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by davidh
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 21
Views: 20940

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

And on further reflection....... The demise of the M14/Marauder is yet another case of the dreaded 'curse of the Pocket Rocket'! It has long been one of my more cherished hopes that we could organize an event and get a m14, Pegasus, Jacksnipe, Typhoon, Lazy E, Zenith even - all together so that I co...
by davidh
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 21
Views: 20940

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

Matt, an interesting perspective that the boat didn't do well - they sold upwards of 700 boats and were - in their time, a buoyant and exciting boat with the backing of a strong class. I guess the bigger question then becomes "ok - so why aren't we still racing them now" and that is a very different...
by davidh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Swordfish sailors
Replies: 10
Views: 7398

Re: Swordfish sailors

Pat, Ian and Swordfishman - I wanted some details a couple of years back on the Swordfish - I can't remember why, probably I was doing something on Fairey's (a regular topic of mine) but I drew a blank - I couldn't find anything that was organized for them. There may well be one or two individual bo...
by davidh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham Proctor event.
Replies: 15
Views: 13167

Re: Bosham Proctor event.

more details on the events planned

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/2 ... -of-Design

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by davidh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 5992

Re: Proctor Pictures

Hi Keith, Not sure what I am doing wrong but the link takes me to a folder titled 'caravan'. Do you know of any other Zeniths still sailing who might like to grace the waters of Chichester harbour. To me, the Zenith is an interesting concept - very close in many ways to the Merlin Rockets of the day...
by davidh
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor 2018 - the search is on
Replies: 12
Views: 9719

Re: Proctor 2018 - the search is on

Although I will once again be doing the Concours and am therefore not in the least bit biased, yes, I agree, Aggie HAS to be there! Not sure about the crew though, one bandit a boat is normally enough - two......well...what can one say!

See you all at the Show but yes - 'has to be done'

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by davidh
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 5992

Proctor Pictures

This thread may pop up and down but to start it....

Does anyone have a nice shot of a Zenith than I can use please?

Cheers

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by davidh
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Gull get together at Bowmoor SC
Replies: 2
Views: 4200

Re: Gull get together at Bowmoor SC

Alan P, Great to see this - the Gull is a sweet little boat. You may wish to feed back to those involved with the event, that the Gull will very much be a part of the Proctor themed events this year - there may also be some interesting new 'factoids' about the design. The boat will be at the Dinghy ...
by davidh
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham Proctor event.
Replies: 15
Views: 13167

Re: Bosham Proctor event.

2018 Greetings - we're now into the 'Year of Proctor'....... and the great news is that both events, the Dinghy Show and Bosham, are now well advanced. At the show there will be a small but select exhibition showing examples of his designs, along with some very informative display boards. These will...
by davidh
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor 2018 - the search is on
Replies: 12
Views: 9719

Re: Proctor 2018 - the search is on

Michael,

as a long time supporter of the CBR at Bosham I know that they'd look to make a space for you!

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by davidh
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor 2018 - the search is on
Replies: 12
Views: 9719

Re: Proctor 2018 - the search is on

Robert, thank you.

Paul, ditto

Any other contributions to the 'pot' will be a real tell in telling a complete story

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by davidh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor 2018 - the search is on
Replies: 12
Views: 9719

Proctor 2018 - the search is on

Hi all, All the detail about the various events will be posted over in the Events section on here, but running alongside the planning for Proctor 2018 - which WILL be going ahead at the Dinghy Show and Bosham, 2nd-3rd June, is a more general call for anything - be that photos, stories, memories, boa...
by davidh
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 14592

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

Well said Sami...... This whole "the Laser is the floating spawn of the devil" approach ignores so much of the good that the boat brought to the sport! I raced one the season before last (only borrowed for the day) and had a hoot.....even allowing for the failings in the set up of the boat they're a...
by davidh
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: High tech handicapping
Replies: 2
Views: 4597

Re: High tech handicapping

Chris, In case you missed it I had been looking into this at length - and have enjoyed a lot of interaction with the team at SailRacer who are getting very, very clever at this sort of thing. Is it pertinent to the CVRDA though.....no, I don't think it is but some years (or even many years) downstre...
by davidh
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 16951

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

Hi Godfrey - I'm really looking forwards to seeing Passion again once she's back on the water - a fab boat. I've posted elsewhere about the travails of being a working journalist and writer and how just covering events for the media (not to mention being RO for 5 Nationals in 2017) eats away at the ...