Another Guess the Dinghy

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Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by Pat » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:29 am

Whilst sorting through my photos I came across these, so just for fun can you identify this dinghy?
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by Merlin3241 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:47 am

Otter?

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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by solentgal » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:29 pm

Maybe a later Gull? But doesn't look quite right somehow.....
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by Rupert » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:08 pm

Sailfish 12?
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by jpa_wfsc » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:40 pm

Gull 'Spirit' - the round bilged Gull.
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by Rupert » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:13 pm

That was the MkIII Gull, John.
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by jpa_wfsc » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:35 pm

Indeed :oops: - I kneel corrected. (orthopedic kneeling chair in use).

The Spirit is of course a GRP / FRP hard chine gull - and possibly the best one. Although Porters now make the Calypso Gull which might be better?

The round bilge one looks horrible (in my opinion) but retains most of the sailing characteristics of the Gull.

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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by roger » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:00 pm

Personally I like the mk 1 woodies.
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by solentgal » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:15 pm

I'm with Roger on that one.....I helped a good friend buy an early mk1 a few years ago as a first boat for him to learn in, and we sailed it quite a bit.....gunter rigged and sailed very well I thought....we had a lot of fun. I intend having one of my own at some point, but got my hands full at present.
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by Rupert » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:57 pm

Still don't think it is a Gull, though!
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by SoggyBadger » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:25 pm

I don't think it's a Gull either. An Otter or perhaps it's predecessor which I think was called a Bubble?
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by Rupert » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:50 pm

The Glass Bubble's name was changed to Otter, but the sail insignia left the same. I'm sure there was logic to this at the time...
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by Pat » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:11 pm

Not a Gull, Sailfish or Otter/Glass Bubble whatever.

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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by roger » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:29 pm

Not a plastic WW/Avon/Lymington Scow is it? i know its not clinker but I thought the may have been a smoothie or two.
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Re: Another Guess the Dinghy

Post by Rupert » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:48 pm

There have, but the transom would look bigger, I think. I can think of loads of boats that are similar to this, but they all have something different about them. It is screaming Pearson Brothers, but I think that might just be because of the general similarity of all this sort of boat.
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