History of 3216
Stuart Bates MR3615
3316 is a wooden Rowsell Summer Wine. It was at Whitstable in the late 90's sailed by Mike Fitzpatrick. I remember it had an aft tank.
If 3216 this is indeed a Rowsell NSM 1 Omega Sandwich Foam hull. First owner (1980) was Graham Scroggie who was at that time a member of Queen Mary SC. His contact details are in the 2016 Year Book and you could give him a bell.
Sorry, finger trouble. Its 3216, named as Prospect, (and still sign written on) although its prospects look rather slight, the grim state its in! Thanks for the info.
Godrey - could you let me have a photo of the name - via [email protected] - and then perhaps I could get Graham to give the reason for the name.
Hi , the boat was originally owned by Robert Harris, who was Chairman at the time and it was the second one built. I have quite a few pics if you contact me. Definately originally had bags,a track with strops for the main sheet, quadrant levers for the shrouds. Can't remember the arrangement for the ram. I bought it in Jan 80 after Robert owned it for only a short time. It was a new project under his stewardship and I think the name was a sort of connection with the idea of hopefully having good prospects.
Hi Graham. Well, Prospect has finally risen to the top of the 'To Do' list once again after a couple of repair projects. If there are any photos of her as she was, it would be great to see them and explain the various mystery holes before I consider putting the deck back on. I am at [email protected] if you would like to get in touch re some pics. Cheers G
Godfrey and Graham, I can confirm that my dad owned it from new. He might have some pics somewhere. We picked it up from Spud and drove to Weymouth for the champs. The glue holding the deck to the hull was still drying when we collected it. My dad was keen to support the development of the GRP boats. He was worried that sales could stall and thought the class chairman should lead the way. Prospect started out as an attempt to use the letters GRP to form a name with Good Racing Prospect being the best idea we came up with. It sounded so clunky hence the shortening to just Prospect. My dad sailed it with Jeremy Kearns at Weymouth. I was just there for the ice cream and arcades (I think Scramble was my game of choice at the time). I'm pretty sure there are pics of Prospect in the original Merlin Rocket book if anyone can lend you a copy. If not come back to me, I could copy some and forward them to you. The book is at my mum's, so I won't be able to sort til I next see her. Hope that all helps.