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Forum Name: How old is your boat?
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Topic: The oldest boat on the forum?
Posted By: Splosh
Subject: The oldest boat on the forum?
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 7:37pm

 

So who has it??

Mines the same age as me, made early '93 and still looking great!

 

Mark.



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RS300 - 346 :D



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Posted By: Kudlinski
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 7:43pm

my contender think it was registered in 89, has a few battle scars.

but still carrying correctors.



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RS400 866
RS300 381


Posted By: HannahJ
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 7:58pm
1980 and showing some much newer boats her transom

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Posted By: James Morley
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 8:01pm
My N12s from 84 I think and you can tell . Still a good boat though, she has upset  many  ents and lasers in club races.

200s from around 1995 I think and is a lot better boat than a lot of the newer ones I have seen.


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James rs200 225
N12 3214 for sale
Splash 2297 for sale


Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 8:03pm
Fireball was measured in 1981

Contender .. Well .. I have no idea!! I know it was built in Australia ... (AUS368) but havnt been able to track it down to a rough time zone.

Going by the above post ... I'd guess 1980 ish. Probably earlier.

And of course the Vareo .. 2001 (ish)


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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 8:17pm
My vintage Cherub was built in New Zealand in 1971. I have an "Eleven Plus" in the garage which is *very* slowly getting done up which must be very late 50s or early 60s I guess. Rupert probably has older boats...


Posted By: olly_love
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 8:19pm
my ( now ex )14 is 89 the new one is about 1993

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Posted By: neilw
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 8:20pm

One of my ICs is from 1947......the other, yet to be restored, is a B Class sailing canoe from 1928, though she was registered as an IC in about 1937.



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ICs: K37 & K26
Solo: 1922
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Posted By: James Morley
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by neilw

One of my ICs is from 1947......the other, yet to be restored, is a B Class sailing canoe from 1928, though she was registered as an IC in about 1937.



I think we might have a winner


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James rs200 225
N12 3214 for sale
Splash 2297 for sale


Posted By: DaveL
Date Posted: 23 Mar 08 at 10:05pm
That is a pretty old boat, mine seems really young in comarison.  My Contender is '81

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Contender GBR443
National 12 - 2859 "Dogmatic"


Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 25 Mar 08 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by neilw

One of my ICs is from 1947......the other, yet to be restored, is a B Class sailing canoe from 1928, though she was registered as an IC in about 1937.

Neil you got there before me.

Mine is 1953 Hornet which spent 40 years in a shed. can be seen in all her glory at Baltic Wharf in Bristol on 19th April.

 



Posted By: Ross
Date Posted: 25 Mar 08 at 6:19pm
79' for Flat Stanley, or was it 78?

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Ross
If you can't carry it, don't sail it!


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 27 Mar 08 at 1:54pm
Currently, my oldest is only from 1959, a Firefly. Just bought another Firefly that is very young as she is from 1978. Other than that, a 1970 Int Moth, a 1970ish Puffin, a 1984 Mirror and a 1989 British Moth. The British moth is for sale, as she is too new...
Odd that no one has posted who owns a prewar boat yet, after all, there are 14's and N 12's out there. And no Thames A Rater sailors, either, who could push this back to Victorian or Edwardian times?


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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446


Posted By: Surprised
Date Posted: 27 Mar 08 at 4:08pm

My oldest boat was built in 1936 - 14' 6" clinker day boat, gaff rigged, and still has the original bamboo spars.



Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 27 Mar 08 at 10:01pm
I have a phantom from 1974 (K88) and my contender is from 1987.


Posted By: PeterV
Date Posted: 28 Mar 08 at 4:53pm
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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 28 Mar 08 at 6:26pm

My Contender is probably from 1969, before the class even existed in the UK (she was brought here from Melbourne in 2002).

It's a Miller and Whitworth, with a Goldspar mast.

Legend says there's the picture of a naked girl under the foredeck.



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Posted By: yaesumusen
Date Posted: 29 Sep 10 at 8:43pm
I have my enterprise 8896 built in 1961/2.


Posted By: Steve H
Date Posted: 29 Sep 10 at 9:08pm
Just acquired Solo 345 built in 1962


Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 29 Sep 10 at 11:30pm
Since my earlier post I have acquired i14 k865 'Agamemnon', built in 1965 and also a marauder built in 1973 (matches the phantom, which I still have.) I have sold contender 473, which was replaced with 620, now also sold, and have instead 2359, a mere four year old.  We also have a streaker from 1988 and a kestrel from the late sixties, a simoun 445 from the seventies (probablement) and a relatively modern bashed in L2k, probably built in the early nineties.

My signature says it all....


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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 30 Sep 10 at 6:57am
Your 2K must be newer than you think- 1997 for the first ones.

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Posted By: G.R.F.
Date Posted: 30 Sep 10 at 10:10am
I know y'all are just doing this to wind me up.

Whereas you should be ashamed of yourselves, this is the very reason we newbies have to suffer the appalling lack of customer service and ready availability of modern new designs. Wouldn't it be great if there were showrooms full of nice shiny boats we could buy there and then on the spot and go sail them next day?

The Best thing y'all can do, other than book your collective selves on a Ryan Air one way to Switzerland, is to take your old crap out and have a bonfire of your misguided vanities on Nov 5th.

Consider it a sacrifice to the greater good of boatmanity.

And stop lauding it as if in some way being a total luddite tightwad is a good thing, it's not you're all bad people.

Should be ashamed of yourselves.

I've taken down your names.

Come the day, there will be retributionWink


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Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 30 Sep 10 at 11:42am
What we're actually doing grumpf is keeping newbies like you afloat by providing a ready source of invaluable information, advice, assistance etc about enjoyable, affordable boats which may not be shiny, but can still give hours of cheap fun.

mind you, some of the refurbs I undertake in the name of restoration work out way more expensive than buying some piece of replicant plastic tat.....but the boats are unique at the end of it.

