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by Rod
Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Uffa Fox International 14 designs
Replies: 25
Views: 10036

Re: Uffa Fox International 14 designs

What is most surprising from this thread, to me at least, is how fluid the parentage of the various "Uffa Fox" fourteen designs, particularly in the Fairey Marine era. It is almost the marine history equivalent of "Who Wrote Shakespeare?".....Charles Currey? Alan Burnard? Alan Vines? It seems that o...
by Rod
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A boat of beauty
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re: A boat of beauty

New Zealand scow Moth is NOT a lost class as indicated by this link.

http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/CustomSite ... stomID=180
by Rod
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A boat of beauty
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re: A boat of beauty

Jim, Definitely not a New Zealand One Design scow Moth. I have the plans to that and it has a completely flat bottom. Not sure if the New Zealand Moth is now in the Lost Classes Category. My last correspondence has some still racing in Stewarts Gully YC Christchurch (no clue where that is). I do hav...
by Rod
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A boat of beauty
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re: A boat of beauty

From Fairey Marine/Uffa Fox I-14's to scows. Brit Len Parker, now living in Florida, sent me this link. I agree, it is a pretty boat but entirely illegal to the Moth rule when it was built. Moths (this one was built pre racks so we will date the build to the mid 60's) couldn't have hollows greater t...
by Rod
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Uffa Fox International 14 designs
Replies: 25
Views: 10036

Re: Uffa Fox International 14 designs

Very interesting. The Fairey 14's were a design progression instigated by Curry et all. There is really no historical record of what is different from a Fairey Mk1 I-14 and, say, a Mk10. How many of Uffa's lines plans of I-14's are archived? Certainly Avenger and Alarm hull lines are well known but ...
by Rod
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Uffa Fox International 14 designs
Replies: 25
Views: 10036

Re: Uffa Fox International 14 designs

Shoot from the hip and then do some research. From Tom Vaughn's history Fairey Mk1 appeared in 1949. The last Fairey was built in 1962. There were 12 models with the original modeled after Uffa's Martlet design. So did Uffa supervise each Mk tweak or was this a shop modification promulgated by unkno...
by Rod
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Uffa Fox International 14 designs
Replies: 25
Views: 10036

Uffa Fox International 14 designs

I have seen International 14 designs listed as a Fairey Marine Mk 10 which I assume is an Uffa Fox Mk 10. I don't think I've seen somebody break down the various Uffa Fox International 14 designs into chronological Mark versions. I guess someone in the past did if they came up with a Fairey Mk10. An...
by Rod
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Vintage Firefly on YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Vintage Firefly on YouTube

I thought this might have got a mention on this forum by now. Vintage Firefly video on YouTube. I'll send you through my blog but if you want to go directly to YouTube, double click on the image should do it (if you have set your browser up to launch another window). Two of the comments were trying ...
by Rod
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: 1969; Forty Years On
Replies: 8
Views: 2890

1969; Forty Years On

In writing my blog, a light went on that 1969 was a significant year in dinghy sailing history.

http://earwigoagin.blogspot.com/2009/01 ... rs-on.html

With this forum chock full of historians, there must be other 1969 events that also should be noted.
by Rod
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Toe in the water; I've got a blog
Replies: 10
Views: 9164

Toe in the water; I've got a blog

I've started a blog. Probably keep me busy in the winter months but will rapidly devolve into disuse during the sailing season. http://www.earwigoagin.blogspot.com I've shamelessly stolen a very clever boat name, I think was used on a Merlin Rocket ... but those CVRDA historians can set me straight....
by Rod
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Which Singlehander?
Replies: 80
Views: 16348

Re: Which Singlehander?

Great thread. 40 kg. still puts you in Optimist range. All other boats in discussion need at least 60 - 70 kg to at least plod upwind in a breeze. Scow designs such as a Topper are brilliant as some of the posters have pointed out. Stable, good performance in a breeze. The British Moth is a hybrid s...
by Rod
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Some YouTube stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1570

Re: Some YouTube stuff, British Isles Circumnavigation

Also a very professional and fascinating travelogue put together by a chap who is circumnavigating around the British Isles. He is up to number 17 video in the series. To see all the videos including some Vlogs (side commentary videos) go to YouTube, type "KeepTurningLeft" into the search box, chang...
by Rod
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Some YouTube stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1570

Some YouTube stuff

Nice video on the Thames A Raters has just been uploaded.
by Rod
Sun May 04, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Canoe for Sale K102 - Torment
Replies: 20
Views: 5317

Re: Int Canoe for Sale K102 - Torment

Surprisingly, in a steady F3-F4, in a straight line, an IC is much less work than a Laser. It's the corners that tend to bite the newcomers and even the old timers. There is so much going on in a tack, it takes some practice to get it all down without.... 1. coming in off the seat and getting blown ...