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by jpa_wfsc
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Zoom Handicap?
Replies: 2
Views: 3561

Re: Zoom Handicap?

I suppose as RS500 would be comparable in size and sail area, and was also designed for two lighter (younger) crew? But the Zoom would not be as quick.
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 14639

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

jules22 wrote:The early wooden mirror is back home now and going into dry store over xmas, as I have a teenage daughter on the topper squad trail and don,t see it getting used in the forseeable. :(
I have one in dry store, waiting for grandchildren!!
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 14639

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

I'm doing a few small jobs on the finn, aiming to make the tanks water tight, and a bit of a revarnish. SNAP!! The Finn has a small crack inside the CB case at the back where the board has hit it, and there are a couple of leaks in the hull / deck bond to fill. Also Spider will come home for a smal...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International Canoe footage
Replies: 3
Views: 4286

Re: International Canoe footage

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn buoyancy
Replies: 10
Views: 9293

Re: Finn buoyancy

[quote="Nessa"the Taylor Finn doesn’t need a bucket. I hope.[/quote]

No - it will probably come up with a dryer floor than before the capsize... almost too buoyant.
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ironic innit
Replies: 12
Views: 7994

Re: Ironic innit

Lovely book - by Mike Peyton - includes the timeless advice - to avoid laying up and re-commisioning costs / effort - just don't. Keep on Sailing!
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 18293

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Thanks Robert, as 'that' supermarket likes to tell us, 'every little helps'. Other big gaps in the knowledge... Alpha Blue Peter D The Alpha was a bit like a cross between a lark and a firefly.About 12 feet long, double handed training boat. There was a fleet of these at Bossoms Boatyard (who I thi...
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Rather lovely Classic Mirror 14 on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 3491

Re: Rather lovely Classic Mirror 14 on ebay

Obscured by clouds wrote: something else with a mirror rig!
the colour is the same, but a '14 is a high performance boat. When I was a teenager I was looking to build one, but a club member had a 470 available to sell for less money, so that is what we bought instead.
by jpa_wfsc
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Delighted to be here
Replies: 2
Views: 5077

Re: Delighted to be here

Pete = welcome! You will indeed find much sound and helpful advice on here. There are also various articles on restoration on the cvrda main site - have you found those? And you will also discover astonishing things that can be done with walnuts. (Search!!).
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: TV series coming soon
Replies: 22
Views: 16657

Re: TV series coming soon

I had no idea Coracles were so appealing! I will go to the museum next time I am passing on the way to Dolgellau. If episode one is a good one to judge the series by, this is being done to very high standards - entertaining, informative and accessible.
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 18757

Re: Finn nationals

I think - if the cvrda events are always not affiliated to class series / events, might be wise. If I remember correctly, did we not once have an event at Whitefriars, which was on the Merlin Rocket calendar, and we had 1940's boats racing against 1970's boats updated with full on raking carbon/myla...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 18757

Re: Finn nationals

Well Nessa, we must get my 468 up against your 469, from the same mould, some day! I have no paperwork with mine at all - when I first got it it had been sat literally in a compost heap for a few years. There was an ants nest in the boom (they had filled it up with mud).. and the double floor had a ...
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 18757

Re: Finn nationals

I will certainly be keen to do a classic Finn meeting inland or coastal, although there are times in the year that are difficult (teaching timetables are not flexible).
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: An idea to encourage race participation in clubs.
Replies: 6
Views: 5875

Re: An idea to encourage race participation in clubs.

I suppose we could do nationwide classic class racing, submit our results to a collator on here. - yes, that was the basic idea. Not only giving a good reason to be racing our classic / vintage / old boats in our clubs, but also giving cvrda handicap committee more data to work with. PS I am up for...
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Flying Fish????
Replies: 11
Views: 7965

Re: Flying Fish????

Other than that would be the name, not the type.