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by LASERTOURIST
Thu May 31, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any more info on this Osprey.
Replies: 17
Views: 6332

Thank you ... I suggested him to buy a rig from a french Jet (equivalent of 470 bit more canvas, as it uses a 505mast but keel stepped with slightly shorter boom) or a french ponant (more or less similar to wayfarer , bur using a 505 sail plan with a less sophisticated mast... but if he can buy a ge...
by LASERTOURIST
Thu May 31, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any more info on this Osprey.
Replies: 17
Views: 6332

There is apparently a mast support (with a cleat and maybe a centreboard control block) underneath the mast step.. as the boat was used for cruising - it did make the cross channel trip to Dunkirk long ago- Iwonder if the ex owner may have modified this area. For a cruising dinghy it is of paramount...
by LASERTOURIST
Thu May 31, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any more info on this Osprey.
Replies: 17
Views: 6332

Hello...Im the one responsible for the trouble as i had Jean Tves question on a french dinghy forum and directed him to the osprey association. Mostly a laser (now a radial) sailor i had some knowledge of the deliciously old fashioned british dinghies as i raced a bit back in 1973 when i was a colle...