Calling classic Finns

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Calling classic Finns

Post by PeterV » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:38 pm

We used to get a lot of classic Finns sailing at Roadford, for several years we had over 10 entered. Last year there was only one, I'd like to encourage all Clasics Finns to make Roadford a priority this year (details on the front page) and see if we can get a good fleet again.
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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by Barney » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:55 pm

Hi Peter, I will be at Roadford in the Vanguard.
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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by PeterV » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:53 pm

Good, that's at least 3 of us then, Nessa's bringing her Taylor, 4 if Alan's sailing his Finn.
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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by Nessa » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:24 am

Looking forward to it!
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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by alan williams » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:31 am

Hope fully the ff will be finished by then. However there may well be a guest driver for the Finn in the form of Graham Brookes.

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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by PeterV » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:47 pm

It would be great to see him again!
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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by Nessa » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:52 pm

Alan I will bring your battens. One or two fitted, I will bring the others plus the sail in hope I might find a match somewhere.
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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by alan williams » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:44 pm

Hi Nessa
I’ll look out a sail for you.
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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by Nessa » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:04 pm

I have two complete sails, but I also have this Hyde one which I don’t have a full set of battens for. It’s not urgent, I would just like to see how it looks.

In other news I seem to be stuck at 6.80 on the mast rake because the mast foot appears to be at the end of its range of travel.
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Re: Calling classic Finns

Post by jpa_wfsc » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:12 pm

Nessa wrote:I have two complete sails, but I also have this Hyde one which I don’t have a full set of battens for. It’s not urgent, I would just like to see how it looks.

In other news I seem to be stuck at 6.80 on the mast rake because the mast foot appears to be at the end of its range of travel.
I have always got my track fully forward, or nearly so - and still the sail seems over-tight when sheeting right in. Maybe a Taylor thing? I don't know the numbers for my 'new' mast but the one I had before was definitely softer. And this with an elliptical deck ring on the mast (effectively raking the mast further back). I've not measured the tip-transom distance with this new mast yet.

Also my laminate hyde 'club' sail gave up the ghost the other week - split just above the lowest seam from luff rope to leech *bang* as I was showing a club member how the boom sheets down to the deck but up when you tack... so I am back to my ancient dacron sails now. One of them might just fit this new mast better I hope!

PS the reason for this post - as my Hyde sail is now scrap I have a full set of matching battens spare. If anyone is passing Cheltenham or Swindon on way to Roadford let me know - or Nessa I could post them to you? I'm visiting Bungay which is sort of your area first weekend of August if that helps.. Sadly, I and my Finn can not get to Roadford it clashes with other things :-( but I am aiming to go to Oxford for the Finn Classic / Inlands meeting in September.
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