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    Posted: 09 Aug 12 at 12:29pm
I packed my Miracle away in 2010 and proceded to strip the remains of the varnish and paint off. She then spent the whoel of 2011 in th egarage doing nothing as we had an extension built to the house. Well i have finnally finished the work ont he house so have gotten around to finishing the miracle off and she is now reay to take to the water once more.
Im quite pleased with the result of my first try at doing this.
 
 
 
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we'll see you at the nationals then this weekend
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Apart from wasting bandwidth with those hi res files, you've committed another crime against humanity wasting hours prolonging the existence of another relic, honestly I do despair...

Miracles, they belong with OK's, Solos, Streakers, Mirrors, GP14's and all that other 50's dross in some special place, out of public gaze, where not entirely sane folk might pay to go and watch how bad things were once upon a time. Some Centre for the Visually Retarded Dinghy Associates

And as for those who fit them with carbon bits and make special sails to make them go nearly as fast as half the speed of a modern boat yet still win because of a ludicrous handicap.. Well what can I say? Evil Smile
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Originally posted by G.R.F.

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Originally posted by G.R.F.

Apart from wasting bandwidth with those hi res files, you've committed another crime against humanity wasting hours prolonging the existence of another relic, honestly I do despair...

Miracles, they belong with OK's, Solos, Streakers, Mirrors, GP14's and all that other 50's dross in some special place, out of public gaze, where not entirely sane folk might pay to go and watch how bad things were once upon a time. Some Centre for the Visually Retarded Dinghy Associates

And as for those who fit them with carbon bits and make special sails to make them go nearly as fast as half the speed of a modern boat yet still win because of a ludicrous handicap.. Well what can I say? Evil Smile
 
So you going to give the money to buy one of these fancy new boats your on about?
I have spent only 300 on the miracle oh and my other boat which is GRP is a Dart 18 whcih cost me the huge sum of 550 including the road trailer.
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Originally posted by Neal_g

we'll see you at the nationals then this weekend
 
Unfortunatly not as i have other things i have to do but im planning on doing a shake down sail in her to make sure every thing is back on properly.
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Thanks for the plug grumpf. Owen what he means is the Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association. You will be made very welcome at any of the the cvrda events.
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Oddly, the Miracle (and the Streaker, for that matter) are boats from the 1970's, not the 1950's, and helped popularise construction methods that are still used in building lightweight racing boats today.

But wood can't be fast, can it?
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I remember a Miracle (don't recall the number) going very fast through a campsite near Bassenthwaite. Arrived in the evening and didn't have tome to rig but left the boat without tying it down. A huge gale blew up overnight and the hull cartwheeled over the field into a drystone wall. Being wood, it was repairable, not like these fragile GRP things you see littering dinghy pens nowadays.
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