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by RDP
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Small Fireball
Replies: 4
Views: 5274

Re: Small Fireball

Bullet?
by RDP
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Seeking Sunfish
Replies: 13
Views: 9732

Re: Seeking Sunfish

Well, this is getting interesting. Rare as hen's teeth but suddenly we have two ancient sunfish on e bay at once. Hopefully someone out there with a later glass one will be inspired to try their luck as well.
by RDP
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Leader dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 7960

Re: Leader dinghy

Thanks for your comments. Just what I was hoping to hear. Now I just need to find one. Preferably a later all glass fibre one.
by RDP
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Seeking Sunfish
Replies: 13
Views: 9732

Re: Seeking Sunfish

Wow! That is nice. But not for me. I can't imagine leaving that anywhere except in a nice warm museum. Intrigued by the Sunfish / Sailfish confusion. Clearly a Sunfish hull but with a Jeckels sail. Definitely not an Alcourt Sailfish sail though. That was something completely different. Was there a t...
by RDP
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Seeking Sunfish
Replies: 13
Views: 9732

Re: Seeking Sunfish

E mail sent.
by RDP
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Leader dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 7960

Re: Leader dinghy

Yes, very nice for such an old boat but I am much more inclined toward fibreglass for this one.
by RDP
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Leader dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 7960

Leader dinghy

Thinking about buying an easy to sail 14ft dinghy for club racing and occasional use at the seaside. The obvious choice is the GP14 but I have never really liked them so started thinking about alternatives. I would like something with a spinnaker so that excludes the Enterprise. The Wanderer is rath...
by RDP
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Seeking Sunfish
Replies: 13
Views: 9732

Re: Seeking Sunfish

Yes, and fleets in Italy as well. I will have to keep my eyes open when next on holiday.
by RDP
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Seeking Sunfish
Replies: 13
Views: 9732

Re: Seeking Sunfish

Yes Michael, a real bargain for someone but I am really looking for something a little older and a lot cheaper. Something I can leave on beach without worrying about it.
by RDP
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Seeking Sunfish
Replies: 13
Views: 9732

Seeking Sunfish

Reputedly the world's most numerous dinghy but in Britain as rare as hen's teeth. Any ideas where I might find one?
by RDP
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Lovett Solo for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2253

Re: Lovett Solo for sale

Boat now sold.
by RDP
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Lovett Solo for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2253

Lovett Solo for sale

Solo 3174. £500. Built by Ricard Lovett. Varnished all over so you can see exactly what you are getting. Good quality fittings. Good, clean, undamaged cover. Wavelength mast and matching sail. Solid Hayling Trailers trolley but no trailer. This is a quality boat in generally good / sound condition b...
by RDP
Mon May 13, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 3862

Re: Merlin Rocket Wanted

I was in your position last year. NSM 2s proved very difficult to find and the Smokers, whilst numerous in their day, were few and far between in anything like good order. In the end I settled for a Rowsell / Omega NSM1. I paid £500 for mine and had it on the water for little more. Not pristine but ...
by RDP
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Changing sail numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 4863

Changing sail numbers

Can anyone advise me of the best way to remove the old glue residue from secondhand sails when changing the sail numbers?
by RDP
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket
Replies: 10
Views: 4680

Re: Seeking 70's Merlin Rocket

All checked out, cleaned up, fettled and back in the water. Brilliant!