Re: new member with, perhaps, an odd question
Preed, not sure where you're located.. your profile's a bit empty... but:
Here in Vancouver there's a vessel called FanTan, another Colvin originally junk rigged. The owner/builder eventually converted to standard stayed sloop (marconi, not gaff). This involved moving mast location, obviously, but at least with steel that's more easily managed.
She's quite distinctive, red hull/flush deck. They've been cruising the coast extensively for decades. Currently for sale, too, I believe. If there's a Colvin owner's group they may be on it.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Last edited by Faster; 04-07-2013 at 12:43 PM.