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by dronskiuk
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Yachting Monthly Junior?
Replies: 6
Views: 5910

Re: Yachting Monthly Junior?

I've come across the answer: Boat-builder Kenneth Gibbs designed the 13ft 6in Junior in 1954 and the 16ft Senior in 1955 for the Yachting Monthly series of sponsored designs. Instructions for building both the YM Junior and YM Senior can be found in the book “Building Chine Boats” by Michael Verney...
by dronskiuk
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Yachting Monthly Junior?
Replies: 6
Views: 5910

Yachting Monthly Junior?

Not ever seen one but have heard the name....but it's not on the database?

Any ideas, positive IDs or is it just utilising an old set of sails?

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks- ... 1212359038
by dronskiuk
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Bronze Sailing dinghy winch, very very old.
Replies: 10
Views: 6520

Re: Bronze Sailing dinghy winch, very very old.

To my great surprise I find that there are new, bronze centreboard winches still available....Norfolk Marine have them for the bargain sum of £469!
by dronskiuk
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: YW Dayboat on Gumtree
Replies: 0
Views: 3188

YW Dayboat on Gumtree

Don't think I've seen this flagged here?

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks- ... 1206962965
by dronskiuk
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Sad news..John Oakley
Replies: 2
Views: 3449

Sad news..John Oakley

Saddened to hear that John Oakley ...multiple dinghy world and national championship winner and Olympic representative has died. Was a bit of a local hero to many young lads sailing dinghies on the Hamble in the sixties and later. Really kind to me and other youngsters - my condolences to his family...
by dronskiuk
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Congratulations due!
Replies: 7
Views: 6312

Re: Congratulations due!

GAv wrote:I saw the feature on BBCs Look East Andrew and sent congrats via Facebook.PS still have your old Minisail Sprite m8. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Hi Gav - And the very best to you and yours! Look forward to seeing you at a meet one day!
by dronskiuk
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Congratulations due!
Replies: 7
Views: 6312

Congratulations due!

I only know through here and other sites but it's nice to see a familiar name being recognised for services to sailing - Congratulations 'Nessa!!

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/38329239
by dronskiuk
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Paul Elvstrom RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 8304

Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Sad to hear - very much one of the greats in so many classes and an innovator in sailmaking and boat and accessory design.
by dronskiuk
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: is this a moth
Replies: 6
Views: 5432

Re: is this a moth

rory pitcher wrote:hi phil
yes that is the one i was looking at , yes i can't see the mast or sail but in the description states there is one strange that
any ideas ??
regards rory
I thought so :-)http://cvrda.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6540
by dronskiuk
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Don't recognise this...after market transom flaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 7584

Re: Don't recognise this...after market transom flaps?

PeterV wrote:It's a Flying Junior isn't it?
I wondered that or the mythical Flying 12 but didn't convince myself...?