Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

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Norfolk Heron
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Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by Norfolk Heron » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:02 am

I cant identify this one - can anyone else - looks a bit like a Kestrel (there were a few early wooden ones I think) but it doesnt look right forward. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/classic-sail ... SwOzleEhw-

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Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by SoggyBadger » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:55 pm

Looks more like a Wayfarer to me.
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Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by realnutter » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:44 pm

Kestrel is round bilged... I thing it's a Waybarge...
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Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by PeterV » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:56 pm

I've no idea what it is, but it looks very nice.
Ah, now I see the other thread, I wondered if it was a Zenith.
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Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by azimuth » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:06 pm

I can see the waybarge confusion, Zeniths are very much like a slimmed down, powered up wayfarer... considerably less barge involved!
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Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by Pat » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:05 am

And I hope considerably less weight too Keith?
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Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by azimuth » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:23 pm

Yes Pat very much lighter, min weight was 200lb/90kg... wayf 373lb/169kg(so google says).... Zenith a tad shorter at 14’6”

Be great if someone took this one on.... though the timing is hardly promising....
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Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by aviateam » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:48 pm

Has anyone sailed a Zenith? How do they sail? This is their 3rd listing for this boat.

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Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

Post by azimuth » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:30 am

I think they sail very nicely, decent speed, nimble but also well mannered and comfy... good on all types of water... but I grew up sailing them and might be a tad biased😁

You can add a trap and spinnaker if you want those to play with... though I remember zeniths winning at my club without either.

Are you interested in it? You could contact the seller and make an offer?
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