Is it a Ferarri? Oh no....it's a Flying Dutchman

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Is it a Ferarri? Oh no....it's a Flying Dutchman

Post by Ed » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:23 pm

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have to say....it looks quite nice....but as much as I like the look of it....I will resist....I will resist....I will resist...


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Post by Rupert » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:34 pm

Good prang! Looks like a shark had a go...


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Post by Graham T » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:39 pm

Thank goodness it's a long way away from me otherwise I would be very tempted.... I have from a small boy always wanted to sail an FD but to be realistic this is going to cost rather more than the petrol to wales!
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Post by roger » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:55 pm

Oh if only I had the sheds, the time, the money, and the water big enoughto sail her on. I to have always loved the Fd from afar.
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Post by GAVinT » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:11 am

Maybe Lewis Hamilton's McLaren side swiped it

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Re: Is it a Ferarri? Oh no....it's a Flying Dutchman

Post by alan williams » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:19 am

Hi Rupert
No would have had two big holes.
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Post by Rupert » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:39 am

Good point!
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Re: Is it a Ferarri? Oh no....it's a Flying Dutchman

Post by FDGorilla » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:54 pm

The boat is/was called Shifter. Very very fast in the light to medium and especially in a slight chop. Once owned (possibly from new) by Keith Paul. I hope he doesn't see the pictures! She spent a long time at Hayling before moving to Wales whereafter it was never seen on the circuit again. Last I heard of her was probably 5 or 6 years ago when she was apparantly in a very sorry state - possibly having been damaged at that point. It's good to see she's now under cover but, from what I can gather this would be a brave purchase for anyone but the most experianced restorer unless some major work has already been done. Heart breaking really - she was beautiful and, in the right hands and conditions used to give us a really good run for our money in modern Maders with more advanced rigs.
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Post by Brookesy » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:50 pm

Very sad and as James said a brave repair to say the least, obviously damaged without insurance....
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Post by Ed » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:14 pm

looks like it finished early....

hope this means someone has now got it and intends on re-building.

Personally, I don't think it looked like an immense bit of boatwork.....

the hull will be just a case of building a bit of mould and fitting the veneers in till its flush....but it is all under the paintwork, so you can possibly take a few liberties.

The big question is do you re-deck? If you do, then the repair is irrelevant in the overall scheme of things. If not, then, you will simply have a patch, which wouldn't be so hard to do.....but just a bit ugly.

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