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Hurricane 5.9 and the stealth are cool IMO
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the hurricane 5.9 is so plain and simple thats why i love it!

the new spitfire one is the same with text i suppose it helps people to know instantly what the boat is!

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Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by andyrj

why IS the GP14 insignia a bell?????

Orginally sold by a company called Bell Woodworking

Nope - it originates from the burgee of the founding club (Dovey Sailing club) and represents the legendary bells of Aberdovey.

 

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Originally posted by neilw

Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by andyrj

why IS the GP14 insignia a bell?????

Orginally sold by a company called Bell Woodworking

Nope - it originates from the burgee of the founding club (Dovey Sailing club) and represents the legendary bells of Aberdovey.

 

Gather round folks someone has questioned the font of Jim   lets have some evidence or its fistycuffs at dawn

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WE WANT PICS!!
Anyone from Dovey Sailling Club could confirm? Does it ring a bell??  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tack'ho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 8:57am

Originally posted by Black no sugar

WE WANT PICS!!
Anyone from Dovey Sailling Club could confirm? Does it ring a bell??  

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I have to say Neil is right.  Sorry Jim.

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Fireball has to be the best.

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Originally posted by neilw

Nope - it originates from the burgee of the founding club (Dovey Sailing club) and represents the legendary bells of Aberdovey.


Fair enough. Must have been synchronicity for Bell then. I wonder if that encouraged them to sell the things?

Its interesting how stories get about. There was a long standing rumour about the Cherub getting its name because the first owners' wife said "I don't know what class it is, but its a little cherub to sail". Nice story, but when I researched the history I found that
  1. The first Cherub was a high profile member of the Pennant Class and won in that class in its first season
  2. The crew in that season was the designer John Spencer, not the owner's wife
  3. The individual boat was called Cherub from the start of the build process

So the story was 100% myth!

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