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here is a photo of inside when I have taken all the seats and floor out down to the planking .And I have kept everything I taken out to reuse or to use as a pattern so far one plank needs replacing and three rips thankyou Carl


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A Nice little boat Carl, Do you have the sails for her, there may well be something on the sail which will give you a clue.

Good luck with the restoration.

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There was a boatbuilding firm named Wright and sons who were based in Cullingham Road in Ipswich and they operated from about 1930 to 1970 and were well known builders who built many wooden sailing boats. Its possible that your boat was built by that firm. Dave R..

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Wright & Sons (Ipswich) Ltd in the 50s, 60s and 70s from Mahogany on oak frames.  Wrights also built a 14 known as the Family 14.  The Twelves are 12ft (3.66m) overall and 4'8 (1.42) in beam.  They carry about 80sq ft (7.4sq m) of sail - originally on gunter rigs which have been largely or wholly replaced by Bermudan.    The home of the Twinkle Twelve is the Burnham Overy Staithe Sailing Club where there are 25 - 30 Twinkle 12s and a small number of 10s and 14s.  These charming boats are widespread but the only fleet is at Burnham Overy

Following on from the last post. I found the above information. Interesting that some of their dingy are still racing in Norfolk. Perhaps further information might be forthcoming if you were to contact the above sailing club. As someone pointed out your boat may well have been a dingy which was converted to a cruiser.

Either way its a nice looking boat, and an interesting project. Hopefully you will post more pictures as things progress.  




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quote:"all I know about is I picked up from Kingston and has little plaque with Wright & Sons boat builders but no dates"

That's going to help greatly in narrowing it down Carl.

I've started going through likely builders of the likely era, and I've got two "Wright & Sons", one at Cullingham Rd Ipswich, and the other at Loughborough Rd Leicester.

Is there anything else on the plaque to indicate which one ?  (Though Ipswich is going to be the most likely, as Maurice and Dave have already replied).

She may indeed be a hull conversion, it's very unlikely that the alloy spars were original equipment in any case, given the trad hull construction and design.




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Now we know the builder then we can be fairly sure that she is not a Kestrel as the clinker ones were built by Jack Chippendale during the 1950's. See:
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1476&bih=815&q=Ian+Proctor+Kestral&oq=Ian+Proctor+Kestral&gs_l=img.12...1836.21379.0.24237.25.12.4.9.3.0.354.2460.0j9j1j2.12.0....0...1ac.1.34.img..7.18.2389.rsCi5DD86HE#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=O0V6gxTzDq5amM%253A%3BAM-SY2AN2ucpRM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.kestrel.org.uk%252Fv2%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2013%252F04%252Fcristelno6.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.kestrel.org.uk%252Ftechnical%252F%3B650%3B351

Coincidentally  it was the ally mast that made me think of Ian Proctor as a number of his boats were fitted with ally masts, hence Proctor Spars.

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I believe that I am correct in stating that as well as the classes like the twinkle twelve, Wrights also built a lot of "one offs" or just a few of a design.
They certainly built boats with cabins. Many years ago I knew a chap that owned one (from new) at Pin mill in Suffolk where I often sailed. Local to Ipswich he rated the builders highly.
I had not heard of them since. Until now....

Assuming of course I am talking about the correct Wright and sons.

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What a very pretty little sailing boat, huge potential there for a cracking restoration.

Good luck with it and keep us posted please


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She could be a modified waldringfeild  one design that's been
modified with cabin and  alloy spar .i don't think it's a kestrel they
where longer and not so pretty they had reverse sheer



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Hi to everyone and thank you for all the information
you have given me she does have Mahogany on oak frame .I think she was built with the cabin it"s same oak frame inside the cabin as outside the boat .
I just found some information she was built on cullingham road   in  Ipswich .
I will try find out more information thank you again to everyone and we"ll keep you posted Carl  

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