Sailaways Anonymous

General chat about boats
Post Reply
Nigel
Posts: 1238
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:51 am
Location: Thornbury SC, Bristol

Sailaways Anonymous

Post by Nigel » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:01 pm

Hi all,

I am finding myself strangely attracted to this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171806098450? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Is this a particularly bad idea? Should I resist?

Nigel

Rupert
Posts: 6254
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:40 pm
Location: Cotswold Water Park

Re: Sailaways Anonymous

Post by Rupert » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:02 pm

Kathryn says yes, resist. However, we all know she will be a lone voice in the wilderness...
Rupert

Pat
Posts: 2498
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:42 pm
Location: West Wiltshire (Wessex)

Re: Sailaways Anonymous

Post by Pat » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:12 pm

Ah, my Bobbin's big brother. No I'm not tempted.
(Half Cut and What a Lark Removals Ltd)

Nigel
Posts: 1238
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:51 am
Location: Thornbury SC, Bristol

Re: Sailaways Anonymous

Post by Nigel » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:13 pm

Kathryn is clearly wise.....I however may need an intervention

Can't help thinking it looks a bit Viking and would benefit from a dragon's head on the prow

Paul Rogers
Posts: 43
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:11 pm
Location: Warwickshire

Re: Sailaways Anonymous

Post by Paul Rogers » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:25 pm

I had one which I sold on to a nervous would be mature sailor at our club. Still take him out in it now and again. Bullet proof heavy hull. Ideal for pottering and leisurely watching the fleet rush by. I managed to hike out briefly once but it was gusting 40kph +.. Never had the nerve to take it to a CRVDA event.
Go on Nigel :twisted:
If you bought it we could arrange a secret race somewhere when no one is looking. :lol:
Paul
Sandwell Valley SC
Mirror 39
Mirror 10546. Mirror 24184
Albacore 1455. Firefly 2705
Wyche & Coppock 16' awaiting restoration.
Gull Mk 3
Minisail Monaco 1. Monaco II 2343
Sprint I 3400. Sprint II 4240
Sprite 806. Dished deck Monaco 1

ent228
Posts: 228
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:32 pm
Location: Stoke Gabriel, On the Dart, South Devon

Re: Sailaways Anonymous

Post by ent228 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:19 pm

In the add, it says built by Pearson Bros Hamble. Is this the same Pearsons who built Finns?

If so it looks like my old Pearson Finn with its wooden rubbing strips.......I can see why you might be attracted. Despite the crude rig it is a pretty boat.

User avatar
trebor
Posts: 958
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:53 pm
Location: West Midlands
Contact:

Re: Sailaways Anonymous

Post by trebor » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:18 pm

I have sailed this boat, it is one of those surprising boats that make you smile.
Robert
Minisprint 4230
Tinker Traveller 160
Mirror 61147 Anastasia
http://www.aquabatdinghy.co.uk

Post Reply