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by Norfolk Heron
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Zenith Dinghy £100 on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Zenith Dinghy £100 on ebay

There is a reasonable - possibly pretty good - wooden zenith on Ebay finishes in 12 hours - it failed to sell several times in the past year with a higher price and very poor photos and description - clearly the chap selling it found it in a barn at Wisbech and hasnt a clue what it is. Wish someone ...
by Norfolk Heron
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Interesting Proctor dinghy on Ebay - unknown type
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Interesting Proctor dinghy on Ebay - unknown type

Having looked at it in more detail I am sure that both of you are right and its a Zenith - from the photos and a query to the seller it appears to have both the sails, rudder and a mast and boom - probably usable. The rest of the boat looks surprisingly good from what can be seen and it looks like a...
by Norfolk Heron
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

I cant identify this one - can anyone else - looks a bit like a Kestrel (there were a few early wooden ones I think) but it doesnt look right forward. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/classic-sail ... SwOzleEhw-
by Norfolk Heron
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Interesting Proctor dinghy on Ebay - unknown type
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Interesting Proctor dinghy on Ebay - unknown type

I have spotted an interesting Proctor (wooden) dinghy on ebay - looks like the hull only but in fair condition - bit like a small Osprey - might be one of the (I think there were some ) few Kestrels in wood. have a look and let us know ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/classic-sailing-dinghy/233564493730...
by Norfolk Heron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Who built my boat?
Replies: 2
Views: 2231

Re: Who built my boat?

Moors certainly did make them but I dont know much more about when they finished this. The number would suggest the 60s as the date. Aln Boatyard also made them up at Almouth in Northumbria. I have a smallcraft one from the early 60s but its in storage and I cant easily get to see it so cant check b...
by Norfolk Heron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror Predecessor?
Replies: 2
Views: 2283

Re: Mirror Predecessor?

Looks like an 'Ideal' dinghy, and yes it is one of Jack Holts designs from the early 70s as a bigger version of the Mirror (although it also pays respect to another of his designs, the Bumblebee which was a good deal smaller and had a similar radiused bow transom). The design was the subject of a se...
by Norfolk Heron
Sat May 25, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Baby Blue dinghy
Replies: 0
Views: 3298

Baby Blue dinghy

I have recently bought a small GRP dinghy which dates from around the 60s I guess and which the former owner thought was a 'Baby Blue' class. I have never heard of one or seen anything quite like this little boat. its around 10ft 8" long and 4ft 10" wide with a half decked layout. The hull looks to ...
by Norfolk Heron
Sat May 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK dinghy for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3438

OK dinghy for sale

Number in the 900s, (1966 with Cert) varnished deck and cockpit interior but the varnish has lifted over most fo the deck, and the sidedecks have partly delaminated at the gunwhale (could be stuck back if not overly fussy about appearance). Well worth restoration. Wooden mast, alloy boom. Hamlet sai...
by Norfolk Heron
Sat May 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Otter Sails wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 3421

Otter Sails wanted

Do you have an old suit of Otter sails (for bermudian rig) in reasonable condition? I have an older boat with a really worn out main (jib isnt so bad and not so old) - its barely worth repairing and if someone had something that was sound and not overly saggy that would be really good. Many thanks
by Norfolk Heron
Sat May 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 4151

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

That sounds great - I have had a look online and found a few suppliers. Many thanks all
by Norfolk Heron
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Proctor C mast repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2609

Re: Proctor C mast repair

The Otter had a variant with a split (pretty sure Proctor C or sim) mast - that only has a fairly small sail area and the joint was just below the hounds. I remember it being around 16" long. Not sure if this helps but might be a starting point
by Norfolk Heron
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 4151

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

Thank you both for your thoughts on this matter. I have been out of action for a while due to health issues so havent been able to respond before but I would certainly like to give the wooden gunwhales a try. If you can think of the name of the fixing nut type affair that would be good but the princ...
by Norfolk Heron
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 4151

Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

Hello - I have a 1970s Bossoms GRP heron which I bought a few years ago as a partly restored boat. Its main issue is that it lost its gunwhales in storm - ripped off in part and then taken off completely by the previous owner. They were originally riveted on (and I assume that they were the then sta...
by Norfolk Heron
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan
Replies: 5
Views: 4768

Re: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan

JimC I was contacted by Celia Edgington at the RYA - she is co-ordinating it with a media person called Dougal at David Henshall Media. I may know someone in your area who is a Gull person who might be able to help. In my area we have a very good reprographics firm who copy to A0 and are really care...
by Norfolk Heron
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan
Replies: 5
Views: 4768

Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan

Hi - does anyone have a digitised (or even paper) version of the Gull dinghy lines / construction plan or sail plan - I have been feeding a bit of info on the Class (just a few photos as I sail one) to the RYA who are doing a project on Ian Proctors designs for the upcomming Dinghy Show in a couple ...