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by jpa_wfsc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bowmoor Rally
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Bowmoor Rally

Wanting to come, with N12 'Spider' and BM 'Pisces' or Finn 468 but - worrying about the weather with gusts up to 48 mph on Saturday - if the forecast does not change will not come :-(

j./
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Proposal for AGM
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Proposal for AGM

This all sounds very reasonable to me. Might I suggest something other than the 1970 date? A lot of boats of the early 70's in classes like the N12 are I think are generally considered to be Classic? China Dolls, Spider and etc. And in the Finns, Nessa's and mine Taylors, double bottomed GRP might p...
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Shannon one design build
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Shannon one design build

A rather nice documentary on the tube; https://youtu.be/jokIqyj_WKs[/youtube]

Enjoy!
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Anyone fancy a bit on the side?
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

Re: Anyone fancy a bit on the side?

Now sold - gone to a teacher who is I'm sure going to enjoy sailing again after a break of some years.
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Anyone fancy a bit on the side?
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

Anyone fancy a bit on the side?

Our contender, 'A Bit on the Side' is for sail. A composition contender, with several good sails, and a well set up rig. Ready to go as she is, but would benefit from some work soon (pro-grip and some varnishing). Selling as Matthew only plays Rugby now, and living in London not easy to get to a sai...
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

I don't immediately get why a heron would have plastic or rubber strips like these on at all? Would they not be D section, wood? This one, which is perhaps the same type, seems to have what I would expect... https://tudorsc.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/heron1.jpg and Wood would also I think look much...
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ GRP
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Re: 11+ GRP

Burrett, 1974, page 194, lists the 'Plus' dinghy, which is 'a very successful double chine dinghy in GRP and bermudan sloop rig. Plus used to be known as 11 Plus...... The sail insignia for the 'Plus' given as 'PLUS'

LOA 11', Beam, 4'7" Draft 3' Sails 140 ft2 PY 115.
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: What is lot number 7?

Pacer, I'm sure.
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Pegasus repair
Replies: 4
Views: 3385

Re: Pegasus repair

I'm not at all sure how high a quality those GRP hulls were made too.. I do recall 194 had all sorts of different thicknesses of lay up in the floor when I had to repair a split in a particularly thin bit.
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Finn views
Replies: 3
Views: 3904

Re: Classic Finn views

I was planning to go to Oxford - but sadly I began a (non sailing related) project and that clashed. I would definitely be prioritising a Classic Finn event in 2019, but it would need to be, ideally, reasonably near, and would have to not clash with the Comet Trio Calendar, and not clash with my ong...
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A rare beast - an Alpha!
Replies: 0
Views: 2764

A rare beast - an Alpha!

on Ebay, spotted 24h July. This one has a Heron's rig - it should, basically, have the same rig as a Firefly (rotating mast). If anyone takes her on - be aware that the boat was made of a GRP - foam - GRP sandwich and the foam is NOT waterproof - indeed it is very hydroscopic and soaks fast. The one...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Calling classic Finns
Replies: 9
Views: 4117

Re: Calling classic Finns

I have two complete sails, but I also have this Hyde one which I don’t have a full set of battens for. It’s not urgent, I would just like to see how it looks. In other news I seem to be stuck at 6.80 on the mast rake because the mast foot appears to be at the end of its range of travel. I have alwa...
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Skua 'Ysolt'
Replies: 1
Views: 2961

Re: Skua 'Ysolt'

Up for sale again, I do not know if the vendor is the person I sold Ysolt to. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1960s-Skua-Sailing-Dinghy-GRP-Racing-Sail-Boat-Trailer-Drop-Keel-Sails-Mast/142825591438?hash=item214111928e:g:C7IAAOSwVL5a5hb6 I think the price might be a bit high! Also of course Ysolt is all ...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat May 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Needlespar Mast repairable????
Replies: 9
Views: 3932

Re: Finn Needlespar Mast repairable????

Thank you Ed - I will try that (so that my cracked mast can become a useable spare at least). Happy morning at the club today getting the mast set up. I did decide to cut the 10mm off the foot rather than move the ring, as it looked to me to be very messy - breaking out two large old self tappers wo...
by jpa_wfsc
Thu May 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Needlespar Mast repairable????
Replies: 9
Views: 3932

Re: Finn Needlespar Mast repairable????

I'm going to need a hacksaw and a steady hand. Clearly not all Finns have the same dimension from mast step to deck ring - with the mast heel on the floor, the ring is only just (2mm) engaged with the deck ring.... I have looked at moving the ring down the mast, but it looks like a terrible job and ...