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I always had a hankering for one of these..



Broads One design, always thought, one day when I'm older, not quite ready for it yet, maybe when I'm 80.

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Shocked but it's all sort of.... er..... wooden!!!!!!
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To powerful for him anyway and those cotton sails would break him physically and mentally   
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Shocked but it's all sort of.... er..... wooden!!!!!!


Dunno if you've noticed but I'm currently riding a wooden boat, well, wood core at least. Wood is good if designed well, what's not good is when it's used in butt ugly mud pluggers, like Solo's, GP14s, Enterprises, Merlins, Mirrors, Miracles et al.
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I can see where you are coming from WRT most of those (though I disagree about the Ent) but the Merlin? PN of 980 makes it a good bit faster than the Farr, recent ones are a much more up to date design too (ducks and runs for cover.....) and ugly? Well, that's in the eye of the beholder I guess, I think they are stunning looking boats.
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Only one I agree is GP14 others beautiful
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No class in particular for me, but to qualify has to be varnished wood.
Not look like its not just made from sheets of plywood - Mirror alike. Cold moulded, clinker, strip all acceptable. Probable eliminates pronounced hard chine boats too. Two sails as a minimum - just looks better balanced than a Una rig.
Must look as quick on land as it does on a reach.
So few already suggested qualify.
I'll cheat a bit and add N12 too, without picking any one in particular.
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Generally agree about 2 sails, apart from Finn and Europe.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Dec 18 at 10:03pm
Well, it appears that with few (and possibly no) exceptions, all sailing dinghies are beautiful in somebody eyes.  Thumbs Up Merry Christmas everybody.....
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