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Designs were found by the family of the late Ian Proctor that showed a new dinghy he had been working on. The design has developed by Ian Proctor Design Ltd in conjunction with Porter Brothers Ltd. The result is a versatile and fun dinghy that offers a great platform for learners, children and even adults. The dinghy is designed to be sailed single handed (Una), two handed (Duet) or rowed . At just 60 kg the Spectrum is light and easy to manage. You can pop it on the roof rack and take it on your holidays. The hull look is not dissimilar to that of the Fireball.

The Spectrum centreboard has two different centreboard positions depending on whether you are using the jib or not. The mast is aluminium with a fibreglass top for enhanced gust response. The sails are made with Mylar sailcloth. After extensive testing the Spectrum is now on the market and word has it that she is great fun, particularly on a reach. This is a great boat for the kids to learn in, very durable and easy to rig and handle. The asymmetric spinnaker comes as optional to give you a fun, fast little dinghy. If you ditch the rig you can row the Spectrum for a little bit of exercise.

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History, Specifications and Images of the Spectrum

Portsmouth Number 1068 (What is the PN?)

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