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by jpa_wfsc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: An idea to encourage race participation in clubs.
Replies: 6
Views: 5875

An idea to encourage race participation in clubs.

I'm sure that many of us do most of our racing in our local club general handicap races. And, as our boats are to an old spec, it can be hard to get a decent result on the classes' current handicap. However - what if we were somehow able to put together a virtual cvrda handicap competition - to attr...
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 18757

Re: Finn nationals

I would like to - in fact I will try to next year. It will take time to get mine up to a condition I would be happy to sail for a day on the sea, Also, the dates are very difficult (well, the Friday is, as I teach, and you can not get time off in teaching time). Also the BFA membership cost is actua...
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Boat Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 7758

Re: Classic Boat Insurance

... still not cheap! Cost of replacement kit, especially masts, mean Finns are expensive to insure - if you don't have any carbon masts could be worth a phone call to see if they will take this into account. I just went for 3rd party only... but I wonder how much it would cost to replace the needle...
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 9054

Re: Wood finish...

Linseed oil can be bought with dye in, or you could dye it with any oily dye, to get any colour you like. It will always breath and move with the wood, and minor dings can be simply polished out with the same. It OK for permanent outdoors if you top it up with a light coat every time it looks a bit ...
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Skol 2 parts and info sought...
Replies: 5
Views: 6066

Re: Skol 2 parts and info sought...

I have the original (but broken) stainless steel rudder stock from the well known here Skol 'The Hopple' and also its original tiller with extension. We replaced them with a much more practical and hardly any heavier Laser pattern part. The rudder stock was produced from a single piece of SS 2mm she...
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Garage Clearout, all FTAGH
Replies: 0
Views: 2637

Garage Clearout, all FTAGH

I have to make some space in my garage, in Cheltenham.
FTAGH - 114" procter Boom, probably from a Mk1 Osprey.
More to follow as I did deeper, there is an Oppie rudder, and dagger board..

PM for details.
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Nice Canoe for the Classic Circuit.
Replies: 4
Views: 3772

Re: Nice Canoe for the Classic Circuit.

On the other hand what about K89. Does anybody know about this one? Seems to have chines in all sorts of interesting places. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10m2-sailing-canoe-dinghy/122653320381?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D45730%26meid%3Dc43f412059cf4e1dac3d14da26feb7e3%26pi...
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: finn- or something else
Replies: 8
Views: 7122

Re: finn- or something else

FD for sure - but left outside uncovered for 5 years? That is an awful long time and I suspect she will need much TLC.
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: I know there's classic boat sale but....oooh!
Replies: 7
Views: 5712

Re: I know there's classic boat sale but....oooh!

Tony - you are a hero of the first order.

My Finn Famine is Finished!! K468 safely home. Will be sailing at Whitefriars in very near future.
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 4107

Re: Any ideas?

Yes I saw that and it seems pretty close though from what I remember of Redwings (which isn't a lot) the transom seems much deeper. I'll ask to seller for more info. Having recently seen quite a lot of Redwing transoms at Tenby, it is most definitely a lot deeper at the stern than a redwing, and th...
by jpa_wfsc
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 2112 History
Replies: 7
Views: 6401

Re: Merlin Rocket 2112 History

Maybe the owners association can help... http://www.merlinrocket.co.uk/#
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Cadet/General Bouyancy question
Replies: 8
Views: 6535

Re: Cadet/General Bouyancy question

If you make the cadet float very high when on its side smaller crews will definitely struggle to get up on the board if they are in the water and it will turtle very quickly - but if you feel they are nimble enough to go over the top on capsizes - then that will not be a problem. A mast head float (...
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: I know there's classic boat sale but....oooh!
Replies: 7
Views: 5712

Re: I know there's classic boat sale but....oooh!

Now - what can I sell to make to make room for a Finn?? There should be room for a Finn in my life again really.
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Unvarnished Mirror.
Replies: 7
Views: 5174

Re: Unvarnished Mirror.

IF the photo on the advert is of the boat you are considering then it has been painted and varnished already. Looks very good, but photos can be very very deceptive. I would not advise you to buy without viewing first. The sentence about the seams needing sealing is worrying - there is no way they w...
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hull paint
Replies: 18
Views: 11034

Re: Hull paint

Perhaps if the bubbles were allowed to flow through surface and lubricate hull, similar to Dolphins shedding skin cells. There was an experimental boat built that tried to exploit this - using a set of slots from deck level (in front of the mast) down to the hull. The theory being that the air suck...