Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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at last it becomes obvious as to the inspiration for the Hartley
edit - or was it the other way round ? When was the Hartley first built ?
The other way around, TD. The Hartley TS was actually the world's first home-built trailable yacht with accomodation.
Designed by Richard Hartley beginning in the late 1950s for home construction. The TS16 was the first truly trailable sailing boat which incorporated accommodation. His genius for design and identifying the need for yachts that gave a little more room and comfort than that offered by Off-the-Beach yachts initiated a whole industry. TS16's have been built in Australia since 1963, and there are records of TS18's and 21's being built in the early 1970s
..and that's probably about right. Should be old enough for Dylan - no?
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