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    I was at the Dinghy Show in London, a hot bed of performance, foils and carbon fibre. In the distance I saw sail with a 10 in an angle symbol. Long and short it was an Uffa Fox flying ten, cold molded by a couple of cracking lads from Ullapool. On the train home I read that this beautiful boat won the Concours-dElegance

    http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/new...ours-dElegance



    Also at the show was The flying 15 Cowslip, once owned by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, given to him when he married the Queen as a wedding present. I had last seen her inside Cowes Library.


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    Absolutely gorgeous boats.

    I wish it was easier to trailer (without a crane)
    Showing up with one of these in Texas would probably mean it would take hours to launch with all the questions.
    I wanted to build one, but sourcing the keel seemed to be unsurmountable (at a reasonable cost).

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    Quote Originally Posted by upchurchmr View Post
    Absolutely gorgeous boats.

    I wish it was easier to trailer (without a crane)
    Showing up with one of these in Texas would probably mean it would take hours to launch with all the questions.
    I wanted to build one, but sourcing the keel seemed to be unsurmountable (at a reasonable cost).
    They built their own pattern for the keel, it was like a fifteen keel on acid, very long fore and aft. Bit more at http://www.sailweb.co.uk/news/27910/...ya-dinghy-show

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    Default Re: Uffa Fox Flying Ten

    If you have access to a launch ramp then the fifteen is easy enough without a crane - you only need about three feet of water to launch from a trailer.
    Someday, I'm going to settle down and be a grumpy old man.

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    You won't get 3 feet at any ramp around here.

    Disappointed there was not more on the 10 at the builders website.

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    I saw it too.Not a bad boat by any standard,but what can you actually do with it?Too rare to class race and to my eyes lacking in lateral plane.I was also impressed by the quality of the Duffin built GP14.

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    Dazzling finish! I've never seen a Flying Ten, but Flying Fifteens are a popular/traditional class in EnZed, favored by the gentry.



    There were several at the Royal Akarana YC, Auckland, and when we joined the Charteris Bay YC near ChCh, there were several there as well.

    All those I saw were on trailers, as below, for a ramp launch:


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    Well it appears that building is limited to around 5 "authorized" shops.
    Since they are all outside of the US I don't suspect I'll see one ever.

    Seems like a good way to keep people out of the class

    On the website I saw a PHRF rating of ~1018 (can't find it anymore).
    Anyone know how that relates to other more common boats?

    My interest was really in building one. Not competing against HRM xxxxx.

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    Some more pictures via the sail maker



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    Disclaimer I have not been bought any bacon rolls to write this.

    I watched them build it and drove the photography boat and it seems to me a nicer boat than the flying 15. It sails beautifully even with two adults aboard.

    They cast the keel using a home made furnace.

    sailing.jpg

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    Default Re: Uffa Fox Flying Ten

    I wonder if Mr. Johnson had a shop on the main road into Ullapool from the north, at one time? I remember passing a boat shop there a few years back, when I hitchhiked from Durness to Ullapool. The boats were heavy traditional clinker builts, made of larch, it looked like.

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    Pity you didn't get paid with the rolls for the fine pictures.

    Do you have any idea how to get plans for the "flying" series of boats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by upchurchmr View Post
    Pity you didn't get paid with the rolls for the fine pictures.

    Do you have any idea how to get plans for the "flying" series of boats?
    http://www.uffafox.com/flying10.htm

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    Tink,

    Thanks, don't know how i missed that.

    Marc

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    Default Re: Uffa Fox Flying Ten

    Quote Originally Posted by robm View Post
    I wonder if Mr. Johnson had a shop on the main road into Ullapool from the north, at one time? I remember passing a boat shop there a few years back, when I hitchhiked from Durness to Ullapool. The boats were heavy traditional clinker builts, made of larch, it looked like.
    Thats more likely Adrian Morgan's place you saw. These two chaps are pretty new to the area as I understand it. Adrian also writes a column in 'Classic Boat' Magazine, a publication which is more watch advert than content these days sadly...

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    Thats more likely Adrian Morgan's place you saw.
    The boats look right. But I walked by the shop, and I don't recall walking that far into town. I would have remembered if I hiked 5 miles that day. I remember doing a bunch of walking on that road, but not that bit. May be he has moved out of town in the last 10 years or so?

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