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by Rod
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Harry Curtis Hall and International 14 history
Replies: 12
Views: 5230

Re: Harry Curtis Hall and International 14 history

Well, Harry C. Hall was definitely American - not a transplanted Englishman, and definitely an obscure American designer. He also designed a National 12 named C-squared the year the class was formed in 1936. I gather Stevenson wrote a history of the National 12's. If someone has Stevenson's National...
by Rod
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Harry Curtis Hall and International 14 history
Replies: 12
Views: 5230

Harry Curtis Hall and International 14 history

I've been doing some research on early North American International 14 history and the designer Harry C Hall is somewhat of a mystery. We know from Tom Vaughn's excellent I-14 history that Harry Hall's designs (skippered by Colin Ratsey) won the 1939 POW and was leading the 1948 POW (again Colin Rat...
by Rod
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Minisail class association
Replies: 106
Views: 36135

Re: Minisail class association

Rupert is correct but in practical terms, I think most class associations of home built boats, with the designer long gone, just sell the plans and push the money back into the class treasury. From an historical viewpoint, most dinghy plans from the 60's have disappeared; a shame as I consider some ...
by Rod
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Minisail class association
Replies: 106
Views: 36135

Re: Minisail class association

Nice job on the Minisail newsletter. I'm always pleased when a scow class gets resurrected. I noticed in your rules that one is allowed to build a new Minisail so I presume that plans exist. I've always wondered if the designer is dead, whether you can consider the plans public domain (particularly ...
by Rod
Sat May 21, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Minisail boat test
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

Re: Minisail boat test

Rupert,

My blog could always use some more scow material.

Send details on your Minisail restoration/sailing to

tweezer.sailing

(with our good friends at)

gmail.com

RLM
by Rod
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Rudderless racing
Replies: 6
Views: 2481

Re: Rudderless racing

by Rod
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: For Your Amusement; A Frankenboat
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

For Your Amusement; A Frankenboat

Frankenboat - converting a known sailboat into something all together different.

New post up on my blog covers a Frankenboat fashioned from Peter Milne's most famous design.

http://www.earwigoagin.blogspot.com/
by Rod
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 58258

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Yank checking in. I have been monitoring the CVRDA forums on a very irregular basis and after several months of absence, I found someone has started this thread very close to my heart. Nessa, Sorry, absolutely the wrong move on picking up an assym Magnum 6. As the previous poster pointed out, for ab...
by Rod
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: How many singlehanded dinghy classes in the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 8062

How many singlehanded dinghy classes in the UK

Looking in from the other side of the Atlantic, the UK has a sh**load of active singlehanded dinghy classes, many only raced in the UK. I wonder, with the help of this forum, we could list them up and classify them as International or UK only. My gut feeling is the UK has probably 4-5X the number of...
by Rod
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Marauder, Minisail and ???
Replies: 49
Views: 12502

Re: Marauder, Minisail and ???

I love a good thread that bounces to and fro......... home building, to Hornets making a complete hash of class affairs, to Minisails giving way to Toppers, to who in the U.K was first in introducing the skiff hull shape, to the M14 tank layouts. As they say, all good stuff. It is somewhat strange t...
by Rod
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Europe handicap
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: Europe handicap

We have Europes racing as Classic Moths in the U.S. Some of the Mothists have picked up state of the art Olympic trialists but still the narrow waterline Mistral is significantly faster. Admittedly, our older gents are not sailing these Europes at the level of the Olympians, but our experience corro...
by Rod
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Lost class or lost cause?
Replies: 37
Views: 7414

Re: Lost class or lost cause?

Boy, Another thread that meanders this way and that way! With full battens vs semi-soft (or as DavidH puts it, is that semi-hard?) both camps seem to be migrating toward each other, even the Antipodean skiffies are reducing the number of full battens significantly. Weight is an issue but sail cloth ...
by Rod
Thu May 21, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: New Build - OT really...
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

Re: New Build - OT really...

Don't forget the USA Classic Moth. I think every National Championships since the class was resurrected in the early 90's has been won by a wooden boat (Our hull weight min is 75 lbs. and 3 mm. ply is the building material of choice). And our vintage division is all wood as that was all there was be...
by Rod
Sun May 03, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Help? Uknown Dinghy from San Franisco, CA
Replies: 13
Views: 9626

Re: Help? Uknown Dinghy from San Franisco, CA

Aha! a Yankee-centric question. Most likely a National One Design, designed by William Crosby, who also designed the International Snipe (hence the Snipe lookalike sections in the pictures). The Snipe was designed in 1931, the NOD in 1936. Obviously the NOD never came close to the popularity of the ...