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by FDGorilla
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn GBR417
Replies: 6
Views: 2456

Finn GBR417

For Sale - apparently having two Finns is regarded as excessive.... Early (1976) Mk2 Vanguard - 21st out of the mould before the bow section was modified. Fast boat capable of mixing it with the more modern boats. Heavily modified/updated by Graham Brookes including: Devoti style mast gate Movable c...
by FDGorilla
Tue May 28, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Who's coming to Roadford
Replies: 15
Views: 6966

Re: Who's coming to Roadford

Is that 3 pumps per wave or gust to promote surfing / planing?

Just asking.... :D
by FDGorilla
Fri May 24, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Who's coming to Roadford
Replies: 15
Views: 6966

Re: Who's coming to Roadford

Free pumping is banned specifically for the Roadford Nationals - it's in the Notice of Race on the front page.

Someone has no sense of fun....
by FDGorilla
Thu May 23, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Who's coming to Roadford
Replies: 15
Views: 6966

Re: Who's coming to Roadford

One Ox each? Is that all? Although, I suppose we wont be working up much of an appetite with the ban on free pumping... :(
by FDGorilla
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: FD K9
Replies: 44
Views: 10256

Re: FD K9

If it's any help, I'll be at the Roadford Rally (Classic Finn Nationals) in June. Happy to go over some basic tuning and systems with you. Before we got all flashy with Maders etc our first FD was K310 so I can probably remember some of the tricks. If you can, I'd avoid ratchet blocks on the genny -...
by FDGorilla
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Boat covers
Replies: 13
Views: 5420

Re: Boat covers

Al

Speak to Phil Bull at Rain and Sun - http://www.rainandsun.co.uk/index.htm

He's got a Devotti at Warsash. His wing mast covers are superb. In fact he had an FD for a while - not sure if you overlapped with him?

James
by FDGorilla
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Restoring an old timber rowing VIII
Replies: 37
Views: 8472

Re: Restoring an old timber rowing VIII

Thanks Guys. Don't want to hijack the thread so message me if you think of something - comments about skill level noted. I've rowed 4s (coastal and river) and 8s but never a scull of any breed, it's been a few years, it'd be on the Hamble and I'm now way over 100kg! The coastal sounds interesting th...
by FDGorilla
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Restoring an old timber rowing VIII
Replies: 37
Views: 8472

Re: Restoring an old timber rowing VIII

I've rowed an FD down virtually every run I've sailed in one but that probably isn't quite where this discussion is going.... For what it's worth, I also enjoy rowing - properly not with a spinnaker or mainsheet - so for me a sub-forum would be of interest. However, I'm probably in a minority and, t...
by FDGorilla
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 101
Views: 63034

Re: Introductions

I'm James. Easily recognizable due to being 6'10''. My involvement with CVRDA is Rog's fault having met him via 'Fastsail' (great idea that unfortunately seems to have faltered a bit). Started life crewing Dad's Merlin - 3031 which he still owns - at Hamble. I have vague memories of balancing on the...
by FDGorilla
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Road Trailer - Finn
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

Road Trailer - Finn

Guys

I need a road base to fit a West Mersea 250 launching trolley - I know that this is a slim chance but has anyone got soemthing suitable that they're looking to part with?

Thanks

James
by FDGorilla
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: weight limit on a trapeze wire!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 5077

Re: weight limit on a trapeze wire!!!

I seem to remember a 5o5 mast that was seriously bent by James and Toby but I think it was more to do with bouncing it along the bottom of the solent with a boat attached to the other end. Oi!!! I'm not that fat! The mast had a major interface with the real estate in big waves/breeze. All very ugly...
by FDGorilla
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Thames Classics, 23rd July
Replies: 8
Views: 4525

Re: Thames Classics, 23rd July

I'm hoping to be there with the Finn - Short tacking will be good for me......short tacking will be good for me..... short tacking will be painful and slow but I need the practice! Any other Finns coming?
by FDGorilla
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Is it a Ferarri? Oh no....it's a Flying Dutchman
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: Is it a Ferarri? Oh no....it's a Flying Dutchman

The boat is/was called Shifter. Very very fast in the light to medium and especially in a slight chop. Once owned (possibly from new) by Keith Paul. I hope he doesn't see the pictures! She spent a long time at Hayling before moving to Wales whereafter it was never seen on the circuit again. Last I h...
by FDGorilla
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: More Wrecks
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

Re: More Wrecks

Hi Roger Whereabouts are you? There are a few of us on here with FD experiance albeit I for one haven't ever had to tune a non-raking rig! My first FD crewing was on K310 so K273 shouldn't be that different and I can probably remember how an FD goes together. It sounds like you have an interesting p...
by FDGorilla
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Authentic Anti slip?
Replies: 30
Views: 4702

Re: Authentic Anti slip?

Dad's Merlin (3031) had budgie-grit bonded in the varnish as floor non-slip. Brilliant stuff - very very grippy even in the worst of conditions and you made sure you didn't fall over on it or it destroyed wetsuits, skin, limbs, etc! As a crew, there was strangely there was some reticence about being...