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Strangely Brown
« on: April 25, 2015, 09:45:50 AM »
So after getting the cherub big after sailing born slippy at the nationals, I have finally gotten my arse in gear and bought a boat. I'm sure many of you are familiar with strangely brown. She's a 97 boat and she'll probably stay that way for the time being. At the moment I just want to learn tame the beast. I'll be sailing her out of tata steel sailing club in port talbot, any pics or stories would be greatly appreciated!!

I haven't sailed her as yet, a bike meets pothole leading to a face meets road incident on the way to the club this morning put a an end to that plan! Hoping to get put either Wednesday or next weekend!

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 10:17:52 AM »
Well done. Told you you would stay!
Was searching for this picture last night.
http://www.uk-cherub.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1840.0;attach=2883
Tell me it's still got the board!

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 11:25:44 AM »
Unfortunately not (I could probably use the stability) it's funny the boat looks incredibly different now to 22 years ago!!!

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 06:28:19 PM »
Tell me it's still got the board!

I think the enormous white thing on the left side of the cockpit is the bottom panel of the mainsail. You can just about see the rather smaller daggerboard peeping out underneath.

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 06:31:07 PM »
Some Strangely photos from when she was quite new.

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 06:41:36 PM »
More:

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2015, 06:46:43 PM »
And more:

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2015, 06:49:28 PM »
And some more:

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2015, 06:49:33 PM »
Tell me it's still got the board!
I think the enormous white thing on the left side of the cockpit is the bottom panel of the mainsail. You can just about see the rather smaller daggerboard peeping out underneath.

I think your right! I always thought that was a board! Thanks for the photos, after 420 sailing and uni fireflys (which have more leaks than the US government) a cherub feels soooo light!

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2015, 06:50:28 PM »
Some more up to date photos on here. Sail no. 2651, from about 4th row down.

https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=cherub%20sail

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2015, 07:18:51 PM »
Thank you so much for all the photos Neil! Its good to see the evolution of Strangely to where she is now! I can't wait to get out on the boat now, videos will be made!!

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2015, 07:21:51 PM »
No problemo. Hope you enjoy it. Just remember, swimming is good for you.

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2015, 07:25:32 PM »
Ruining my fun Neil!

Mike, how about a current photo of strangely?
Thanks
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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2015, 11:20:47 PM »
Sorry, this is the only photo I have at the moment, I'll have more on Wednesday. https://www.dropbox.com/sc/a2z4eolg971at84/AABR4gAbhJzZgtf7NF2bTqMza

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Re: Strangely Brown
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2015, 04:32:53 PM »
Went out today in 20 knots. I'd forgotten what am absolute riot these boats are!!!! Apart from rigging the kite wrong, snapping some shock cord, pulling the kite retrieval block out the deck, and going for a swim hitting the shrouds and popping the shrouds out the spreaders. But learning curve started!!  ;D ;D ;D