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by solentgal
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wooden project wanted, Moth, Ok, Graduate etc
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Wooden project wanted, Moth, Ok, Graduate etc

Hi Folks, Apologies for the long absence on here, but I'm back and now (unexpectedly) have time and space on my hands, so I'm looking around the southern UK for another wooden boat project to keep me occupied :D It needs to be a relatively light dinghy, as I'm getting older, and it also needs to be ...
by solentgal
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 12242

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

Yes, indeed, I knew quite a lot of what you mention there, and my comment re "proper dinghy" was more aimed at drawing a line between what is, and what is not, a CVRDA eligible boat. My personal view is that a Laser IS a proper dinghy, and certainly not one of the sailing surfboards such as the Seab...
by solentgal
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 12242

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

Many years ago....around 1979...someone local to me had Laser #3111, which is the oldest I've seen in the UK, and I believe it may still be in the same ownership. There was another local one that was also in the 3000s around at the same time, and my friend owned one in the 8000s. I tried doing some ...
by solentgal
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any information on my GA Feltham built Stormalong dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 6832

Re: Any information on my GA Feltham built Stormalong dinghy

Hi Pete,

I'll keep an eye open for the pics, very interesting. Glad you're giving some thought to the restoration :)
by solentgal
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any information on my GA Feltham built Stormalong dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 6832

Re: Any information on my GA Feltham built Stormalong dinghy

Hi Pete, Just chanced across your post on one of my rare (these days) visits to the forum. My dad bought Stormalong number 2 back in the early 60s ad it was the first boat that I ever helmed. We had the cruising (gunter) rig with tan sails, and the racing Bermudan mast (but no sails). We were sailin...
by solentgal
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Are we ready for reproductions yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 16946

Re: Are we ready for reproductions yet?

I've been thinking for ages that classic designs (as opposed to classic boats) should be catered for......the guys on the other side of the Big Pond are doing well with keeping classic Moth designs going.......would be great to see that sort of thing here. It is not just the racing, but the fun and ...
by solentgal
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: On the tip of my tongue..........
Replies: 0
Views: 3335

On the tip of my tongue..........

Hopefully these pics will be good enough for someone to say "oh, that's a........." This dinghy has been sitting in a garden not far from me for some time......it was the other way up and with the bow visible, but is now turned over and more can be seen. I'm sure I know what it is really....may even...
by solentgal
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Fleetwind?
Replies: 9
Views: 6621

Re: Fleetwind?

I've had 4 of these pass through my hands.....sailed 2 of them quite a lot, and I love them....maybe that's just a personal thing though. An Alan Eckford design, (hope I have the spelling correct), 12ft 1.5" long, ....love the all important 1/2 inch :D.... and most of them were actually on the East ...
by solentgal
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: N7 on ebay?
Replies: 1
Views: 2104

N7 on ebay?

This has just appeared on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clinker-Dingh ... SwZQxW5cRt

Interesting project :)
by solentgal
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Advice wanted, please...
Replies: 17
Views: 9900

Re: Advice wanted, please...

Or a Graduate maybe?.....or a Pacer?....I love Pacers, light, roomy, quite stable, but decent performance all round.
by solentgal
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Lugsail pram....Norfolk connection
Replies: 4
Views: 4690

Re: Lugsail pram....Norfolk connection

Yes, I thought that would be the answer.....a knockabout dinghy I guess then. I did wonder if the rig was meant to dip, as there is no real wear twixt mast and spars, which I would have expected to happen when she is on the"wrong" tack.........I've never had a lugsail before, so wasn't sure of the d...
by solentgal
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The worst classic dinghy.
Replies: 37
Views: 17564

Re: The worst classic dinghy.

Just catching on various threads on here, and reading this one, the poor old GP14 is getting a bit of a bashing :(.....having used Wayfarers when I was teaching many years ago, I thought Gps looked narrow and old fashioned.....didn't fancy trying one......until we had one a couple of years back........
by solentgal
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Lugsail pram....Norfolk connection
Replies: 4
Views: 4690

Lugsail pram....Norfolk connection

Hi all....... Not posted for some time as I have been boat-less.....yes,...several months, determined that I was "retired"....and I was down to a handful of bungs, 4 shackles and a sail batten from a one time fleet of 13! :) But then.........even though I'm still struggling with this wretched neck i...
by solentgal
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Wot's this then?
Replies: 17
Views: 8635

Re: Wot's this then?

Hmmm........now if you just add a 10ft bowsprit and a couple of headsails.....and maybe an oppy rig....and you could enter the old gaffer's events.......and take the wooden spoon :lol:
by solentgal
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: help with boat ID
Replies: 15
Views: 14348

Re: help with boat ID

100% a Scorpion.......the early ones had the beautiful dished after-deck/tank.....this one would have been registered around 1964/65 with the hull number of 401 if I'm reading it correctly from the pic. I've had a couple of these, one with aft tank, one without......my first ever race was as crew in...