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by Brookesy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roland Europe
Replies: 49
Views: 12893

Re: Roland Europe

Peter is absolutely right you must get the traveller under the boom to put any form of tension on the leech of the sail with the Moth unstayed rig which to windward means having the boom on the deck in a blow. To try to do the same with the kicker would need one mighty ammount of purchase, which you...
by Brookesy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Fixtures 2012
Replies: 112
Views: 28131

Re: Fixtures 2012

Roadford will be more than happy to host an event, and we are more than willing to host the Nationals, however the August Bank Holiday is taken up by the Goodacre Cup our Club Regatta and whilst visitors are encouraged the committee is concerned that it would be difficult to run the two events toget...
by Brookesy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: novice seller International moth mk III
Replies: 24
Views: 4409

Re: novice seller International moth mk III

Wow, look at those prices in the catalogue. I remember thinking about selling on my 'Nervous Breakdown' to buy a Skol and thinking I could not justify spending that much.
by Brookesy
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: weight limit on a trapeze wire!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 5459

Re: weight limit on a trapeze wire!!!

I have had more than a couple of crews using the wire on the FD who were in excess of 16 stone, but then the FD carries weight well.
I wont guess at AlanW's weight but he has been one of the suspects....
by Brookesy
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham Classic Boat Revival update
Replies: 78
Views: 27385

Re: Bosham Classic Boat Revival update

Ed, if it doen't start to walk home on its own before, I will be in the Bosham area on the 9th July so could pick it up or at least chase and try to catch it....
by Brookesy
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Gooseneck
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Gooseneck

Just what some one is looking for I believe....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brass-Dinghy-Goos ... 20ba70cf34
by Brookesy
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Is it a Ferarri? Oh no....it's a Flying Dutchman
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

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

Very sad and as James said a brave repair to say the least, obviously damaged without insurance....
by Brookesy
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: We are not the only nutters
Replies: 7
Views: 4720

Re: We are not the only nutters

Mimie Currey, a delightful lady, spent about twenty minutes chatting to Alan and I at the Dinghy Show this year when she visited us on the Finn stand to look at the classic Finn,she was a mine of information and said she was thoroughly enjoying her first visit to the show in many years.
by Brookesy
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Best 'spin-out' class & best missed 'spin-out' class
Replies: 17
Views: 4107

Re: Best 'spin-out' class & best missed 'spin-out' class

I remember the fleet of Sprogs that sailed at Babbacombe in the late seventies, and they did not really bear much resmblance to Scorpions. Big Al should be along sometime as I remember him telling me about the Scorpion having to pay royalties to the Hornet designer due to it just being scaled down f...
by Brookesy
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Finn Nationals
Replies: 4
Views: 2768

Re: Classic Finn Nationals

Just the woodworm swim faster Roger.
by Brookesy
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: More Wrecks
Replies: 7
Views: 3453

Re: More Wrecks

If you visit the International FD Assoc website you will find a fair bit of info lurking in the USA assoc on the Schooneveldt as they do cater for the older boats and from memory there were a couple of rebuilds going on which will be in the archives. I may be wrong but I seem to remember Keith Musto...
by Brookesy
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: More Wrecks
Replies: 7
Views: 3453

Re: More Wrecks

Hi Roger, K273 rings bells for me but I do not have access to any records, the man to speak to is the class secretary Tony Llyal who has the register of all British boats. I restored GBR 350 to her former glory but after losing my crew sold her on, I also acquired another very well known FD which I ...
by Brookesy
Tue May 24, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 3572

Re: Speed

The Finn class has for some time allowed the Tactic Micro as do an increasing number of classes, however the next step up which provides boat speed and vmg etc is currently not allowed. Do we really wish to open this can of worms? I am however a great believer in allowing these devices to be used, a...
by Brookesy
Mon May 23, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Meeting this Weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 3340

Re: Roadford Meeting this Weekend

Come on folks, come and join us. We will be providing sausages and burgers for the BBQ with a barrel of cider to wash it down so should not be missed.
by Brookesy
Mon May 16, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Dry Suit Revival
Replies: 6
Views: 3779

Re: Dry Suit Revival

Never mind the drysuit, does this mean your Finn is back on the water and able to support the Classic Nationals in June at Falmouth?