I’m wondering if anyone out there has any information or pictures of 3428 Heaven Can Wait which I have recently rescued form deepest darkest Wales?
I know she is a an Ovington IX Smoothie with carbon and decked by Arnott Dobson and was originally owned By Ron Donaldson who coincidently was the first owner of my 3130 Anemone.
Anyway she was just on the point of saving before she was beyond economic repair but thankfully the start of the restoration shows she’s pretty good underneath all that blown varnish. All I know is she last sailed in 2006 at Chew Valley
Seen on a 5o5 at the show – this it is just folded over velcro I think – nice and flexible.
But would be banned on our boat ! Pity – looks great !
There’s a lot going on upfront in this boat, but a lot of the detailing is very neat. It looks as though the spinnaker setup is skiff style, as per our Champions Graham Vials and Chris Turner… no bags, no cockpit sock – nice!
We’ve seen this a lot of course, but Bill’s set up overall is very neat.
At the Dinghy Show, it was evident that Bill Card had put a lot of thought into the jib furler, halyard and top fitting (very sexy looking too)… adjustable track too.
Bill Chard had fitted an adjustable mainsheet bridle on the boat at the dinghy show. The controls mid cockpit very very neat – the whole system is well concealed.
We have a team at our club experimenting with twin Spiro poles. At the Show, Bill Chard had a very thoughtful set up which was attracting lots of attention.
This photo shows the guts of it, and the photo below shows you the very neat detailing at the mast gate controls.
At the back of the boom, of course, there’s a lot of elastic to fit in.
It was a great day up at the Dinghy Show today. First time I can say I’ve ever noticed those trees in blossom!
The show on Saturday seemed really well attended and the Flying Fifteen stand was actually VERY busy – a great sign.
So good to meet old friends. The FF on the stand was our latest addition to the Fleet – 4069… beautifully fitted out by Bill Chard. Very very thoughtful piece of work that is.
I’ve a whole load of photos to publish shortly of the things on Bill’s boat that caught my eye.
Great view of the Shard from up there!
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