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  • Greg Flemming
    Ah, well. the good old Internet! Rival Designs 1/21 Cumberland Drive SEAFORD VICTORIA 3198 Contact: Andrew Pryer email: dukepryer@eisa.net.au Greg F ...
    Message 1 of 13 , Feb 26, 2006
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      Ah, well. the good old Internet!

      Rival Designs
      1/21 Cumberland Drive
      SEAFORD VICTORIA 3198
      Contact: Andrew Pryer

      email: dukepryer@...

      Greg F

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > >--- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Nels" <arvent@> wrote:
      >
      > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Nels" <arvent@> wrote:
      > > > Speaking of Long Micros - does anyone know what happened with
      > Andrew
      > > > Pryor who built one down under?
      >
      > > Sorry I meant Andrew PRYER. I know a guy named Pryor and got the
      > > spelling confused.
      >
      >
      > Nels, and Sydney-sider Microphiles,
      >
      > I too thought Andrew's LM website was cool. It's still in my
      > favourites even though it's been dead a while now. I vaguely recall
      > Andrew saying that about the time the boat was to be finished there
      > may be some issues with his site. I seem to recall him saying that
      > he would be moving, or the business would be moving or
      restructured -
      > sold or something. (Did anyone archive the site?)
      >
      > "Pryer" would be a less common spelling than "Pryor" (Pryor = 9
      > initialed "A's" from 20 in total, Syd metro).
      >
      > Is my recollection of Andrew being located in the Sydney metro area
      > correct? If so, perhaps fortune smiles.
      >
      > A Sensis >*residential*< phone listing search for "Pryer" for
      New
      > South Wales Metropolitan returns merely 9 for "Pryer" ( out of
      what?
      > 3-5mil?). For initial "A" there are only 2: "A & K" and "A R" at
      the
      > SAME address in a Sydney beach suburb ( there are 3 "A"s" for NSW
      > regional, some possibles eg Runaway Bay- yeh it's Q. listed too.
      > An "A J" in Tassie metro; "A M" in V metro; "A" in WA metro;)
      >
      > The files picture of Andrew's LM on the trailer shows it outside
      the
      > place where it was constructed IIRC. Racks for timber etc. can be
      > seen through the background door. Above that background open door
      is
      > a commercial sign on which I can only make out clearly "RivaL
      > designs". A Sensis NSW Metro >*business*< search for "rival .."
      > returns 3, only one of which is a likely candidate: "Rival
      Furniture
      > Pty Ltd" in Yennora. "Rival Designs .." for all other metros and
      NSW
      > regional returns a blank (there is a Q. "rival plasterboards", &
      > V. "rival marine", both unliklies, but there is รก "Rival Design" in
      > Seaford, V. metro).
      >
      > A Yellow Pages all states search for the business name "rival .."
      > yields 17, of which there is the very likely: Rival Design Fy 1/ 21
      > Cumberland Drv Seaford VIC 3198 ph: (03) 9786 9908 Furniture--
      > W'salers & Mfrs, (adjacent to Port Phillip Bay, and not far from
      > Western Port Bay [nor recruitable family]). How about that along
      > with the "Pryer A M" listed for Ringwood East, Vic metro?
      >
      > Now, either there's a problem with the Victorian location, or it's
      > my recollection. Yet... Frankston by the bay is kind of Sydney-ish
      > (Botany-ish). Maybe cold call? What's been the LM sailing
      > experience? Over to you.
      >
      > cheers
      > Graeme
      >
      > NB. the Andrew's Long Micro folder & files were created
      > by "dukepryer". I haven't sought "duke ..", thinking it unlikely,
      > and also a little lazy to go into all the resulting permutations
      and
      > combinations. However there would probably be few returns, so
      > shouldn't take long. Likewise for other search options.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > >--- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Nels" <arvent@> wrote:
      > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "baysidewoodenboats" <lillistone@>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Bill,
      > > > Thanks very much for the kind comments. I would sell
      significant
      >
      > > > parts of my body to be able to build a Long Micro.
      >
      > >> Too many boats to build, in too short a life...
      > >
      > > Speaking of Long Micros - does anyone know what happened with
      > Andrew
      > > Pryor who built one down under? He had a wonderfully detailed
      > > website about the construction and then it disappeared.
      > >
      > > There are a few photos in the files, in the folder "Andrews Long
      > > Micro". Some wonderful construction details including the
      > > companionway hatch and the cockpit seats.
      > >
      > > I try not to drool whenever I look at the tabernacle closeup! Not
      > to
      > > mention his shop!
      > >
      > > http://tinyurl.com/zq54b
      > >
      > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/files/
      > >
      > > Nels
      >
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