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by davidh
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 19533

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: 19533

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 - ...
by davidh
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 19533

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Help - again! This time with the timeline. Can anyone throw light on the following? I need the year of design for.... Adventurer Adventuress Alpha JIffy Blue Peter Marlin Spectrum - which, as far as I know, was Ian's last design As always any info, if possible backed up with pictures, would be reall...
by davidh
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 19533

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Nessa or Chris - YES PLEASE to any pictures that can be begged, borrowed and if not - filched! We've also now got to add the Jiffy! Meanwhile, I've tracked down details of Ian Proctor's foray into multi-hulls and have had to create another branch on his 'design family tree'. But please to you all - ...
by davidh
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 11882

Re: Daring dinghy

Robert and Rupert plus others The Daring was a clear move towards a more performance orientated dinghy - they were no slouch and after interviewing people who had built and sailed them, the impression was of a very capable performer. They were of course part of a duo in that they had a big brother i...
by davidh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 11882

Re: Daring dinghy

An obscurity that probably wasn't that great......oh, sorry, I forgot. It's not Australian in it's DNA, not a Canoe and therefore can be dismissed in such easy terms.

Now that DOES say something to me!

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by davidh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any information on my GA Feltham built Stormalong dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 7544

Re: Any information on my GA Feltham built Stormalong dinghy

Pete, FYI - in today's money, the PY of a Stormalong would be about 1200. I know this because (drum roll here) - the Stormalong is about to get a mention in a new article that I'm doing for Y&Y.com¬! What would help a lot is if you (or Sami) could divvie up a picture of a boat sailing! regards Douga...
by davidh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 19533

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Pat,

Oh dear - painful reading!

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by davidh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 19533

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Michael, Oh dear, that looks rather like an Eileen Ramsay picture to me! Do you have any shots of the boats up at Bossoms? I remember the Alpha but have to admit that I never sinned so badly that I was sent out afloat in one! (and that is saying something!). Pat - yes please to a picture if possible...
by davidh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 11882

Re: Daring dinghy

Whilst you are right to say that circumstances play a large part in what we can do (as against what we would LIKE to do) it is hard to reconcile the fact that a boat such as the Daring (or a Ghost, Unit, Jacksnipe or Typhoon) won't take up any more space, nor resource, than a Merlin or 14. As I said...
by davidh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 11882

Re: Daring dinghy

I'm not sure what the dynamic is Rupert - certainly the success of some classes becomes something of a driver for further growth - witnessed by not just the Merlins but the low rider classic moths, Finns and the Minisails - and now the F15s, 14s - whilst other classes can only look on in envy at the...
by davidh
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 11882

Re: Daring dinghy

Cweed - I am already in the midst of a classic pocket rocket project and can confirm that they gobble up time and resource at am amazing rate! And add to that, I'm looking at another AND am heading up the Proctor 2018 celebrations. Coming from the Netley/Weston area, I'd love the Daring and if I wer...
by davidh
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 19533

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Thanks Robert, as 'that' supermarket likes to tell us, 'every little helps'.

Other big gaps in the knowledge...

Alpha

Adventuress

Blue Peter

and one boat that I know we've had on here before, the Marlin! (Marlin Mk3 as well)

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by davidh
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 19533

Proctor Centenary 2018

There is already a thread running on the topic of the on water activities (the more the merrier!). But of greater importance is to use this opportunity to collect as much detail on what boats exist and where. Merlins Rockets, N12s, 14s, 18s and Canoes are in one work folder. In another are his desig...
by davidh
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham Proctor event.
Replies: 15
Views: 12283

Re: Bosham Proctor event.

Okay all,

a quick update. Proctor 2018 is a GO at Bosham, details will be announced shortly.

If AYC or any other club are keen to add a touch of Proctor to their event next year. that sounds great - email me if you wish for any assistance

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