Identification Challenge

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Post by davidh » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:51 am

Okay... it's another ebay special.

Not a bad looking singlehander

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sailing-Dinghy-99 ... dZViewItem

But the $64,000 questsion - who can be the first to identify this boat?

D
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Post by pegasus » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:56 pm

its solo isnt it?

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Post by Garry R » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:59 pm

IMHO not a Solo - Solos have a pivoting c'board for a start and the transom is a different shape

See also

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Solo-Sailing-Ding ... 0086250064

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Post by nick clibborn » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:08 pm

I think it is a cut 'n shut homebuilt Phantom.

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Post by davidh » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:44 pm

Nick,

I thought that too at first but I think not - too much curve in the deckline and, like the Solo, the Phantom has a pivoted centreboard.

Any other good ideas anyone?

D
Nick - did you see my email re Myron?
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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:13 pm

No idea, but not phantom or solo

Could be a one off....but photos suggest hull came out of a mould and it is unusual to go to the effort of making a mould and then only taking one hull out of it.

Anybody got any other ideas?

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Post by JimC » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:47 pm

Its got me beaten... I'm sure I'd recognise that unusual deck treatment if I'd seen it before.

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Post by JohnK » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:28 am

Could be French - a Benji or X4?

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Post by pegasus » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:27 pm

what about a Seafire

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Post by nick clibborn » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:44 pm

Not deep enough for a Seafire, tho'I can see the resemblance. I still go for the butchered Phantom. Some boats, Daring was one, came with a choice of centreboard or daggerboard. I know the Phantom didn't, but that doesn't mean someone didn't decide to alter the design.

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Post by nick clibborn » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:46 pm

David

Yes, I spoke to Myron on Saturday, and told him you were trying to contact him. He went on holiday Saturday immediately after the race at Frensham, so I think you won't hear anything until this Satursday at the earliest.

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Post by davidh » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:02 pm

Nick,

I think it has too much rocker to be a Phantom and the internal moulding is wrong.

The idea of an import sounds better, for sure it is one that I cannot place

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Post by Nigel » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:50 pm

Another ebay challenge for everyone. I for one have no idea what this one is but it looks suited to the less gravitationally challenged anongst us.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/9ft-GRP-SAILING-D ... 0083214722

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Post by Paul A » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:31 pm

Nigel,

I think its a Swallow, allthough the swallow is 12ft not 9ft as listed.

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Post by Rupert » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:05 pm

I think this one appears on another of our ebay threads - it does look very much like the Swallow, but it could have had a rare baby sister, I suppose!
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