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Old 20 September 2006, 08:02   #1
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A blast from the past!

I was googling last night and found this:-

My dad's old yacht

Probably not of any interest to anyone here but what the hell-I'm in a good mood now and thought I'd share what I found.

She's the one I was 'cast adrift' on in Cherbourg marina age 14... Also the one we crossed the channel in 8 gusting 10 on the nose.

If she hadnt' already been sold and I had the cash I'd be after her.
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Old 20 September 2006, 08:50   #2
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Great looking yacht - looks like a bargain. Would much prefer it to the French or German mass produced lumps of plastic people seem to buy these days!!!
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Old 20 September 2006, 10:46   #3
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Very nice yot!
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...lumps of plastic people seem to buy these days!!!
What do you think an Elizabethan 30 is made from
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Old 20 September 2006, 12:21   #4
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..........French mass produced lumps of plastic
Wot, like this one?
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Old 20 September 2006, 12:24   #5
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Oh. Alright, I'll come clean. It was built in Japan.
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Oh. Alright, I'll come clean. It was built in Japan.
She sails like a dog anyway - we've done a few corporate days on her and found her to be a total waste of space - boring as hell.

However, we just met a chap from Pindar at the Boat Show - they're chartering out their old Volvo 60; that should be quite a good fun lump of plastic!
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Old 20 September 2006, 17:43   #7
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Great looking yacht - looks like a bargain. Would much prefer it to the French or German mass produced lumps of plastic people seem to buy these days!!!
Well I know what he means... All angular and look like they've been cut out with a ruler. Usually sailed by someone called Tarquin D'Ouanker.
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Jimbo i am Crew on Leopard of london and have sailed with ABN AMRO 1 if you want a nice charter yacht with some space and speed PM me i give you my mates numbers
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Well I know what he means... All angular and look like they've been cut out with a ruler. Usually sailed by someone called Tarquin D'Ouanker.
Exactly - mass produced stuff that has loads of room down below at the expense of any form of character or composure in a rough sea.

I don't mind the hulls being made of plastic - it's when the insides look like one of those French pubic toilets.....
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Pop - yes please! We run a fair few big corporates from Haslar Marina, and have to say we were not all that impressed with France 2.

I delivered a nice yacht down from Sheerness earlier in the year - Chieftain. Her boat captain trained the ABN AMRO 1 team - you may have heard of Chieftain, she's been winning most things!
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