Shearwater anyone?

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Michael4
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Shearwater anyone?

Post by Michael4 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:07 am

http://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/6288 ... ailer-1971

Should we vote to leave the EU will such bargains still be available to us?!?
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PeterV
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Re: Shearwater anyone?

Post by PeterV » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:12 pm

Looks lovely doesn't it. I wonder if it's older than 1971 too as when I started sailing Swifts at Leigh in 1974 there were very few bridge deck Shearwater cats left, the vast majority already had alloy beams and trampolines.
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alan williams
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Re: Shearwater anyone?

Post by alan williams » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:52 am

Hi Peter
I used to own the last Shearwater built with a solid bridge deck "OH NO" her number I forgotten but it was in the 1800's .She was built with the deck to enable a less mobile owner to still sail. I gave her to a guy from Weston who was going to sail her, but have heard that she was broken up for parts, to refit a more modern boat. I still have a Shearwater IV mainsail in the loft.
Cheers Al

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