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by LASERTOURIST
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 13777

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Well , the laser "not a proper dinghy"...it is arguable...though i think it is wrong Some boats were considered as Planches à voile (boards with sails) in France long before Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake ever invented and patented the windsurf (and baron Bich fought and won the litigation about the...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 13777

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

Hello and happy new year My first laser (bought second hand) was 17802 and the making year was 1974 centrebord was fiberglass with foam core (they reverted to wood for some time before using the hard foam on stainless steel rods because those early fiberglass/foam core foils tended to break. Grab ra...
by LASERTOURIST
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: finn- or something else
Replies: 8
Views: 7462

Re: finn- or something else

The Flying Junior was mostly produced in Italy by ALPA and in the US by Harken/vanguard, there are not many of them in germany.
On the other hand Pirats and Korsars were active classes there for junior championships and back inthe 80's had a specific racing course at the KielerWoche.
by LASERTOURIST
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: finn- or something else
Replies: 8
Views: 7462

Re: finn- or something else

most probably a FD but if the measure at 16 Ft is correct could also be a Korsar (privateer - corsair) . famous mader boatyard made quite a nuber of them along with the top range FD and the tamer hard chine Kielzugvogel or Pirats

https://www.boat24.com/at/segelboote/ko ... il/308437/
by LASERTOURIST
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ponant Dinghy?
Replies: 3
Views: 4833

Re: Ponant Dinghy?

Ponant is a (rather heavy) performance dinghy (more or less a french osprey) with an interesting history. It was started at St Raphael (french riviera)in the late 50's and used the same sailplan as the 505 so that ex racing 505 sets of sails (rich 505 racers changed sails on a 3 months basis) could ...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue May 16, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Info on Sailfish 12 please
Replies: 4
Views: 4372

Re: Info on Sailfish 12 please

and this one must be the sailfish (british made ?) referred to inthe old ad http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sailfish-Sailing-Cruising-Dinghy-Boat-With-Trolley-and-Trailer-GWO-/121694032098?nma=true&si=paN9Ww8AQ7sz2eyNd%252FHWCAqqAuk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Some name copyright issu...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue May 16, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Info on Sailfish 12 please
Replies: 4
Views: 4372

Re: Info on Sailfish 12 please

Not the same Sailfish, obviously

I knewabout this one :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfish_(sailboat)


so it is anotther sailfish...a round bilge fiberglass dinghy...that is confusing indeed !
by LASERTOURIST
Mon May 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Info on Sailfish 12 please
Replies: 4
Views: 4372

Re: Info on Sailfish 12 please

If it is the US sailfish, it is the ancestor of the much more frequent sunfish . Original sailfish had the same kind of latten rig , no cockpit at all and a plywood hull..derived from a..surfboard. To be precise the guys behind the Sailfish and sunfish (Alex Bryant and Cortland Heyniger, hence the b...
by LASERTOURIST
Mon May 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: I've seen this before somewhere....
Replies: 4
Views: 4191

Re: I've seen this before somewhere....

like many sea hoppers it has been upgraded with a Laser mast and sail ..a very sensible move
by LASERTOURIST
Mon May 15, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: I've seen this before somewhere....
Replies: 4
Views: 4191

Re: I've seen this before somewhere....

Obviously a sea hopper (by Yamaha) one of the many laser clones and possibly the best one . The orange colour and the cockpit compartment for an anchor (a smallish cargo-ship style stockless model, builder suplied ) is unmistakable. Low (enven lower than the laser and hence quite wet , it was a good...
by LASERTOURIST
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: The WTF , one off ? and weird wotizit
Replies: 6
Views: 5116

Re: The WTF , one off ? and weird wotizit

Obviously it is quite bizarre, but what is the rationale behind the design is what i can't grasp. Maybe some early aviation /seaplane or p gimmicks went into this thing (if it's really 20's or 30's vintage it's quite possible, as aviation was all the rage then) . Maybe some ideas from powerboating t...
by LASERTOURIST
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: The WTF , one off ? and weird wotizit
Replies: 6
Views: 5116

Re: The WTF , one off ? and weird wotizit

Just one more thing: Built out of solid wood , not ply
by LASERTOURIST
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: The WTF , one off ? and weird wotizit
Replies: 6
Views: 5116

The WTF , one off ? and weird wotizit

Hello.. While monitoring LeBon Coin (french E bay, only it's fixed prices , no auction) i chanced upon this beast https://www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme/1092911962.htm?ca=12_s Mailed the guy (only for the sake of curiosity) got him on the phone...He is no sailor just a contractor who had to bring down an...
by LASERTOURIST
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Yet Another 'What is it'...
Replies: 5
Views: 5497

Re: Yet Another 'What is it'...

16 Ft ??? a bit too much, but this boat borrows some features from the Classic US Crosby designed Snipe (transom mostly) which some how did not catch up very much in GB , while finding quite a number of followers in France , spain , Italy and Gdermany...but the centreboard case dosent seem to be rig...
by LASERTOURIST
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 5699

Re: What is it?

Only strange thing: Woden mast and boom, clearly not original , all La prairie boats had aluminium masts (untapered except fotr the Caneton Strale). The Zef mast was un anodized to save costs