The tradeshow on the top floor of Datchet Water Sailing Club was very good with the usual traders selling a huge variety model yachting equipment and including a stand for the DF boats, which looked very impressive. I took along my UP and rigged it in B rig, set up a whole Footy stand with two ICE and a SUPABUG with drawings and even cutout hull panels. An interested grandad did take them away!
Of greatest interest was the 1976 BLOODAXE hull, still in 2 parts just as it came out of the moulds. This was en route to Peter Hopkins in Bournville. I took some photos and these are attached on the pic page. BLOODAXE was one of the the top Marblehead in that era and the hull shells weighed 38 ounces as it was quite a big surface area compared with the UP weight of just 14 ounces!
There was […]