Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:57 am

Alan Williams, I'm surprised at you! When have I ever had boring boats? We won't mention the ten year Enterprise fixation, but since then I've had: Rondar Moth, Scorpion, Cherub, two Torpoint Mosquito one designs (18ft una rig trapezing single handed catamaran very similar to a Unicorn), the Merlin, Topper Buzz, a J24 and the one I shouldn't have sold, a 26ft Swallow Keelboat (google it, they're lovely). I'll keep the Wanderer out of it, she's a family picnic boat, honestly. Wanderer ownership is a bit like riding a moped, great fun but you don't want your friends to find out.
Anyway, Day Seven.
She doesn't have chain plates. And looking at this photo, has been painted with a stick by a 6 year old.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Ed » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:26 am

the more clues....the more confused I get :-)

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Rupert » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:40 am

How many different boats?!

No chain plates, so no jib either? So singlehanded? A wooden, non cvrda qualifying singlehander with holes in the foredeck and a low bow tank?

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:12 pm

Just the one boat, I promise!

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Nessa » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:26 pm

I think it's a composite - wood top decks, grp hull. But I am often wrong.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by jpa_wfsc » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:01 pm

I was becoming convinced it was a - well never mind its probably too embarrassing to say scorpion... Oh D.... but now it clearly is not.

Excellent puzzle! Please keep on teasing us!

Could it be something very very rare? ?Yachting World Scow?.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Nessa » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:38 pm

the club gps don't have chainplates, well not as such. The shrouds go through the deck then get pinned into something that's like a chainplate, but not a chainplate.... :?
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by PeterV » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:20 pm

My first guess is that this is a Cherub, from the second half of the 80s
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Rupert » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:31 pm

Did cherubs ever have separate side tanks and decks?
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:43 am

Day 8:
To measure her greatest overall length, you would measure from the bow to the stern but you would measure past her transom. Disregard any rudder paraphenalia or fixings.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by alan williams » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:58 am

Hi Phil
Well I said that just to wind you up and hope that you would give away a bit more information. Was this the boat sat in the driveway last Saturday when I drove past on my way to Dizzy's? If so I'll keep your secret. Nice list of boats especially the TM A class are there any still around? If I remember correctly about 6 were built sailed a borrowed Unicorn against them several times and the Unicorn always beat them as they were heavy for an A class and had alot of drag from over complicated rigging, twin forestays, and diamonds. However Phil it's not the Wanderer that lets the list down but the Buzz.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:32 am

Whoa, hope we've got the Saturdays right. Last Saturday the Wagtail and Buzz were in the drive, the Buzz on its way to race the Corinthian series and the Wagtail en route to its winter lodgings in my barn. The previous Saturday the mystery boat was in the drive, waiting for the Wagtail to vacate the garage, so yes, you may have clocked her. I'll to have to take all future photo's for the competition in the garage or when you're not around!
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by solentgal » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:44 pm

My best guess so far is the Leo Mader designed Corsair, although not sure how that fits with a lack of chain plates? Time will tell, great fun.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Max McCarthy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:44 pm

Well since the most recent pictures my idea has gone out the window!
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Max McCarthy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:17 pm

Got another idea, it is unlikely as I have only seen one picture of this boat anyway, it could be a Salcombe Yawl.
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