Mark Class Dinghy

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Mark Class Dinghy

Post by Rupert » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:31 am

I've been contacted by someone looking to sell their Mark dinghy. These boats were designed in Ireland as a smaller, easier to build Finn style boat, much as the OK was in Scandinavia.

Looks like a lovely boat from the photos - wish I had space! Looks like a true cvrda classic, with her wooden mast and red sail.

The boat is based in Dorset, near Dorchester. I can email pictures and put you in touch - just email rupertatcvrda.org, swapping out the at for the symbol.

Part of his email is reproduced below:

I have not sailed the boat for 3 or 4 yeas now although I rigged it a the weekend for the photos and all looks to be present and correct and if i had been near a bit of water at the time would have happily given it a try.The sail No. is 39 and it does have a wooden mast which is sound but in need of a good sand down and a coat of varnish. It is a little soft where the boom fits in but this is a sacrificial timber plate and fairly easily replaced. The hull is sound and ( a few minor repairs over the years ) has been dry stored until march of this year. Sail is in good condition for age, rudder and centre board are all in fair order. As far as I am aware it could be sailed tomorrow but would benefit from a TLC.

I have no idea as to its value but I am looking around for an old Laser if anyone fancies a swap. If not a case of beer and a promise of a good home ( for the boat not me ) would be fantastic.

I have more photos if required and am happy to send anyone who may be interested.
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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by PeterV » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:19 pm

It looks like the perfect Finn for you Rupert!
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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by Rupert » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:02 pm

The Lightning is the perfect Finn for me, though I do sometimes wish there was more rig set up to fiddle with.

The mark does look nice, though - I'd post a pic, but the site won't let me.
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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by Nessa » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:45 pm

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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by Ed » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:52 pm

Yes, real CVRDA fodder!

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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by phil58490 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:57 pm

I have to say that I would love give it a home but for the fact that it would be a 400 mile round trip and more importantly I have not got a trailer that it would fit on.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by Rupert » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:59 pm

This is indeed the same one.

I guess the trouble with putting boats up for sale on here is that we all already own one, or lots...
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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by GAVinT » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:22 pm

Too true. :roll:

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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by Nessa » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:11 pm

I am strangely taken by it. I wonder if he would like a ToY?
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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by phil58490 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:09 pm

Nessa wrote:I am strangely taken by it. I wonder if he would like a ToY?
Perhaps we will need to form an orderly queue!

Nessa I PM'd you about the Toy, any chance of some pictures?
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Re: Mark Class Dinghy

Post by Nessa » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:55 pm

ah! mystery solved - I lost the pm and couldn't remember who sent it. soemwhere there is a thread called 'Hunts video' which shows the ToY lots of times. I will dig out other photos.
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