Small Fireball

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witchcraft
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Small Fireball

Post by witchcraft » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:37 am

Can anyone save an old bloke and his even older dad's memory please. We both seem to remember a smaller version of the Fireball in the early eighties/late seventies - around 14 foot long. No idea what it is/was called and anything more about them at all. I'm convinced I saw one or two of them at Brightlingsea. Am I going mad?!

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Re: Small Fireball

Post by RDP » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:46 am

Bullet?

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Re: Small Fireball

Post by witchcraft » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:14 am

Thats it! I know I wasn't completely mad, thanks.
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Re: Small Fireball

Post by TheGuvnah » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:25 pm

witchcraft wrote:Am I going mad?!
Revel in it Mark; you own an old wooden boat... if ever there was an object purpose built to induce recurrent bi-polar disorder it's an old wooden boat, love, hate, despair, euphoria all accessible in equal measure. :lol:

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Re: Small Fireball

Post by witchcraft » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:42 pm

Tell me about it! Sorted the Hornet hull out only for my very racy son to break the plate (longitudinal crack) and then we both pulled the (un-refurbished) rig and spars apart over Brightlingsea's excellent Pyefleet week. At least I managed to get Malcolm Goodwin to confirm that the hull was Revolution shaped and therefore well worth the work and ought to be quick :-)
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