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by LarFinn
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 3 Books for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

3 Books for sale

1, "Sailing Boats of the World" edited by Rhonda Budd. 1974 hardback, 1237 pages of just specs and details on hundreds of boats (from dinghies to yachts). If it was in production during the mid 70's it is probably in this book! Invaluable resource with many unusual designs as well as the mainstream ...
by LarFinn
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Pearson Finn for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: Pearson Finn for sale

Now sold
by LarFinn
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Pearson Finn for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Pearson Finn for sale

Needlespar black top mast 2 x old (but fine) dacron sails (1 x North, 1 x Musto) Breathable cover (good quality, only 2 seasons old) Lifting rudder. Mast step replaced last summer (a weakness on old Finns) New self bailers last year (no leaks!!!) Keel band removed (in line with current rules) and ke...
by LarFinn
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat
Replies: 161
Views: 30834

Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Well it reminds me of my old cherub...with the 9ft long spin pole stowed along the boom it used to be longer than its 12ft length.
by LarFinn
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Finn Nationals
Replies: 4
Views: 2748

Re: Classic Finn Nationals

As the owner of the old Pearson, I can confirm that the boat was quick enough, but the nut holding the rudder was defective! The best sailors were at the top of the leader board!
by LarFinn
Tue May 24, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Events pages
Replies: 6
Views: 3882

Re: Events pages

I have the Forum as a bookmark so hardly ever see any of the website.
by LarFinn
Thu May 05, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Meeting 28th- 30th May
Replies: 3
Views: 2384

Re: Roadford Meeting 28th- 30th May

The Entry form is also now available on the RLSC website (Open Events page).
by LarFinn
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Help! Classic Finns now at Netley!
Replies: 7
Views: 3657

Re: Help! Classic Finns now at Netley!

...they aren't just great boats, they attract great sponsors. At this weekends Finn Inlands at Roadford, Brookesy got a local pasty company to provide on the water snacks for all the competitors. (and very nice they were too)
by LarFinn
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Never seen one of these before. Lost Class or no class?
Replies: 7
Views: 2767

Re: Never seen one of these before. Lost Class or no class?

The one at Wimbleball was blue (if I remember correctly). Two mast positions ment that like old 420's they could sail with a crew and jib, or with the mast in the forward position, as a singlehander. I did have some more info about them years ago but probably long gone now.
by LarFinn
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2011 events
Replies: 95
Views: 28669

Re: 2011 events

FDGorilla wrote:Are any Classic Finns looking to do the Nationals at Christchurch - 6th, 7th and 8th May?
I might do, depends on cost, transport and if I have earned enough brownie points for a weekend away!
by LarFinn
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: cherub at Hunts
Replies: 17
Views: 2960

Re: cherub at Hunts

I used to own Cherub 2333 and I always enjoyed the look on the face of the helm of any boat ducking my stern ... as they realised the 9ft long spin. pole (which stowed along the boom) over hung the stern by a good 3 ft.
of course the same boat would probably sink if I got into it now...
by LarFinn
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Sailmaking - A Black Art?
Replies: 4
Views: 2909

Re: Sailmaking - A Black Art?

There are also various "how to" video series on youtube talking you through the making of sails.
Well worth a watch...even if just to "de-mistify" the whole process.
by LarFinn
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn ownership
Replies: 7
Views: 2623

Re: Finn ownership

Quote" Ed Bremner CVRDA Jollyboat J3, J335 &J? - One must go! Firefly F2942 IC K41 & GBR242 MR 638 - For sale Phelps Sculling Boat Bathurst Whiff - in the workshop Also, Tideway on the River and 15ft Looe Launch (on back-boiler) " End Quote Come on Ed, you have been outed...you need another line in...
by LarFinn
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap tweaks
Replies: 60
Views: 13123

Re: Handicap tweaks

Personally I would like to see the handicap adjusted to reward genuinely period sails, a modern sail makes a significant difference compared to a 30 year old version! ref: DavidH - if the boat had Mylar sails "back in the day", I think we should be allowing them now - especially if they are the orig...
by LarFinn
Thu May 20, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn K334? on e-bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: Finn K334? on e-bay

Alan, if it wouldn't take you out of your way then I would appreciate some additional photos and an opinion on general state and state of floor boards etc. I'm waiting to hear from the seller on some additional questions too.

thanks