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by davidh
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Any ideas what this is?
Replies: 19
Views: 5033

One things for sure, this is definitely not a Harrier! The 'arse end' of it is very much along the lines of the Spencer/Gregory Cherubs and the tortured ply construction suggests it comes from that era. Without exact dimensions it's hard to be 'definite', if it's 10' then it could be an early exampl...
by davidh
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: VULCAN - No, not that one.
Replies: 14
Views: 5462

As you say Peter Milnes boats always seemed to have a sparkle (well, maybe not the Skipper 14 but there's always an exception to the rule) and the Vulcan was a brave attempt to attract the 'older 'dinghy sailor. Lovely lines to the hull, from ahead one could see something of the Mirror 14/Marauder a...
by davidh
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: symmetrical spinnaker
Replies: 19
Views: 6150

Sorry for getting you a bit lost there!! fro 'Front and back' I was referring to the very individual roles played by the helmsman (sorry again, very non PC, helmsperson) and the crew. All too often the man at the back stands there and shouts, curses and otherwise throws the toys out of the boat whil...
by davidh
Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Seafly on e-bay
Replies: 0
Views: 1346

For any of those classic dinghy sailors based on the sea then have a look http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/sailing-dinghy-16 ... dZViewItem

Sailed these on the Solent, in their day quick on handicap and very good in a 'chop'

David
by davidh
Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: symmetrical spinnaker
Replies: 19
Views: 6150

Hi there! Re your question on spinnaker setting and the difficulties of 'gettig it right', you don't specify if you're looking at the problem from the front or the back of the boat. So many times when the spinni exercises it's will to snarl up and knot itself around anything and everything it's ofte...