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by whacko!
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Old fireball no 66 found
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

Re: Old fireball no 66 found

Hi Keith, Glad to hear FB66 has survived. She was indeed built by Chippendale but, I seem to recollect, decked out by an amateur. She kept her original name of 'Clickiticlick' down the years and competed in one of the early Nationals doing rather well. I owned her for a few years with a view to rest...
by whacko!
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Players Ciggy Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: Players Ciggy Cards

I think I've seen the picture you refer to (in Emsworth?). I have a framed reproduction (1997 first published in 1938) set of the cards in question - 25 in all. The series is entitled 'Racing Yachts - a series of twenty five from paintings by Charles Pears, R.O.I.' and covers dinghies, keel boats an...
by whacko!
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Enterprise 12 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2744

Enterprise 12 for sale

Hi all, Apologies if you know all about this particular Enterprise that's presently on the market. Enterprise K12 is being advertised on Dinghies & Dinghy Bits for Sale : http://www.facebook.com/groups/dinghies/permalink/1445203795519061/?sale_post_id=1445203795519061 I have fond memories of sailing...
by whacko!
Tue May 02, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: ISOs etc
Replies: 8
Views: 4758

Re: ISOs etc

One of the largest and most active Fireball fleets in the UK is on your doorstep at Hayling Island SC. Why not pop over and have a chat? You'll find a broad mix of people: those who cruise and those who race (from beginners to serious international sailors). We also have a wide range of boats from v...
by whacko!
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Yet Another 'What is it'...
Replies: 5
Views: 4475

Re: Yet Another 'What is it'...

"but the centreboard case dosent seem to be right (the snipe is semi daggerboard , not pivoting..." For what it's worth, the Snipe I sailed as a boy at RAF Changi YC, Singapore, had a pivoting centreboard. I believe it was built by RAF personnel so could easily have departed from the rules (assuming...
by whacko!
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Nationals Results and Participants, '50's, 60's, 70's
Replies: 9
Views: 4984

Re: Nationals Results and Participants, '50's, 60's, 70's

I came across three full sets: one at the National Maritime Museum, one with Y&Y and one at the British Library. I used the latter but editions have to be pre-ordered for viewing as they are stored remotely.

Chris Turner
UKFA Archivist
Fireballs 6 & 15111
by whacko!
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Nationals Results and Participants, '50's, 60's, 70's
Replies: 9
Views: 4984

Re: Nationals Results and Participants, '50's, 60's, 70's

Fireball results may be found at:

http://www.fireballsailing.org.uk/results/results.php

We are missing full sets for some of the early years but are gradually filling in the gaps.

Chris Turner
UKFA Archivist
Fireballs 6 & 15111
by whacko!
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Interesting...
Replies: 4
Views: 5280

Re: Interesting...

Nick Mason certainly sailed a Fireball. He was a member of Dell Quay SC where his father, Bill, also sailed a Fireball (FB189) and was Commodore for a period in the late 1970s. Perhaps mistakenly, I had always thought Nick's last Fireball was FB9117 'Honourback' which he bought from Ian Gray and tha...
by whacko!
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fireball 66
Replies: 0
Views: 4292

Fireball 66

Hi all, Those of you with good memories will recall I gave away Fireball 66 a couple of years ago to a new owner who was keen to carry on light renovation required to get 'Clickiticlick' (a really original 1962/3 'transitional' Fireball i.e. fitted with trapeze in 1965 but never upgraded to carry a ...
by whacko!
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA handicap relationship to Portsmouth.
Replies: 5
Views: 4113

Re: CVRDA handicap relationship to Portsmouth.

Hi Wimbleball, In the Fireball world your boat will be viewed as a 'Classic' (there is a definitive list of 'classic' sail numbers on the UKFA website). Essentially, 'Classics' are narrow-bowed whilst all modern boats are 'wide-bowed' and markedly quicker. The Associaton makes no distinction between...
by whacko!
Tue May 05, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA Facebook page
Replies: 7
Views: 4162

Re: CVRDA Facebook page

It was taken down by the 505 Association for their own reasons.
by whacko!
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham Classic Revival 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 10521

Re: Bosham Classic Revival 2014

No, only FBs 0 & 2 have curved inner tank sides - similar to Solos.
by whacko!
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog
Replies: 33
Views: 14194

Re: Scoring a HIT at Clywedog

"There is a rather tatty and sad looking one at Copnor on Chichester Harbour! Is that in the 5 - or does that make 6?"

I saw Hit #9 sailing past Bosham SC during the weekend. Possibly the one David refers to?
by whacko!
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 11080

Re: Trolley wheels

Hi Michael, Standard inflatable trolley wheels are best for DQ especially since you'll (most likely) be keeping your boat in the lane so it's a bit of a haul to the waters edge. You can get them quite cheaply via mail order from the larger chandlers, from Emsworth Chandlers or perhaps from the one j...
by whacko!
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Jollyboat
Replies: 20
Views: 11285

Re: Jollyboat

I presume 'Compression' refers to size of sailing water required rather than storage?! Storage is my problem and, I suspect, one shared by many others. Otherwise I'd be tempted to collect interesting examples of various classes but not necessarily with a view to racing them (bit of thread crossover ...