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by nick clibborn
Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Frensham Frolics
Replies: 41
Views: 12091

Looks like were going to have a great weekend. But I need a definitive statement on Larks. Do Larks qualify ? Owner of an early Lark says they do, but my records seem to eqivocate on when Larks were designed. I know there was a Lark at Shearwater, but I don't know if it raced offically. I don't want...
by nick clibborn
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Frensham Frolics
Replies: 0
Views: 2213

Foolishly posted the details of this event on the Boats and Bits Wanted board.

Please have a look there for details.

Regards

Nick Clibborn
by nick clibborn
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Frensham Frolics
Replies: 41
Views: 12091

Here's the detail on Frensham. Our CVRDA weekend, our third, will be on 16th/17th July, and we will have one race on Saturday (14.35ish) and three on Sunday. Anyone is welcome to sail in the morning - we just ask that you keep clear of the Cadets, who will be having race practice then. We will have ...
by nick clibborn
Wed May 25, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Ebay watch continued
Replies: 45
Views: 8652

Some years ago I visited Stanley and Thomas, the boat restorers on the Thames (and when you see some of their slipper launch restorations you may believe they are the best in the business) During my visit Mark Stanley showed me a steam pinnace built in the 1860's they were working on. It had had a c...
by nick clibborn
Tue May 24, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Information please
Replies: 8
Views: 4458

Am definitely going to the Bewl event, It's a good water, and reasonably Finn friendly.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Fri May 13, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Shearwater escapades
Replies: 9
Views: 4095

Just wanted to add my thanks to the others for the Shearwater event. Carol and I always enjoy being there. Must say, however, that the weather/wind made this a challenging event. 7 laps per race with 4 gybes per lap is not Finn friendly in those conditions. I think I'll have to find a more Shearwate...
by nick clibborn
Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Laser spares.
Replies: 18
Views: 8017

.........but marketing sometimes works against you. vis: the 'counterfeit' sails now being used by Laser sailors. At my club a row has broken out about the legality of these. Club rules say boats "shall conform to the class rules", and of course the Laser rules don't permit these sails. But they are...
by nick clibborn
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shearwater cvrda event
Replies: 5
Views: 3883

Intend to be there - with Finn.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keeping it up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4343

Alan I'm not an expert, but you can get to the heel. Unlike the OK, where I think the position of the heel is fixed, the Finn mast heel is carried in an adjustable track, which is wound forward or back to adjust mast rake. Combined with varying positions at deck level, at least on newer boats, this ...
by nick clibborn
Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keeping it up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4343

Have changed my mind. After visiting the Finn stand at Ally Pally it appears that the thing to do is lead a bridle from the boat's mast ring over the boom fixing point, and back down to the mast ring. Simple and easy to rig. I also found out what the vertical tube going down about 12" under the deck...
by nick clibborn
Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnishes - oh no, not again!!
Replies: 22
Views: 7347

I'm surprised the Merlin Forum is debating car paints. All Guy Winder's wooden Merlins - going back to the late 70's - were painted after hours in the spray shop of the car dealer behind which his boat building shop was situated. I had an Omega hulled Merlin spray varnished by Guy's people in 1981, ...
by nick clibborn
Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keeping it up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4343

Thanks Alan and Alan. I think the swinging 'bar' across the top of the mast ring at deck level is the answer. Should have thought of it myself.

Thanks again.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Keeping it up !!
Replies: 9
Views: 4343

I bought an elderly Vanguard Finn recently. There appears to be no way to retain the mast in the boat. Usually there is a bolt sticking out of the side of the base of the mast, which goes into a slot in the foot and turns, thus 'locking' the mast in. But there is nothing on this one. Anyone got any ...
by nick clibborn
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghy Show
Replies: 14
Views: 6625

I'm there all Saturday, mainly on the Solo stand, but also on the Finn stand. Can distribute posters as necessary.

Regards

Nick
by nick clibborn
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Winter 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 3940

Sorry, got to plump for Whitefriers, tho' I might be able to swing a second event at Frensham if that fell through.
Regards

Nick