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Excellent Condition

Fairey Marine

Build date
July 1967

Excellent Condition

Hull Number

Deck Colour
Varnish Mark ll

Hull Colour
Varnish Mark ll

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Extra Details

Additional Build Notes

Current Owner
Patrick (Paddy) and Conor Whelan

Known Owners

Initial RYA measurement – 26 July
Hull number – 3190
Hull weight – 160lb
Probably built on mould 4

1st owner uncertain, Fairey Marine sales ledger notes just “Thorneycroft”
but no location

1967 – 1972 1st owner – James Birkett, Itchenor SC

1972 – Miss E Tamplin, Itchenor SC

1972 – 1989 David Brigg, Itchenor SC, see F2281

1989 to September 2022 – Dr Michael Brigg, Itchenor S C and Stokes Bay SC

September 2022 – Patrick (Paddy) Whelan and Conor Whelan
Royal Southern YC – Hamble River



Michael Brigg reports –

“Mid 1960’s – 1973 sailed locally in Chichester Harbour in club and junior races.

1972 – Winner of Felixstowe Ferry SC Sherren open meeting trophy

During the 1972 Championships, also hosted by Felixstowe Ferry, the raffle prize was a brand new complete Firefly! (F3372, “Ferryboat”) won by Jamie Birkett, Itchenor SC who sold this Firefly to the Brigg family.

Continued to race in club, open and Championships events until David Brigg died in 1989, while in the middle of a refurbishment.

Bought by Michael Brigg 1989 (to replace F2281, “Myth” sold to someone in Worthing, later resurfacing at Bewl Valley SC and Chipstead SC named “Aqua Vitae”, later “Poppet”)

F3184 stayed under cover until 2006 when an extensive refurbishment back to original was undertaken in Haines Boatyard at Itchenor. Foredeck and Mark II side-decks renewed, new transom, centre-thwart, forward centreplate supports, side bench, new mast and inside & out strip and revarnish. Finally completed and paid for September 2008. Now sailing at open meetings, Championships, and with a replacement Reynolds mast in Classic and Vintage Dinghy Association events as a Singlehander or crewed boat”

Residing Club

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