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My first boat: over 55 years ago, dad built 11ft plywood Dolphin:

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My current boat, number 43, carbon built 11ft moth: 

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Some people never grow up?

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Hi Doug, did you get a chance to sail your newer Moth this summer? Really like the hull lines of the old one.

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1 hour ago, revintage said:

Hi Doug, did you get a chance to sail your newer Moth this summer? Really like the hull lines of the old one.

Hi revintage. I haven't sailed this summer, but I'm not giving up for the winter or spring.

That 1st Moth was designed & built by my Dad. It can best be described as a rounded version of the Cates (or Florida) Moth that had been winning most of the races prior to that. Here's a photo at the 1964 Florida State Championships, showing both designs. 

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My steed for the last 9 years. Don't worry - I ain't leading - just leading that small group.

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The joys of river sailing.

The art is to leave just enough room to get it down if you have to.

Of course, there's always the odd feral gust

The float is not class reg. But after breaking a brand new carbon mast in the mud the first day it was used, its a form of club racing insurance.

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On 11/4/2019 at 11:15 AM, furr_ball said:

 

Lovely.........going to run out of water soon....?

He had plenty of room,  normal river sailing 

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On 11/5/2019 at 3:14 PM, Gouvernail said:

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Looks like capsize-drill day at the club.  Unless Steve forgot to put the blocks behind his dolly wheels again. 

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In a pool?

Come on. Where's the motivation of the bull sharks snapping at your heels?

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I still race every Friday, but I'll admit this are the times when I enjoy my laser the most...

 

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Look how I'm explaning him how to drive and he's totally concentrated in something else...:P

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1 hour ago, chuso007 said:

I still race every Friday, but I'll admit this are the times when I enjoy my laser the most...

 

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Protest!!!!

7.  SAILING REQUIREMENTS (a)  The Laser shall be raced with either one or two persons aboard.

  When two persons race a Laser they shall race together throughout the entire race or series of races without alternating at the helm. (b)  No part of the helmsman or crew may be placed forward of the mast while racing. 

(b)  No part of the helmsman or crew may be placed forward of the mast while racing.:D

 

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This is my Merlin Rocket, I sail at Lymington Town SC on the south coast of England. Great boat very competitive class.

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4 hours ago, JimC said:

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What is #3?

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30 minutes ago, bill4 said:
5 hours ago, JimC said:

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What is #3? 

I think that's the C++ dinghy, an early singlehand skiff homebrew.

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On 11/8/2019 at 6:00 PM, Gouvernail said:

Great shot!! 

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Please send me one or two when they come out!!!

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6 hours ago, chuso007 said:

Please send me one or two when they come out!!!

Maybe if you sent the photo to Sherri she Would like  it in her magazine. She never has enough photos from which to choose 

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1 hour ago, dburchfiel said:

1.Couldn't find anyone to play with.

2.Port tacking the fleet

3. One of the few times there was wind on Jordan Lake!

Beautiful, just beautiful! Thanks for posting, haven't seen that view in a while!

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The cut down main makes the wife very happy and allows us to two hand the boat quite well.

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7 hours ago, RobG said:

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Is that Morton Bay?

Will you guys be at the Battle Of Waterloo?

If so, see you there.

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7 hours ago, trisail said:

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What IS that ?!

 

 

3 hours ago, 2592 said:

The cut down main makes the wife very happy and allows us to two hand the boat quite well.

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I used to crew for a husband and wife. I was middle crew. Kept them from killing each other. Glad you two found a solution.

Cool thing is that Thistle is legally raced with two if you want to!

Is that a Clark, Schock, or D&M? my memory is fuzzy and I can't remember when each builder gave up.

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45 minutes ago, fastyacht said:

I used to crew for a husband and wife. I was middle crew. Kept them from killing each other. Glad you two found a solution.

Cool thing is that Thistle is legally raced with two if you want to!

Is that a Clark, Schock, or D&M? my memory is fuzzy and I can't remember when each builder gave up.

1969 D&M, we bought in 25 years ago and though we would buy a new one when it started holding us back from winning; it hasn't happened yet.

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5 hours ago, Rambler said:

Is that Morton Bay?

