Boat recognition

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roger
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Boat recognition

Post by roger » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:08 am

Just recieved this email. Pretty sure I know what it is but dont want to make a fool of myself (well no more than normal)

Dear Roger,

I wonder if you can help, We have just bought an old racing dinghy it seems. I have no idea what class it is other than the fact that vthe Insignia is of a 'C' with what looks like a wing or feather from the top left of the C.

Please advise if you have any information.

Many thanks in advance.

Alan
Hornet 191 Shoestring,
Hornet 595 Demon awaiting restoration
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davidh
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Re: Boat recognition

Post by davidh » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:23 am

Roger,

Penny to a pound of plums that the sail is from a Seafly!

Details on this boat are easily found, however the most simple method of identification (just in case the hull and rig do not match - it happens) is to look at the line of the chine. From just abaft the mast, this sweeps upwards in an almost exaggerated line.

Hope this helps

D
David H

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Re: Boat recognition

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DavidC
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Re: Boat recognition

Post by DavidC » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:37 am

Hi Roger,

another link which might be useful

http://www.seaflydinghy.co.uk/index.htm

Cheers
D

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Re: Boat recognition

Post by davidh » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:57 pm

Trust you to have the link to hand Dave......
How come you have details of ALL the handicap bandit boats?

D
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Re: Boat recognition

Post by DavidC » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:18 pm

As the Banditeer you must remember we have good training up here, the Godfather of the East Coast Mafia is after all the Fish :twisted: :twisted: Now living in an area where he can keep an eye on you!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Boat recognition

Post by davidh » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:28 pm

Dave,

BUMMER!! I was just trying to scan in a pic for you when the PC has decided NOT to talk to the scanner!

Grrrrr..... technology!

fancy a call?

D
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Re: Boat recognition

Post by davidh » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:46 pm

Okay.............

the Meteor Scow is now 'documented' - although given the lack of detail, that might be stretching things a little.

But again, this is exactly the sort of information that we DO need - this could so easily have slipped through the net!

D

http://nrda.co.uk/meteorscow.aspx
David H

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