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by ALIBONE
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: national redwing
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: national redwing

Thanks ED
for this resume of the way you asses boat value.I hope to apply your thoughts next week when i hope to buy something to keep me busy this winter.
by ALIBONE
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: national redwing
Replies: 2
Views: 832

national redwing

Can anyone tell me a realistic price for an early redwing complete and ready to sail in vgc
by ALIBONE
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?
Replies: 27
Views: 6792

Re: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?

Thanks for all the good advice given .I decided not to visit the above boat but anyone intrested i can add another ten photos. As i mentioned in my other subject Mahogany yacht,I am on to something with a little more work for the winter months.I may have found something and will post info when concl...
by ALIBONE
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mahogany sailing dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Mahogany sailing dinghy

I decided not to go for this boat as one its to far for me to travel and the price was to high
But i am on to something a lot more intresting a lot older even vintage could be a 1930s national 14 i will post info if all goes well.
by ALIBONE
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?
Replies: 27
Views: 6792

Re: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?

Thanks Michael, Many moons ago i painted a large yacht for a person in Southampton, not knowing that it had been out of the water for a few years.Well it sank and the guy was very upset.That was a carvel built boat i imagine that clinker having no chaulking will take time to tighten up. This sounds ...
by ALIBONE
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?
Replies: 27
Views: 6792

Re: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?

Just a few photos to keep you going.If a boat like this has been out of the water for say six years,do you think there will be problems when launched?,apart from the obvious champangne intake from the participants.
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by ALIBONE
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mahogany sailing dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Mahogany sailing dinghy

I have now made contact and will visit in November.This really is a one design and the only one built by a person who loved boats.I do not think there is a plan.A little work and i hope if the sale goes through the boat i want to sail.
by ALIBONE
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mahogany sailing dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Mahogany sailing dinghy

I checked out the lakes in Europe and found the Xboat which is simular .i will just have to wait untill i can view the boat.
You certainly get around.
by ALIBONE
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?
Replies: 27
Views: 6792

Re: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?

Glad to hear that the end of the tunnel is near .Ive worked in Abu Dhabi for the last two years and spent many a weekend visiting the racing Dhows but as i was muted to Nigeria i decided to retire.I hope we can all get on the water next year.
by ALIBONE
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mahogany sailing dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Mahogany sailing dinghy

Thanks for the lead ,
The boat is in Wales and i belive it was built by the owners father.It certainly has foreign lines.
I am still waiting for confirmation when to visit,as i have to arrange a trip from France where i live.If you see any boats simular where you are drop me a line please.
by ALIBONE
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?
Replies: 27
Views: 6792

Re: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?

Thanks Michael,
You have certainly put this into perspective for me,I think you have seen this boat in Yorkshire and i hope myself to visit shortly,as soon as my arm has mended .
by ALIBONE
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mahogany sailing dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Mahogany sailing dinghy

Tanks for the info the small dinghy i have seen on boatsandoutboards about 11feet .I am still trying to make contact for the one which intrests me.If they where built by the family i should imagine that a plan of some sort exists,they are like a reduced menai one design as mentioned above.
by ALIBONE
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mahogany sailing dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Mahogany sailing dinghy

Your right for the area i will try and find more
Thanks
by ALIBONE
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mahogany sailing dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Mahogany sailing dinghy

Hi nessa
I am having one allfull time getting info from the seller so far i know she knows nothing about trailers but thats it .It looks like something Pape would build it has nice lines and would suite my racing intrests.Will update when more is known
by ALIBONE
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?
Replies: 27
Views: 6792

Re: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?

Hi the firecrest i am intrested to buy is gunter rig and has had a bowsprit added and probaly the mast moved forward.This does not present a problem but will be diffulcult to rate.Do you think £2750 is to much to pay even though this boats has been rebuilt to a high standard.Only rigging to be redon...