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by corkman
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Boom for OK
Replies: 32
Views: 7976

Re: Boom for OK

J, where are you? I've got what I think is a Boyce OK boom - aluminium black anodised section gioing spare. It's currently at Loch Earn Sailing Club north of Glasgow. If you are interested please e-mail me
Regards Craig
by corkman
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Best 'spin-out' class & best missed 'spin-out' class
Replies: 17
Views: 4022

Re: Best 'spin-out' class & best missed 'spin-out' class

What about the Sprog - the original South African design from which the Scorpion developed?
by corkman
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware
Replies: 73
Views: 16064

Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Not a "Mercury" by any chance? I haven't seen a "poor Man's International 14" for over 40 years.
Craig :D
by corkman
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Walker "Tideway" pulling dinghy
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Walker "Tideway" pulling dinghy

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by corkman
Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Walker "Tideway" pulling dinghy
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Walker "Tideway" pulling dinghy

Good try, Brooksey. Even I'm not that generous !! However, the Finn has a double trailer so if I do get to sell it and deliver it to the South, I could POSSIBLY put thr Walker on top. Might anyone be interested for a small contribution to my fuel?? Bear in mind, there are a lot of ifs and buts; howe...
by corkman
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Walker "Tideway" pulling dinghy
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Walker "Tideway" pulling dinghy

I have a Walker "Tideway" dinghy - the pulling version; ie no centreboard box or foredeck but the same hull shape as the Tideway dinghy. It is varnished both out and in. The inside is largely original but the outside was stripped back to bare and varnished with Schooner a few years ago. Apart from s...
by corkman
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: A question about the racing rules
Replies: 42
Views: 11424

Re: A question about the racing rules

Nigel, your latter assumption is correct. You must first unwind yourself and then go around the mark the correct way. Your "piece of string" analogy is correct.

Regards, Craig
"Nae finnished yet!"
by corkman
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Contender?
Replies: 12
Views: 2771

Re: Contender?

Dougal, the poor Swede was nearly the late Swede! I can recall sitting in the bottom of my Contender with all the broken bits shipshape and strapped down when the Swede (I think his name was Lindahl) capsized next to me. He disappeared down wind still upside down - bear in mind that it had been blow...
by corkman
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Contender?
Replies: 12
Views: 2771

Re: Contender?

Well, well,well! Thanks for that Dougal! Yes, please - I would like a copy of the Contender book and no the Scttish Parliament haven't got round to border controls just yet!!! Send me your details to craigmoffett@hotmail.com and I'll send you a cheque. And my Noodlespar collapsing cost me the champi...
by corkman
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Contender?
Replies: 12
Views: 2771

Re: Contender?

Definitely an early Contender. I'm probably the one to blame for putting Transom (or more precisely, end of boom sheeting) on the Contender. I'm also to blame for putting lowers on. I built my Contender (IR1) in Freddie Gale's shed in Ickenham in 1972 from a kit. GRP shell plus timber deck and cockp...
by corkman
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Contender?
Replies: 12
Views: 2771

Re: Contender?

Definitely an early Contender. I'm probably the one to blame for putting Transom (or more precisely, end of boom sheeting) on the Contender. I'm also to blame for putting lowers on. I built my Contender (IR1) in Freddie Gale's shed in Ickenham in 1972 from a kit. GRP shell plus timber deck and cockp...
by corkman
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Identification ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1800

Re: Identification ?

Definitely NOT a Fleetwind. I sailed these for about four years from 1964. Fleetwinds had parallel side decks all the way to the transom about 10" wide, with no stern tank; Much flatter on the chine. Graduates were our nemesis at the time. Slightly lower PY but we loved beating them!!! The Grad layo...
by corkman
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Whereabouts of Fairey Finn K20??
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: Whereabouts of Fairey Finn K20??

Thanks Peter. I remember Mike (and Wendy) very well. I was aware that he was in Whitstable but not of the connection to K20. Greatly appreciated.

Craig
"Nae Finnished yet!"
by corkman
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Whereabouts of Fairey Finn K20??
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Whereabouts of Fairey Finn K20??

After 40 years I have returned to sailing a Finn once again. My first Finn was a lovely varnished Fairey complete with Collar mast, mast wedge instead of vang and an old Ratsey and Lapthorn mainsail. It went magnificently in Inland waters beating the likes of Venon Stratton, Jack Knigts and Brian Sa...
by corkman
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Identification ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1800

Re: Identification ?

A bit short for a Scorpion and the rise on the transom looks too much. Possibly a Graduate? They too had deck stepped masts. :roll: