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by Hotspur
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Torch Class
Replies: 11
Views: 5440

Re: Torch Class

117? Is that the old, old 3-figure system? If it was the last 3-figure PY that would put it up there with National 12s, Enterprises etc. Mirrors, Gulls etc were in the 140s if I recall correctly. There were a few GRP Torches at Ardleigh when I started sailing, along with Otters and round-bilge Gulls...
by Hotspur
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Seabat/Sportscraft Skiff on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Seabat/Sportscraft Skiff on eBay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Singlehanded- ... 1153263343

Are these things as impractical as they look? I'm half considering it for car-topability alone but my knees don't like the look of that flush deck
by Hotspur
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Moth and Mark
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

Re: Moth and Mark

You're welcome to pop round and have a look.......the "good" one may also be up for sale unfortunately due to the amount of "stuff" I have to store in the near future! Thanks. It may be I wait to see if the second one does go, then, as realistically I don't have time for a major resto at the moment...
by Hotspur
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Moth and Mark
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

Re: Moth and Mark

Lovely Europa Moth, wanted one of these a lot. I could be tempted and am not far from you... (Soton)
by Hotspur
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Minisail Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 5542

Re: Minisail Kit

The Coypu insignia is a ... Coypu. No idea what a scout badge looks like though. Coypus, as far as I know, were designed and built somewhere in East Anglia/Norfolk Broads. I wouldn't fancy using one on the sea as they're undecked. There were a few of these kicking around the scout sailing centre ne...
by Hotspur
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic 14 near me.
Replies: 4
Views: 3084

Re: Classic 14 near me.

Wow, £260... Makes me feel slightly better about £200 for my MR, but that's peanuts for such a beautiful boat. If I had space, and time, and a crew, this boat would have been perfect. I hope the new owners take good care of her and get good use.
by Hotspur
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Recreation of Shackletons voyage
Replies: 5
Views: 3234

Re: Recreation of Shackletons voyage

Inspiring stuff indeed!
by Hotspur
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: CVRDA Fleetwind on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: CVRDA Fleetwind on Ebay

Oh, that is lovely... I am sorely tempted...
by Hotspur
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711
Replies: 18
Views: 12446

Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

A vintage fleet in Belgium, hmm? That's interesting, could you give me a clue on where to find them. I might as well try to join them. It's the 'Giraff' Yacht Club - they have a Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/groups/244588652232300/ Unbelievably, the enterprising gentleman who bought 'Fearl...
by Hotspur
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Recreation of Shackletons voyage
Replies: 5
Views: 3234

Re: Recreation of Shackletons voyage

I saw the James Caird at the boat show a few years ago, and all I can say is that hauling boats that big and heavy around on the ice for months, then sailing one to South Georgia (with a very inefficient lug sail rig, and what looked like a flat sheet of heavyweight canvas for a sail) was little sho...
by Hotspur
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711
Replies: 18
Views: 12446

Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Sold!

Fearless will now begin a new life with the nucleus of a vintage fleet in Belgium
by Hotspur
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711
Replies: 18
Views: 12446

Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Price reduced to £200 with trailer or £250 with launching trolley included.
by Hotspur
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711
Replies: 18
Views: 12446

Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Looks a nice boat, I have sold my Mk6 (for a knockdown price), as it just wasn't getting sailed. That said the old adage that she is going to a good new home, as they say, is of more importance than renumeration in this instance as far as I am concerned. :mrgreen: The new owner and her family decid...
by Hotspur
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711
Replies: 18
Views: 12446

Re: Merlin Rocket Proctor XVI MR1711

Pics now added in the first post. Still available, though a couple of people are interested.
by Hotspur
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: National 12?
Replies: 0
Views: 2068

National 12?

This looks National 12ish to me, but could not suggest a design. The date of 1995 is way off, by at least 30 years I'd say. Lots of rocker, glued clinker, steel centreplate... Any ideas? Early Proctor perhaps?