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davidh
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Proctor Pictures

Post by davidh » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:55 am

This thread may pop up and down but to start it....

Does anyone have a nice shot of a Zenith than I can use please?

Cheers

D
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Re: Proctor Pictures

Post by clibb » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:32 pm

D

Sorry I do not have a pic, but there was a very nice black and white, and a good write-up on the Zenith, in the 1961 or 62 Dinghy Year Book. I'm sure you could find a copy locally.

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Re: Proctor Pictures

Post by Michael4 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:45 pm

For reasons I cannot easily explain this scan is on my desktop. Of no use but takes one back to a different age.

Imagezen360 by dralowid, on Flickr
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Re: Proctor Pictures

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Re: Proctor Pictures

Post by azimuth » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:08 pm

Hello

I've put a few photos of Z43 (not one of mine but based at my club) in a dropbox folder for you along with a few scans of other Zenith info which might be of use if you are doing proctor research - here's the link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ik1uankatv4y ... y4Mia?dl=0

Unfortunately both mine are awaiting TLC (distracted by finns!) so not able to use them in the Bosham event.

Hope these help

EDITED TO CORRECT LINK!
Last edited by azimuth on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Proctor Pictures

Post by davidh » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:38 am

Hi Keith,

Not sure what I am doing wrong but the link takes me to a folder titled 'caravan'.

Do you know of any other Zeniths still sailing who might like to grace the waters of Chichester harbour. To me, the Zenith is an interesting concept - very close in many ways to the Merlin Rockets of the day - PY being 91 v 92!

D
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Re: Proctor Pictures

Post by azimuth » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:33 pm

Sorry David - my fault - was doing two things at once, the other thing was trying to sell a caravan! I've now corrected the link in the post above.

I can mention the event to the owner of the Zenith in the pics - I'm not aware of them travelling to events before but who knows.

Yes there is a definite MR/Zenith link, I believe Proctor was aiming to create a one-design alternative to the MR and was intending that they should be the same speed... not sure if the trapeze (not very MR) was part of the original concept or quickly added later.
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Finn K60 'Sfinnx' Fairey
Zenith 74 'Azimuth' (rescued from the undergrowth 20yrs ago)
Zenith 61 'Bali Hai'... A family heirloom...

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