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    Thanks!

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    Excellent article and yet Jack Holt seems unknown in some regions.There must be close to two hundred thousand boats of his design scattered around the globe.

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    Well known here. There are a lot of Mirrors and Herons in Australia. Diamonds too - I hadn't realised Holt designed the Diamond. Very good boat!

    http://www.ywdiamond.com.au/store/index.asp

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    Jack’s final design, the Streaker is my favourite

    Here’s mine




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    That's really nice!

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    Thanks for the research. I wasn't aware of the relationships between GP 14s, Mirrors, Enterprises etc.

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    Thanks! The first real dinghy sailing I did fifty years ago as a teenager was in (English) Enterprises and Larks. Very enjoyable, responsive boats. I have a fuzzy photo somewhere of me crewing for a really good sailor leading the 1971 NCAA Team Racing Championships on a final leg blast reach (with our college teammates following in their boats). Just after the photo was taken (very windy conditions) the rudder snapped off the transom, we gybed by the lee, stuffed the bow, pitchpoled and broke the mast. The race was abandoned at that point. Great ending to an excellent, challenging regatta and no one hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That's really nice!

    Rick
    Thanks
    The story goes Jack designed it in his later years as he was struggling to get his Solo up the slip. The result is lighter than the Laser, low stress rig and a joy to sail.

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    tink,

    very nice yacht. Is that a shock cord foreguy ?

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    Is the author “ cthom249 “ our own Chris 249?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Is the author “ cthom249 “ our own Chris 249?
    Sure looks like it https://sailcraftblog.wordpress.com/author/cthom249/

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    Guilty as charged. Thanks for linking, Tink.

    The Solo/Streaker development is interesting. The later boat is much lighter, finer forward and carries less sail, which shows the progression Holt seems to have been working towards.

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    ^ Well done that man. A good piece of work.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    A group of us are working towards Holt-Moore designs being the theme of our 2019 Wooden Dinghy Regatta.
    This year it it the Moth class's 90th birthday our club being the birthplace of the class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    Guilty as charged. Thanks for linking, Tink.

    The Solo/Streaker development is interesting. The later boat is much lighter, finer forward and carries less sail, which shows the progression Holt seems to have been working towards.
    The thanks has to all aimed in your direction, great article and great blog

    Yes a great bit of development the Streaker is 4” longer but 22kg lighter, some savings from the 6” beam reduction. The Solo is better however for a heavier crew and I do like the fully battened sail and proper traveler which the Streaker Class has just allowed.

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    According to Wiki, that great sailing authority, the Streaker is sailed mainly in Britain and ..... the Phillipines! I wonder how that happened?

    Rick

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    I noticed that Streakers have a line running from the vang fitting on the boom, past the mast to a block at the bow then back past the mast on the other side, to the boom. Is it some sort of vang or preventer?

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    It's shockcord. It pulls the boom out

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    According to Wiki, that great sailing authority, the Streaker is sailed mainly in Britain and ..... the Phillipines! I wonder how that happened?

    Rick


    It appears wiki is correct in this instance, you can hire a Streaker in Subic Bay, they also have Flying Fifteens (Uffa Fox rather than Holt obviously)


    They also have a Mirror knock off in the Philippines, similar hull and rig but different deck moulding (not a West 11)
    https://youtu.be/BhNJT680xBc

    Intriguing given their Spanish, US connections

    I have inquired to the Streaker class Association here in the UK




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    Thanks!

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    Found pics on FB
    Basically a streaker but they have added a bulwark to the fore deck, not a bad addition considering some of the conditions I have sailed mine in.




    Just wondering how they ended up there


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    Was put in contact with a guy called Edmund who replied “We've started building streaker with permission of SCOA in 1999. Unfortunately we do not build anymore since 2008. But we plan to reproduce again soon. 28 where built. We chose Streakers because ease of use and build. We wanted to promote OD racing at an affordable eay but not discounting quality built OD dinghy.”

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