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sail ID

Post by SingTheNightSong » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:59 pm

sails with a stylised "M"as ID- can anybody tell me who made them, please??
AND - Seahorse Sails of Hadleigh (Ipswich) - long gone???

have just acquired a workshop instead of the Garage so this winter all should "come together"

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Re: sail ID

Post by phil58490 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:11 pm

The stylised M could be Batt sails, there is an example on his webpage.
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Re: sail ID

Post by Ed » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:26 pm

Mountfield? I think their logo was an M also.

Neil could say, I think his HIT has Mountfield sails if I remember correctly

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Re: sail ID

Post by davidh » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:13 pm

The stylised M is definitely Mountfield - Mike MountField, based in Hayling Island and famous as a Fireball Champion. In his heyday he was a popular choice for many classes, merlins in particular liked his spinnakers.

Seahorse sails were in a different league all together - they were one of the most influential performance sailmakers in the UK in the golden era of the 1970s. Austin Farrar had used some incredibly complex maths to develop winning sails shapes - indeed. many of the advances in performance sails at that time came out of that loft - via numerous World Championships victories.

Sadly, long gone

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Re: sail ID

Post by stuw » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:35 pm

Could also be Morrisons if it's a white M in a red circle

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Re: sail ID

Post by SingTheNightSong » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:32 am

i've found Seahorse - now Suffolk Sails of Woodbridge

for both the Enterprises i am missing several 30mm (O/A) jib/piston hanks which i am finding remarkably difficult to locate - can anybody help please!! - new or used!!

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Re: sail ID

Post by SingTheNightSong » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:37 am

thank you all for your help - shall check and report back - thank you!

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Re: sail ID

Post by Nessa » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:22 am

I have a Mountifield sail for the Solo and aSeahorse sail for Something else - could be the 14, so if you want pics to compare let me know.
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Re: sail ID

Post by Mikey » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:27 am

For piston hanks etc. try classicmarine.co.uk who are based in Martelsham, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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Re: sail ID

Post by SingTheNightSong » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:23 pm

thank you Mikey - very ironic - i crew on a Southerly which home ports in Felixstowe Ferry - but winters at Larkmans!! so i know the town well - thanks for that - now i can sort it - peter

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