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I am just astonished at how centred the main is.
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when other classes grow up, they'd like to be as photogenic as the daddy of them all...





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I hate to say it but probably the solo simply because it is slow. For the very reasons previously mentioned in that it pushes a lot of water out of the way. Always look good in tough conditions. The finn is pretty much the same
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Originally posted by maxibuddah

I hate to say it but probably the solo simply because it is slow. For the very reasons previously mentioned in that it pushes a lot of water out of the way. Always look good in tough conditions. The finn is pretty much the same

That's taking it too far, we'll be saying Thames Barges next LOL
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Originally posted by getafix


when other classes grow up, they'd like to be as photogenic as the daddy of them all...



I like the power and think the 14 is smarter than most of its ilk (probably due to the personalisation and individual tastes of the owners), but these skiff photos are very 1990s 'sailing is kewell / extreme', which i think seems a bit old hat thesedays.
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Originally posted by scotsfinn

Just how old is igrf. I thought the box brownie was old.
What was a "new dinghy " when you were 16? We sailed Lark number 34 which we brought four years old? Also sailed an FD which had wooden wheels on the launching trolley .... That was really photogenic Embarrassed


My earliest recollection of sailing 'things' were Sheerwater cats sailed in Folkestone Harbour, then the next time I noticed was when a Miracle ran me down even though I called Starboard on my windsurfer that would have been around '78, the Sheerwaters were much earlier and all the dinghies that raced the Channel, I can't honestly say I paid much mind to other than to photograph them lined up on the beach. I've been trying to google the race but to no end it was quite a spectacle, maybe an early Y&Y might have it archived.
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I'm going to call rank on you then. Thanks Wink

As to you young Gruit, I would have taught blokes your age, I used to teach at the local Art College in the seventies, including stuff like parallax which you SLR blokes wouldn't have a clue how to deal with.

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Originally posted by iGRF


*Shut Up Bitches!





* It's a movie quote before y'all start whining

Just to confuse everyone, GRF inevitably goes for a bethwaite-esque boat with a bagged asymmetric.


I did chuckle that he chose the boat that seems to embody pretty much everything he moans about ....
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Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by scotsfinn

Just how old is igrf. I thought the box brownie was old.
What was a "new dinghy " when you were 16? We sailed Lark number 34 which we brought four years old? Also sailed an FD which had wooden wheels on the launching trolley .... That was really photogenic Embarrassed



Originally posted by tgruitt


I'm going to call rank on you then. Thanks Wink

As to you young Gruit, I would have taught blokes your age, I used to teach at the local Art College in the seventies, including stuff like parallax which you SLR blokes wouldn't have a clue how to deal with.


I thought the saying was "Those who can't, teach"?

Don't you worry Mr GRF sir I've learned on everything from 35mm to large format 10x8" negs, twin and single reflex. Thanks for the 'young' comment too, I'm probably a bit older than you think I am.
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Originally posted by maxibuddah

I hate to say it but probably the solo simply because it is slow. For the very reasons previously mentioned in that it pushes a lot of water out of the way. Always look good in tough conditions. The finn is pretty much the same



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Best shot I've seen of a solo .... Partly 'cos the spray looks so much prettier than the boat. What speed was the RIB doing while it was towing that Solo ...... No Solo born can really go that fast Wink
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