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Dusting off the blog

May 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

As with most projects there’s always some slippage. Realised that the blog has been unattended for many years, but looking through the comments that have been stacking up for approval there’s still some interest in old boats. Much has happened since the last update. Work, getting married, house move, rebuilding Land Rovers etc have meant […]

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Tags: Current Boats · Hit 5 · IC K26 · Megabyte 202 · Phantom 873 · Previous Boats

Finn K129 For Sale

June 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Finn K129, my rather lovely Fairey Finn is for sale. More details on the For Sale page.

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Tags: Current Boats · Finn K129 · Finns · For Sale

Finn - K349: Finished and floating

June 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

After a few weeks in the workshop being varnished, painted and refitted K349 was ready to go.

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Tags: CVRDA · Current Boats · Finn K349 · Finns

Finn - K349

June 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

When going to collect Finn GBR670 I was talking to Graham Brookes, fellow Finn and Roadford Lake sailor. I persuaded him to sell me a lovely Raudaschl  Finn he had recently bought. This boat was built in 1970 for Alistair Currey, the son of Fairey Marine’s Charles Currey.
This boat ex-Sharon, now called Pandemonium was pretty sucessful […]

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Tags: Current Boats · Finn K349 · Finns

Finn - GBR670

June 22nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

So, as the owner of GBR662, a Vanguard Finn, I was looking to upgrade to a Carbon Wing Mast. When speeaking to Rodney Cobb of Suntouched Sailing to enquire about a new mast he told me he had a number of nearly new B4 Finns taken as part exchange for new boats.

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Tags: Current Boats · Finn GBR670 · Finns

Finn - K129

June 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

After a number of years in International canoes I decided to give Finn sailing a go, mainly due to advancing age and being fed up of swimming. In 2006 I noticed a very nice Fairey Finn on eBay and it was down the road at Poole.

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Tags: Current Boats · Finn K129 · Finns · For Sale

The Fleet……

January 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Currently the fleet consist of:

Finn GBR 670
Finn K349 - Pandemonium
Finn K129 - Sea Mouse II 
International Canoe K37 - Rannoch
International Canoe K37 - Zenith
Flying 15 GBR 2147
Tideway 026
Solo 1922
Hobie 16
International One Metre - K???
International One Metre (unregistered)
2 * Perception Acadia Kayaks.

Bugger.

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Tags: Current Boats · Finns · Flying 15s · Hobie Cat · International Canoes · Kayaks · One Metres · Solo - K1922 · Tideway 026

International Canoe - K37, Rannoch sailing

January 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

International Canoe K37 - Rannoch
The August Bank Holiday weekend finally saw Rannoch take to the water.
I have to say, it’s a different experience sailing a 60 year old boat compared with a new IC. The narrow sliding seat and slippery varnished deck made life very interesting. We sailed on the Saturday in a calm Force […]

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Tags: Current Boats · IC K37 · International Canoes

International Canoe - K37

January 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

International Canoe K37 - Rannoch 
Getting an email from Rannoch’s previous owner offering to sell me the boat came as a great surprise and called for a 1000 mile round trip to collect both Rannoch and Zenith (probably the biggest buy-one-get-one-free offer I know of).
I think an Uffa Fox boat is the ultimate International Canoe. The […]

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Tags: Current Boats · IC K37 · International Canoes

International Canoe - K26, current state

January 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

International Canoe K26 - Zenith, current state
Zenith needs a major rebuild, there are at least six planks to replace and over 20 new ribs required…..and a new deck…..and a mast….ahhh, some sails would be useful as well.

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Tags: Current Boats · IC K26 · International Canoes