Calling on all experts

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by g1gaumond, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. g1gaumond

    g1gaumond Member

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    Last week-end I was out with one of our new members, who just bought (used) a dinghy sailboat, I could not find any identification plates etc to find out what model it is, locally we are all baffled by his boat.

    It is very similar to a 420 or 470, it is from the '70's era and his mainsail carries a logo that looks like what we thinl could be a fox or a Bat, depending how many beers you had! :cool:

    Search the net without much luck, let's see if you can help us.

    The attached sketch is the best recollection I have from what it looks.

    Cheers,


    Ghislain
     

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  2. dredies

    dredies Member

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    Did it maybe look like this?

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  3. matt922

    matt922 New Member

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    ^^beautiful boat.
     
  4. pifLeChien

    pifLeChien New Member

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  5. jeffers

    jeffers Active Member

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    ^^ Got to love the Osprey but you need to be a pretty big chap to sail one....
     
  6. g1gaumond

    g1gaumond Member

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    bravo Pif le Chien,

    That's the one a Fennec, the design and logo are the same....now I can research a bit more on it.

    Surprising to see a French built and design unit on this side of the pond!

    thanks to all.

    Ghislain
     
  7. punyXpress

    punyXpress New Member

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    Have just seen the above and only 7 years and 1 day late!
    In about 1963/64 I was at the Wheathamstead, Herts, factory of Helmets Ltd. You can guess what they made!
    A French company developed a plastic material which they used under licence. leading to further liaison whereby Helmets purchased completed hulls which were then completed over here.
    About that time they were due to deliver a boat to Holland or Belgium, a task for which I volunteered - my imagination didn't develop for a few more years. Not sure what the outcome was.
    Helmets Ltd sold about 200 Fennecs.
     
  8. Ziderman

    Ziderman New Member

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    I also have seen your post, 7 years too late! I used to own one in the '70s/early 80s,and tow it down to Rock/Padstow before the area became Chelsea on Sea. The two piece mast was a great convenience although it would not have been much use for racing. Taught the kids to sail and gave it to our son's school when I left the area. What happened to it, I know not.
     
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