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Posts from — April 2008

Fairey Int 14 – Iolanthe K556 for sail

Fancy starting a Fairey Marine collection?

Want something like the Jollyboat, but a bit shorter?

Always fancied a 14?

If so, grab this 14 now:

See details at: http://www.cvrda.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1497

Iolanthe - K556 for sale

Iolanthe - K556 for sale

It would be hard to find a Fairey 14 nicer than this.

For more details, post here, or email me on ed@cvrda.org.

April 28, 2008   2 Comments

Jollyboat looking for new home

Jollyboat Sula is looking for a careful new owner.

She needs quite a bit of work doing to her.  She was given to me a couple of years ago, by the owner at the time, who had started to undertake the work, but had then lost faith.

She certainly needs new decks and a few holes in the hull need fixing.  But there is no doubt that she is certainly worth it.  I was going to do this work myself, but at moment my hands are full with getting J3 back on the water in time for the Nats in July.  I am also picking up another Jollyboat project in the near future, so Sula really needs to find a new home.

I have got a centre-plate and rudder, most probably a boom, but I suspect the mast has had it.  There are some sails, but I would really suggest getting some new canvas I think.

She was a Fairey hull that was fitted out by another boat-builder.  I do not know exact date, but suspect she is an early boat 1955-1957.  She does not have a number as she has never been registered.

I do have some photos and paperwork as I have been in touch with the original owner.

I am not looking for any money, but would just really like to see Sula go to a good home.

She is presently down in Cornwall, but I may be able to deliver her if you could pay the petrol.

If you want to hear any more, please do just post here or contact me on ed@cvrda.org.



April 28, 2008   1 Comment

Rudder profile

I used to race (J35 Samantha ) in the late 60 s early 70s and we were using the new profile rudder blade which had a straight ( horizontal) base but still had the swept back leading edge . It was far superior to the old blob type rudder.


April 28, 2008   1 Comment