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|This was a book that was the prequel to Silence of the Lambs
|Again, the bat bit is easy, maybe Dick enjoyed this early 90’s board game?|
Andrew Mills advises that the story he had about Heaven Sent came from Judith Massey and corroborated by Rob O'Toole, who sailed the boat in her 1st championships.
Alasdair Evans came into a pretty large inheritance and went to Jon Turner, who was turning out foam sandwich CT's at the time for somewhere north of £13,000. He requested him to design and build the best Merlin he could, money no object. The bill was quite large, and the boat was known colloquially as"Evans spent"
It is understood that the name relates to the clipper ship that set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco. The ship held this record for over 100 years.
It follows on the theme from a previous boat (3483 - Cloud 9)
|Following the theme from his previous boats - another species of bat.
Re-named:- Sticky Fingers
Re-named by:- Nick "Boris" Heginbotham
Slap & Tickle
Phil & Paula Mason
|Named after a track on the 1979 'Cool For Cats' album by Squeeze. Musical taste and influence had moved onto a retro stage. The new boat coincided with getting engaged in 1994. The track was a ballad about a couple getting together. It seemed to just fit in a light hearted way if not romantically ... and included the lyric ... "Never chew a pickle with a little Slap Tickle!"
[Phil & Paula Mason]
Graham Williamson & Nick Yeoman
|A follow on from Rising Tsar (3408) - continuing the red/Russian theme and the next step along the way.|
|Rather self indulgently, named after its eponymous first owner.|
The Newark Eel
Brain Salad Surgery
Album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Pass the Parrot
|The term came from an over active workshop phone.|
|Mike bought the bare hull - a Canterbury Tales. Chauser's Sir Topaz was also unfinished. Sir Topaz was portrayed as a great hunter.|
|Not named by original owner.|
[1996 Year Book]
Before purchasing this boat, Steve and his son Tobi sailed a NSM IV that was a rather questionable shade of green. As a result, Steve and Tobi were known as Team Green at Midland SC.
The new boat was therefore called NV - which stands for Nouveau vert (French) or Nuovo verdi (Italian) - and means “new green”. The new boat was blue and yellow, which when mixed together makes green. Or was there a sense of being green (team) with NV (envy).
|This boat, designed & built by John, was supposed to be the first of a line, all to include the noun Valley (John was a member of Trent Valley SC.) To manage peoples expectation, in case it was not a rocket ship, John thought of Freight to acknowledge the nearby railway. The next would have been Valley Express - but it did not arrive.|
An Bradan Fease
|The name is related to Irish mythology. A tale about a 'Salmon of knowledge' - a fish that has gained all the world's knowledge and this is passed to the first person that eats the flesh.|
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.|
|Named by the boatbuilder, Steve Neal, after his favourite Suzanne Vega song, released as a single in 1987.|
|A carry over from Captain Snort (2710)|
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.|
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.