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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 18 at 8:42pm
Enterprise was originally going to be GP mk2 the ultimate cruising boat, when you compare weight of Enterprise to GP14 you can understand why it's flexible, I owned one for years that looked identical to your photo, I donated it to club, still in use.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 18 at 9:28pm
Originally posted by tink

Bit worried how Sam Spoons knows about the IC

Rich96, no I havenít camped on an Ent, people have using a smaller rig. The Ent was actually designed with two sets of sails one smaller for cruising. People camp on Mirrors, I am very much in the camp - the smaller the boat the more it gets used.

T'is on your web page, I read some of your blog a while ago and remembered you were into canoes of various kinds, went back for a check and came across the IC and  Iki Wa'a, again.  Wink

As I have said before in this place, the Ent is a lovely boat.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 18 at 9:34pm
Sam Spoons - didnít know anyone bothered reading that, I use it a bit like a diary 

One day I merge it with my other blog

Had a bit of a thing for Proas




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It is always interesting reading about boats generally and unusual boat projects especially.  Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 18 at 2:08pm
Originally posted by tink

Bit worried how Sam Spoons knows about the IC
Rich96, no I havenít camped on an Ent, people have using a smaller rig. The Ent was actually designed with two sets of sails one smaller for cruising. People camp on Mirrors, I am very much in the camp - the smaller the boat the more it gets used.



I agree about smaller boats being used more (possibly)

But camping in a Mirror ? Where on earth would you sleep ?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 18 at 2:09pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

I suspect the OP won't be too worried by the relative instability of the Ent as he has an Int Canoe in his past† Big smile


I mean for camping obviously
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 18 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by rich96

Originally posted by tink

Bit worried how Sam Spoons knows about the IC
Rich96, no I havenít camped on an Ent, people have using a smaller rig. The Ent was actually designed with two sets of sails one smaller for cruising. People camp on Mirrors, I am very much in the camp - the smaller the boat the more it gets used.



I agree about smaller boats being used more (possibly)

But camping in a Mirror ? Where on earth would you sleep ?



Now with Christmas coming what you need on your list to Santa is:

The Unlikely Voyage of Jack De Crow: A Mirror Odyssey from North Wales to the Black Sea

By A. J. Mackinnon


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Very swallows and Amazonís

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Agreed with tink on the Jack de Crow book, a fantastic read
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 18 at 7:56am
Thanks one and all for the replies along with these and an other forum I have clarified my thoughts.

I donít think the Enterprise is for me, the GRP ones come with too many issues and due to the age are probably a fair bit over the 91kg. I love the Wooden Ents but I have done wooden boats and want to sail not sand, yes I know modern wooden boats are not too much of a chore but I just want to maximise time on the water, not totally ruled out but exploring other options.

So currently hot are: an original Mk2 Gull, Gull Spirit and possibly a Comet Zero, lighter than the Gull, comes with an asymmetric and nice flat benches to set up camping. They are rare as rocking horse ****  I have never seen one and not sure how durable they are. 

So thanks again 
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