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Blue Peter Dinghy PY handicap?

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Topic: Blue Peter Dinghy PY handicap?
Posted By: musto061
Subject: Blue Peter Dinghy PY handicap?
Date Posted: 08 Jan 20 at 8:24am
Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know if a Blue Peter Dinghy has ever had a PY handicap?

Many Thanks
Mark



Replies:
Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 08 Jan 20 at 10:23am
Not according to the 1997 Dinghy and Dayboat Directory!

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 08 Jan 20 at 10:56am
It's about the same size and sail area as an Optimist but the Oppi is much better developed so I'd expect the Oppi to be a fair bit quicker.

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 08 Jan 20 at 12:59pm
I would have thought Blue Peter was faster ? Much better hull shape. Was designed for the programme I believe.

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Robert


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 08 Jan 20 at 1:14pm
You may be right but the Oppi is so highly developed that I think that might offset the 'tea chest' hull designs limitations. Probably safest to start with a number about the same as an Oppi and revise after a few races?

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 08 Jan 20 at 1:42pm
Its not in my database, so almost certainly not.


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 08 Jan 20 at 5:59pm
http://scousemouse.net/boats/blue-peter/" rel="nofollow - http://scousemouse.net/boats/blue-peter/

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Robert


Posted By: Dougaldog
Date Posted: 09 Jan 20 at 7:41pm
I dug up a load of stuff in Ian Proctor's files when doing his centenary last year and never saw any mention of a PY being assigned to it. If it isn't figuring in my records and if Jim Champ hasn't got it either, then my guess is that the answer is that there never was one!

D


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Dougal H


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 09 Jan 20 at 8:41pm
Looking at design and spec' what would it have been ?

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Robert


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 09 Jan 20 at 9:02pm
Maybe we should apply the Fuller Formula?

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 09 Jan 20 at 9:11pm
Good plan

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Robert


Posted By: marwen
Date Posted: 09 Jun 20 at 6:28am



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