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by Nigel
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Will IT stop classes dieing out?
Replies: 17
Views: 5764

Hi, I think a sympathetic handicap system at your home club helps a lot in keeping these older boats on the water. The RYA seem quite rigid in assigning handicaps to only those boats with sufficient returns. This is fine for the serious racers but for the people that just want to have some fun, raci...
by Nigel
Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Harrier lost class
Replies: 14
Views: 5967

Hi guys, maiden voyage this evening with Phantom rig fitted. It worked really well in relatively light airs - previously a seakness for the Harrier. A bit more setting up and it will be excellent for upsetting modern boats. It even looks the part with the original rig and sail (Ratsey & Lapthorne) f...
by Nigel
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Harrier lost class
Replies: 14
Views: 5967

Thanks guys for the advice. I had not noticed anything amiss at the back but I will check it out. I was planning to do something with the rudder but had not yet decided what. It looks like a bit of thin old plank so I was thinking about something longer and shaplier to give it more control when heel...
by Nigel
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Harrier lost class
Replies: 14
Views: 5967

Hi, Lascar Seaman? I didn't know they existed outside ropey old Sherlock Holmes films. The sailing club is opposite the Lamplighters pub. Pop in if you are passing (but check the website or email for sailing times. We have a 2 hour window up to high tide so it is different every week. Anyone that co...
by Nigel
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Harrier lost class
Replies: 14
Views: 5967

Hi David, Thanks, I would be very interested in anything you have on the Harrier. I have collected some data - magazine reviews from KC's website and a couple of old books (Dinghy Recognition by A. R> Burrett and Boat World Guide No.1). I sail at Shirehampton SC in Bristol - bottom reaches of the Av...
by Nigel
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Harrier lost class
Replies: 14
Views: 5967

Hi Rupert, Yes. I have corresponded with the fleet at Whitby and may be going up to Newcastle to sail with them in November. They have fitted fancy new Phantom rigs to them. This seemed to be a bit excessive so I procured a (very old) Phantom mast (IYE), boom and sail for £20 via ebay so I will hav...
by Nigel
Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Harrier lost class
Replies: 14
Views: 5967

Hi, I have had great fun sailing a Harrier for the past few years. This is a very beamy single hander shaped like a MR. Being on the "muscular" side, I find that it carries weight well and apart from my limited sailing ability, the only problem I can find with it is that when I capsize it, it takes ...