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by PeterV
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 5357

Re: Events 2020

Baltic Wharf will be inviting us again on Saturday 31 October.
by PeterV
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: More lost classes??
Replies: 12
Views: 5412

Re: More lost classes??

We have a Laser 5000 here at Warsash, it turned up at the beginning of last year and sailed extremely fast, winning most races, but then it is sailed by the Budgen brothers.

We had a Laser 5000 for a while in Bristol docks at Baltic Wharf. It was very easy to beat round the course in a Laser!
by PeterV
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 5357

Re: Events 2020

Yes, see my separate post about the Classic Finn Travellers, and it's also on the BFA site. It will be on 3/4 October at Northampton.
by PeterV
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Finn Travellers 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 3268

Classic Finn Travellers 2020

Last year the British Finn Association started a new travellers series for Classic Finns, with a cash prize towards an international event and a new trophy. This will continue in 2020 with again 2 CVRDA events and 2 BFA events, chosen to be in sheltered water. The CVRDA events will be at Hunts on 9/...
by PeterV
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mick Edwards
Replies: 3
Views: 2474

Re: Mick Edwards

Very sad news. Clywedog will not be the same without him, you must all be feeling bereft.
by PeterV
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish over Deks Olje #1
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: Varnish over Deks Olje #1

Wilf, I've been using conventional varnish on Django's mast and it's been fine, I think you said you'd used Deks Olje on it before.
by PeterV
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Pearson Finn IR10
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Pearson Finn IR10

The first Pearson Finn was registered in the UK in 1961 and the last in 1973. Alloy masts were only introduced in 1972 so they didn't become common in most club fleets until the late 70s. I broke my last wooden mast at Weymouth Olympic week in 1976 and they were still common then. I have a Bruder wo...
by PeterV
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Vintage boats!
Replies: 1
Views: 1793

Vintage boats!

I was shocked to see that the Solo class has just declared any boat over 20 years old is a vintage! My Devoti Finn, which I consider bang up to date and still well good enough to race in national and world events is 22 years old this year!
by PeterV
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Robbins Ply Delivery cost
Replies: 3
Views: 2128

Re: Robbins Ply Delivery cost

Neil, I had 2 sheets. Delivered a couple of years ago, I think the cost was about £20, it was at any rate almost the same as the discount I got by ordering at the Southampton Boat Show. As I wouldn't want to transport ply on the roof rack (very difficult to do it without it breaking, been there done...
by PeterV
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: The Great Escape.Steve McQueen's jump.
Replies: 1
Views: 2690

Re: The Great Escape.Steve McQueen's jump.

I saw the programme and loved it. Now where can I buy the bike at an affordable price?
by PeterV
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage Finn
Replies: 6
Views: 4516

Re: Vintage Finn

Welcome to the world of classic Finns. I have a Bruder mast on my Finn, if you send me a photo of the makers mark I should be able to tell you if it's a Bruder. As for replacing the wood, mahogany was probably used originally, perhaps with teak gunwhales. Iroka is probably the best modern wood but y...
by PeterV
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A bit on the wild side
Replies: 5
Views: 3674

Re: A bit on the wild side

Well done Alan, I expect to see it on the water this summer and then could I borrow the plans and next year we'll have a race!
by PeterV
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

Re: A Wotzit Fairey Marine 15 Ft converted into a fine oddity

That's some find! I'd guess it's based on a Swordfish hull but modified at the start of life to a day sailer with the daggeboard and weird rig. Fairey sold many bare hulls for home or professional finishing.
by PeterV
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 5357

Re: Events 2020

So far on the calendar:
9/10 May Hunts
18/19 July Roadford
8 Aug Bowmoor
29-31 Aug Clywedog
by PeterV
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hykeham 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

Re: Hykeham 2020

So should we do another CVRDA team effort at the Lord Birkett?