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by PeterV
Sun May 10, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Hunts

Thanks to Nessa and Nicky for a very memorable event! I've sent the report and pictures to Pat!
by PeterV
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: My old Lark for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: My old Lark for sale

You need another Lark don't you?
by PeterV
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: My old Lark for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 675

My old Lark for sale

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233573255423 My old Lark for sale on eBay. All mods by me, inboard jib leads, spin chute, improved mast gate and deck strop. Looks like it hasn't been used much since I sold it but it's gained a decent trailer. It's a...
by PeterV
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

Re: Unknown Proctor wooden boat on ebay

I've no idea what it is, but it looks very nice.
Ah, now I see the other thread, I wondered if it was a Zenith.
by PeterV
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Interesting Proctor dinghy on Ebay - unknown type
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Interesting Proctor dinghy on Ebay - unknown type

No idea, looks a nice boat though.
by PeterV
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

The classic Finn website no longer exists, but I'm trying to put as much information as possible on the British Finn site.
by PeterV
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Floorboards were not fitted to some of the very first Finns, but as far as I can tell they were a requirement from the early 50s, they were certainly in use in 1952, so that predates all GRP Finns and almost all UK Finns.
by PeterV
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 2553

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

I'm disappointed, I thought Gavin's answer was clever.
by PeterV
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 2553

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

There was a replica sailing ship called the Nonesuch!
by PeterV
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 2553

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Zenith
Leader
Graduate
Topper
Ghost, or Phantom
by PeterV
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz ANSWERS
Replies: 33
Views: 2553

Re: Quiz ANSWERS

I had exactly the same answers as Rupert, except perhaps the Forth and Clyde canal, which I'm not sure is open at the moment.
by PeterV
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Corona virus shut down
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: Corona virus shut down

So, it looks now as if I should hoist Django into the roof of the garage and think about getting her out next year.
by PeterV
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Donie, Here's my set up. My boom fits into the mast the same as yours. You can see I have a strop around the mast at deck level which takes the primary block so the drum power is doubled, then the drum take off goes through a block to a take off to either side so its multiplied by 2 again. You can a...
by PeterV
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Donie, I have a copy of the Finn rigging guide which was produced in 1990, so towards the end of the alloy rig era. However the kicker is a lever kicker the same as a modern Finn. For a wooden rig you have to decide how you're going to do it. An old fashioned lever kicker will work, that's what I ha...
by PeterV
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Corona virus shut down
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Corona virus shut down

My best wishes to all this community in these difficult times. I've stocked up on..... Paint for our lounge and hall, and I've got enough varnish for a couple of coats on Django. I'm very fortunate in that I can still sail on the sea and there's a group of us who will still sail our Finns together m...