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by LASERTOURIST
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 12
Views: 3846

Re: More lost classes??

I dont think L'Equipe was ever a contender for the 29 er it was meant for lighter and youger kids (just compare sail area) ...and the 29er , contrary to the tamer 420 is very difficult to recycle into a sailing school / club boat: recreative owner boat : local racer boat, once it has enjoyed two or ...
by LASERTOURIST
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 12
Views: 3846

Re: More lost classes??

L'équipe is not a bad boat, only itwas meant for kids. A lot of boats were meant for kids in the heyday of dinghy sailing . The best one was also a mini FD (without spi chute) by Lanaverre called the KID (most of them were done "safey yellow" both on deck and hull tobe easily spotted in case of trou...
by LASERTOURIST
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 3410

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

In my old club, back in 1970 a very old finn had turned up , it was N°8 said to have come from the batch built in Finland for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. It was built traditional canoe style with thin steam curved ribs , rather heavy mahogany planking, copper rivets and a ply deck. It was very crude...
by LASERTOURIST
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 3410

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Hello, I once owned one of the oldest 0K in France (F3),1958 vintage, gave it to the bordeaux dinghy museum when i changed club . They seem to have lost it (with its gorgeous chromed builders plaque)when the museum (in Bordeaux U boat base ) went bankrupt (it was by Jouet Sartrouville a very sucessf...
by LASERTOURIST
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity

End of ad says thet there is a full documentation including original documents, invoices...etc and that the owner would gladly swap it for some smaller classic boat like an Nat'l12 or vintage car/motorcycle
by LASERTOURIST
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity

As i'm no collector just curious i wonn't be buying this boat. The hotchkiss jet thing is apparently a kind of conical turbine fitted to a standard engine (found a reference about it on the web in a book about RNLI Lifeboats, it said this system was used for rescue boats operating from beaches just ...
by LASERTOURIST
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity

Found this on Le Bon Coin. https://www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme/1639600315.htm/ Seems to sail in île de Ré and Bassin d'Arcachon (known for the posh sort of dinghy sailing) . Really nice and well kept boat Ad says it comes with a Coventry Victor engine (OK, a very old Flat Twin sort of outboard) with a...
by LASERTOURIST
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Europe dinghy
Replies: 1
Views: 2128

Re: Europe dinghy

Hello... Lots of Good bad and ugly Europes to be found in France from the very desirable gleaming varnished wooden rolland to the ex women olympic boats with carbon masts and cheap run of the mill Lanaverre from the 60's There is a second hand dinghy dealer in Picardy who has some good , some bad an...
by LASERTOURIST
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: French Moth
Replies: 2
Views: 2540

Re: French Moth

It is a Moth "Atlantique" and it was made by Lanaverre of Bordeaux (the 420, Finns, 490, Jet) before they took up milling the Europe moth in big quantities The sail was made in dacron (or rather french "tergal" but coton style (narrow multiple panels)and the sail logo was a red capital M in a blue c...
by LASERTOURIST
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 10580

Re: Mast carrying on vans

borrow a trailer from either a rowing club or a glider club, they're almost as long as a 38 T lorry
by LASERTOURIST
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 10580

Re: Mast carrying on vans

Hello, Rules for overhang in France are not very different, only there should be no overhang at all in front of the car. At the back of the car an overhang of anything between 0 and 1 metre supposes no special marking and between 1 and 3 Metres overhang a red marking (preferably a red reflector tria...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 18820

Re: Atlanta Vario

Much as i'd love to, i'm still running the sailing school in Corsica so i'm in Paris during the winter season , but come sprig i migrate south..
except for a few weeks in may
by LASERTOURIST
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 18820

Re: Atlanta Vario

I only got these by hearsay, from Marcel Buffet and a few other old hands (and the 505 chapter in Patrick antoine's book) after al i'm only 60 . Some things are quite obscured in time now, but it is a pity you cant access to the early french 505 class records (they were kept by Alain Cettier)...wond...
by LASERTOURIST
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 18820

Re: Atlanta Vario

It is obviously one of the very first 505's, but the number is K15...Logically it should have been numbered as K1 or K2 as it is allegedly the very first 505 built in Great britain. How where the sail numbers allotted by the class. In France the oldes known 505 still in sailing conditon is the woode...
by LASERTOURIST
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Atlanta Vario
Replies: 25
Views: 18820

Re: Atlanta Vario

Seems stange but many performance dinghies of 50's and 60's design could be DIY owner built while the cheap vaurien was a professional builder only job (until recently). I even saw some tornado ex olympic cat built in the workshop of Ecole Nationale de Voile in Quiberon. The now extinct sailing sect...