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by Brookesy
Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap review
Replies: 10
Views: 2929

I must agree with Peter, the overriding factor which will effect the Finn performance is the rig.Over the years the measurement tolerences have been played to the limit by various builders and in some conditions some hulls will perform better than others.Currently,at the highest level, the hull to h...
by Brookesy
Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: watch out
Replies: 55
Views: 11224

Hi,
Just to update you Alan, I have now acquired another Vanguard for the Roadford fleet, needs a bit of sorting but should be a good one.The wife has been very understanding!!!!
by Brookesy
Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Laser rudder
Replies: 0
Views: 1762

Not really CVRDA parts yet I know, but has anyone a spare laser rudder, condition unimportant broken/damaged incomplete accepted.
Graham.
by Brookesy
Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn Mast
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Many thanks guys mast now sorted.
Very good Taylor Finn CVRDA eligible, complete package including combi trailer may be available shortly.
by Brookesy
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

I would suggest you try the boat as it is initially then try the centre jammer, it really is a case of personal preference.I am now using the centre jammer and prefer it but i know people who do not.If it makes a diference Ben Ainslie uses the centre jammer and he seems to do ok!!
by Brookesy
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn Mast
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Many thanks Alan, I am collecting the boat this weekend and then hoping to kit it out and pass it on to someone for a fair price to sail at Roadford to increase our fleet. The Vanguard is now complete, look foreward to seeing you on the water Sunday,when Neil returns we should all be able to get out...
by Brookesy
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn Mast
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

I knew I should have kept it but there you go.After sellng my spare Needlespar I am now looking for another or similar to put a newly acquired Taylor hull back into commission anything considered even damaged, but not wood.
The Roadford Finn fleet is growing!
by Brookesy
Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Finn
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

If your Finn is almost ready why not bring it along to Roadford one weekend we are not far from you, there are now Three finns sailing here.I am also intending to do the Nationals as is Alan Harris from Fowey. It would help you to come along and have a tune up sesion give me a call if you need a hand.
by Brookesy
Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn (holland design)
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

I can reccommend this boat, it is in time warp condition and also very fast as it was quicker than the Devotis downwind at a Graffham training day earlier this year when sailed by one of the hotshots.
by Brookesy
Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Launching trolley
Replies: 8
Views: 3016

I have a trolley which came with my finn but has now been replaced by a new one. I fitted new wheels and it has a cradle type strap which supports the full width of the hull, a thorough wire brushing and a coat of paint will see it as good as new, or a blasting and galvanizing would make it the busi...
by Brookesy
Tue May 23, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Another Finn
Replies: 30
Views: 6715

It is an Elvstrom and Ive seen worse, must be worth saving, my wife also said no.The spares are out there to cheaply make this worthwhile.
by Brookesy
Wed May 17, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Rubbing strips?
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

The Elvestrom hull which you have was originally fitted with a rubber moulding for the rubbing strip.It is no longer available as someone else was looking for the same earlier this year on the BFA website.He was advised to have a strip or strips made up from hardwood by using a router and glueing an...
by Brookesy
Tue May 02, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fairy Finn
Replies: 32
Views: 7698

Come on Neil you know it would make sense and you have reduced the fleet over the weekend.
by Brookesy
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn booms
Replies: 13
Views: 4710

Hi pegasus welcome to the strange set up of the Finn. I am just completing the refit of my early Vanguard and was surprised at how much info is out there for this sort of thing on the various National Finn websites.The Germans have a separate site for classic finns and the following address should t...
by Brookesy
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Painting grp hulls
Replies: 9
Views: 2617

Guys, I am in the process or prepping my Vanguard Finn for paint. Topsides have previously been painted, but now back to bare gel/grp and undersides are virgin gelcoat. What would you recommend for the ultimate finish, single or two pack? and how should the wetted area be left, shiny or the old sati...