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by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 17225

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

I look forward to having a go...Are you looking to get the Spinnaker fitted?

Cheers
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 17225

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Rupert,

I am quite curious with regard to the Kirby I14. However I have no idea what kind of animal it is - obviously a very different beast to the early boats. Got a picture of the cockpit?

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 17225

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

I must admit, what I fancy is, effectively, a symmetrically rigged Laser 2000.

Roomy, rugged, plastic, winter knock-about training boat.

Does a beast exist?

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 17225

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Bosun.......I always think they should have at least one canon fitted. Would not affect the weight much... Perhaps an Albacore might be the answer, as a powerful two sail boat, it would be ideal for the lake....No need to train for spinnaker work. Finding one at reasonable cost might be more tricky.
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 17225

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

If you need a fat bloke in the front of a new Kestrel, I might be your man....
by Stephen Hawkins
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

Just remember I sold a Firefly this summer as it was too similar to my N12.

Cheers for the feedback on the Kestrel. Seems it might be a handful with a light crew, so it would mean I would have to find a heavier one.

Ho hum.

Steve H
by Stephen Hawkins
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

So as I understand the Kestrel was designed by Ian Proctor in approx 1955, as a boat designed for production from the outset in fibreglass, although some early ones we made in wood. I happened to mention this to my brother and he had actually sailed one on occasion out in Cyprus, whilst in the RAF. ...
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

Possibly too skiffy for me. There is nowhere for me to sit in it. I have to take my stomach into account as well.

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

It is the Kestrel I was looking at. Well done Rupert.

It is bigger, but comes with some cut down sails.

Of course I have not viewed it yet.

But I am curious enough to enquire if it has a cover....
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

Roger, I am a social sailor as well. I much prefer to sail double handed. In fact I would go as far as to say, rather than buying a single hander, I would be looking at finding a regular crew for my double hander. Its just getting them, and I, to commit to regular enough sailing to learn to sail the...
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

She is rather amused at the possibility of having her own boat. Not that I would ever get her out to sail it without a lot of shouting and arm twisting....And I would lose my (sullen and uncooperative) crew.... And I would rather have a Solo than a Laser.........Its probably has the ideal PY for the...
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

Actually what would probably be more useful would be to have a plastic Paper Dart N12 for the winter.

But the daughter has other ideas.

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

Must stop listening to the voices......
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

I would rather have this, but my pocket would not stretch and I would have to find an adult crew to sail it, I would expect.

http://gbr.international14.org/i14ads/mr-elliott/

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat......
Replies: 30
Views: 16795

Re: Down to one boat......

Roger, It does look like a nice and interesting boat/class and pretty too. Alas, I am not in a position to take on serious rebuilds. Its all I can do to keep a good boat serviceable. You only have to ask Michael4 about the junk I have passed on to him :oops: Thanks for the thought though. Steve H