Just Checking.....

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Vagabond61
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Re: Just Checking.....

Post by Vagabond61 » Fri May 24, 2013 3:34 pm

Ive just purchaesed OK 1745 which is in fabulous condition, although is in need of some new control lines and adjustment to the kicker.

Photos on the link below

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c2hky5497vnos87/kkj6NKo2dF

The photos at the bottom are ones I found on the Irish OK Assoc. site so possibly from a few years ago.

From the OK Assoc. forum I have discovered that 1745 was first registered in December 1973. Unfortunately the builder is not recorded but it seems to have spent some of its life in Yorkshire (Keighley, Bradford, Halifax).

Possibly a Harry Millican boat. The laminated handle on the bow is apparantly a clue.

1634 was a Millican which was just like this boat. The curve in the bottom panels at the transom and in the middle of the boat are also the same as well as the gunwhales and side decks. Even the mast chocks look the same pattern.


Any further information would be appreciated.

regards
Nick
Nick

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Rupert
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Re: Just Checking.....

Post by Rupert » Sat May 25, 2013 8:48 pm

Looks wonderful, Nick - good find!
Rupert

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