New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Are here still any Zeniths anywhwere?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Are here still any Zeniths anywhwere?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
stevejarrett View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 05 Dec 05
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Post Options Post Options   Quote stevejarrett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Are here still any Zeniths anywhwere?
    Posted: 11 Sep 08 at 12:44am

Are there still any Zeniths sailing anywhere? I had one, sail number 10 from about 1965 through 1972 ish. It was desighne by Ian Proctor, length 14'6'' beam 5'10" weight 210lb with quite a lot of sail area and a large(ish) spinaker. Two man boat with a trapeez. There were parobably only about 130 of them, mine was built by Smallcraft of Southhampton. Some went to Canada. The 'fleets' were in Scotland at Largs & Monklands, Welton, Denver, Colwyn Bay and somewhere near Reading. I went to a couple of championships - one was at Ulswater and the other Welton.

So have got one or have you seen one or do you know any more of the 'Zenith' storey?

Back to Top
JohnW View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 07
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 550
Post Options Post Options   Quote JohnW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 08 at 9:31am
Have you tried the asking on the CVRDA site?
 http://www.cvrda.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1470
Suggests they know a thing or two.

Back to Top
Medway Maniac View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 13 May 05
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2757
Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 08 at 9:47am

According to my ancient copy of the 'Pan Book of Sailing' (really good for beginners), the Zenith was launched in 1960. I'm sure I've read somewhere that it was seen as a 'poor man's Merlin Rocket' - not a bad thing in those days. I was going to add some scans, but can't find the upload button

Back to Top
Mark Jardine View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 12 Mar 04
Location: Milford-on-Sea, United King
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1020
Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 08 at 9:59am

Hi Medway Maniac

How weird - for some reason the option to upload photos in this section was disabled. It's now enabled so you should be able to upload the scans now.

Back to Top
Medway Maniac View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 13 May 05
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2757
Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 08 at 10:23am

Right here is a scan from the Pan book:

And here's what House's Guide to Dinghies 1970 had to say:

I recall that the boat appeared 'from the grave' at the Dinghy Show some years later (maybe early 90's? else 1981!), so there was some sort of revival.

Back to Top
Thunderchild View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 03 Nov 06
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 44
Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 08 at 6:39pm
Dont suppose you have the page for the FD do you?
Currently
TBC!


Previously
Flying Dutchman K220
Int Moth K3822 Magnum 5
1961 5o5 Parker built K1305
Phantom K99
Europe K156
Unicorn K1065
Dart 18
5o5
Laser K5450
Enterp
Back to Top
Medway Maniac View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 13 May 05
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2757
Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 08 at 7:01pm
I'll scan and stick the FD page on a separate thread.
Back to Top
Merlinboy View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 03 Jul 06
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3169
Post Options Post Options   Quote Merlinboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 08 at 8:50am
I seem to remember abut 5 years ago there was 2 of them racing at Severn Sailing club in Gloucestershire.
Back to Top
azimuth View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 31 Jan 09
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 12
Post Options Post Options   Quote azimuth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 09 at 6:19pm

Yes - I have a Zenith, sail No.74, brought in about 1990 as a wreck and did her up. She has been in a shed for rather too long but due to a change of cirumstances I have the time to take up sailing again this year so hope to have her on the water again in about 2 months.

I previously sailed at Severn SC where there has often been one or to Zeniths but am now looking for a club to join in Devon. Not quite sure what to do about getting a handicap number!

 

 

Back to Top
Medway Maniac View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 13 May 05
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2757
Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 09 at 9:47pm
The last PN I saw for the Zenith was 110 under the old system, the same as a Kestrel. Given that you're presumably using '80's technology - mast, sails etc. I'd suggest that could translate as 1050 for your boat.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy