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Mekicevica Mekicevica Mon 02 Sep 2013 20:03:07 Hi, fellow Manta sailors!
I notice a few, new registered users but no new posts. Come on guys, let us know what you think of your Mantas, and what you are doing with them.
Your thoughts will be useful to everybody and make justice to Mark's efforts to maintain this website.
Luis aka Mekicevica's Skipper.

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StuartH StuartH Mon 09 Sep 2013 14:17:07 Hi yes I noticed its been very quiet on here, perhaps its the best britsh summer we have had for ages has meant evryone is busy sailing!
I'm still new to this sailing - only had Davin two years now! What I have learnt about sailing is its either too windy or not windy enough!
Still persevearing though, maybe I will make a break through next year.
senco senco Mon 09 Sep 2013 22:44:08 Hello,
I bought a Manta 19 this April and I love it. It is an Austrian built Manta from the 1978, serial nuber (and sail n.) 509. I am the 3rd owner, but it is in good conditions.
I did a 7 day trip at the end of July, 4 of us, and it was a grat fun. I hope to write a story of it with pictures when I find the time.
Regards,
Tomislav
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jb jb Wed 18 Sep 2013 02:58:02 Hi, I'm one of the new manta owners, not yet a manta sailor! I bought Grebe in May, she appears to have been resident on Windermere for some time and prevoiusly appeared on here in some blog photos from 2007, by Mike Fitzgerald. I found her in Manchester, where she'd been hanging out for a year or two and I've bought her back up to Kendal, a bit nearer to the lake, but not there yet. I was hoping to get her on the water this summer, but what I thought were a few little jobs - revarnishing the rudder stock, servicing the foresail furler - became bigger jobs - rebuilding the rudder stock, replacing the foresail furler - and now we're on schedule for April, 2014!

Great site, and as I work my way through my pre-launch checklist I may find I have a few questions requiring the collective wisdom of the forum users!

John - "Grebe"
Smanta Smanta Thu 19 Sep 2013 10:35:26 Hi to you all
I finally did it
I Bought My X mothering laws Manta 19 sail no 1230 .. On September Friday 13? hope that is a good thing. I would like to find out any history or age if any one can help.
I have sailed this little Boat a few times in the distant past but the last 5 years it has been neglected at a farm gathering moss with the rest of the unwanted farm machinery.
I have been inspired by Dylan Winter http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/ who is sailing around the UK in a small yacht. I?m hoping to renovate SManta over the winter months. I normally sail a laser at my local club on the river Trent.
Mart
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Mark Mark Fri 20 Sep 2013 08:54:36 Hi Mart,

I think your manta is one of the newer ones - although I suppose none of them are that new really smile

My understanding is that Blakes Marine built about 200 in the UK under licence from Schoel yachts in Austria. The last one Blakes built was in 1984 and was sail number 1240. I don't know if the Austria builders carried on making them.

Where are you sailing yours?
garyg garyg Mon 23 Sep 2013 18:50:09 Hi Luis.

You are correct, as quite a new Manta owner I have found the website incredibly useful. I think that as with most things the day job can take over and this has certainly been the case with me this year. That said, I will be completing work on my boat this autumn and as promised will post pictures and measurements for any one else crazy enough to attempt keel and plate removal / overhaul. Out Mantas are getting older and will require fettling so comprehensive information as we have on the website is priceless.

Regarding Marks suggestion re a chat room I would certainly be happy with that to both get and provide information for others, including those thinking about buying.

Happy sailing.

Gary
giovannialdini giovannialdini Sun 22 Mar 2015 06:06:19 Good morning, I do not speak English, only Italian and German.
I bought a manta 19 1973.
(google translator)
Fair winds to all !!
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