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by PeterV
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Floorboards were not fitted to some of the very first Finns, but as far as I can tell they were a requirement from the early 50s, they were certainly in use in 1952, so that predates all GRP Finns and almost all UK Finns.
by PeterV
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 30
Views: 271

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

I'm disappointed, I thought Gavin's answer was clever.
by PeterV
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 30
Views: 271

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

There was a replica sailing ship called the Nonesuch!
by PeterV
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 30
Views: 271

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Zenith
Leader
Graduate
Topper
Ghost, or Phantom
by PeterV
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 30
Views: 271

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

I had exactly the same answers as Rupert, except perhaps the Forth and Clyde canal, which I'm not sure is open at the moment.
by PeterV
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Corona virus shut down
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Corona virus shut down

So, it looks now as if I should hoist Django into the roof of the garage and think about getting her out next year.
by PeterV
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Donie, Here's my set up. My boom fits into the mast the same as yours. You can see I have a strop around the mast at deck level which takes the primary block so the drum power is doubled, then the drum take off goes through a block to a take off to either side so its multiplied by 2 again. You can a...
by PeterV
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Donie, I have a copy of the Finn rigging guide which was produced in 1990, so towards the end of the alloy rig era. However the kicker is a lever kicker the same as a modern Finn. For a wooden rig you have to decide how you're going to do it. An old fashioned lever kicker will work, that's what I ha...
by PeterV
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Corona virus shut down
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Corona virus shut down

My best wishes to all this community in these difficult times. I've stocked up on..... Paint for our lounge and hall, and I've got enough varnish for a couple of coats on Django. I'm very fortunate in that I can still sail on the sea and there's a group of us who will still sail our Finns together m...
by PeterV
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Oddity
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Oddity

I'd call it both wonderful and eccentric. Can you imagine trying to sit out while still steering with the rope!
by PeterV
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2808

Re: Events 2020

Baltic Wharf will be inviting us again on Saturday 31 October.
by PeterV
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: More lost classes??

We have a Laser 5000 here at Warsash, it turned up at the beginning of last year and sailed extremely fast, winning most races, but then it is sailed by the Budgen brothers.

We had a Laser 5000 for a while in Bristol docks at Baltic Wharf. It was very easy to beat round the course in a Laser!
by PeterV
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2808

Re: Events 2020

Yes, see my separate post about the Classic Finn Travellers, and it's also on the BFA site. It will be on 3/4 October at Northampton.
by PeterV
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Finn Travellers 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 478

Classic Finn Travellers 2020

Last year the British Finn Association started a new travellers series for Classic Finns, with a cash prize towards an international event and a new trophy. This will continue in 2020 with again 2 CVRDA events and 2 BFA events, chosen to be in sheltered water. The CVRDA events will be at Hunts on 9/...
by PeterV
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mick Edwards
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Mick Edwards

Very sad news. Clywedog will not be the same without him, you must all be feeling bereft.