Wot's this then?

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Wot's this then?

Post by phil58490 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:10 pm

We haven't had one for ages so what is it, perhaps that should be what was it?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191733737304? ... EBIDX%3AIT
Just across the Tamar in South East Cornwall

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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by realnutter » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:43 am

I'm pretty sure it's a Sea Dart.. there was another one on ebay a few months ago...

Google turns up less than nothing on the class.. Probably best forgotten, that hull is never going to perform well...
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by Nigel » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:03 pm

I immediately thought "Sea Dart" also (the moulded logo on the rear tank does not contradict this) but when I checked in Burrett, it described a Sea Dart as "simulated clinker GRP with a pram bow". Maybe there were two designs with the same name.

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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by alan williams » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:29 am

Yep Horrible Sea Dart built in Plymouth A friend of mine's husband lost shred loads of money by backing it.
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by realnutter » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:13 pm

You know something about them, Alan?
I'm intrigued, and google can't help me....
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by alan williams » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:55 pm

Hi
A failed project. Design was strange to start with very low freeboard and veed hull. I do not know who designed it but several were found at one time parked on Phoenix Wharf. The boat was apparently difficult to sail although, I can't comment on that as I've never sailed one. Like all projects it was one persons dream and I believe that not enough R&D went in to take it foreward. It was hoped that it would compete with the Laser. However like all these things it did not even get a foothold as the price was not much less than a Laser.

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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by realnutter » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:01 pm

Thanks.. not CVRDA compliant then!
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by roger » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:31 pm

I guess it would be cvrda eligible as a lost class.
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by Rupert » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:27 pm

Love to see one at a cvrda event. Not enough to actually own one, of course...
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by alan williams » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:57 pm

Hi Rupert
No you wouldn't!!!! The biggest problem was that the mast and dagger board are too close together.

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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by Nigel » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:59 pm

alan williams wrote:Hi Rupert
No you wouldn't!!!! The biggest problem was that the mast and dagger board are too close together.
Taller mast, longer dagger :D board - sorted!

Actually, now you mention it, you can see it in the photos

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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by Rupert » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:21 pm

So CLR too far forwards, or CofE too far aft?
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by realnutter » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:43 pm

If it ran a very big rudder it could have been balanced...
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by Rupert » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:48 pm

Or a really, really high aspect sailplan?
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Re: Wot's this then?

Post by realnutter » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:58 pm

5 foot foot and a 25 foot luff :-)
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