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by davidh
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic pys for club racing
Replies: 8
Views: 6461

Re: Classic pys for club racing

Nessa, have done a lot of work on this for Merlins, 505s, Solos and more. Taking the Solo as a good example - are you thinking of a sliding scale - ranging from the Winder FRP boats down through the ages to a Stone woodie from the 1960s. The differences, in percentage terms, are huge! Even between a...
by davidh
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf
Replies: 18
Views: 10927

Re: Baltic Wharf

Well done to Baltic Wharf and all the competitors for a great way to bring the curtain down on the 2017 season. Sadly, the absence of a couple of key boats robbed me off my expected story. It wasn't until this morning that I realised that I had one anyway! A decade ago, an event like BW would have b...
by davidh
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update
Replies: 7
Views: 6527

Re: Merlin Rocket Adur 3 design - Shoestring - update

Tim, did Mike Liggett give you sight of the Merlin Rocket book? If you are interested, I still have copies. as for 1065, I regret that she is no longer an Adur 3. The old hull was discarded and destroyed, all bar some deck beams and a thwart. These were used again so that 1065 is now a Holt Passing ...
by davidh
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 16932

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Check out my in-depth article on the Wayfarer in Y&Y (the mag) this summer! Double chine offers a lot of advantages over the single chine hull BUT poses a lot more 'building' for the home boatbuilder. What has to be remembered is that the Enterprise was originally meant to be 'more general purpose' ...
by davidh
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 16932

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Robert, My researches to date (and they are already fairly extensive) so only one collaboration and that was right back at the very beginning. The problem you face in what defines collaboration and what was just 'influence'. So we can say that Bucknell and Holt collaborated on the Mirror - and that ...
by davidh
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 16932

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Robert,

Au contraire - the Seagull and Seamew both sold well.........as did his later cruisers

D
by davidh
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 16932

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Rupert, No - but will make plenty of reference out to them. I hadn't fully appreciated just how big a part Proctor played in the post war expansion in small keelboats - which then continued on through boats such as the Pirate and Eclipse. It is a part of the Proctor story, though thankfully not one ...
by davidh
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 16932

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Ok, have found the article and will reduce it and try to post it up on here.

BUT - back to Proctor - we've yet more designs....

Leprecaun
Rolinx
Swinger 20

Now if anyone can thrown ANY light on these I'd be very grateful - one of these came as a surprise to me too.

D
by davidh
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 16530

Re: Finn nationals

Alan - well said! I thought that the event that was run at Roadford a few years back - when the Finns and Moths had such a good time, was a great event that I was proud to feature in an article. Since then the Classic Moths have gone on from strength to strength and I could write about them pretty m...
by davidh
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 12022

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

I would go further and say that it is hard to have any dialogue about the timeline of dinghy development that DOESN'T include the Laser. It isn't just part of the narrative, but from the 1970s onwards pretty much defined major segments of the narrative. I understand the reluctance to even have the b...
by davidh
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Scows various...
Replies: 6
Views: 4835

Re: Scows various...

Matt, I'm sorry but NO! There were definitions in place long before the Wiki version, with many of these having a great deal more in the way of background and credibility. When the Skiff 'revolution' took place there was a great deal of discussion about what was a 'skiff' - I remember that the Germa...
by davidh
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Scows various...
Replies: 6
Views: 4835

Re: Scows various...

Ha, if I is a definitive answer you're looking for, then you'll have fun getting one. I'll get the pdf of the article and will post it, which will give an insight into how scows came into being, but that won't answer the question either. The Lymington Scow that begat all the other Solent Scows is fa...
by davidh
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 16932

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Robert, Au Contraire - not all scows are scows! I'd have to dig out the article I did on them, when I looked at how the way of naming a blunt bowed boat a scow came about (IIRC it comes from the Dutch) but then you can have a boat like a Lymington Scow (the original of the genre) which is a differen...
by davidh
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 16932

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Hmmmmm - that's an interesting one and a thought that has got me pondering. Those of you with well working memories may recall the article that I did for Dinghy Mag on 'Skiffs v Scows' (I ought to have the .pdfs somewhere) but I don't think the Spectrum featured in that. Plenty of other more modern ...
by davidh
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 16932

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Although production may well have been 2001/2, that is already a decade after Ian died whilst with the Wayfarers at Hayling. I'll contact the family and see if the plans have a date on them. I'm working closely with the family on other aspects of the centenary so hopefully can resolve thins. Neil - ...