Fireball 521

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Fireball 521

Post by anp » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:12 pm

A neighbour has Fireball 521 it appears to be complete apart from the sheets comes with Spinnaker Trolley and trailer and good cover It requires work the trailer may not be roadworthy

What should he do with it is it worth anything ? can it be saved !

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by JimC » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:40 pm

In general classic racing dinghies aren't worth anything special, and an old Fireball wouldn't be an exception. restoring old dinghies is a pleasure, not a paying proposition. Doesn't mean it can't be saved though.

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by Ed » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:18 am

If condition is OK, then you should be able to save it. Whether it is worth saving is another question and really up to the owner.

Post some images and it will be easier to say.

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by anp » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:11 am

I can try and get some photos I think I could get it up and running evenings & weekends before Christmas it needs a medium deck repair at the front the half decent cover has kept it reasonably well protected the trailer and launcher need overhauling and the sheets sorting neither I nor the owner have the time to do this I posted just in case anyone wanted a Fireball Ebay seems a pointless exercise so unfortunately it will be destroyed a tragedy in my opinion if it were a Cheetah Catamaran it would be a different matter ...

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by roger » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:42 am

Chris Turner is the Classic Fireball man, you could probably contact him on the cvrda facebook page.
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Re: Fireball 521

Post by Max McCarthy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:41 pm

anp and Roger,

I believe Chris Turner is also on this site, under the username of 'Whacko!'; may also be worth sending a pm? I believe he posts here reasonably frequently....

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by anp » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:07 am

OK Thanks for your replies I will PM him

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by ent228 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:04 pm

Hi,

Where is the boat?

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by roger » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:46 pm

roger wrote:Chris Turner is the Classic Fireball man, you could probably contact him on the cvrda facebook page.

Yes you are right Max thank you
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Re: Fireball 521

Post by anp » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:15 pm

Sorry to be late in replying the boat is on ebay now we are in Cheshire to those who asked 200 hits 4 and watchers that's all £75 reserve what's the world come to ???

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by anp » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:56 am

Well last weekend was the end of the Fireball we tried hard to find it a home its all been cut up and used for something else trailer and trolley to the scrapyard I did manage to salvage most of the fittings traveller blocks shroud plates rudder fittings ect some are made from the brown stuff paxolin or whatever its called

Are they any use to anyone ?

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Re: Fireball 521

Post by Michael4 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:20 pm

If you took a couple of snaps of them or made a list and posted it here I am sure someone will find them a good home. Many of us can't stop ourselves from attracting bundles of older fittings that may be of use one day...
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Re: Fireball 521

Post by anp » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:04 pm

Tried to load pictures but file too big !

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