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by Rupert
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Calling Firefly Experts
Replies: 11
Views: 9331

Re: Calling Firefly Experts

If 265, she has been converted to Mark 2 decks, possibly at the same time as the gold Proctor rotating mast and gold boom replaced the original Reynolds boom.

265 not in my 1988 records, so best bet would be to contact Peter Lanham at boatregister@fireflyclass.co.uk
by Rupert
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Charles Lawrence Fairey Print
Replies: 3
Views: 4599

Re: Charles Lawrence Fairey Print

Looks about right, yes.
by Rupert
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Charles Lawrence Fairey Print
Replies: 3
Views: 4599

Re: Charles Lawrence Fairey Print

Not even a nod to Uffa for the Albacore?
by Rupert
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: When you're not sure which trailer to use...
Replies: 2
Views: 4796

Re: When you're not sure which trailer to use...

Been there, done that a couple of times. Never much fun getting it to work.
by Rupert
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case
Replies: 7
Views: 7001

Re: How to brace MK1 Firefly centreboard case

Saskia has a very simple strut from the top of each side of the case to the top of the side tank. This is much stronger than anything diagonal leading to the floor. It should be as far forward as possible, and also acts to keep the buckets in place. I also have the centreplate cleats mounted there, ...
by Rupert
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Social Events
Topic: Dinghy show again
Replies: 14
Views: 31574

Re: Dinghy show again

Can't get out of the village (barely made it back today) so won't be there tomorrow.
by Rupert
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Social Events
Topic: Dinghy show again
Replies: 14
Views: 31574

Re: Dinghy show again

I'll be there, having lunch with other club of the year nominees. Not sure what to expect, hopefully bread rolls to throw!

Otherwise, I'll be wandering around looking lost as usual, spending time looking at MS number 1, the new Lightning and hopefully catching up under the organ.
by Rupert
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Minisprint 4230
Replies: 8
Views: 5709

Re: Minisprint 4230

Rob, link to pics not working, at least for me.
by Rupert
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 21
Views: 22038

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

We have 2 competitive miracles at Whitefriars. They look ok, but I've never been tempted out of the Firefly to join them. The stories the owners come back with from their events certainly reinforce what you are saying about the fleet, though.
by Rupert
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 21
Views: 22038

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

Ah, I miss read the sentence. All is as I thought.

I've never sailed the M14, but the Miracle is quite nice to play in. The Mirror is still the best of the bunch, though.
by Rupert
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?
Replies: 21
Views: 22038

Re: What was wrong with the Mirror 14 / Marauder?

David, you imply that the Miracle design dates from the same time as the Mirror 14? I've always assumed that the Mirror group asked for it afterwards, when it was clear that the 14 was too much of a step up from the Mirror.
by Rupert
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mystery boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 5016

Re: Mystery boat.

There was one parked opposite my boats at Whitefriars. The raked transom was interesting, as was the very raked bow, but it didn't sail too well. I'm sure there are old threads about the boat if you search.
by Rupert
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mystery boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 5016

Re: Mystery boat.

It's a Shadow.
by Rupert
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bowmoor event
Replies: 26
Views: 17583

Re: Bowmoor event

Received, thank you!
by Rupert
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts in June
Replies: 10
Views: 7971

Re: Hunts in June

That Nessa, Nicky and the gang at Hunts will be incredibly welcoming and there will be cake!

Racing is competitive, but I'm pretty sure hardly anyone remembers who wins, but we all remember the boats.