Topic : Old Boat

1966 Chippendale IXb for sail on eBay - nothing to do with me!  Looks like it's in fairly good nick too...

Posted: 02/06/2006 17:34:39
By: deepy
Looks interesting.

Posted: 03/06/2006 09:41:59
By: Robert Harris
isnt the IX supposed to be a very good design for inland/river sailing

Posted: 03/06/2006 10:31:39
By: newbie
No, in its day it was an open water boat the IX & IXb winning the championships in 
Mk 9
1957, 1958,1960, 1961 1963 tied in 1965 again in 1966.
Mk 9b in 1967 & 1968.
However lots of them did do well inland lasrgely because of the driver! Also had a carefully preserved, but totally incorrect reputation, as being hard to sail in a breeze. The Oldie CT.

Posted: 03/06/2006 11:01:31
By: Oldie
Well the IXb has a devastating reputation in river sailing, maybe not as good ghosting as some of the Holt boats but still quick-tacking, easy to handle, responsive.

I'm feeling tempted to get one to sail at Hampton...

Posted: 05/06/2006 09:04:17
By: Andrew M
Go on be brave

Posted: 09/06/2006 15:22:12
By: Mervyn Allen
Well, it didn't make it's reserve on e-bay Mervyn - I didn't bid for it in the end either.  Looked very tempting I have to say and if the vendor wanted to contact me outside e-bay I may well be interested if we could agree a price (& as long as I can find somewhere to put it!!).

I did actually go to the club on Wednesday and put Heaven Sent in the water just to check everything works & it did. I do intend to get back to the sailing thing soon. Keep up with the vintage thingy, have fun at Minima.


Posted: 09/06/2006 16:08:13
By: Andrew M
Fun.  Minima.  Can they really coexist in the same sentence, unless as punishment that is...!?

Posted: 09/06/2006 16:23:34
By: deepy
Minima the cradle of so many good sailors over the years. A culumny from some one who clearly has never sampled the delights and the smell of a tannery, though that it long gone.

Posted: 09/06/2006 17:55:36
By: Maximus
I've e-mailed the owner of 1920 twice via eBay in the last couple of weeks but he's not responded.

Posted: 09/06/2006 18:48:58
By: Robert Harris
Re Deepy's comment, I've written an article about Minima in the happy days of the 50s and 60s which includes a comment about the tannery wall and what we used it for! Should be in the Autumn issue of the magazine.

Posted: 09/06/2006 18:54:02
By: Robert Harris


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