Will you guys be at the Battle Of Waterloo?

If so, see you there.

Waterloo Bay, hence Battle for Waterloo. ;-)

The 16 should be there, dunno about Tank Girl. They crashed our course a while ago, I just took the pic. Someone said they like seeing centreboards out of the water… 12s do it better than most, and TG is best of the 12s at showing the 'board. Something about readily going down the mine unless the bow is at +45°… :blink:

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Just now, RobG said:

Waterloo Bay, hence Battle for Waterloo. ;-)

The 16 should be there, dunno about Tank Girl. They crashed our course a while ago, I just took the pic. Someone said they like seeing centreboards out of the water… 12s do it better than most, and TG is best of the 12s at showing the 'board. Something about readily going down the mine unless the bow is at +45°… :blink:

That was me saying that :-)

 

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2 hours ago, fastyacht said:

What IS that ?

A Sonnet. South African design. Not sure if they are found elsewhere. Same designer as the Dabchick - South African step up from the Opti. 

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1 hour ago, bill4 said:

A Sonnet. South African design. Not sure if they are found elsewhere. Same designer as the Dabchick - South African step up from the Opti. 

Sonnet.

4.2 meter scow. Main and jib only. Built in plywood or glass. 

At present the biggest fleets for class nationals in South Africa.

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2 hours ago, fastyacht said:

That was me saying that :-)

 

What, a puppet overlap?

Our fleet of six Fifteens plan to be there.

 

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18 hours ago, RobG said:

 

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^ that boom looks interesting. Is all that is red one solid piece? O is there come covering going on? 

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Solid. Its an attempt to provide more room in the cockpit and less vang induced mast bend - or stump bend in that case if I interpret the photo correctly. The vang is a large purchase acting horizontally between the end of the lever and the front bulkhead. Sometimes called a Temple Vang.

 

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Like the moth kickers, but taken to the extreme. And achieved with a sold piece rather than a strut and dyneema? 

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I finally got a picture of my C 14.2 on the water.  Unfortunately, it's not me in the boat and I didn't take the picture. 

The new owner took it. ;)    Yup, that's right.  I sold it already.  Owned it for a year, sailed it maybe 8 times (probably less), then sold it.  

Nice little boat, but just not what I want.  

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On 9/14/2019 at 3:13 PM, martin 'hoff said:

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Nice!!! How much are you able to "zoom" in on the speed graph shown right side if any? If the clip is short, it only shows the graph from that time segment or?

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On 10/29/2019 at 7:57 AM, GBRNoah said:

My steed for the last 9 years. Don't worry - I ain't leading - just leading that small group.

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That shot just completely captures the incredible feeling of double handed sailing. Really nice. 

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11 hours ago, ISA said:

That shot just completely captures the incredible feeling of double handed sailing. Really nice. 

We were worried that the chasing bunch would blanket our breeze and sail over the top, as we were only yards from the finish. In the event though I bore off, caught a wave and were free and clear to the line. 

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11 hours ago, ISA said:

Nice!!! How much are you able to "zoom" in on the speed graph shown right side if any? If the clip is short, it only shows the graph from that time segment or?

Thank you! In the easy editing program GoPro offers you can't zoom into that info. The graph is typically of a 14m video segment. There's other video software with more control.

Lately I've been using Chartedsails.com using gps data to look at speed, in particular around tacks, gybes and starts. It's still a bit rough but worth it.

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Maybe this should this be in the "Show your dinghy not sailing thread"

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Top to bottom...

 

Fireball 14474, Inland Championships a few years ago at Draycote

Fireball 14110, banzai windy club race at Draycote

2 of Cherub 2644 Suicide Blonde, bought for £300 and then substantially updated with a twin wires, racks, new sails, and an old RS600 mast that had been underwater for years and was revealed when the lake level went down.  We won the inaugural 12' skiff Nationals in 2006 with this boat, not bad as she was already 20 years old and well overweight

12' Skiff DesignSource at Rutland Water (my current club)

49er at the Torquay regatta...on the day where we had about 5 minutes of twin-stringable wind

18' Skiff Helly Hansen at the Mark Foy in Carnac 2009

Happy memories all round!

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