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by Southern377
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Another Jack Holt Explorer found in Kent.
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

Another Jack Holt Explorer found in Kent.

Explorer XX 7 . Like XX 6 also has the sliding gunter mast present. Also a restoration project; more intact than XX 6 but not complete - non original rudder. Original sails but they are in very poor condition, the main being badly rotted but the jib is better. How many do we need to form a class own...
by Southern377
Mon May 22, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier+ No. 5
Replies: 0
Views: 2480

Harrier+ No. 5

Have decided to sell the Harrier to help with the escalating cost of restoring the Explorer. Comes with a Sail Register mast up breathable cover (new last year) and a good condition Hayling Trailers launching trolley. Open to offers around the £400 mark, message me if interested. Might be able to as...
by Southern377
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Jack Holt YW Explorer - Dinghy Database Pictures.
Replies: 4
Views: 6630

Re: Jack Holt YW Explorer - Dinghy Database Pictures.

Album updated https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ar4dblUk9xnZlz9KAaaBIe0Q6Y3W More pictures from 1961 Yachting World Magazines. Another shot of XX 6 and XX 1. Is it Wraysbury? Anyone recognise the other people in the pictures with Jack Holt. Question. Several references to the sails being red and the hull being bl...
by Southern377
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: !950's Photograph Kyrenia Harbour - Unknown Class of Dinghy
Replies: 3
Views: 5719

Re: !950's Photograph Kyrenia Harbour - Unknown Class of Di

Wood Pussy? Burrett listing: page 207. "A fast single-hander, una Bermudan rigged with the bendy mast set forward(cat rigged). Hull round-bottomed wood, moulded veneer or GRP. Designed by Philip Rhodes. LOA 13ft 6in (4.11m), Beam 4ft 6in (1.24m) Sail area 125 sqft (11.61m). All the pictures I can fi...
by Southern377
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Jack Holt YW Explorer - Dinghy Database Pictures.
Replies: 4
Views: 6630

Re: Jack Holt YW Explorer - Dinghy Database Pictures.

Found the answer myself...........1962 edition of The Dinghy Year Book............page 57. Jack Holt himself aboard. According to the sail number on the sails with the boat this is "one and the same". Next step is to find some intermediate history........1978 Thames Launch licence....... How did she...
by Southern377
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: rowing scull
Replies: 32
Views: 25253

Re: rowing scull

by Southern377
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Replacement Wooden Mast
Replies: 5
Views: 9643

Re: Replacement Wooden Mast

Jack Holt Yachting World Explorer. (No. 6) as advertised here by Godfrey at Fishers Green. 15 foot long to the longest piece of rot! It might be a fraction longer if I've lost a bit but I don't think it can be much as the spars are supposed to fit inside the boat which is 14' 9"; It must go in diago...