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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 19 at 7:14am
And after that people worked out that there was no need for a separate space frame, all you need to do was put the structure in the boat where it needs to be. With hindsight its amazing it took us all so long to figure out something so bleedin' obvious.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 19 at 7:22am
Originally posted by JimC

And after that people worked out that there was no need for a separate space frame, all you need to do was put the structure in the boat where it needs to be. With hindsight its amazing it took us all so long to figure out something so bleedin' obvious.
Yes, after all, they'd made the same leap to monocoques in F1 in the early 60s, which makes you wonder why the space frame was later introduced into boats...

Could be because a metal frame won't creep when left under load, whereas a plastic hull will slowly bend.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 19 at 9:14am
Might have left some off but think this is most of them, lost count of Finns and ICs.
  • Puffin
  • OK
  • Flare 25 - Westall design, so a large 505 with a Warwick Collins Tandem Wing Keel
  • Flying 15
  • ToY
  • Pegasus
  • Hobie 16
  • IC
  • Spearhead (the all Kevlar one with the retrousee stern)
  • IC 
  • Flying 15
  • Laser
  • IC (Uffa Fox)
  • B Class Canoe (registered as an IC) - still got this one
  • IC
  • Tideway
  • Solo
  • Finn (Fairey)
  • Finn (Taylor)
  • Illusion 2
  • Finn (Vanguard)
  • Finn (Raudeschl)
  • Finn (Pata)
  • Megabyte
  • HiT
  • Phantom
  • Harrier + (current)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CT249 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 19 at 12:10pm
Oh damn, that reminded me I'd forgotten my own Flying 15.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote patj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 19 at 7:11am
We seem to have the problem of not getting round to selling the boats - currently have around 18 I think - we wrote out a list at the sailing club a couple of weeks ago.
Merlins (pre amalgamation)
Merlin Rockets
Larks
Albacores
Bobbin
Firefly
Zoom
Laser
59er
plus two Zodiac inflatables
and I'm sure there's one I've forgotten to count!

Edit - forgotten boat was the Firefly!


Edited by patj - 22 Sep 19 at 7:55am
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