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Munkey

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Only gone and bought a 12
« on: February 08, 2015, 07:40:12 PM »
So after my previous post and deciding I'm not too fat for a 12 I've gone and bought Baggy Aardvark. It was mainly because she had all the carbon toys but hopefully we'll have a great seasons racing.
Be prepared for lots of stupid questions.

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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 09:07:46 AM »
Welcome. She's a great boat with loads of history!

monkeynuts

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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 05:30:37 PM »
Good work welcome to the addiction I too am on not the learning curve and have ended up with 2 12's!

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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 06:17:32 PM »
Where are you based Monkeynuts.
I. Used to own 3317 a while back and nearly bought it back when it first appeared on e Bay
looks like it's rigged the same as when I had it so if you are near Essex might be able to help you out
Stuart
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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 07:59:53 PM »
you've done well there she's a sweet boat, I remember her from days when Mikey C used to own her.
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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 08:28:57 PM »
Hi Stu, nowhere near but if you can help ive added a pic and like to pick your brains, feel free to get in touch!

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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 06:32:59 PM »
Which time Smilie? - Been owned by the family on three seperate occasions!

Munkey

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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 09:15:52 PM »
Thanks all for the reply.
I cant wait to get out for a sail in it now. Does anyone know where the name came from?

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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2015, 03:17:57 PM »
I knew Mike right back at the start of  Team Aardvark, so I guess that would have been just before Mike traded Baggy Aardvark for Terry’s Ledger build foolish.   
 
Had the history behind the name I thought was down to Mike’s obsession with Aardvarks. Less of cause it has always been called that and there for reasoning behind the name is lost in the mists of time.
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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 03:44:25 PM »
It always had that name, was a contributing factor towards my Aardvark naming nonsense. Think the boat was Mike Hoyles so he may know the answer... Probably involves use of a dictionary!

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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 04:24:49 PM »
I don't know I always thought the Aardvark thing was kind cool. It's a load better than the Bill thing ;)
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David_Wilkins (Guest)

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Re: Only gone and bought a 12
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2015, 06:36:10 PM »
You guessed it Mike.
When Mike Hoyle was naming the boat he picked a dictionary for inspiration and found Aardvark was the first word. We were both sailing at Henley SC at the time.

 

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