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by cweed
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International Canoe footage
Replies: 3
Views: 3974

Re: International Canoe footage

Alan Hhassell was one of my school masters........... we heard more about IC's than physics during lessons!
by cweed
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn buoyancy
Replies: 10
Views: 8766

Re: Finn buoyancy

Very interesting, Nick.

So are old Pearsons with the bow buoyancy tank relatively 'safe' when capsized, or do they do a nosediving experience?

Thanks!
by cweed
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wood Mast
Replies: 0
Views: 2236

Wood Mast

I still have a wood mast, measures 6.95m. Has been repaired with what is probably a grp bandage some 2' above foot (repair is blue, rest of spar is varnish), needing revarnish. No rigging. Too good to cut up. Collect from near Junction 11 M25 Chertsey. £5 donation to a dog rescue appreciated or free...
by cweed
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 12297

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

Sadly I know a few things about Lasers, and this one is not early: The eggshell blue colour is circa a 130000 sail number, the grab rails are plastic, whereas the earlier boats with cream/ orange/ bright green hulls had magnolia decks and wood grabrails. The sail number would be impressed into the d...
by cweed
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 10781

Re: Daring dinghy

I concur with Ent 228; when I salvaged my Finn it was only a190 mile round trip, but because it hadn't moved for 25 years I hired a car transporter with a winch. Just as well as not only did the shrubs have to be removed around it, but the winch was the only way of dragging out the decrepit trailer ...
by cweed
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 17209

Re: Finn nationals

Some of the above comments are a little depressing............... Neils comment about the BFA running a Classic Finn Nationals voiced what I'd been wondering ....... I'd agree with JPA that I'd not pay a sub to BFA to participate; Roll on a CVRDA event! and I'd also like to say Peter V says there is...
by cweed
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 17209

Re: Finn nationals

Was wondering, if a Classic Nationals was possible,: Would there need to be handicapping for classics with wooden mast / alloy / carbon? Some more modern Finn owners also own 'classics', but by swopping a modern rig onto an old hull there would be an immediate advantage and a disadvantage to the old...
by cweed
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn Opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 2665

Finn Opportunity

by cweed
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 17209

Re: Finn nationals

Perhaps a Classic Finn Nationals could be incorporated at Bosham?

Also, I miss the Classic Finn website..................... (very useful!)
by cweed
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Players Ciggy Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 4254

Re: Players Ciggy Cards

Whacko, we obviously browse the same area!
by cweed
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Players Ciggy Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 4254

Players Ciggy Cards

i saw a repro framed picture of 20's /30's sailing boats in a charity shop. The picture showed some 20 or so cards but the print of the cards was quite faded. Amongst the illustrations were a few cards showing dinghies: Nat 12 (presumably) N23, X boat No.2, IC's Nos K29 & 347 (same card), and Int 14...
by cweed
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Boat Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 7462

Re: Classic Boat Insurance

On this subject, has anyone found an insurer who will cover several boats on one premium, on the presumption that only one boat at a time can be sailed? As my boats are mostly rescued from being dumped, I only want 3rd party, and Newton Crum are fairly reasonable for most classes, but they don't cov...
by cweed
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ponant Dinghy?
Replies: 3
Views: 4472

Re: Ponant Dinghy?

by cweed
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ponant Dinghy?
Replies: 3
Views: 4472

Ponant Dinghy?

Anyone hazard a guess as to what this is?

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