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Challenge: What trailer sailer is this???
Hello there,

I am trying to find out what design our little trailer sailer was and would like to politely ask for some help please. I am wondering if this is an old one of Rob's designs.

We are only left with a small Super8 movie snippet, filmed in Pittwater, N.S.W. in either 1976 or 1977, this is all I have to show you.

It had a round hull and believe it or not, use to run rings around all other little trailer sailers of similar size, including the Hartley TS16's. It is not a Hartley TS16.

My brother and I were young teenagers and the movie is when we first were trying to learn on it. (some pretty awkward handling there)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B67xHv70AyI

If anyone could shed some light on this I'd be very greatful.

Thank you for your time.

Peter6-Jan-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Challenge: What trailer sailer is this???
Peter.
I have looked at your movie, and your boat did look very much like our first attempt at building a trailerable yacht, if so it would have been built around 1954, and at that time we tried to describe them as "A trailable yacht with accomodation" The term "Trailer sailer" came much later.
Rob Legg.7-Jan-2010    Edit    Delete 

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