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Ian Proctor

Post by davidh » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:20 pm

Hi all,

I know that many of you have shelves of books about sailing so you're well able to point me in the right direction!

Out of the Proctor books, which is the most auto-biographical - or at least, best tells the story of Ian himself.

Am already gearing up for the Proctor centenary next year - anyone with a really good Proctor boat (Nessa's 14 - is that a proctor?), Wayfarer 3..... the wooden kestrel - there will be a display of boats in the West corridor.

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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by Rupert » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:30 pm

You need a Minisail in there...

And a GRP Topper...
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by davidh » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:09 am

Rupert,

A minisail/sprint is very much in mind for next year. Do you know if the hull lines/plans still exist?

D
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by Michael4 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:55 pm

For what it is worth I am closing in on a very early Gull, I'm told 1958...but have no number as yet.

Another of his long lasting designs that has an appeal to those of us who don't like hauling heavy weights around dinghy parks
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by davidh » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:05 pm

Michael 4 - can you keep me in the loop on this?

Looking on line at the list of the great man's works, I don't see much that says anything about the man himself.

If anyone has any thoughts/insight, please make contact.

Cheers

D
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by trebor » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:03 pm

What was his first design ?
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by davidh » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:28 pm

Robert,

errr.... I am bodyswerving the first IP design......more on this topic another day, another platform.

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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by trebor » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:12 pm

ok, David, surprise like your Mirror denoument, "Sailing dinghy scoop"
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by Rupert » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:41 pm

Did he design anything before the Mark 1 N12?
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by jules22 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:45 pm

Rupert wrote: a GRP Topper...




You mean OD11 ! . :wink:

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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by Ed » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:46 am

Not sure if there are any confirmed Proctor Canoes still about.....but quite a few were made and the Nethercott design that became the one-design hull for over 40 years was only a re-draw or modification of the Proctor Mk2. I believe Ian was asked to make the re-drawing, but the cost was considered too high and Nethercott was asked instead.

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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by Michael4 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:20 pm

Don't forget the Marlin...
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by ian60 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:10 pm

If there is any sort of 'get together' I have a lovely 1965 Gull and a 1965 MkX11 N12 in original condition that could go. I've also just sold another 1965 MkX11 to a 12 sailor in Christchurch who might be interested. Might be willing to loan the boats to anyone interested if I don't go myself..

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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by Nessa » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:04 am

Such an amazing variety of boats. Aggie is a Proctor, and yet so is my Wayfarer, both from the mid sixties. One out and out racer, one family cruiser, racer, training boat.

I would be happy to put Aggie on display. I still have the original kit plus of course the boat looks amazing.
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Re: Ian Proctor

Post by Nessa » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:06 am

David, I have a Yachting World annual from 1965 with a Proctor article on the introduction of the flexible rig.
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