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by PaulM
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Looks great - do you know the design? It looks similar to '74 World Champ Rob O'Sullivan's boat, though that had wings of course - the bump in the middle of the bow block is distinctive. I'm putting this link here rather than in the For Sale section in case anyone else sees it - it appears to me to ...
by PaulM
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Nat 12 on e-bay
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Nat 12 on e-bay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wooden-Sailing-Di ... 1e63054022

Proctor 3a, no sails or rudder.

Paul
by PaulM
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: (?) on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: (?) on ebay

Yes, definitely a standard Stockholm Sprite as built by Dennis J. Trott & Ptnrs, similar to 1972 Nationals winner. A new set of tubes could easily be bent up from ali tube, then it needs a 2" Needlespar mast & boom and a Tratman & Lowther f/b sail for authenticity - hope the new owner treats it well...
by PaulM
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Seems to have gone a bit quiet here. I found and dug out the old newletters and looked at a few - it reminded me of who the guys are who did designs through my period in the class. John Pearce is another person who did quite a few, starting with one in 1974-5 called 'Sidewinder' that I never saw. Paul
by PaulM
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: My idea of hell...
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Re: My idea of hell...

A total lack of breeze is not necessarily impossible - it just takes practise........I have a photo in an old newsletter that shows it but can't post it. You wouldn't believe it to look at me now, but I used to be able to crouch between the front of the daggerboard and the kicker, to keep the weight...
by PaulM
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Excellent! If you want to meet up to see if any of my pics are any use, just let me know.

Make sure you include all the history, including the King of Thailand's designs.....

Paul
by PaulM
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Unfortunately I know that I don't have a photo of Dave in that boat, although I'm not at home now (for some reason I never took one, probably because I knew everyone else would, since he won everything) - there is one in the 1982 yearbook which is still available on this link:- http://web.archive.or...
by PaulM
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

I'm afraid the Skol 3 isn't mine - I just found the photo while surfing. It is indeed wider than the Skol 2, and with a self-draining cockpit it was said to be lighter in the Rondar brochure that can be read on the links to the old Moth site that I posted. My Moth sailing days are over; apart from b...
by PaulM
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Jacksnipe, Pacer, Mirror16 and Vagabond
Replies: 16
Views: 5615

Re: Jacksnipe, Pacer, Mirror16 and Vagabond

If you are quick you could grab the images from here....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pacer-Sailing-Din ... 45f9336406

Paul
by PaulM
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Inland v Tidal
Replies: 41
Views: 8325

Re: Inland v Tidal

..........and a Moth fleet!

The water gets a bit low in summer though (or it did when I sailed there with Bristol Poly in the '70s)

Paul
by PaulM
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

I've been trying to post a photo of an old Moth - finally success......

It's not one of my photos, but it shows the Skol 3 shape which was wider than the 2 and with a self-draining cockpit (Peter Conway's first Moth was a Skol 3 to which he added wings).
by PaulM
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Apart from the British designs and the Aussie scows, I took some pics of some of the European boats at the '77 Worlds at Hayling and the '83 Worlds at Eastbourne, which all adds to the story (and the confusion!). The Danish design seen somewhere hereabouts which had been pictured in the '75 yearbook...
by PaulM
Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Definitely a 5: http://www.campionboats.co.uk/html/sail_-_magnum.html not a 6 (the white one): http://web.archive.org/web/20071025053401/www.int-moth.org.uk/PicArchive71.htm (picture by yrs.trly.) Narrower transom on the 6 than the 5, overlapping chines are a bit higher, and there was usually a rudd...
by PaulM
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64323

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

That must have been 1977..............you're probably in the background of one of the pics I took there!

Paul M