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by Nigel
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Ian Proctor Spectrum?
Replies: 8
Views: 5243

Ian Proctor Spectrum?

Hi all, I am interested in people's opinions on this. Is it a classic with a place in dinghy history or is it something else? I still haven't made up my mind. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140158705369&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX&refitem=230170706177&itemcount=4&ref...
by Nigel
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: What is this boat?
Replies: 16
Views: 4709

What is this boat?

Hi all, this is definitely no a Laser. It lloks to my untrained eye a little like an MR in shape but it is not clinker. Any ideas or is it one for the Xmas quiz? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/sailing-boat-Dinghy_W0QQitemZ140158853302QQihZ004QQcategoryZ98955QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Best Regards,...
by Nigel
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Thanks,

I see there is both a Mader and a Tiptree currently on ebay. (see next thread down). Is there anything about these I should specifically avoid?

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Small jib wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Damn mice !! Thanks for looking :).

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Hi all,

I know you all be disapointed but the Harrier is now sold to a very discerning gentleman from Bath.

Now to find a Finn. Any advice?

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: First Trapeze
Replies: 49
Views: 16328

I am pretty sure Fred Flintstone did something similar. That has to be the earliest.

Nigel
by Nigel
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Small jib wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Small jib wanted

Hi all,

I am looking for a very small jib for one of my projects. It needs to have a foot of no more than 36 inches - more of a hankerchief really :).

Anyone have anything tucked away?

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Hi all,

its is mine. Trying to make room for a Finn. Any offers of help accompanied by large (or small) wads of money greatfully recieved. Grab a bargain....cheap as chips....etc.

Nigel
by Nigel
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Was someone looking for a Smokers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

I seem to recall someone looking for a Smokers Satisfaction MR:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Merlin-Rocket-sai ... dZViewItem

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Rudder Blade Wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3266

Hi Alan,

no emails received - try nigel.vause@blueyonder.co.uk


Best Regards

Nigel
by Nigel
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Rudder Blade Wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3266

Hi Alan,

I have a carbon blade which I think is off a Merlin. Looks around 25-26mm thick at the pivot and is 1015mm long. I am in Bristol if you want a look or I can photograph & mail.

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Pegasus Handicap
Replies: 8
Views: 2465

Hi Ed, I had some "fun" putting the spreadsheet together. I started with all the boats I could find with both old and new numbers and ran a correlation. I then had a look at outliers and as you say, Dev classes like the International Moth stood out like sore thumbs. another example was a boat that m...
by Nigel
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Pegasus Handicap
Replies: 8
Views: 2465

Hi,

I put together an XL spreadsheet to "predict" new money handicaps from old (& vice versa). 94 comes out as 1066. For comparison, both Albacores and Scorpions had an old PY of 94 (at least in my books) and a new PY of 1066 and 1060 respectively so you are onto a winner with 1078.

Nigel
by Nigel
Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: River Sailing from USA/UK perspective
Replies: 14
Views: 3763

But with a great complexion :).
by Nigel
Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Round the Island
Replies: 13
Views: 3895

Do you know what set the record? From what little I know of Emma Hamilton (photos), I would say it is capable of beating most things in the right conditions.

Nigel