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I have aquired a RL 24. apparently built in 1974 No. RL 75.
This may not be accurate. I am looking for any/all info on the history of this boat.
possible name 'Shimmy'
possible owners; Cummings, Tadman, Moore/
james11-Dec-2009    Edit    Delete 
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Hi James. Great name. You might need to give us a bit more to go on. What state are you in? What colour is the boat etc? None of the info you've supplied rings a bell with me, but I am a bit restricted to only those boats who have competed at championships. Rob is great on those very early boats, but I reckon he'd need to know if it was a WA boat as some were made over there. A photo would be good.

Same goes for others with similar requests. I get a real kick out of tracking this stuff down (I'm in Darwin at the moment and just tracked down Argo, which I believe was the RL28 owned by the beloved Arch and Geoff Olney) but photos etc would make it easier.
James Shannon12-Dec-2009    Edit    Delete 
Re: history
James
Your boat No 75 would have been built around march 1974, and the name Cummings may be right for the origonal owner, if so the boat was origonally a Brisbane boat, and sailed with the 'Brisbane Trailer Sailer Club in the late seventies,but, the name "Shimmy" does not ring any bells.
Did your boat origonally have a white hull and beige deck?
Welcome to the the RL24 clan.
Rob legg12-Dec-2009    Edit    Delete 
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Rob, etc. Thanks so far. Now some more info. White Hull, buterscotch deck, has definately raced, found measurers number and initials on sails. North main and Genoa, 'Southside' sails also. Number 560 stencilled on one sail, No. 6 stencilled on another with illegible initials. One spinaker has 'Patch Printing' about 20" high lettering and a large Logo. No photo yet, I've stored it in my hanger and wont be there till first week in Jan. 2 masts; older? one tapered single spreader with internal bolt track, other one also tapered but with external bolt trach and two spreaders, appears to be more adjustable rig (skiff like). Boat in poor condition, however I am planning on a full restoration.
ALSO, need a mast step; any available?
james moline12-Dec-2009    Edit    Delete 
Re: history
I (through laziness and stupidity) lost the mast base from my mast whilst trailering. Brian Berg working at allyacht spars location in Brisbane made me a new one, quite reasonably. Very adaptable person, could probably make what you need given some measurements and decent discription. Martyn
martyn13-Dec-2009    Edit    Delete 
Re: history
thanks Martin
james moline14-Dec-2009    Edit    Delete 

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