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by Tony L.
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: finn- or something else
Replies: 8
Views: 7253

Re: finn- or something else

If it's 16ft long then it's not an FD unless someone has cut 3' 10" off it at sone time. Certainly not a Flying Junior.
by Tony L.
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Don't recognise this...after market transom flaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 7279

Re: Don't recognise this...after market transom flaps?

I'm pretty sure it's an Fj. (13' 3" loa.)

There used to be one at Maylandsea Bay Y.C. Which was sailed by the son of an FD sailor.
by Tony L.
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cotton Jib / Genoa wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

Re: Cotton Jib / Genoa wanted

I have a number of old FD Genoas that have been donated to the class, which may be of use I've not got exact measurements to hand but luff is going to be circa 5450mm
by Tony L.
Sun May 04, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: FD anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 8791

Re: FD anyone?

Ouch!!!
by Tony L.
Sun May 04, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: FD anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 8791

Re: FD anyone?

See this boat eventually sold on e-bay for £500 which was slightly lower than I expected but it's in the right ball park & in keeping with what other boats of that age & construction are going for. Even so someone got a lot of boat for his bucks.

Tony
by Tony L.
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: FD Class in UK
Replies: 40
Views: 14964

Re: FD Class in UK

Seems like normal communication between helm & crew!!!
by Tony L.
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: FD Class in UK
Replies: 40
Views: 14964

Re: FD Class in UK

Sorry chaps feel like I've tossed a grenade into the room & then exited stage left.

David anytime you want to have a thrash around in my FD give me a shout.

Ta.
Tony
by Tony L.
Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: FD Class in UK
Replies: 40
Views: 14964

Re: FD Class in UK

Roger I think when it comes to the FD there's much more to consider than simply the boats age e. g. Julian's boat (1979) has all but been fully converted so apart from putting on a few pounds (but don't we all with age) it's still competitive with many of the modern Mader's however a boat that's not...
by Tony L.
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: FD Class in UK
Replies: 40
Views: 14964

Re: FD Class in UK

I agree with David, when I started sailing FD's in the very early 1970's we had 10+' at my club & attracted 20+ boats for an open meeting. It would be interesting to see what CVRDA would classify as a classic FD? As age is not really a factor I would say one with old size kite, single clew genoas, &...
by Tony L.
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: FD Class in UK
Replies: 40
Views: 14964

Re: FD Class in UK

Thanks Alan We are not seeing a massive surge of interest in the UK Class as a result of the Worlds being hosted at Largs. As it stands it looks like there will be 8 GBR boats which is just one more than we had at our Nationals last year. I could write for hours about the various reasons for the dem...
by Tony L.
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: FD Class in UK
Replies: 40
Views: 14964

Re: FD Class in UK

I’ve only just seen this discussion chain & can’t let it pass without comment from by someone from within the FD class Many of the statements made by Alan are either misquotes, factually incorrect or misleading/taken out of context. What the thread does do however is identify the challenges we as a ...
by Tony L.
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: FD anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 8791

Re: FD anyone?

Garda is the spiritual home of the FD.!!!!
by Tony L.
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: FD anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 8791

Re: FD anyone?

Roger if you ever want a sail in one, let me know & I will see what I can arrange.
by Tony L.
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: FD anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 8791

Re: FD anyone?

J89 what number FD did you own ?

Ta.
Tony
by Tony L.
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: FD anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 8791

Re: FD anyone?

Roger it's a bit of a myth that you need. 6ft gorilla on the wire. You can be competitive in all but the heaviest wind with a crew that weighs as little as 13st. Ideal weights are 13.5 - 15st.

Tony