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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 13 at 1:24pm
The most outstanding boat I ever owned was scorpion 1580.

it was like an over-keen puppy straining at the leash. Just run with it and was quicker than it ever had a right to be. 8th out of 140 with a knackered kite at a nationals when I'd never been in it before and Paul, my helm, had never even seen the thing before the first race is crazy. One trial sail to identify that the centreboard randomly floated up downwind would have saved us a swim and put us in 5th. We were good, but not that good.


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My 300s - and of those 443 was the favourite.  No difference - but a boat I had some marvellous racing in.
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My first Contender. Sold in the mid '70s for allegedly a lighter, stiffer boat, but that and another that followed never went so well. (Bit like the helm who got stiffer, but heavier....)
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Optimist K3478 - my first smell of fresh GRP that was made just for me. 
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Not because it was particularly good to sail or that we did particularly well, but the boat I did my 1st offshore season and Fastnet in, an Elan 410. I've done 2 more since then but none of them has felt the same as that first time round the rock.



That or every single beat up, falling apart firefly I've sailing in on the team racing circuit, just because I loved my 4 years of uni team racing.



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Originally posted by yellowwelly

Optimist K3478 - my first smell of fresh GRP that was made just for me. 


We've an old Lilac Oppie at our club - was that yours?
Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Leader, Topper 44496, yellow Minisail
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nope- straight up GRP white on both my Oppies.  

But do check out that Oppy... if it's lilac decked it's possibly a Winner Mk 8 or 9, it was 'the boat' to have in my final Oppy year; in fact, his knighted goodness sailed the first one to be imported to the UK at the Mumbles Nationals iirc - 1992 I think.   

It's the same colour swatch I used for the Solo, and is also my University colours.  


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