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by GAv
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: rot?
Replies: 23
Views: 4070

Re: rot?

but don't invite Grumf, he would be there with relish...
by GAv
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Back on the water!
Replies: 22
Views: 5231

Re: Back on the water!

I never got this plastic hull back on the water, albeit the woman whom came up from Southend was glad of it to replace her old leaky worn out one.
[img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/540 ... [img]Sorry picture scanned hence graining
by GAv
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free IC
Replies: 16
Views: 2571

Re: Free IC

I think it went for £250
by GAv
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Family Day Sailer - advice requested!
Replies: 15
Views: 6444

Re: Classic Family Day Sailer - advice requested!

I know its not what you are after but may I politely sugest a Puffin Pacer. 12' 08" with about 5 ft beam and a nice double chine line leading to a sharp bow, these are great all rounders. I had one for about 3 years. I seemed like a cross between a Mirror, inside and Enterprise, a smaller lighter Ja...
by GAv
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Weight for a Harrier
Replies: 12
Views: 2801

Re: Weight for a Harrier

Nessa I may be interested in the Streaker, if you could PM me some details please.
Thanks GAVin
by GAv
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Bill Kempner on Fireball
Replies: 30
Views: 9219

Re: Bill Kempner on Fireball

In 1967 Ted Heath bought and sailed the Snipe 'BLUE HEATHER' which he sold at the end of the summer, and bought a Fireball 'BLUE HEATHER II' , one of the first to have a fibre-glass hull and built by Chippendales. He sailed this in the summer of 1968, and as it is quite a demanding boat, like most o...
by GAv
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Bill Kempner on Fireball
Replies: 30
Views: 9219

Re: Bill Kempner on Fireball

Of course 70s Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath sailed a Fireball(and Snipe) at Broadstairs SC, before the first of his Morning Cloud Yachts, there seems precious little info out there on Heath's Fireball interests. I do however remember it being discussed on the association's old website after Sir Te...
by GAv
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Weight for a Harrier
Replies: 12
Views: 2801

Re: Weight for a Harrier

I was going to get a Harrier with a Phantom tin rig, last summer,but that fell through. I wish I could get back down to 15 stone, however having got my Merlin Rocket on the water(I do need to address a leaky bailer though) I have prevaricated lately on getting on with the rehulled Fireball-or it wil...
by GAv
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Anyone with a Harrier+ available
Replies: 15
Views: 4933

Re: Anyone with a Harrier+ available

David I did'nt begin to imagine you were dissing Streakers, just saying the Harrier was a bigger boat which was why I thought one might suit. Mention of Grimsby docks brought back memories, as to when I attended Grimsby Nautical/Navigation college. Some of us took every leisure time opertunity to sa...
by GAv
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Anyone with a Harrier+ available
Replies: 15
Views: 4933

Re: Anyone with a Harrier+ available

Yep I didnt mean any comparison, numbers wise, but maybe was relieved to find out the Harrier was a heavy beasty, as like Jack Holt I was finding Solos I owned, a drag to get out of the water & up the ramp, so should at least avoid weighty single handers. http://www.bluelightning.co.uk/Harrier/Harri...
by GAv
Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Anyone with a Harrier+ available
Replies: 15
Views: 4933

Re: Anyone with a Harrier+ available

There were a couple on Apollo Duck with Phantom Tin rigs last year and having thought I had secured one (went to the range for a new lightboard and straps)only on return to be informed it had been sold, so no trip to Norfolk for that one, such is life. I was offered a standard rig Harrier. As a regi...
by GAv
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Byte bits
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

Re: Byte bits

In the summer, I was looking out for a single hander and thought I had bought a Phantom tin rig Harrier on A p Duck. However having gone out to buy a new lightboard and straps, for the occassion, returned home to get a message that it was sold. Then via Y&Y, someone contacted me to say he had a stan...
by GAv
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: an early MR?
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Re: an early MR?

Thanks very much Rupert for explaining all that
by GAv
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: an early MR?
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Re: an early MR?

I know the National 12 was originally designed for the Royal Harwich Yacht club as a one design and have seen races with the 14 therein too, which was also by Uffa Fox(I think).I hadnt heard of Kingfishers being built at or near Ipswich, so that would be interesting too, being near to here. Having a...
by GAv
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: an early MR?
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Re: an early MR?

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http://www.selway-fisher.com/GPDinghyover13.htm
Hopefully this may be of some help or interest.