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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Nessa » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:21 pm

yeah, I'm thinking along those lines - soemthing with a mizzen mast, like a drascombe or somesuch, but not a drascombe....
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Max McCarthy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:10 pm

Yeah I see what you mean.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by jpa_wfsc » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:24 pm

Merlin3241 wrote: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.
well - that certainly might rack the competition up a bit! It scuppers my earlier guesses of scorpion and YWscow though.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by jpa_wfsc » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:27 pm

Max McCarthy wrote:Got another idea, it is unlikely as I have only seen one picture of this boat anyway, it could be a Salcombe Yawl.
The Yawls have a bowsprit too... but the max width at 10' from the bow might be right. However, construction is (as far as I have ever seen) along the lines of a rather large merlin rocket - clenched lap on frames. And they certainly have chain plates. Big strong ones.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:52 pm

Salcombe Yawl pics for info- Happens to be the eldest crewing in Salcombe week, 2008?
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Max McCarthy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:58 pm

I am guessing it is not a salcomb yawl after all then!
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by chris » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:46 am

Day seven photo. Do my eyes deceive me or are the seams welds rather than seams?

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Rupert » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:53 am

There is one seam butting up to the wood at the foredeck, so unless you know how to weld wood...? Are they not just fillets?

Still, I'd not be surprised if the boat was built from unobtainium.

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by JimC » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:18 am

Rupert wrote:Well, I've seen all the bits, and still have 7 different shapes in mind!
I dunno, I think I've got something of a picture of the construction/setup of the boat, but I just can't match it up to any dinghy I can think of. I'm seeing a boat with low tanks all the way round, including under the fordeck, all interior painted white, and varnished wood decking above that. I can't reconcile the deck picture with the cutouts to any obvious way of setting up a boat I can think of though unless the ply stripes aren't for and aft. No idea whether there's a stern tank or not. I am wondering if its not a dinghy, and not CVRDA'able on that account, but the first shot seems to show a clear dinghy launching trolley, unless that's a red herring.
The "measure past transom thing is interesting, but I wonder if that might just mean a raked stern - so something in American style. Snipes mostly have full height side tanks though from what I can make out.

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by PaulM » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:19 am

A Cherub with a rudder gantry?

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Nessa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:28 am

think he already said no rudder paraphernalia...

I am also thinking raked stern, but I'm tyhinking more drascombe/dayboat type thing than typical dinghy. Something like a Fyne boats thing, or whatever it is...ie modern build, old looking...
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Merlin3241 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:43 am

Some guidance: No deliberate red herrings from me, that would devalue the whole puzzle too much. She is a sailing dinghy or keelboat of some pedigree. Chain plates haven't been removed temporarily during restoration. Great hairy hornet sailors who seek to gain unfair advantage by lurking in my drive pretending to be en route to the local pasty shop will be subject to a rule 69 dismissal, without hearing, appeal or redress.
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And the photo? It's fixed (not to the trolley or trailer), it's not a tiller, extension, spinny pole or jibstick.
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Nessa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:49 am

reservoir.....

clearly it's the handle of the picnic hamper...

oh! just down the road!
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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by Ed » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:09 pm

Not aware we have seen anything that looks like a board-case.....I wonder if it doesn't have one....may be a leadmine?

just looks more like a dinghy....but I am certainly going backwards with my ideas!

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Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Post by alan williams » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:13 pm

Hi Phil
I know what it is but I'll keep the secret, cost you a pint though. Hairy Hornet sailor in the past now balding Finn sailor. Hence the reason for stopping at Dizzy's on the way to a rugby match.
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