggest any general discussion of the Harrier is moved to "Boat Chat" !
Graham
by Silverwood
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 6559

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

By the way, with saggy sail and no spreaders I was keeping pace with a similar age OK with a similar size helm..... I think I had a more comfortable sail though, with tacking and gybing a doddle due to the deep wide cockpit and good boom height.
by Silverwood
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 6559

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

My understanding is that the original Harrier is CVRDA eligible as a lost class designed in 1972. However, the Harrier + (with Phantom rig) has never to my knowledge been designated as a class so cannot be lost! Hence my wish to keep the Harrier in a near original state, which with Keiths comments a...
by Silverwood
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 6559

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

Thanks Ancient! Barney post it is.... although the contemporary Y&Y report calls them twin pillars ... link to photos is:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamrbir ... 411401230/
by Silverwood
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 6559

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

No viking funeral required - boat was sailing last weekend! Responsive, neutaral helm, comfy and plenty of room. If keeping it I would upgrade to modern cleats and low friction blocks but keep to the ethos of the rules by keeping the sidedecks clear and utilising the "twin towers". Transom seems sou...
by Silverwood
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 6559

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

My gut feeling is that ideally, as a lost class, the boat should remain as far as practical within the spirit of the original class rules. The boat was seen as a one design, not a development class. Therefore if photos of boats sailing say 1972 - 1978 show attributes such as spreaders, then it is re...
by Silverwood
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 6559

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

Hi Jon
Links to brochure, class rules, Y&Y review plus line drawings etc as follows:

http://www.bluelightning.co.uk/Harrier/harrier1.htm

If you have problems with the link I have pdfs I can e mail
by Silverwood
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE
Replies: 23
Views: 6559

Re: Harrier No. 10 FOR SALE

9. The mast and boom shall be made of aluminium alloy and the section shall be that of die number H43839. 10. The height of the centre of gravity of the mast shall be at least 40% of its total length up the mast Not sure if H43839 is still available but I would imagine any low tech alloy mast of app...