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    Posted: 26 Mar 08 at 8:53pm

... Boats used to look like this

Heres the Int 14 in 1972...


and the Cherub...


Taken form my Dads 'Boat World Guide To Dinghies"  1972 edition - 50p. Re-discovered earlier today 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kudlinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 08 at 8:58pm
cool cherub sails.
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Merlin?
National 12?
18 foot skiff??
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God, Heres the National 18 


The Merlin and 12 still look the same. It is amazing flicking through the book seeing all the changes... then chuckling to yourself

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 08 at 9:30pm
They sure do score on s /PY.  I can't see any modern boat getting a PY down to less than 100 and costing less than a 1000!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 08 at 10:28pm
There was a National 18 at Bala over the weekend.  It had mylar sails which sort of brought it up to date, but otherwise looked just like the one in the photo.
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I used to have that book when I were a lad!
Albacore probably looks just the same, in fact I bet its still sailing.





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That's not a 1972 Cherub... Its DOB, the 1967 National Champion. By 1972 the Cherubs had gone a long way from there - it was after the Farr/Bethwaite design revolution - and were more like this:-



Wish I had a better early 70s photo, but they're rare...
The 14 blurb "cannot suffer fron obsolescence" is amusing in retrospect considering where they were compared to the Australian 14 footers at the time. Actually as I recall it amused the cognoscenti at the time too...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Skiffybob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 08 at 8:57am

What a great thread! We'll have to keep this one going.

Here's a historical picture for you. It's Bruce Farr winning the 12ft Skiff Interdominions in 1972.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrisJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 08 at 9:29am
For all those youngsters following this thread.... The PY numbers shown at the top of the pages were based around the average of an average dinghy - the Firefly had a PY of 100. An Enterprise was 98 (now 1116).
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