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Renamed:- Mine's a Double
Renamed by:- Paul Hollis
|When Paul purchased this boat he had just become the licensee of the Needlemakers Arms at Studley (see 3610)|
|Named after Kevin Driver, the boat's builder who at the time wore dark clothes and black hats, and the (almost) eponymous song by American rapper Coolio.|
Re-named by:- Mike Allen & Mark Archer
Not only a reference to Mike & Mark. - M&M's are also a chocolate confectionery coated with hard candy shell
|Following on the theme from Sterling Crisis (3505), Will's next new boat was a simple play on words. The quickest boat he ever had.|
|The name and colour scheme comes from the rave/drugs culture. Having been sailing new high speed designs for the previous 10 years, Mark came up with the concept that one must be on drugs to spend such a large amount of money on a 14 ft. wooden boat. The name comes from the Moondance Rave (Funky - still going strong in 2015) and Assasin (instead of Assassin) as in high as a kite.
The yellow inside reflects a bad trip and outside the calming of the blues / Van Morrison, from where/who the Moondance Rave takes it name.|
|This photograph has not been reversed|
Renamed by:- Kieron Mason
|Kieron had been inspired by 3549 - Unfinished Business - and was looking to move up from an old Phantom Kipper. When 3548 came on the market he seized the opportunity. The quick refurb turned into a fairly long one over the winter with many cups of tea and of course music playing . The original name and graphics went with the sandings and was replaced with the 'Firestarter' – a track by The Prodigy. It had been played a thousand times during the refurb and seemed appropriate as the anticipation of getting the ‘new’ boat on the water grew. Kieron wasn’t disappointed as the boat repaid the hard work with some sublime moments.|
|Having ordered the boat, the delivery was longer than anticipated. Mike's request for progress reports indicated that it was not finished. The expression 'unfinished business' evloved over a period of time.|
She's a Cracker
|The farther of Tony's crew (Robert Smith) had a boat called 'Cracker' and Tony liked the name. Furthermore, the boat looked good.|
Nothing more to it other than Julian liked the name.
Make it so
|'Make it so' was an expression used by Admiral Lord Nelson, who would go on deck, give an order to an officer and culminate with 'make it so'. Lawrie copied this style by using the expression when giving instructions to his assistant.
Out of the Blue 2
|Although sail numbers do not show this - Out of the Blue 2 was the first Winder foam sandwich boat out of the mold - just out of the blue.|
|A carry over from Captain Snort (2710)|
Original name:- Spotted Dick
Renamed by:- Andy Bownes
|Andy did not like the idea of being 'associated' with Spotted Dick. Scallywag was the nickname used by Andy's father and the name was chosen in his memory.|
Graham Williamson & Nick Yeoman
|Time Zulu is zero hour - the time from which all other times are measured - as happens when winning races. Following Nick's untimely death after sailing the boat only once, John Bell acquired his share, and the name proved fortuitous as the boat won the nationals at the first time of asking (2000).|
|Chris was carrying on a theme from his previous boat. (3451)|
Andy took his three children to see The Lion King. The song took their imagination.
Hakuna matata is a Swahili phrase; roughly translated, it means "no worries".
|The builder carved the wrong number in the hog.|
Hywel Bowen Perkins
|Merlin > Wizard > King Arthur > the Holy Grail.|
[Hywel Bowen Perkins]
|Following the theme - (see 3518) - this boat was one of the first wave of Winder CTs, wonderfully built and engineered but lacking the mahogany fore and side decks and sycamore gunwales - so called Gravadlax , almost smoked salmon but not quite the same.|
|Chambulls was William's first new boat. A popular drink at the time which seemed to sum up his shambolic sailing.|
|The boat is a Canterbury Tales and Mike was looking for a name with a literary connection.|
Never been to Salcombe
|Although Richard was a regular competitor on the Open Circuit, at the time the boat was purchased (2000) he had never been to Salcombe. Since then the boat has been to Salcombe and is now known as NBTS.|
Original name:- Kind of Blue
|Kind of Blue is a reference to a Jazz record - arguably the most significant in the world of jazz|
Re-named:- Back to the Future
Renamed by:- Chris Martin
|Chris sold a Winder boat 3602, to buy a wooden boat 3543. After three years he sold 3543 and bought 3583, obviously another Winder - moving Back to the Future. (The name given to a trilogy of Sci-fi films)|
A hull by Tony Locke, fitted out by Glenn working on it after hours at work.
|The name in 2017 after the boat had been modified by John Fildes.|
Same Old Magic
Re-named by:- Kieron Mason
Kieron acquired the boat after it had been in storage for some time. This had been less kind to the fittings and the majority needed replacement so another refurb was underway (see 3548). Kieron wanted to flip the trend for ‘traditional’ white waterlines and decided on black. He admired the very dark grey of 3743 so black and grey it was.
Belinda (his wife) and Kieron had spent many hours working late into the night as students listening to Joy Division and their track Shadowplay. Thoughts of this brought back memories and it seemed to fit the boat pretty well.
Ted’s present to himself after major heart surgery which included the provision of new Mitral valves.
Re-named by:- Frank Fern
|Frank thought the name on the boat had been mis-spelt and had it 'corrected'.|
|A boat built at the start of the 3rd millennium|
Fat Bottom Girl
|As we all know - boats are feminine. Merlins have a wide beam and a flat(ish) bottom. A play on words.|
|Boadicea was perhaps the greatest of the Warrior Queens, and something of an inspiration for its lady owner.|
|A song to which Richard would listen prior to sailing to get him 'in the groove'.|
Name taken from a book by Andrew Greig which focused on the addiction of mountaineers wanting to reach the top at all costs and the euphoria of the achievement.
Also the typeface of the cover was used by David Winder as a basis for the name on the side.
|The boat was purchased at the time when Harry Potter was big box office. Merlin was a wizard and Quidditch is the game wizards play in Harry Potter .|
|After years of persevering with older boats Jim decided if couldn’t beat the owners of new boats he would join them.|
|Named after John & Robert's father.|
|In 2000, a new design was conceived over supper at the Looe championships.
The film the Phantom Menace had been released the previous year and as a Star Wars fan - Will's next boat just had to be metallic silver and called Millennium Falcon, the fastest space ship in the galaxy.
It was, after all, the year 2000 and a Merlin is a species of Falcon.
A further twist in the theme is the now infamous port v starboard incident with Dave Winder in the boats first open meeting at Abersoch, when Will hit Dave (WIll's fault). Dave then called his new boat The Phantom Menace (3611).|
Re-named by:- Tim Barr
|The name of a song written by Tom Jobim. The word means off key or out of tune. - Helm or boat?|
Take it easy
|Alluding to the corny cowboy salutation (another reference to Kevin Driver's black hats) and the hope that the boat would do all the work.|
|Phil - an avid Chelsea supporter. The Shed - the home end at Stamford Bridge.|
Graham Williamson & John Bell
|A development of the 'Time' theme (3569), and an anagram of Old Timers. The boat was purchased at a point when John & Graham were consistent winners of the Centenary Trophy for a combined age over 100... |
|When purchased, Paul was the licencee of The Needlemakers Arms, Studley, Warks.|
The Phantom Menace
|The story continues from 3601. Dave was also a Star Wars fan and The Phantom Menace (Star Wars: Episode 1) was a film that had just been released. The Millennium Falcon (a silver boat) and The Phantom Menace (a black boat) are on different sides in the Galactic Republic.|
|Named in memory of grandfather.|