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quiz time

Post by chris » Wed May 21, 2014 8:47 pm

We haven’t had a quiz for a long time so here is a very mini quiz. The first correct answer of each question will win you a pint at the nationals (only redeemable at Clywedog!) :-

I have been given a set of sails for the Int 14 I am currently restoring. They are not the original sails for my boat but come from a different boat.
Q1)
Look at the photo of these sails and say where you might see them featured elsewhere.
Q2)
They won an inaugural trophy back in their prime. Which event did this trophy commemorate?
Q3)
Take 100 off the sail number and find the reason that links 14 K575 and 14 K675.
Q4)
for a bonus pint: how did the boat these sails originally came from get it’s name?
Have fun!...CHEERS!
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Re: quiz time

Post by Rupert » Wed May 21, 2014 9:19 pm

Blimey... I14s not my strong point, and I can get as far as working out which boat, who designed (a link to 575, but surely too obvious), who owned her and the like, but I think the questions need an expert!
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Post by roger » Thu May 22, 2014 1:32 pm

Did you dream all that up whilst cruising the Med and making Lois do all the work? :lol:
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Re: quiz time

Post by chris » Thu May 22, 2014 8:09 pm

Roger, you should know the answer to Q 2!

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Re: quiz time

Post by alan williams » Fri May 23, 2014 4:53 pm

I know the answers as I picked up the sails but I'm not taking part as it's insider info.
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Re: quiz time

Post by chris » Fri May 23, 2014 8:11 pm

I thought you might remember Al, But did you find out what inaugural trophy the boat won?
Hint for anyone else: look on your bookshelves.

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Post by Ed » Sat May 24, 2014 8:36 am

Got me stumped too......although I am still looking.

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Re: quiz time

Post by chris » Sat May 24, 2014 10:01 am

OK some more clues:
One well documented person is involved.675's name followed his 'theme' for the names of the boats he built but in an amusing way. See p108.
and Q2 Manchester had to go thirsty for a bit longer.

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Post by rme_01 » Sun May 25, 2014 1:15 am

You seem to be talking about Robin Steavenson and based on a rather bleary picture on Amazon I think the the answer to question 1 is the cover of Marks to Starboard. I haven't a clue on 2 (your clue about Manchester going thirsty made me think of Boddingtons!). 3 again a complete blank - per Tom Vaughans book a Fairey boat but no name or other details. Q4 his theme was witchcraft as in sorcery etc. Presumably he was following that theme or maybe like me in my racing days when he found himself at the front he had no idea where the next mark was!

Is that worth a half of shandy?

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Re: quiz time

Post by phil58490 » Sun May 25, 2014 6:31 am

rme_01 wrote: Q4 his theme was witchcraft as in sorcery etc. Presumably he was following that theme or maybe like me in my racing days when he found himself at the front he had no idea where the next mark was!

Is that worth a half of shandy?
I think you are onto something, 675 was called 'Witchway', (Google told me!)
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Re: quiz time

Post by Bill-Conner » Sun May 25, 2014 11:46 am

Presumably Witchway won the Lord Birkett Trophy on Ullswater as Lord Birkett saved Ullswater at the expense of Manchester's water?

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Re: quiz time

Post by chris » Sun May 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Correct for Q2. Steavenson in I 675 won the first Lord Birkett trophy. Lord B saved Ullswater from becoming a barren reservoir for Manchester.
rme o1, Q4, nearly but not quite. In his book Marks to Starboard he writes about building his second 14 but at several occasions he could decide 'which way' to do something so the name stuck as 'Witchway'
Q3: 575 appears in the photo on the front cover of Marks to Starboard, he took the photo and wrote the book but (Q1) 675 appears on the front cover of 'The techniques of Small Boat Racing' published in 1960, He didn't write this book but gets the acknowledgement for the the frontispiece. So Robin Steavenson is main link.
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Re: quiz time

Post by stuw » Sun May 25, 2014 9:19 pm

Which way to go, ribs or no ribs. As this was one of the first cold moulded boats Robin could. Not decide if the hull would be strong enough or not. I think?

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Re: quiz time

Post by Bill-Conner » Sun May 25, 2014 9:45 pm

No, that was his first 14 "Sorcerer" which was indeed cold moulded with ribs as well. "Witchway" was a Fairy Marine hull.

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Re: quiz time

Post by chris » Mon May 26, 2014 11:53 am

Yes that's right. In When Dinghies Delight he describes building Sorcerer from scratch. It was ribbed but glued, not clenched nails. He does make the comment, though, it was outdated before it was finished, some three years in the building. That was no 551 I think.
Witchway (675) was indeed built using a Fairey hull and is described in Marks to Starboard. Every CVRDAite should have copies of these classics on their bookshelves!!!

I think he also makes the comment in both books that the bare hull is as wobbly as a 'sloppy jellyfish'. When I started restoring mine it was certainly even worse. The idea of fully decking the early merlins was a very successful method of stiffening a light hull.

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