Anyone recognise this?
Anyone recognise this that someone is trying to flog for a fortune? No number and no sails with it either!
I recon the picture is a merlin (of course) and the discription is not.
Very hard to tell but it has hallmarks of a Guy Winder hull. Those capped full width knees are distinctive. Might be a Disguys?
That was my thoughts as well Chris, I don't recal anyone else building them like this.
The Disguys I had years back had a rather nice detail at the transom where the side decks didn't stop abruptly but curved round to meet in a narrow strip along the top of the transom. I think they all had that detail so this boat probably is not a Disguys?
This is true, they do have a stern deck.
My guess is Thwartless Blews 3174. I remember sailing against her on the Midland circuit. A very distinctive boat with the half foredeck, blue, and no thwart!..Only a guess
seems to have chopped a grand off the asking price.
Thw owner cannot find the number carved into the hog - I asked.
Maybe its on the thwart?
I modified a Ghost Rider at Hamble, 1980's, removed the thwart placing two longitudinal boards either side of the centreboard to triangulate it all along it's length, also so's novice crew could let the hull roll during the tack and use the board opposite side as a simple step (because it's then horizontal), without the least scramble. Very comfortable, intentionally so. The hull became very rigid due to total replacement of the deck with new. I would like to see if the boat is getting use again. I have no year books, living in france now; I think I gave it the name Spacecraft or Space Craft, a play on words. Sail number 29** something I think, sold with new sails (all three) around 1991 and I think it had the hull number. The image is gone from ebay, there's also a note from ebay that, for some odd reason, they apologise the advert may not be viewed by a user in france. All other items show, just not that one! Has anyone saved the photos? The boat I restored were abandoned and ready for the scrap so I experimented; a student bought it from me, at Hamble or Netley Abbey, forget which. Bonjour!
Anyone got a yearbook handy to check on 'Space Craft' ?
A "Ghost Rider" built by Rowsell so the year book says!
I've seen the photo now and . . . . . . it's else than the project I did, similar nor, spinnaker chute neither. Space Craft not.
26 rather than 29! - I don't remember that many capsizes!
The boat is 3174,(burnt into the Hog behind the centerboard case) Thwartless Blues. a Smokers Satisfaction built by J Woodward of Solihull.
According to the 1980 MROA year book 3174 'Thwartless Blews' is a Morrison designed Smoker's Satisfaction and was built by her original owners J Woodward and S Leney of Tamworth SC. By 1982 they had moved to Shustoke SC.
tony...im afraid not...but it still had an amusing year with me!!!