Template talk:Sailing dinghies and skiffs

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May 2006[edit]

Looking back over this template's history, it seems odd to me that some edits have been to remove redlinks. If it is to be a complete list, a daunting task indeed, surely redlinks should be perfectly acceptable, since a redlink is often a spur for a knowledgeable editor to create the article that is required.

For example, I have just added a few boats where there are no articles. That is not a bad thing nor a good thing. It is just a fact. Since the naming convention is sensible, then the template will point to the new articles when they are created. And the editor is likely to deploy this template after checking "What links here" and being amazed how many articles point to the new article. That part is the "good thing".

I'd like to see the Jollyboat come back to the template, for example. A glorious 18' wooden planing boat, almost never seen today, but sadly deleted many months ago because there was, presumably, no article. The same with the Graduate - a boat I learnt to sail on. These boats are part of our history. And the redlink will spur an aficionado to write the article, will jog a memory. It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but it will come.

Fiddle Faddle 22:52, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Dinghy Database may be useful Fiddle Faddle 22:53, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


I've been gathering some info on Zephyr (Des Townson and Mistral (Des Townson) to prepare articles, but notice the redlinks to them have been removed in the past couple of days... any reason why? Alan Baskin 00:43, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
I suggest you both put them back and publish your articles. Assuming the boat is in the right template. Reasons, per se, don;t tend to appear much on wikipedia, so be bold yourself and edit the template. Fiddle Faddle 06:52, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
I'll certainly "be bold" and do it myself, just thought it was worth asking the question. Cheers. Alan Baskin 00:00, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

International Canoe[edit]

I have added this because it passes the duck test though it is a canoe Fiddle Faddle 18:00, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

A suggestion[edit]

It may tidy this up a little to put all the Laser (Performance Sailboats Surope/Vanguard of North America), LDC Racing Sailboats and Topper Sailboats classes into Subsections. At the moment, the Lasers and RSs are fairly tidy, but the Topper brand classes are spread through the list (perhaps hampered by most of them not being a "Topper X")- things like the Sport 14 and 16 (also don't notice the Buzz, Iso, Spice and the Topaz classes there yet. Will sort this)

ussailing.org - one design class listing[edit]

http://ussailing.org/odcc/classresults.asp —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tkjazzer (talkcontribs) 07:18, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Infobox needed[edit]

I notice that several pages that use this template are in desperate need of an infobox. This page, for instance, has the "Specifications Under Current Rules" box on the upper right, but it is created by a bunch of manually-placed code. This should be standardized into a template so that all the other pages can be easily constructed. (Several other articles have this manually-placed code as well — not editor-friendly!)

I'd like to get the infobox started right away. I'm not knowledgeable enough on the dinghies and skiffs subject, however, to have all the answers. For starters, can someone tell me what the infobox should be called? I don't think that "Infobox specifications under current rules" makes much sense. Could it be, "infobox dinghies"? And what are specifications under current rules? Does that need to be in the header?

I'm going to start building the template '''[[Template:Sailing dinghies and skiffs/infobox|here]].''' Let me know how I can help. Thanks. Timneu22 (talk) 13:02, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Nevermind, I found an existing template. However, there is still a great need to switch all these articles to that infobox! Timneu22 (talk) 14:33, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

need to add pixel dinghy[edit]

http://www.littletraversesailors.org/history.html http://www.sailpixel.com/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.22.220.61 (talk) 18:12, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

The template split[edit]

I like the idea of splitting the template, at least to an extent. Would {{Navbox with collapsible groups}} meet the need for differentiation better though and look a tad neater? The work that has been done is not wasted, because a simple copy and paste operation woudl do the job easily. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 16:31, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Splitting might help. :) However, criteria to split it with is trickier - I've separated the boats based on LOA, as I figure it was getting pretty unmanageable, but LOA isn't my first choice. However, it is the only criteria which I think we're guaranteed to have for all boats. I'm not so big on collapsible sections, though, unless it gets a bit bigger, as they tend to hide information a bit more than I'd generally like. But that may just be me. :) - Bilby (talk) 09:01, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Thinking about it some more, I figured we could at least make a distinction between dinghies and scows, and possibly pull out the Sharpies and skiffs. Thus I've pulled out the scows to start with. - Bilby (talk) 09:32, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

amf puffer[edit]

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amf_puffer/?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=3

pretty popular boat. deserves a wikipedia article.

PS. I don't like the idea of fragmenting out the skiffs and scows. You should put the scows back in the template. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.151.131.87 (talk) 23:46, 28 June 2011 (UTC)