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by Hotspur
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: So which boat should I be looking for?
Replies: 33
Views: 14363

Re: So which boat should I be looking for?

Thanks - that might explain why there seems to be a relatively high number of very cheap older Solos coming onto the market...
by Hotspur
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: So which boat should I be looking for?
Replies: 33
Views: 14363

Re: So which boat should I be looking for?

Thanks all, some definite food for thought there. I had thought of the Solo but wasn't sure how big they were in the flesh, so to speak. Competitiveness isn't an issue - the limiting factor would be me, not the boat. I had discounted the Finn due to its size and weight, but it sounds as though I nee...
by Hotspur
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: So which boat should I be looking for?
Replies: 33
Views: 14363

So which boat should I be looking for?

I've been on the lookout for a boat for a while now, and have had a couple of missteps. The Merlin Rocket (I've always wanted a MR) turned out to be impractical - I managed to forget that when I sailed in my youth, a two man boat was fine because I always had plenty of assistance on shore and an ava...
by Hotspur
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another Enterprise Restoration of boat number 1734
Replies: 52
Views: 17928

Re: Another Enterprise Restoration of boat number 1734

Wow, so much work! Definitely looking good compared with the forlorn state it started in.

Any chance of a detailed description of the steamer set-up?
by Hotspur
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin 1230 on Ebay from Whitefriars
Replies: 10
Views: 3127

Re: Merlin 1230 on Ebay from Whitefriars

Now relisted starting at £200
by Hotspur
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin 1230 on Ebay from Whitefriars
Replies: 10
Views: 3127

Re: Merlin 1230 on Ebay from Whitefriars

He'll be lucky to get that money for it, I'd have thought, unless it's one of the sought after vintage wing designs? Doesn't look any better than Fearless and that went for £200.
by Hotspur
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: another mystery dinghy
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Re: another mystery dinghy

There was a bit of a discussion on the 'Buss and Elston' thread - http://www.cvrda.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=5214 Consensus seems to be - dunno. Doesn't look at all like a 14 to me. Suggestions include Finn put to other uses, stripped out and repurposed Firefly, I'm not sure I've seen a con...
by Hotspur
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Buss and Elston info please
Replies: 43
Views: 25465

Re: Buss and Elston info please

Sorry
by Hotspur
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What kind of Moth is that?
Replies: 48
Views: 19618

Re: What kind of Moth is that?

No idea whatsoever, but isn't it lovely! Like a mini-N12 Crusader
by Hotspur
Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A Smart built NSM on ebay
Replies: 29
Views: 6740

Re: A Smart built NSM on ebay

yes, it is always a temptation.... but still sad when they go that way. To be honest, I don't think it is happening as much as it used to. Not sure it is a behavior the CVRDA should condone though....well unless the boat is really past it and of little interest anyway. A Smart built Merlin somehow ...
by Hotspur
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Pre-war British Moth
Replies: 11
Views: 4333

Re: Pre-war British Moth

You have PM Jim :-)
by Hotspur
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int 14 project
Replies: 34
Views: 22234

Re: Int 14 project

chris wrote:there is one for sale on the 14 website by the way.
Thanks for the heads up, very interesting. Will investigate further...
by Hotspur
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int 14 project
Replies: 34
Views: 22234

Re: Int 14 project

Fascinated to see the work on this boat as I went to look at it before (wisely I think) deciding that I lacked the skills and time to do the boat justice. Wonderful to see it coming along. I do love these pre-war 14s