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by poacher
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: rowing scull
Replies: 32
Views: 23628

Re: rowing scull

Where do you get a sliding seat assembly, like the one shown above, as I have a laser hull the has been narrowed which would make an ideal river scull.
thanks
John
by poacher
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn for restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 5102

Re: Finn for restoration

More like a Tiptree marine Finn.
by poacher
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn K123
Replies: 5
Views: 4491

Re: Finn K123

Now sold.
by poacher
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Single Hander
Replies: 35
Views: 17257

Re: Single Hander

I would settle for £150 to get it used again.
by poacher
Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Single Hander
Replies: 35
Views: 17257

Re: Single Hander

Finn K123 is still available and very cheap.
by poacher
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn K123
Replies: 5
Views: 4491

Re: Finn K123

The Finn is old but serviceable, it has been painted and the fittings are generally very 1950s. The mast and boom are wood with the mast needing some regluing. There are 2 dacron sails that look to be well used but serviceable. The boat is in Essex, its dead cheap so come and have a look.
by poacher
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn K123
Replies: 5
Views: 4491

Re: Finn K123

Still for sale offers on £150.
John
by poacher
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: minisail and Coypu on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 3410

minisail and Coypu on ebay

Minisail (331811028131) and Coypu (331811024286) on ebay. Both 99p. Worth a look?
by poacher
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn K123
Replies: 5
Views: 4491

Finn K123

I have an early Pearson Finn for sale number K123. The boat is in almost original condition and comes complete with 2 sails, both dacron not cotton, that are serviceable, wooden mast and boom ( the mast needs some regluing, but otherwise both are in excellent condition ) The rudder and centreplate a...
by poacher
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn K123 Pearson
Replies: 0
Views: 4156

Finn K123 Pearson

K 123 Pearson Finn I have an early Pearson Finn for sale. The boat is in almost original condition and comes complete with 2 sails, both dacron not cotton, that are serviceable, wooden mast and boom ( the mast needs some regluing, but otherwise both are in excellent condition ) The rudder and centre...
by poacher
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: And this is...
Replies: 12
Views: 4959

Re: And this is...

It's a Toy ( Tony's Own Yacht - named after Tony Allen the designer ) with a Phantom mainsail. Obviously the Solo sail that was used originally was considered too small. The T2000 used the same hull with a much larger sail, wings and a trapeze.
by poacher
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Re decking a 1957 Finn
Replies: 23
Views: 7079

Re: Re decking a 1957 Finn

Martin
Use a steel straight edge and a new Stanley knife blade, this cuts cleanly and does not split the veneer. Do not cut square ( ie at 90 degrees ) but at about 60 degrees of undercut as this allows for plenty of epoxy supporting the joint.
See you in the racing boat next season.
John
by poacher
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Butt joint floor repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

Re: Butt joint floor repairs

The epoxy butt joint will be stronger that the origonal ply. It doesn't even have to be a good fit. If you doubt this do a bench test with a strip of ply, you will never break the joint.
Good luck
John
by poacher
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Sealant under keelband?
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: Sealant under keelband?

When you put the screw in for the last time dip the thread in some varnish. This seals the wood but can still be removed if necessary.
by poacher
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Just for a change, a mystery sail challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3853

Re: Just for a change, a mystery sail challenge

Could be a Seahawk. A 17 foot trailer sailor from the 60s, I think they were made by Moores opf Wroxham.