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    Posted: 07 Nov 06 at 7:40pm
I bought this last week.
Has anyone any ideas who may have built her or how old she is?

As found- in the sin bin at Queen mary - Morning


covered in black goo


Surprisingly she is all glass. I originally thought she was a composite



Isn't stepping the mast by yourself a pig! lol




After a bloody good clean up - Afternoon


Nice strong hull- no sign of osmosis either!



After first sail






Nice calm day at the pond



Bloody mian halyard shackle jammed!



I am going to race her eventually in the club comps as her rig is in good order and the hull is too.


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WELL DONE MATE!!!

nice work on saving a good boat
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 06 at 9:34pm
well it only took a year to track the owner down! lol
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowhammer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 06 at 11:15pm

 but is there a bit of mast pre-bend above the hounds (last photo)?

 it's a crying shame there are so many more scrapheap challenges out there to potentially add to you profile thunderchild

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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?
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Gold anodised spars I *think* went out of fashion in the mid 1970s...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Calum_Reid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 06 at 2:42am
I think there may be a little wood in that boat!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Offshoretiger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 06 at 2:46am

And theres no chute which is a bit wierd.

We saw this boat sitting there at the SGP, nice to see shes on the water.

You might find more information or people to ask at http://www.sailfd.org

Links to the international sites are at the top of that

The UK class secretry is a bit of an encylapedeia of what boats ended up where and that and the other countrys site are good as well, might need to make your computer do translations thought

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jamie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 06 at 9:11am

The class secretary is definatly the best bet (think he's down as membership sec. on the FD website). You will need to give him the IRYU number of the boat, as the sail number will not necessarily match up to it's actual number. My old boat was K318 and had it's IRYU plaque on the rear of the cockpit on the centreline on the inner edge of the cockpit.

The boat may also have a builder number carved on the floor of the boat just forward of the centerboard case and behind the mast foot. that might also proove useful. If you can give him those numbers chances are he will have a decent history of the boat, and possibly a certificate for the boat, which will have to be copied and made out in your name.

My old boat was K318 and was apparently built in 1980, to give some idea of ages of boats, afraid I cant remember the plaque number though.

Good to see that boat has been rescued, we saw her on the way out of QM and wondered how she had got there, but so long as shes back in use that doesn't matter.  

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