Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

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Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

Post by mechoption » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:48 pm

Thought some people on here might be interested in this International 14 at our club:

The boat was designed by the well-known English designer Ian Proctor and was built in 1955 by the famous firm of Chippendale (Jack Chippendale is distantly related to the 18th-century family of furniture makers). It came to Canada in 1956 for the Curry Cup, an important international competition at the time. The boat stayed in Canada and came to Deep River the same year. Syd Aldridge was the last owner and he raced it in Deep River and in local regattas for many years with success, before leaving Deep River in the 1970's. The boat was extensively restored in 1993 but has done little sailing since.

As Mr. Aldridge says, "it goes like the clappers".
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Cross III Penultimate I14, 1986, "Grin", CAN519
Kirby 1? I14, 1968, "Agamemnon", CAN324 (sold)

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Re: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

Post by Shu » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:21 am

Very nice. I take it the boat has been stored properly and is still in its restored condition. Are those recent photos or from 1993?
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Re: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

Post by tomvaughan » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:07 am

From the History
"Late in 1954 lan Proctor entered the class, designing Vitesse (650) and Soo-Perb (656). Soo-Perb, built by Chippendale for Mike Pruett, was designed to take advantage of the introduction of self bailers. She had a hollow flare amidships to the maximum beam allowed by the rules, but this faded out forward of the shrouds and aft of the helmsman's position. Thus extra power was gained without excessive windage. She also dispensed with the heavy shoulders that up to now had been a characteristic of the class: her slim shoulders were designed to slice easily through the water and not to cause the bow wave to break away so abruptly. This proved beneficial to windward and also helped to get the boat on to the plane more quickly. Her aft sections were as flat as could be. Soo-Perb, now in Canada, was not sailed a great deal in this country, but she did achieve a 4th on points in the 1957 P.O.W."
still looks good after 56years
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Re: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

Post by mechoption » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:16 am

Shu wrote:Very nice. I take it the boat has been stored properly and is still in its restored condition. Are those recent photos or from 1993?
Pictures are from summer 2010 and she'll be back on the water for this season - I'm hoping to have a sail.

The general hull shape is somewhat similar to the 1960/70'ish Kirby I-14 I used to own.
Cross III Penultimate I14, 1986, "Grin", CAN519
Kirby 1? I14, 1968, "Agamemnon", CAN324 (sold)

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Re: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

Post by mechoption » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:34 pm

tomvaughan wrote:From the History
"Late in 1954 lan Proctor entered the class, designing Vitesse (650) and Soo-Perb (656).
still looks good after 56years
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Neat, didn't know she was called "Soo-Perb" :) I'll try and get some better pictures in the summer with the boat on the water - these pictures don't do her justice !
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Re: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

Post by _chris_ » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:01 am

Great pictures! Where is the boat located?

I'm not sure if you have seen in www.i14.ca but this summer the Royal Canadian Yacht club is hosting the 4th Canadian 14 Foot Dinghy Hall of Fame dinner on June 18th. Some of those already inducted to Hall of Fame like Paul McLaughlin, Bruce Kirby or 2011 nominee Bud Whittaker (and others who will be at the dinner) might be really interested to see the boat. They likely raced against her many times! Before the dinner we are having an expo of old and new I14s... do you have interest in coming? maybe your can bring Soo-Purb?

I can give you more details or check out the website http://www.i14.ca and flyer http://www.i14.ca/I14_Hall_Of_Fame_Dinn ... ration.pdf

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