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Brings back some memories had Cherub "Phred "sail 1934 , for many years boat was always a kick in the pants.

Didn't have assy poles back then we carried 9ft spin pole in hoops on the boom!


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I'm loving all this Cherub action going on at the moment and think it's a magnificent move. I think if the northern chap can get a laser cut flat pack kit togeather for a stich n tape like build

Yeap bloody good seeing a revival of these classes that have basically been killed off by YNZ, or at least in NZ. When looking at the boats YNZ wants none are much more than massively over priced

I've got a pile of photos of one in build but can't post them. Bugger!! Oh well, judging by another thread the chances are most of you aren't old enough to understand them anyway

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Clicked on the link and looked at all the photos from those years. Lots of nostalgia there. I did my Cherub sailing in Nelson in the mid 60's and sailed Pandora (ex Neil Pryde) and June (a Wagstaff design).Sadly do not have any photos. The popular design back then was the Spenser MKVII. I wonder if anyone has photos of these boats in action.

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As a young R Class sailor I asked the same question, our rudder was transom mounted, some others were on frames.

The answers varied, but generally the benefits were, in order...

When twin wired downhill the angle between the tiller and the extension was wider, making for better control.

The 'board and rudder are further apart, so a little less twitchy.

There's less tiller in the boat, so more space when running to the other side. 

And that was it, really. All valid reasons, all from the '92 Leander in Lyttelton.

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