classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

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classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

Post by Obscured by clouds » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:31 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Classic-Fireball- ... 19c728081c

old but useable, and would I suspect fit a classic set up rather better than a newer set of sails.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAINSAIL-MOTH-SAI ... 1e652fc101
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Re: classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

Post by Graham T » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:22 am

But not Fireball sails.... Was it the Bullet that was the youth fireball? Interesting that they should be measured by the fireball measurer.
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Re: classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

Post by PaulM » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:15 am

The Moth one is a Banks semi-soft from 1972, looks unused but they weren't much good then IIRC compared to a fully-battened Tratman.

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Re: classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

Post by Nessa » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:12 pm

what would it be like on my magnum 5? I suppose I should ask for emasurements, but there's no point if they wouldn't suit the boat. Any advice gratefully received.
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Re: classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

Post by JimC » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:18 pm

Nessa wrote:what would it be like on my magnum 5?
I can't really imagine sailing a Moth with a soft sail... Yuk!

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Re: classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

Post by Rupert » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:02 pm

Might work on a Skol, John? Help read the Whitefriars shifts?
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Re: classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

Post by jpa_wfsc » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:47 pm

I know some Skol moth owner has placed a very low and hopeful bid....
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Re: classicsails over on the bay - fireball and moth

Post by whacko! » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:17 pm

Graham T wrote:But not Fireball sails.... Was it the Bullet that was the youth fireball? Interesting that they should be measured by the fireball measurer.
The UK Fireball Association agreed to look after the Bullet until such time as critical mass developed. As is now known, the class never really took off and it has to be said fostering of Bullet by the UKFA wasn't univerally popular within the association's membership. Cause and effect? I'll have to dig into this story one day and get to the bottom of it all .....

I suspect David H may know more following his meeting with Jack Chippendale.

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