Famous Boat for sale....

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jon711
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Famous Boat for sale....

Post by jon711 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:27 am

Famous boat for sale - but what class is it??? Probably not a classic or lost class but may be all the experts out there may be able to identify..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-SAILING-BOAT- ... dZViewItem

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Post by LASERTOURIST » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:33 pm

The bow job is "texas chainsaw massacre" and the seller is quite optimistic in assuming the bow can be easily reconstructed (how about rebuilding the inner structure....and scarf gluing the side panels when in place and curved....pity because the inside timbers ate beautifully varnished....
another problem is that , probably the plans or templates are lost by now...

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Post by roger » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:48 pm

£950 they was robbed.
Wonder if they will buy one of my boats :lol:

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Post by davidh » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:53 pm

Hmmmm,

Though about writing about this one BUT...for the first time in my life, am 'lost' for words!

D
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Post by Garry R » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:05 pm

Another offence punishable by firing squad. Along with rotary sanders, fibreglass repairs, silicon sealant and the use of steel screws (found one last night - or at least my plane did!!)

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Post by davidh » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:15 pm

Garry,

Firing squad is much too good.

How about....first scrape their hands raw....then make then clean up Nitromors (arrggghhhh...can feel that stinging sensation now - tears in the eyes).

Could the boat have once been a Mermaid????

D
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Post by STEVEB » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:31 am

Hi,
definitely a Mermaid, looks ok inside, maybe I should buy it to get some spares for mine!
Steve
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Post by chris » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:16 am

DavidH , Surely with your eye for large letters on sails (ie Unit 7) This must be the one for you!

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Post by Garry R » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:10 pm

AND of course a personalised sail too

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Post by STEVEB » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:42 pm

Hi,
this should be my job really, most knowledge of Mermaids and closest , mind you having two in the cvrda could be interesting I would finally have another boat slow enough to race against!
Steve
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Post by Garry R » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:04 pm

This could be the boat for the older CVRDA member - always getting caught short!!

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Post by Rupert » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:28 pm

STEVEB wrote:Hi,
this should be my job really, most knowledge of Mermaids and closest , mind you having two in the cvrda could be interesting I would finally have another boat slow enough to race against!
Steve
Charlie's Mirror is 25 next season, so I hope to bring them both to a couple of events to celebrate. Mind, Saskia the Firefly is 50 in 2009, so she will need to come too. Maybe I need a double trailer!
Rupert

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Post by STEVEB » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:36 pm

Mermaid 137 dates from around 1963 so 45ish this year, no idea of the identity of the one on ebay yet
Steve
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Post by Garry R » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:13 pm

Rupert - that will be 107 between our two Fireflies. My 3 boats now have 175 years between them! 1947, and 2 x 1951 build years.

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Post by Rupert » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:18 pm

I confess I've been deliberately avoiding getting any other genuinely old boats, on the theory that I enjoy sailing as well as bodging! Of course, I've broken the Int Moth every time I've taken her out, so buying a boat only 38 yrats old hasn't worked very well!
Rupert

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