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No I think I know who started the more recent trend in black boats, then I'm not worried about them cooking in the summer sun.

Pretty much everything looks cool black.

Except that Merlin.

Which totally sucked at it.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 12 at 5:52pm
Originally posted by rogue

Sounds like a pretentious, elitist crock of sh1te Al... sadly that doesn't surprise me with dinghies anymore.

Oddly enough if a 1950's original was so beautifully and sympathetically restored to wow the judges, the fair enough. But a lipstick class tart up with a cheque book... not impressed, sorry.


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Here here Mark....
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When do we see more photos of gorgeous Merlin's and the awesome Aura??????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 12 at 6:06pm
I'll start posting some stuff that caught my interest if it's not too boring, I'll start with the Aura.
Nose on shot showing bow
Bottle screws, chain plates and spinnaker block.

Rudder assembly with novel positioning roller on trailing edge

Close up of wheel fitting.

Shot showing the jib track (something I'm looking for) mounted in the all carbon full wrap rack assembly which is one piece and wraps right round check the stern shot.


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I'm uploading a huge batch of photos right now from the train - click the Photos tab to see what I've done so far.

Nice Aura photos Graeme! Clap Sorry we didn't get to catch up for longer - it was a busy day!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 12 at 6:28pm
Originally posted by haroosh

When do we see more photos of gorgeous Merlin's

Contradiction in terms there old boy, sorry there's no such thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Max McCarthy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 12 at 6:51pm
Nice pictures Graeme, the aura was a beautiful thing, but I am going to have to disagree with the merlin thing though, I liked the look of all the boats there, even the crabber 12. But to be honest to me all boats are beautiful things, but there are some which are just outstanding, the aura being one of them.
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Here's that cherub that I thought was particularly well sorted.
You'll have to excuse the close ups, I'm looking for details
Just look at the tricked out cable tunnel, wish i'd noticed the lollipops, I'd have nicked one.

Nice boat, probably the best Cherub I've ever noticed, (that doesn't mean there haven't been better, just none that have caught my eye before, then maybe i wasn't looking before in the same way I do now. Wink


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There was one more thing that was outstanding for me, given I've been flirting with the idea of putting kite bladders into my racks (and my mainsail) I met this really cool young guy who has a carbon business making Moths. very enthusiastic, almost had me believing I could launch one at Hythe (Just lift it over you head and walk in, it's only 35kgs all up, get up to your chest then chuck it) hadn't the heart to mention when I'm up to my chest other would probably be in to their knees.
Anyway, I'll find the pics in a minute, but he's got a moth with air bladders in the racks, which naturally given I'd been thinking along the same lines, i thought was brilliant.


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