Search found 958 matches

by trebor
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15608

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

were the chines used to allow home builders to build using ply ?
Double chines to allow a more barrel shaped hull using ply ?
by trebor
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15608

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Going to stop asking you questions, won't be worth reading your article else or hear your lecture, must have patience and wait.
by trebor
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15608

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Did he design any boats jointly? And were any of them famous designers?
by trebor
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15608

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

I don't mean Seagull and Seamew (well Seamew a bit odd), someone recently told me they had acquired a Seagull.
I meant the other three.
by trebor
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15608

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Seagull, hmmm heard something about one of these recently.
No surprise some of these boats didn't make it, what strange names.
Leprechaun ?
Rolinx ?
and a Swinger 20 ?
What do you sail ? oh a Rolinx.
by trebor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 11195

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

That's true, swapping from Aquabat or Sprint into a Laser is quite a shock, never understood how it got so popular.
by trebor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 11195

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

David would say they are part of the dinghy narrative.
Never knew they started production elsewhere.
by trebor
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Scows various...
Replies: 6
Views: 4550

Re: Scows various...

I always think when people say
"Skiff" a boat with no Transom.
"Scow" a boat with roundish foredeck, fairly flat hull.
"Pram" a boat with flat section on front.
Their are probably designs featuring all these three features and any combination of other types.
by trebor
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 11195

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

I believe Looes S C have two early Lasers one in the 30's and one in the 70's.
Would they have a classic scene ?
by trebor
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15608

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

I always assumed same shape as Topper, Minissail, Fireball, Swallow etc, didn't think their was any ambiguity.
by trebor
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15608

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Would this be the last new Scow design by anyone?
by trebor
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ironic innit
Replies: 12
Views: 6338

Re: Ironic innit

Turn right and follow the sunset.
by trebor
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 9832

Re: Daring dinghy

Quite a bit of internet traffic about this boat, Y&Y mention in 2015, David mentioned it on here not so long back.
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6630
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/ ... tification
by trebor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 9832

Re: Daring dinghy

Nice looking boat, was it competing for sales against the GP14 ?
by trebor
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15608

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

David,
I will get photos of Firebird and what history exists, so far I have found out who last privately owned the boat, he left boat to Sea cadets, hard life for a old boat, but it's still providing fun and games, sponge fights and first experience of a 2 hander.