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Surprised to hear she's all glass, looks very like a wwoden ship to me. Perhaps been sheathed with glass at some point. Further to my PM Thunderchild, I now think she could be an earlyish Mellows or perhaps a home-finished Bob Hoare hull from late 60's or early 70's. Does the previous owner have no info, like maybe who he bought the boat from? Might be able to trace history back to someone who knows the sail number!

Anyway, regardless of all that, they're fabulous boats so have fun!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 06 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by Iain C

D'ya  know I bloody love it when someone rescues an old bonfire boat and gets it sailing again!  Well done, looks fantastic!

Without being rude dare we ask what you paid for it?



i paid 300! bargain
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 06 at 10:11am
Just got sone names made up for the FD
52 but worth it- they are really nicely done.





They were done by Signarama near heathrow.
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52 squids - a bit steep , but sounds like your happy , main thing .

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Offshoretiger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 06 at 2:42pm
Hey thunderchild are you going to come and play at any opens next year?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 06 at 7:21pm
i might do- if not just for the experience. Havent done much racing and would like to get into it a bit.
Where are they being held. Mind you- might have to give the road trailer a bit of a service! lol
Are the older boats still competative? - unlike my old 5o5

I am going to try and dig up a bit of history on the old girl- there is a sail with 220 on it in the boat but i have no idea if this is anything to do with the boat.
Anyone know of a 220?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Offshoretiger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 06 at 9:02pm

I cant remember where they are all planned for, Oxford SC is the first towards the end of April, Rutland is the last at the end of October. In between "stuff" happens (I was paying lots of attention at the AGM )

There is meant to be a class training weekend either June or July at Rutland which would definatley be worth trying to get to also. Details should be in the class website.

As for how competative older boats are, the 2005 nationals was won by a 27yr old boat.....

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Post Options Post Options   Quote NeilP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 06 at 9:23am

220 would be late 60's/early 70's, so could well be right. I'll ask the Class Sec next time I speak with him. As to whether older boats are still competetive, it depends entirely on the boat. Even if you're not al that competetive, you'd still have a lot of fun and learn heaps at any/all of the Opens

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 06 at 12:17pm
that sounds like a good plan then!
am going to have her out on the water tomorrow at QMSC so if anyone is around and fancies a laugh- let me know.
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