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Euan Galloway

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Vintage graupner Collie yacht ,re born
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:53:23 PM »

Hello,
            I have just spent the last few days cleaning,painting and refurbishing a lovely late 1970s graupner Collie for my 5 year old daughter to sail while us boys speed around with our fast electrics.The model was found on e bay and came complete with an early futaba sail winch.We managed to sail her today on a small part of the pond that was not solid? and went really well Katie did really well on her first attempt.I have attached a couple of photos .
                                                cheers Euan. ps as a non yachting person i must admit i really enjoyed my first wind powered jaunt roll on the summer???
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BobF

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Re: Vintage graupner Collie yacht ,re born
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 10:47:17 PM »

Hi Euan,
I've still got the Mk 1 version which I bought in 1978. They sail very well in light winds.
Think I'll have to get mine out again next year. The only mod I made was to make a set of nylon sails, as the sails supplied were not the best.
PS the sails on yours look like they were an upgrade, as was the keel. Making yours a Mk 2
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