Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

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Merlin3241
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:08 pm

Max (et al) We can do better than that, you don't have to wait until next xmas for another confusing conundrum.
I have another racing dinghy (of the sailing variety). She's glass with a wood deck. In 1974 she had a rating faster than a Hornet (87) and slower than a 505 (81) but she is only 8 feet long (2.4 m)! Those figures are correct, I've not been at the sherry early! What is she? Feel free to debate in open forum.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Max McCarthy » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:21 pm

Already! Great, I look forward to it!
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Max McCarthy » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:12 am

Merry Christmas everyone! :lol:
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Rupert » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:01 pm

And to you, Max!
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by poacher » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:54 pm

Come on Merlin what is it, don't keep us in seuspense!

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by roger » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:30 pm

Its all on he previous page Poacher
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:07 pm

Sorry to keep you waiting. A fibreglass dinghy with a wooden deck, that in 1974 she had a rating faster than a Hornet (87) and slower than a 505 (81) but she is only 8 feet long (2.4 m)? I've two of these. No guesses from anyone?
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Nessa » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:11 pm

as it says, half a fireball.....
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Nessa » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:12 pm

does the back half go as fast as the front?
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by roger » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:12 pm

Put a transom on it and you will have a Moth ball?
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:16 pm

The Mothball thing did occur to me but she's possibly cut off a bit short. I saw the original article when it came up on the forum before. I think this is more likely to become a quirky 8ft bookcase or trophy cabinet! Friend of mine has a very effective porch canopy made the rigid bit of a rib upside down on his kitchen flatroof, projecting out over the door, so loads of ways of recycling old boats. Maybe we should have a thread on this unless it's been done before.

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by chris » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:13 am

We have a four foot long merlin (now a coffee table) in our clubhouse. Occasionally there's a note on itsaying " this is what happens if you don't pay your dinghy berth fees" or something similar. But I should say it was donated to the club in the sawn off coffee table version.

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