Happy New Wotizit?

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Happy New Wotizit?

Post by Nessa » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:22 pm

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as seen in a garden near me.
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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by Er-Indoors » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:27 pm

There I was innocently saying why don't we try taking the dogs down this road, and I've made Nessa's year :-)

Looks a bit like a bonito up front but too short and closed in stern. Is it my next new plastic boat?

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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by Rupert » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:01 pm

Isn't it a Swallow?
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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by jpa_wfsc » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:07 pm

I just think it is rather cute that the poor thing's painter is tied to the hedge... are you expecting flooding down your way?
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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by Er-Indoors » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:01 pm

Are we experiencing flooding?

...yes!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20889259

and in the next village (between us and the sailing club, annoyingly)
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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by Nessa » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:02 pm

local news is terribly excited because there is a seal swimming round the fields.

Is the swallow any good as a boat? should I go and make them an offer?
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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by GAVinT » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:29 pm

I saw the item featuring the seal, on Look East tonight.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20889259
Not wishing to make light of flooding, remembering sandbags in our town fairly recently, also I once had a copper emersion tank burst and almost flood out the kitchen below , one very cold February morning, when I lived in a farm cottage out in in the sticks.
This was a taster to what some poor souls have to suffer.
At last we live atop a hill
However in 2011 Ardleigh SC hosted a 2 day flood excercise, with all the major rescue emergency services including deploying a Wessex Chopper.

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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by Pat » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:20 am

Well there's rather a blank on the dinghy database to fill but Burrett says it performs well and has a py of 110 and that it's a Pearson Bros boat that is well designed, safe and stable, with a two part mast simple to rig and sail. Also says it can be una rig for single handed or sloop rig for two up and under sloop rig uses a pivoting centreplate which is moved aft as a daggerboard for single handed.
Sounds like an interesting oddball if it's got all the kit. Could be fun at Whitefriars with the Aquabat and other Lost Classes.
If you get any photos of it especially when rigged, please could I have some for the dinghy database entry?
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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by Rupert » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:47 am

Don't do it Nessa, unless you want to simply tick a box for having owned one!

The one in Aberystwyth 20 years ago was so heavy 4 of us could barely lift it. Performance wise, for stable, read catatonic. I suspect it would make a Bonito seem frisky upwind.
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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by Nessa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:15 am

it certainly does have the look of the Bonito about it...
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Re: Happy New Wotizit?

Post by phil58490 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:47 pm

I been trawling and found there was one on the bay last year, at least shows what it looks like rigged and some other details.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Swallow-Dingh ... 7675.l2557
Just across the Tamar in South East Cornwall

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