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Offline neil howard-pritchard

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deprived childhood
« on: March 01, 2019, 10:51:07 AM »
I lead a deprived [some say depraved] childhood, as I never had a yacht to sail, and is probably why I went into scale and kept with it from the age of 8.....

but then came along this little beauty on ebay, and I just had to have a bid.....won it for 62 quid....a steal......and it is so beautifully built, plank on frame, i'm so looking forward to sailing it this summer. it has a beautiful set of nice calico sheets, a motor and prop shaft fitted, and only needs a servo and esc fitting to make it a nice little sailor.....

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: deprived childhood
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 11:12:25 AM »

Double & diagonal 1st layer of planks to boot.......& the died Calico sheeting is so prototypical of the Waxed Falxen originals  :terrific................

Derek Warner

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Online DamienG

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Re: deprived childhood
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2019, 01:00:10 PM »
Blurry marvelous Neil  :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

Offline Mike

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Re: deprived childhood
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 03:57:53 AM »

  Hi Neil.

  Its very nice, Love the colour of the sails.
  And it has a rudder servo and motor, You did very well. :s_cool


Offline Walter Snowdon

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Re: deprived childhood
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 03:58:46 AM »
Very nice and a bargain to boot. Looking forward to some pictures sailing!. At first I thought it was Joshua Slocums SPRAY but I was mistaken. For those interested it is YAWL rigged- The rear mast is BEHIND the rudder post. If it was in front it would have  been a ketch. How long is the hull?. Regards, Walter.
Blessed are the "cracked" -for they let in the light for the rest of us.


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