Mike Pearcecreated the topic: Inland Championship this weekend

Great weather forecast

2 months ago

Mike Pearcecreated the topic: Chew Valley Lake SC Open - 29 & 30th October

The last blast!


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Please suggest a good layout

Hi Alan. I think you have not had any replies to this question because most of us probably think it isn't worth refurbishing a MkIV when there are re...


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Help with setting up a Flying Fifteen

Hi Robert. Here's one to get you going: http://business-internet.co.uk/ff-rigging/ More to follow. Kind regards Mike


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Spinnaker Cleat Turrets

Hi Lee. We had the same issue on 2870 (Windebank 4). Although we did make wooden turrets (for 2663 - a Windebank 3) it is a lot easier to buy ready m...


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Center Console Conversion

We were very nervous about removing the lateral stiffening provided by the traveler we removed, but although the boat did deform a little when maximum...


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Sailing events in the sea

Hi Lee. I think you'll get more out of sailing on the sea with other 15's, both in discussing techniques and comparing boat set-ups and seeing how ...


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Center Console Conversion

Hi Lee. We did this to 2663, a Windebank 3. See http://www.business-internet.co.uk/2663/ for details. The only modification since then has be...


Mike Pearcecreated the topic: Flying 15s at Falmouth Week

Eight visiting boats joined two local boats in a great week of racing in Carrick Roads, Falmouth, UK that threw everything at the fleet from perfect ...


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Soft Decks on Mk4 Windebank

Hi Lee. I have owned a Windebank 3 (2663) and a Windebank 4 (2870). Both had the same problem you describe. I don't think the fibreglass has gone ...


Mike Pearcecreated the topic: 2015 Nationals Prize Giving Photos

I took a few pictures at the prize giving. The best of them are here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133260222@N02/8jx955 Cheers Mike


Mike Pearcecreated the topic: Rutland SC FF Open June 2015 results

Final results published


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Main sheet jammer alternatives?

For those interested - we have now used one of the Spinlock jammers in lighter (today!!) and stronger winds and it works well. The main difference is...


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Should the Association only allow the Association's own Championships as Open Meetings?

I would be interested to know why people tend not to travel anymore. Perhaps people lost the habit during the recession? Well, the government keeps sa...


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Rule Change - removing restriction on number of sales per year

I confess I'm in two minds about this suggested rule change. I can see it developing into a cheque book sailing /arms race for those who can afford it...


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Main sheet jammer alternatives?

Hi Kieth. Do you mean this one: https://www.spinlock.co.uk/en-us/categories/cleats-1/product_groups/pxr-cam-cleat Product id SKPXR0810/T H...


Mike Pearcecreated the topic: Main sheet jammer alternatives?

Hi all. Because I have trashed my rotator cuff shoulder muscles I am currently using a main sheet jammer mounted upside down so I can release the m...


Mike Pearcecreated the topic: Nationals at Falmouth?

I think Falmouth wouyld be a great place to hold a National Chamionship.


Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Rule Change - removing restriction on number of sales per year

I think I meant sails not sales!


Mike Pearcecreated the topic: Rule Change - removing restriction on number of sales per year

No doubt this will generate a lot of discussion - the forum is the ideal place for this to happen.