Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by neil » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:37 am

I think I know, but again wouldn't want to spoil the fun.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Ed » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:37 am

So, how do we discuss our thoughts, without giving it away?

I also have an idea or two now.....

My idea would of been easy for Neil to guess....

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by billytwiglet » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:05 pm

Is the 'black flag' significant?
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by corkman » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:59 pm

Christmas and cherubs spring to mind!!!

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:27 pm

I'm getting a few pm's from people concerned that they may have the answer but don't want to give it away. Feel free to guess away on the open forum. If anyone gets it right I may pm them if they are absolutely confident and have the answer. However, it's my intention to keep everyone guessing until xmas eve when I'll reveal the boat and name a winner or anyone who's been especially clever along the way. And, if you're lost at the moment, don't worry, the clues will get a little more specific as time goes on.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by jpa_wfsc » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:11 pm

corkman wrote:Christmas and cherubs spring to mind!!!
Hmmm I was thinking that this would not be much longer than 10'.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Nessa » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:35 pm

sad git that I am I found myself trying to identify the lake in the diagram...
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Ed » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:43 pm

OK, well I am going to throw out the first suggestion.....

and it is bound to be wrong....but here goes.....awaiting the cackles of derision...

a punt. or more precisely.....a Morrison designed Norfolk Punt.

(failing that one of the new thames raters)

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Rupert » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:25 pm

Nessa wrote:sad git that I am I found myself trying to identify the lake in the diagram...
Tried blowing it up, but becuase of the small file sizes, it pixelates long before you can read anything...
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by alan williams » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:07 am

My guess is a Flying Dutchman.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Rupert » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:15 am

I've been wondering about an FD, but the scale seems wrong, somehow - the boat seems smaler compared to toe strap widths and the like.

And is it the class or the boat that doesn't qualify? I've been thinking the class, as the boat looks to be pre 1985. But then again, it might have just been used a lot!
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Ed » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:17 am

Yes.....FD was my second....well third choice :-)

lets see if the next image supports or knocks out the theory.

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:59 am

Apologies for the black flag, I know it sends a shiver through the racers amongst us. Its only significance was to obscure the chartlet still stuck in the boat. Sorry Nessa, Rupert et al!

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by alan williams » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:22 am

Second Guess would be a Korsar, or maybe a Flying Junior but it's probably something boring like a Peggy.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by jpa_wfsc » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:24 pm

Interesting is that a blocked off spin chute, and this boat has spin launch deck holes also? So - its lived enough to have enjoyed a few modifications then?
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