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by iowlen
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: old school moth rig on the bay
Replies: 21
Views: 6404

Re: old school moth rig on the bay

Ray's head of hair only departed because he lopped it off for charity , and his wife liked it.
Mine only seems to grow on my ears these days !
by iowlen
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: old school moth rig on the bay
Replies: 21
Views: 6404

Re: old school moth rig on the bay

I'm from the Island , but currently living in south Florida , although I get back to my parents place in Shorwell several times a year , when we'll get the Aussie scows Moths' out at Hamstead. I don't think Ray sailed Unicorns at Weston. His was into Cherubs & Moths ( and others ) in the 70s. He too...
by iowlen
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: old school moth rig on the bay
Replies: 21
Views: 6404

Re: old school moth rig on the bay

For your info. this is being sold by Ray Hutchings from Shorwell on the Island ... It's the original sail from Billabong , my Imperium Aussie scow Moth. The guy who built her up north , sailed her once , frightened himself whilst doing so , then stored the boat and rig for 30+ years. I believe that ...
by iowlen
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: old school moth rig on the bay
Replies: 21
Views: 6404

Re: old school moth rig on the bay

For your info. , and if it's any help to anyone , this is being sold by Ray Hutchings ... It's the original sail from Billabong , my Imperium Aussie scow Moth. The guy who built her up north , sailed her once , frightened himself whilst doing so , then stored the boat and rig for 30+ years. I believ...
by iowlen
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Minisail class association
Replies: 106
Views: 43108

Re: Minisail class association

There's a clean looking Minisail that's been for sale for months on Wightbay.com ;

MINISAIL. 13' YELLOW FIBREGLASS MINISAIL . SAIL in excellent condition,2 PIECE MAST,ALLOY BOOM, RUDDER AND DAGGER BOARD..SIMILAR TO TOPPER. £140.00 o.n.o Newport , Isle of Wight , PHONE 01983 562848
by iowlen
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roland Europe
Replies: 49
Views: 13332

Re: Roland Europe

by iowlen
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Calling all Moth and scow addicts.........
Replies: 12
Views: 10296

Re: Calling all Moth and scow addicts.........

Here's a Moth sales leaflet where the Sh part of John Shelley's name was used together with Mc from Bill McCutcheon.
Bill gave me this 1965 leaflet that he used to hand out at the dinghy shows ;

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by iowlen
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64508

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

"Looks great - do you know the design? It looks similar to '74 World Champ Rob O'Sullivan's boat, though that had wings of course - the bump in the middle of the bow block is distinctive". PaulM Hi Paul ... My scow is an Imperium design , built by Kit Lawson in Lancashire. He sailied her once , foun...
by iowlen
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64508

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

We've got a permit for the rural dinghy park at Hamstead. A bumpy 2 mile drive down an unmade lane to get there , I wouldn't want to try it in a little car , and there are no facilities when you do get there. Beautiful scenery though. With a lightweight car topable dinghy like the Moth you could als...
by iowlen
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64508

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Ray Hutchings and myself testing out my 1974 Aussie scow Moth "Billabong" last week. Shorts , T-shirt and sunblock in early April , I love the Isle of Wight. http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q60/iowlen/CIMG1829.jpg http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q60/iowlen/CIMG1830.jpg http://i133.photobucket....
by iowlen
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64508

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Last weekend Rod Mincher won the Gen 1 class at the US Classic Moth Midwinters in sunny florida. You can ( hopefully ) see some pictures via the link below to Rod's blog , with more to follow ; http://earwigoagin.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2011-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2012-01-01T...
by iowlen
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64508

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Thanks , I'll let Ray know about the possible event at Gurnard.

Bill McCutcheon's ex-house name ( now his next door neighbours ) is painted on a Shelley transom ;

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by iowlen
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 64508

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Here are three Moth's owned by either myself & Ray Hutchings. My McCutcheon Shelley is in Florida & raced with a USA Classic Moth rig , but still retains the original UK number , 2721. Ray sailed her and came second at the 2009 Classic Moth Midwinters in Gulfport Florida. Bill McCutcheon built her a...
by iowlen
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Single Hander, pref GRP, not toooo wiiiild
Replies: 16
Views: 5639

Re: Single Hander, pref GRP, not toooo wiiiild

My friend has a nice looking fibreglass Europe , all ready to race. I think he'd take ₤300 for it ..... and I know he'd trade it for a nice Cherub if anyone has one.
Regards ,
Len
by iowlen
Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Moth Hull - Free
Replies: 18
Views: 6284

Re: Int Moth Hull - Free

Some of the photo's I took in Gulfport Florida at the MidWinters & others I took at the Nationals . Elizabeth City , North Carolina. Elizabeth City is where the first US Moth was built & the Nationals are held there every September. The guy in the bottom photo , Rod Koch from Gulfport , makes the Ba...