Family sailing

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Rupert
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Re: Family sailing

Post by Rupert » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:20 pm

Looks like a standard Whelan family sailing trip, Chris.
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PeterV
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Re: Family sailing

Post by PeterV » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:20 pm

I think you have the answer Rupert, if a Jolly boat's too big then you need another two Fireflies, one pink, one blue!
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Re: Family sailing

Post by Obscured by clouds » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:49 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Topper-Cruz-s ... 1e9b2e8cc0

a couple of Topper Cruz hulls here on the bay... ideal fambly dinghies?
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Rupert
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Re: Family sailing

Post by Rupert » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:25 am

Sailed one of them in Bristol docks when they first came out. Loved the idea, but the execution was typical 90s Topper and just felt wrong.
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Re: Family sailing

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:15 pm

Rupert,

yesterday, I was talking to a chap who lives in Crudwell, near Malmsbury, i.e. about 7 miles away from Whitefriars SC. He owns and sail a pocket cruiser called a 'Willow Bay Shilling'. Its 17 ft long, and was designed by a chap from the Lyme Regis Boat building Acadamy (?). his boat has a cabin, but they do a version that is open - a 'day boat'.

What it would be like sailing a dayboat with the whole family on board anyone can guess :shock:

But I liked the look of it, enough to idly check my bank account, whilst the missus was not looking, to make sure I could not afford one........ :roll:

He writes a blog:

SAILING MARGHERITA - A willow Bay Shilling

Its amazing, I met up with this chap on an 'interweb forum', as he has acquired an old BMW motorcycle, not unlike the one I currently ride, and had lots of questions. So I offered to go round to have a look at his purchase and then spent most of the time talking about sailing.

Small world

Steve Hawkins
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