Jack Holt Ideal Dinghy

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Aztec
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Jack Holt Ideal Dinghy

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We have recently been donated a complete kit for an Ideal Dinghy. The kit dates from 1979.
The Ideal is stitch and glue construction 12ft 3in long and is like a stretched Mirror.
Does anyone have any knowledge as to how many were built and still exist? We plan to construct this winter.
John.connelly@aztec.org.uk
Woods Designs
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Re: Jack Holt Ideal Dinghy

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You may have already seen this on the boatdesign.net forums (from 2006)

"I recently bought a book “Build and sail your own boat” by Norman Dahl, which is really about the building of Jack Holt’s “Ideal” dinghy, a 12’ 3” general purpose pram, used in the Ulster TV series of the same name in the mid-1970s."

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Aztec
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Re: Jack Holt Ideal Dinghy

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Yes, I think the guy was looking for plans
MerlinMags
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Re: Jack Holt Ideal Dinghy

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Yesterday I met a 20yr old from Poole harbour who had purchased an 'Ideal' and restored it. He said there was another on ebay not long ago. I had never heard of it, so went looking for photos and only found this page!!!
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