Finn edge of the wedge!

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Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by Michael Brigg » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:36 pm

In case any of you need an excuse.

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Suggest that Finn sailors may need their own Login page...but we'd better keep it simple.

Click on all the pictures containing pie...

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Mind you a Finn is somewhere on my bucket list. Perhaps I should throw down the challenge to Dougall?
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by PeterV » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:55 pm

I gave up serious Finn sailing in 1979 and then when I bought Django in 2005 I tried not to take it seriously again. But then I sailed in the Nationals at Falmouth in 2012 and remembered what it's like to sail a Finn in big winds and waves - there's nothing like it! So the Laser and the Enterprise were sold, another Finn bought and now I'm really enjoying Finn opens, World Masters events and still sail Django in the CVRDA events.

Sail a Finn while you can, and you never need to pass a pie again.
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by realnutter » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:09 pm

I sailed a Finn once, and loved it....

I was 18 or 19 at the time, and an OK was my regular weapon... When a guy at the club offered me a go in his Finn, I jumped at the chance...

Given I was under 10 stone at the time it could have gone horribly wrong, but the wind gods smiled that day, and I managed to get the thing to plane on a broad reach....

I'm still under 11 stone, and not nearly as fit as I was then, so my Finn days are behind me...
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by Rupert » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:46 am

I really have no idea why I like the Finn so much. Barely sailed them, as far too small, and more importantly, unfit, but there is something about the way they look, and the way they feel, which the smaller bendy mast boats can only try to imitate. One reason, apart from miserliness, that I sail a Lightning is the nod the boat gives to the Finn.
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:43 am

PeterV wrote:Sail a Finn while you can, and you never need to pass a pie again.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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My advise is to chew before you swallow... :?
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by Rupert » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:46 am

Michael Brigg wrote:
PeterV wrote:Sail a Finn while you can, and you never need to pass a pie again.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

My advise is to chew before you swallow... :?
Doctors... always wanting to keep us alive in spite of Darwin.
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by trebor » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:51 pm

Their are a few problems with Darwin's wish to kill off worst performing/disabled humans, Stephen Hawkins for one.
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by Rupert » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:26 pm

Stephen Hawkins the National 12 sailor?
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by trebor » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:42 pm

correct :roll:
Professor Stephen Hawking, Hawkins, common mistake :oops:
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by Rupert » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:48 pm

I was more thinking of the Darwin awards concept of stupid people taking themselves out of the gene pool, though, rather than any creepy eugenics programme!
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by trebor » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:52 pm

How many people are going to award themselves stupid ? :?
See above :lol:
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by roger » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:14 pm

Well start with the Wingnut award and there are a few self confessed candidates.
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by trebor » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:22 pm

I think I have qualified for this years first "Wingnut", I have spent approx' 100 hours making my new Rudder blade, others have contributed their labour (painting etc).
The blade is wrong way round.
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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:00 pm

trebor wrote:... I have spent approx' 100 hours making my new Rudder blade, others have contributed their labour (painting etc).
The blade is wrong way round.
Chin up!,...Could be worse,

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Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Post by realnutter » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:59 pm

trebor wrote: I have spent approx' 100 hours making my new Rudder blade
I've pretty much built a whole boat in a third of that time!!!
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