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by azimuth
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 5437

Re: Proctor Pictures

Hello I've put a few photos of Z43 (not one of mine but based at my club) in a dropbox folder for you along with a few scans of other Zenith info which might be of use if you are doing proctor research - here's the link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ik1uankatv4yw65/AAB0wgx4FQ-kqY2lA_w_y4Mia?dl=0 Unfor...
by azimuth
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 15043

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.

I need some off cuts of marine ply to make plugs for holes left by redundant fittings... Any suggestions where to get some?
by azimuth
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn buoyancy
Replies: 10
Views: 9523

Re: Finn buoyancy

As it has a double bottom your Fairey would prob come up drier than most boats of its age... Might want some addittional bouyancy up front though
by azimuth
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Fairy Finn
Replies: 8
Views: 7836

Re: Fairy Finn

Good work Nessa! Afraid I don't have any suggestions on a long term owner but at least it's safe for now!
by azimuth
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 events
Replies: 61
Views: 32545

Re: 2018 events

We could do another 'picnic race' on BH MON 28 May... Joining in with the club event already programmed. But this is only a week away from hunts and as we didn't have many visitors last year I'm thinking we have a year off this year?
by azimuth
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 events
Replies: 61
Views: 32545

Re: 2018 events

David I have two zeniths so I guess it's me you were thinking of, in theory would love to help but sadly neither are in sailing condition at the moment - one is not far off but really planning to re varnish the Finn this winter instead! I do know of one other which is in sailing condition and based ...
by azimuth
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Bodged Finn on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 2907

Re: Bodged Finn on ebay

Euurrrgghh! Why would you do that to a Fairey Finn! I seem to remember this being up for sale a couple of years back for a LOT more money, at least now it's cheap. Could be good for someone with the time and skill but that's not me either!
by azimuth
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 19130

Re: Finn nationals

Two other thoughts... I very much agree with Neil's comments about the work of Alan and Graham (and all the early Roadford fleet) in getting classic finns going. I got into Finns when sailing at Roadford and Alan talked me into having a go in Graham's spare boat - graham then found a old boat for me...
by azimuth
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 19130

Re: Finn nationals

Well I actually think we're in a pretty good place at the moment. We have new people aquiring and joining in with sailing classic Finns (welcome Nessa, Jpa and Cweed!) We have two class associations wanting to encourage us and offering events we can join in with (join one or both - take your pick!)....
by azimuth
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 19130

Re: Finn nationals

Maybe we pick one cvrda event next year that we all make an effort to encourage as many Finns as poss to go to - one of the bigger venues or the cvrda Nats?
by azimuth
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Boat Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 7915

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 azimuth
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Can I ask advice on an old I14 mast...
Replies: 6
Views: 5740

Re: Can I ask advice on an old I14 mast...

I wouldn't think there would be an issue with this. Handicaps get tweaked for 'state of tune' to take into account mods which may make a boat quicker but I wouldn t of thought this would be in that category. Definitely wouln't make it ineligible, at clywedog there was an old Finn sailing with a carb...
by azimuth
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Boat Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 7915

Re: Classic Boat Insurance

I did some shopping around for finn insurance (1 classic and 1 modern boat) earlier this year after a massive price hike from BS, I ended up with GJW, I think there was a multi boat discount but I'm still paying for both and still not cheap! Cost of replacement kit, especially masts, mean Finns are ...
by azimuth
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: finn- or something else
Replies: 8
Views: 7237

Re: finn- or something else

I don't think it's a Finn, as you say the mast socket is too far back. Maybe an o jolle if a single hander but the bow hole looks like the remains of a spinnaker chute so maybe a double hander - was there a small version of a Flying Dutchman?
by azimuth
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Polo shirts
Replies: 10
Views: 8952

Re: Polo shirts

I'll have one too.
Thanks,