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N1604 Tinnabulus

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The life of N1604 Tinnabulus. Design: Mark 8, designed by: Ian Proctor in 1959

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ocallensmith

Information on this boat has been passed to me today by Richard Ensor. As below:

 I am trying to get back in the water for next summer, I've had it 18 or more years, & swapped a merlin rocket for it with my brother. It came shortly before that from Don Stone, a local boatbuilder, I think it was a bright orange, & might have had a light blue underlayer of previous paint if I remember, it has a red ID tag, saying Chippendale boats ltd National 12 designed by Ian Proctor. Wooden boom and metal mast, all wood & brass or wood or aluminium fittings, wood type pulleys, wooden centre board, needing repair, not quite sure how it stops from falling thro the centre hole, brass bilge pumps, 1 damaged, needing repair prob. Any information on the age, / history would be good, I was told it was some sort of early 1960s prototype. 
My ownership started in year 1967 with 2135, almost a new boat !
Ex owner of 1626, 1777, 2135, 2730 & 2844 and present owner of 2383.

ocallensmith

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QuoteTinnabulus was Ian Proctor's original Mk 8, finishing 17th overall (from 133) in the 1958 Burton Week  that was won by Intuition!
and he was in the 30's in 1959 from 180 dinghies....Tinnabulus was being sailed by someone else in 1960....
In 1959 Ian launched the Mk9 and in 1960 he launched the Mk10 so despite still sailing 1604 in the Burton Weeks in 1958 and 1959 he was looking to the future whilst his Mk8 was still winning.
My ownership started in year 1967 with 2135, almost a new boat !
Ex owner of 1626, 1777, 2135, 2730 & 2844 and present owner of 2383.

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