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    Tony T
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    Hi all,

    I recently received a phone call from Glennis Austin whose husband Robin died in November last. She is keen to move on his Firefly which has quite a bit of kit with it. See description of said below. If you are interested she can be contacted by email. glennis.austin16@gmail.com

    Tony Thresher

    Hi Tony,

    I could not find a plate or any carved numbers in the dinghy. I have a National Firefly Measurement Certificate as under

    Owner: Rob Austin. 3 Pathfields, St. John, Torpoint, Cornwall,PL11 3 DE. Sail number GBR 276 (and the last digit is not clear – it might be 2).
    Boat name: Amadis

    Class Association Membership No.1449, Sailing Club: RNSA, Builder: Fairey Marine, Shell and deck material:wood

    Bare Hull Weight: 89.00 Total Corrector Weight: Nil, Number of Correctors: Nil

    Measurers: B H PRIEST, G.Currey

    Measurement completed 15-April-1962, First Certificate 18-April-1962, Date of this certificate 22-Aug-2012

    Notes: Mk ll Deck Layout measured by G Currey 15/08/12

    Certificate authorised by Andrew Wibroe for the RYA Technical

    Buoyancy Endorsements: 19.08.2012, Measurer’s name, R.Austin, 19.08.2012, Measurer’s name,L.Graham

    Owner’s signature: Robin Austin, dated 24 Aug 2012.

    Elsewhere: The original sail number is 2657, and I think they are in reasonable condition.
    New sails from Hyde Sails Ltd bought 27/07/12 , Firefly mainsail 2B-Window, Sail number 2762 (in navy) and Firefly foresail 2B-window

    There is a road trailer and launching trolley, a blue boat cover made by Purple Sails and Marine Team, a mast, a boom, a rudder and tiller. I have not yet been able to find the mast gooseneck fitting and some missing white plastic circular covers. There is a compass, model Vator, made by Suunto let into the after deck.

    There is a laminated folder of the Firefly Class Rules dated March 2003 and various measurement plans

    The boat need painting and varnishing and some minor repairs.

    Any help you can give Tony would be much appreciated. I haven’t yet been in touch with Restronguet sailing club, but perhap I should do so.

    I am in the S.E corner of Cornwall near Plymouth and Looe etc.

    Kind regards,

    Glennis.

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