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    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Otley, West Yorks UK

    Default Heron 2397

    I am a newbie sailor, having passed RYA level 1 & 2 in April 2018, never having sailed before. I soon became the owner of a Comet single hander fibreglass dinghy and spent a few weeks doing minor repairs.

    In September my sailing club listed a few abandoned dinghies for auction. I had been looking for a double hander so I can take others out with me. Consequently in October 2018 I became the owner of an abandoned Heron Dinghy. (In fact I "accidentally" bought two dinghies, but thats another story...)

    On initial inspection it seemed to be in reasonable condition, although requiring a few repairs and some TLC. One big plus that all spars, foils, rigging and a set of tired but useable sails were present.

    These photos are as she lay at the edge of the dinghy park. 25th September 2018

    I aslo own the white SigneT sitting behind.




    My first problem was to get it home. Not wishing to spend 800 on a new trailer for the short trip, I acquired a scrap Snipe trailer and restored it to road worthy condition.

    On November 15th 2018 I brought the boat home



    To be continued....
    Last edited by ChrisWeir; 03-10-2019 at 11:44 AM.

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