Love as always,

your wing wang xxxxx


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Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 30 Sep 10 at 11:50am
is it me, or have I seen your avatar somewhere before...




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Posted By: GAvA
Date Posted: 01 Oct 10 at 2:02am
Come the revolution bags I have his oldFerraris
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Posted By: Boydgt
Date Posted: 01 Oct 10 at 2:53am
another potential Classsic being preserved for posterity.
 1957 Mk6 Merlin Rocket "Caprice"


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Posted By: les5269
Date Posted: 26 Oct 10 at 10:26am
I have a mirror! from 1974ish I think, my 49ers relatively new it's only 9 years old, and the 5000 is about 15

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49er 531 & 5000 5025 and a mirror(now gone to mirror heaven)!

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Posted By: kfz
Date Posted: 02 Nov 10 at 6:20pm
Two GP14's

Number 4250 (1961)  is the working everyday boat and the vintage boat sail number 47 (1951) ungoing a winter restoration.

    

Regrds

Kev


Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 02 Nov 10 at 6:52pm
I have a cotton spinny from a vintage GP, and also the spinny bag, which was a cloth pocket in a sort of drawer thing.  Let me know if you want them.

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Posted By: kfz
Date Posted: 02 Nov 10 at 9:03pm
Not sure wasn't planning on using the spinny but how much and what condition is it in?  

Kev


Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 02 Nov 10 at 9:06pm
It is intact and it is free!

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Posted By: kfz
Date Posted: 03 Nov 10 at 8:17am
Well that fits in with the restoration budget! Thats very kind of you

I dont mind a small donation to the RNLI, How much postage do you want?

Kev



Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 04 Nov 10 at 6:38am
pm me your address and I will let you know details.

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Posted By: kfz
Date Posted: 10 Nov 10 at 7:20pm
WI,
Sent you a PM.

Kev


Posted By: winging it
Date Posted: 10 Nov 10 at 7:27pm
yes sorry, reply sent now.

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Posted By: sam doman
Date Posted: 05 Jun 11 at 11:42pm
The boats I live/work on are from 1927 and 1896.


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 06 Jun 11 at 7:44pm
Without looking back I can't be sure, but I'd guess 1896 is the oldest yet - what is she?

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446


Posted By: Max McCarthy
Date Posted: 01 Jan 12 at 1:57pm
I've got a 1970's moth (not sure when exactly) but it is relatively old, wooden mast, modified laser boom and authentic moth sail from around that time, the leech is too long though!

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Vintage skol moth 3438


Posted By: awhapshott
Date Posted: 20 May 12 at 9:19pm
I have a 1964 Hornet.. As built! Shocked

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Laser 2 9212 - Cherub 2661


Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 23 May 12 at 7:36am
Originally posted by awhapshott

I have a 1964 Hornet.. As built! Shocked
 
What number is she. We have a Holt cntenary regatta at Wraysbury lake in July you will be very welcome to compare notes/boats with me there I have K191 built 1953.
Go http://www.cvrda.org - www.cvrda.org for details or pm me and i will send you details.
 
Roger


Posted By: Solitaireblue
Date Posted: 18 Apr 13 at 6:39pm
Originally posted by JimC

My vintage Cherub was built in New Zealand in 1971. I have an "Eleven Plus" in the garage which is *very* slowly getting done up which must be very late 50s or early 60s I guess. Rupert probably has older boats...

An Eleven Plus!

I owned one of these way back that was about 50s or 60s.  Loved it, she planed beautifully, wish I still had it. Unhappy  My present Enterprise is late 70s-80 which was rescued from the dinghy park at Tamworth SC and restored /updated by a previous owner.





Posted By: prince
Date Posted: 02 Apr 14 at 8:20pm
mine was registered in 1981! it is still the best one for me!Smile


Posted By: patj
Date Posted: 02 Apr 14 at 10:27pm
Our new boat is Merlin number 40 built in 1946. At least she's older than either crew though we'd be serious contenders for the "highest combined age of helm, crew and boat" prize!


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 02 Apr 14 at 10:43pm
I'm not sure whether I dare ask if you'd beat the owners of No6...

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446


Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 05 Apr 14 at 5:23pm
Originally posted by Rupert

I'm not sure whether I dare ask if you'd beat the owners of No6...


I think not


Posted By: patj
Date Posted: 05 Apr 14 at 9:50pm
Originally posted by Rupert

I'm not sure whether I dare ask if you'd beat the owners of No6...


I'd guess about equal - but since 6 was built before 40 that would break the tie!


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 13 Sep 16 at 10:26pm
I owned Enterprise 5049 for several years, built in 1960. Sadly relegated to being an outboard driven mini canal boat after too many winters outside left her insufficient to carry rig loads. But she's still a boat when the alternative would have been a viking funeral on Nov 5th

Current boat is Spice 346 from 1998.....


Posted By: Jabudays
Date Posted: 11 Aug 17 at 9:50am
Mine is from 1996 but I'm looking at buying a ketch from the 1920s
Should I just do it?  Or am I digging myself a hole TongueWinkCryOuch


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 11 Aug 17 at 6:58pm
Originally posted by Jabudays

Mine is from 1996 but I'm looking at buying a ketch from the 1920s
Should I just do it?  Or am I digging myself a hole TongueWinkCryOuch


Both!

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446


Posted By: jasperthedog
Date Posted: 23 Jan 19 at 9:17pm
Unless this is just for dinghies I think I have this one.

"Sea Mynx" 1882 oyster smack, my 5year project, now entering her tenth year.

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Dart 20
Mirror
Minisail
Contest 29



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