Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Dinghy "Gugh"

Not sure where this is - maybe one of the Net denizens reading this post can enlighten me - but this video has charm; a seaside row of cottages, repairing a dilapidated sailing dinghy next to a busy pedestrian path, rigging up and then kicking around on a protected bay. The class of dinghy is also a mystery. She looks short, maybe 2.4 meters, with an overhanging boom and a masthead jib - who knows if this is the original rig or something glommed onto the hull? And the name? What is, or who is Gugh?


Update - January 10 - Max from over Bursledon Blog comes up with the place:
"Looks like Christchurch, the row of beach huts by Hengisbury Head. Sailing is inside Christchurch harbour and you can see view of the open sea in Christchurch Bay with the Isle of Wight in the distance.
More about Christchurch from Max's blog.

Patrick Hay chimes in with a comment and correctly identifies the dinghy as the Bobbin class, length 2.7 meters, beam 1.27 meters, manufactured by Pearson Brothers of England in the 1970's.

More information on the Bobbin can be found over here.



All in all, a very nice piece of both quadcopter and land-based videography.




A Short Film About Gugh from Sam Swift on Vimeo.

4 comments:

Bursledon Blogger said...

Looks like Christchurch, the row of beach huts by Hengisbury Head. Sailing is inside Christchurch harbour and you can see view of the open sea in Christchurch Bay with the Isle of Wight in the distance. Great location and nice video.

http://bursledonblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/christchurch-harbour.html

Tweezerman said...

Thanks Max! I figured you would be the one who might know. Now about that dinghy class?

Patrick Hay said...

Bobbin?

Tweezerman said...

By jiggity Patrick, that's the one. Looked at some online images and this dinghy is indeed a Bobbin, mfg. by Pearson Bros. in the 1970's. More details on the Bobbin over at this bloke's blog post.