Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

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Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Rupert » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:58 pm

And only 2 wooden ones, now Toybox 2 is residing with Charlie's 4 year old cousin and Minim has a new home at Severn SC. Just Saskia and Periwinkle left, if exclude a Topper and 2 Lightnings, which aren't cvrda qualified, of course.

What are THE classic GRP dinghies, in people's opinion? Single/doublehanded, doesn't matter, looking for inspiration!
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by azimuth » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:16 pm

As a Severn SC member I'm very curious as to who has brought minim - I will have to keep my eyes peeled!
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Post by Rupert » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:45 pm

Initials are GP...
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by PeterV » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:51 pm

Kestrel for the double handler, and of course the Finn for a singlehander, there's a Tiptree on eBay now that would suit you nicely!
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Post by JimC » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:10 pm

The 505 was perhaps the first really major class to move to predominantly glass fibre construction.

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Post by azimuth » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:12 pm

Thanks Rupert - curiosity satisfied!
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:27 am

If you need a fat bloke in the front of a new Kestrel, I might be your man....
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:29 am

Bosun.......I always think they should have at least one canon fitted. Would not affect the weight much...

Perhaps an Albacore might be the answer, as a powerful two sail boat, it would be ideal for the lake....No need to train for spinnaker work. Finding one at reasonable cost might be more tricky.
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Post by Rupert » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:49 pm

Bosun, Kestrel not really my cup of tea. 505 is, but too manly for me to cope with!

What left field boats are there out there?! An old 14 appeals, not proper old, but early 80s, plastic old, the boats that were modern when I was crewing wooden ones at Tamesis every now and again.
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by ent228 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:18 pm

Kirby Vll on Apollo duck at the moment only £425 in Bucks....looks awesome!

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Post by Rupert » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:32 pm

I saw that one. Is it glass, though?I used to race against a bright red GRP Kirby VII at Tamesis. Loved it. Compared to the older boats at the club it looked like a space ship!
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Pat » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:33 am

There are plenty of qualifying wooden Albacores but pre-1985 all GRP ones just don't seem to come onto the market - we got ours from a fellow club member. Fosrite ones had a poor reputation which I think is undeserved from our experience.
It's certainly a boat to use anywhere from small puddles to sea and can be as easy (minimal controls) or complicated (raking rigs etc.) as you wish.
If you want an old Baker Lark which now qualifies, or even a modern one that doesn't, we could supply... :-)
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Southern377 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:14 am

Would a Javelin qualify? Always liked the look of them.

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Post by pierre » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:56 pm

Osprey ???
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Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:33 pm

Southern377 wrote:Would a Javelin qualify? Always liked the look of them.

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SInce AGM Javelins are now legit CVRDA. (Trial period.)
Personally I would have said yes as they are indeed a handsome boat. (Someone somewhere said "like a miniature FD.")
Even more miniaturised FD (I am told) and also now a very handsome and legit CVRDA is a Non carbonised, Alloy spar Contender.

Both will enhance the fleet.
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