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    Archive for September, 2010

    Four Fireballs in the Front

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

    These four Guy Winder-built Fireball dinghies are in for repair after the end of the summer season.  Need to be ready for winter Frostbite in Dun Laoghaire. From left: 14691:  a few small gelcoat repairs, new mast strut car, a few new control lines 14416:  very bad gelcoat de-lamination on the hull, nicks on centreboard […]

    Leo and Síle A Dó

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010

    My friend Leo purchased a rather down at heel wooden fishing boat and is busy converting it to a sailing ketch. A tall order.  Leo is a very talented carpenter and has been busy for the past year working on Sile at Hegarty’s Yard in Oldcourt, near Baltimore. After the boat was dragged ashore, he […]

    Euphranzel, Fenestra, Arandora and the others

    Monday, September 13th, 2010

    They are the seven Dublin Bay 24 footers (waterline length) that last sailed in September 2004.  They had wondrous names:  Adastra, Arandora, Euphranzel, Fenestra, Harmony, Perriwinkle, Vandra (sunk off Howth harbour in 1974) and Zephra and I remember seeing them sailing in the Bay. Euphranzel getting a coat of paint in the George. Designed in […]