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by Brookesy
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Insect control.
Replies: 20
Views: 10838

Re: Insect control.

Ian, It was certainly not my intention to bring any controversy to the forum or start a 'my boat has been established longer than yours has' type competition. As Alan pointed out I have owned both British and International Moths in my younger leaner days and am fully aware of their history and devel...
by Brookesy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Insect control.
Replies: 20
Views: 10838

Insect control.

I have not been on the forum for a while and thought I was on the wrong one. there seems to be a huge influx of a certain modern boat maybe its the weather bringing them out but a dose of DDT may put things right. :twisted:
by Brookesy
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: wood for a traveller bar
Replies: 33
Views: 6468

Re: wood for a traveller bar

If you look closely you can see the 2271 track is not drilled but uses a clever internal fastener system that does not need holes drilled at all.
by Brookesy
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: wood for a traveller bar
Replies: 33
Views: 6468

Re: wood for a traveller bar

Do you really need to have a curved support for you mainsheet track? When I refitted the FD Superdocious we used Harken HiBeam Track 2271 which can be bent to your requirements by them and is secured at either deck, backed up by one or two threaded bar pillars which can be secured to the floor. This...
by Brookesy
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Radio Control Finn.....sort of
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Radio Control Finn.....sort of

Thank goodness it was sold....
by Brookesy
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Winter blues
Replies: 32
Views: 8079

Re: Winter blues

Don't knock it until you've tried it, and be warned model yacht racing is addictive, I made the fatal mistake of going along to watch Alan racing and I was lent a boat to have a go, which went on for three races, I am now having the finishing touches put to my own IOM. It is not the same as dinghy r...
by Brookesy
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic, wooden Finn
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

Re: Classic, wooden Finn

Many thanks Graham I will try to make contact as I may be able to solve the rudder problem.
by Brookesy
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic, wooden Finn
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

Re: Classic, wooden Finn

This is a nice find indeed as it is a Fairey boat finished by Wootens built in 1956 with only on owner listed, I would be grateful if you could let me have the current owners details so that I can update the records and ensure its number is retained.
by Brookesy
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic, wooden Finn
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

Re: Classic, wooden Finn

Some of us have been talking with sailmakers with regard to making sails for classic Finns and usually most will have a go, however, it is a complex sail and unless they have experience with them I would advise to steer clear. There are a couple of lofts we have been talking to who will hopefully be...
by Brookesy
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fairey Finn 130
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

Fairey Finn 130

They say you do not see one for ages then they come along in pairs, so here goes. I have had this one for a few months now and really need to get working on my other boat so the garage where it is sitting needs to be used. This boat has had only one owner from new and was laid up at least thirty yea...
by Brookesy
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: wooden finn on the bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: wooden finn on the bay

Go on someone this has got to be worth saving and would make a very welcome addition to the Classic Finn fleet.
by Brookesy
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roland Europe
Replies: 49
Views: 12893

Re: Roland Europe

That's the picture I was thinking of, must try to remember who I lent that book to, it really is a good one.
by Brookesy
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roland Europe
Replies: 49
Views: 12893

Re: Roland Europe

Look on the Classic Finn website www.classicfinn.org.uk and you will find a useful amount of info in the Finn Sailing Manual and Tuning Guide. When the boat is set up correctly the rig does all the work for you, for example in a blow when going to windward you sheet the main in hard with the travell...
by Brookesy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Fixtures 2012
Replies: 112
Views: 28131

Re: Fixtures 2012

Netley?