Mystery boat

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Rupert
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Re: Mystery boat

Post by Rupert » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:04 pm

There are a fair few sharpies with the kind of rig you describe, Jim. Always liked the look.

The Mirror. Cut, move 2 feet apart, insert struts (9, I think) between the 2 halves, bung ply over and glass the joins. Simple!

And a longer car to roof rack it...
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Hotspur
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Re: Mystery boat

Post by Hotspur » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:29 pm

Isn't this boat an Adventurer?
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Rupert
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Re: Mystery boat

Post by Rupert » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:24 pm

Just looked at the photo, and it looks very similar, but nearly 2 feet differnt in length? Ebay tape measure?

Now I'm all confused again... any photos of David's choice?
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davidh
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Re: Mystery boat

Post by davidh » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:39 pm

Rupert,

I'll dig out some pictures but there is no doubt in my mind (and it is supported by the pictures) that this is a Brigand Sailor 12

As we've often discussed on here, one of the better 'leads' to follow is the bow profile.

an Adventuress is a subtly different boat.

D
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Re: Mystery boat

Post by Rupert » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:06 pm

Adventurer and adventuress two different boats, but only seen the small pics of either, so hard to pick the detail from different angles. No worries as to what it is, just curious now!
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Re: Mystery boat

Post by davidh » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:57 am

Rupert,

calm that curiosity - the boat is a Brigand Sailor 12.... in my archives here I have 'chapter and verse' on the boat! That said, I've learnt to keep an open mind on some of these real rarities.

I'm 'laid up' at present - will not be restored to the usual levels of mobility until next week sometime (he says with fingers firmly crossed)...........and even when I do, have articles outstanding on early trapezing, the Hamble Star, my long overdue piece on boats for the 'silver sailor' and then the highly contentious 'Part III'. If that were not enough, on Thursday I'm giving the talk on 'seven days that changed sailing' - the 1965 IYRU Trials...... if this goes as planned, then I'm also doing this as the Hunts event in May! I've some wonderful never previously seen pictures and YES - one of the shots is of............ the Minisail!!!!!!!

D
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