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by Norfolk Heron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Who built my boat?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

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: 763

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: 814

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: 908

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: 1043

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: 1699

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: 1154

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: 1699

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: 1699

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: 3060

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: 3060

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 ...
by Norfolk Heron
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Swordfish in east Yorks on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Swordfish in east Yorks on ebay

There appears to be a swordfish for sale on ebay at present. Its only identified as a 'sailing dinghy' in the listings so is difficult to find - blue hull varnished deck there is a contact number as 'John 01482 882577 '. It was listed earlier this year and didnt sell (apparently I suppose) - they ar...