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Just been reading the winter 1978 newsletter

Started by chopper, 01 Oct 2009, 10:03

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Have owned this old news letter for years as it had a section on my old boat Paws.
I was reading through and saw a pic o of a one planker made by Nigel waller to a design by R.Chance just wondered if the boat ever made it to the water.


I know of two one plankers made that year, one called Punkerella 3012, the other called Wizardry 3027 owned by Nigel Waller and Howard Stevenson respectively. They were both pretty quick and well sailed as the results for the next couple of years show.
Interestingly the boat database shows them both as 4 plankers - which is wrong. They were one plankers which by dint of some careful addition of strips of veneer, complied with the double curvature rule that was meant to prevent round bilged boats at the time.
Punka also featured a daggerboard and so was the only ever round bilged daggerboard N12.

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