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by Hotspur
Wed May 14, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

the wooden battens in the GRP floor did give me slight cause for concern. Aren't those an issue on older GRP Solos? I had a GRP Solo with soggy wet floor battens, caused by holes from the toe straps and other fittings through the thin layer of fiberglass over the wood. I don't think it would be too...
by Hotspur
Wed May 14, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

Doesn't look as though I'm going to be able to take up the offer of a test sail, but my Dad's going to go and have a look at it as he lives in that neck of the woods. High hopes for this one - although the wooden battens in the GRP floor did give me slight cause for concern. Aren't those an issue on...
by Hotspur
Tue May 13, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sea Fire on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

Re: Sea Fire on the bay

Aha! Thanks!

I was beginning to despair of ever finding one. I hope this one isn't cream-crackered.
by Hotspur
Sat May 10, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Marauder on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 6104

Re: Marauder on the bay

The Seafly Memories website describes the Mayfly as 'the forerunner of the Seafly' http://seaflymemories.org.uk/mayfly.php According to that website, there's some debate over who designed the Seafly - it suggests early sources attribute it to Kelley and describe the boat as a scaled up Mayfly, sligh...
by Hotspur
Fri May 09, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Marauder on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 6104

Re: Marauder on the bay

I always feel that Searfire was the best looking of the Mayfly and Seafly trio, as the chines do not go right upto the bow and being able to sail it from the Trap singlehanded would have been great. The class Assoc was at the Dinghy Show at Picketts lock early 80's and faded out quite quicky after ...
by Hotspur
Fri May 09, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Marauder on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 6104

Re: Marauder on the bay

It's the Seafly John Claridge is work on, apparently - related but different
by Hotspur
Fri May 09, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Marauder on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 6104

Re: Marauder on the bay

And in fact I think there was one in his shed when Nik and I went down there a while back. I had to ask him what it was. The seller is Bosworth Water Trust, a little play and pay type 'club' an hours drive from me. They are probably selling off graveyard boats since the conversion from club to comm...
by Hotspur
Fri May 09, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Marauder on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 6104

Re: Marauder on the bay

ent228 wrote:It didn't sell so you coild contact the seller and see if it's still available
It looked like it was withdrawn so I assumed sold elsewhere. May check though.

Is it definitely a Seafire though? The shape didn't look quite the same to me, though the photos were admittedly not great
by Hotspur
Fri May 09, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: very old British Moff on t'bay
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: very old British Moff on t'bay

I know! At least clear the rubbish off it first
by Hotspur
Wed May 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Marauder on the bay
Replies: 17
Views: 6104

Re: Marauder on the bay

Oh, hell! I've been looking for one of those. No longer available. Blast.
by Hotspur
Wed May 07, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: International Canoe anyone..?
Replies: 8
Views: 3601

Re: International Canoe anyone..?

Michael Brigg wrote: This could give me further incentive to get Torment out of the rafters.
I presume we're talking about a boat and not a euphemisim for unconventional weekend activities? :wink:
by Hotspur
Wed May 07, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: very old British Moff on t'bay
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: very old British Moff on t'bay

Wow. Time capsule. I wonder if I can persuade my other half to lift the new boat embargo?
by Hotspur
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Firefly, god buy or bad buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: Firefly, god buy or bad buy?

Funnily enough, I've been looking at this one - a Firefly has been on my list of possibilities as a small two hander that can be sailed singlehanded, and this one seems in a good original state. The price has recently come down a bit, which to my mind makes it a more realistic prospect. I like that ...
by Hotspur
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: I found a Fleetwind!
Replies: 26
Views: 7993

Re: I found a Fleetwind!

Is this the one on Apollo Duck? I'm going to look at it in a week or two. I sailed one years ago and I think it would suit my needs rather well, though I'd prefer a wood deck!

Edit: not the same boat but presumably from the same original source?
by Hotspur
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic N12 for major restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Re: Classic N12 for major restoration

Bit of a debate on this one - see viewtopic.php?f=22&t=5337

And viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5338