Anyone Know Of any History For MR1943
Having just bought MR1943, I'm just wondering if anyone has come across this boat before or how I would go about find its history. From this site I know it was built between 1964 and 68.
You will know that she is an Ian Proctor design mk9b a well regarded design that won two championships -though built by Bob Hoare- your boat was built by Jack Chippendale a very well regarded builder but going out of fashion by the time 1941 was built (1996/7). It was thought at one time Chippendale boats were closer to Ian Proctors designs than those by Bob Hoare and Wyche and Coppock, how much truth there is in that - who knows.
Think that should be 1966/7 actually!!
According to the 2006 yearbook, she's a Proctor IXb built by Wyche & Coppock in 1966 called Haymaker. We have another of her example registered the same year at Tamesis called Jabberwocky (sail no 1950), whose new owner has been restoring. Although the hull needed some repairs, the decks and internals are in very good condition and the boat looks very solidly built - she just needs updating a bit. If you can get to the club (Teddington/SW London), come and have a look at her if you need some reference points for your restoration.
Sorry it is W&C.
Thanks for the information so far. Really appreciate it. Where can I get purchase a copy of the yearbook? Sounds like it is a wealth of information. I will endevour to get up to London to have a look at its sister.
Your links dont seem to work
To get a year book simply join the MROA see elsewhere on this site so easy so inexpensive.
She could be pretty Neil, with a bit of work. Join the association and you can have access to the library on here too. There allot of refurb jobs posted on there to give you ideas. You will get your year book with all the information of other owners in your area and clubs to visit to see the real thing, not to mention that you get 3 magazines a year with lots of helpfull and entertaining stuff in them.
The 1967 Year Book shows her original name as 'Little Boxes' and her owner as Mike Nokes who worked at Wyche and Coppock Ltd, the builders of the boat. He was a member of Trent Valley S.C.
Looks like she has travelled a bit. I picked her up in Poole. Her two previous owners had been full of good intentions, but never quite got very far with restoration. So far I've got the loose varnish off ready for the hot air gun, removed all fittings and lifted the rear deck which was rotten. The last owner had replaced all the other upper decks. On first inspection the hull is solid and early indications will sand back to something 'Varnishable'. If not I may have to go for a colour!!
Some updated images of MR908 which might give some guidance on restoration. ATB
MR1943 is now up for sale. I started restoring her, but have recently taken on a house with much work required, so lack of time forces sale. She comes with trailer and launching trolley. Loads of gear and spare sails. email me for info or pics. This is a full restoration.