Topic : Bob Hoare builder's plaque?

I am trying to source an original Bob Hoare builder's plaque  for an FD restoration (K-300, 1976 silver medal). In exchange I am offering a One Year subscription to the world's best sailing magazine (I would say that): Seahorse (see I would be very grateful if anyone can help with this. In truth this is a very interesting restoration project as the boat was notable for a number of firsts and lasts, including use of carbon in an Olympic class dinghy and a wooden boat to win a medal... The intention is to show K-300 at boat shows on a loan basis for use by all those who have helped. Rodney himself has been very helpful with much of the original rig and foils etc. (The boat will be sailed by the way!)

Posted: 03/05/2006 11:48:38
By: Andrew Hurst
Would that be then thin alloy one with Blue Italics or the "Going up to London for the season one" in Brass engraved?

Posted: 03/05/2006 17:10:00
By: Ancient Geek
I do have one on 1728 - rather tatty but it makes the boat complete in its way

Posted: 04/05/2006 09:04:56
By: Garry R
Does anyone have a Rowsells on while we're at it?  Previous owner couldn't afford masking tape.

Posted: 04/05/2006 09:08:55
By: Jon
Why not try Bob Hoare in Christchurch!

Posted: 04/05/2006 09:14:50
By: Slack student (Passed)
Bob has retired from boat building but is still sailing a Flying Fifteen at Parkstone YC - saw him at the Silver Tiller in October. I am sure he would be interested in Rodney's old boat

Posted: 04/05/2006 10:15:17
By: Pat Blake
Maybe the secretary at Parkstone has his number.

Posted: 04/05/2006 13:40:54
By: Slack student (Passed)
Confidentiallity Act and all that cr*p is suspect.

Posted: 04/05/2006 13:42:21
By: Richard Battey
If confidentiality is an issue ask the secretary to forward a letter or email or pass on your phone number and message. 
Have used that system in business before to prevent revealing personal details.

Posted: 04/05/2006 13:48:05
By: PJ
As his MR sailing daughter, I will ask him for you. The business has been gone for some time now, but you never know.

Posted: 04/05/2006 22:01:25
By: Claire
I'm interested to trace the History of a Merlin built - we think - by Bob Hoare in - we think - 1963 to 1965. Number 1775. I can't see a builder's plate - but where should I look for it? 

Is there a list somewhere of who built what and to what design?

Thanks for any info:


Posted: 08/05/2006 10:22:45
By: John Andrews
It's all in the yearbook which you get when you join MROA - excellent value.  The plaque on 1728 is on the transom.  If you can access the Library pages (again some articles need MROA membership)  and look at my restoration of 1728 article it can be seen on the transom inside the boat - a little rectangular plate.

Posted: 08/05/2006 10:40:31
By: Garry R
Called Scampy 1 and was a Proctor mark 1X built by Bob Hoare in Jumpers Avenue Christchurch Dorset in 1965.

Posted: 08/05/2006 12:22:09
By: The Judge
The plaque on Bob Hoare boats of that vintage was attached to the inside of the transom (or at least it was on mine!) a blue alloy plaque about 1x2 inches

Posted: 08/05/2006 14:19:43
By: Andrew M
Thank you all very much for your comments.

The plate is sadly missing, but I have found that I probably have an orriginal set of sails - W G Lucas and Son of Portsmouth, 1965. I'm amazed how good is their condition - we will see how they set.

In 1965, was the fashion for jibs set about 8" off the foredeck at the tack, or has someone moved the tensioning lever 8" up the mast track?

Posted: 10/05/2006 11:32:45
By: John Andrews
Or perhaps the boat had a new jib halyard, of a different length?

Posted: 10/05/2006 14:09:16
By: Mags
Most Bob Hoare Boats had high cut jibs tacked down onto the deck,sheeted on the forward side thwarts (Remember them?) there was an alternative fashion for low cut jibs that were often set on a strop between a few and eight inches long. A primitive way of controling job leech tension. But most Hoare boats (I'm tempted to say all but someone will prove me wrong!) were high cut as I said.

Posted: 11/05/2006 10:43:12
By: Ancient Geek
For job read jib! Slysdexia!

Posted: 11/05/2006 10:44:25
By: Ancient Geek
Forward side thwarts - I have one on each side!!

Posted: 11/05/2006 11:28:20
By: Garry R
inside or outside?

Posted: 11/05/2006 11:47:29
By: Bewildered
Forward of the centre thwart! One each side!

Posted: 11/05/2006 12:03:04
By: Ancient Geek
Thats it!!  Great places for a picnic!!

Posted: 11/05/2006 12:10:32
By: Garry R


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