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14 Replies and 3474 Views Help with setting up a Flying Fifteen Started by Robert Wyman Hi, hope I am writing this in the appropriate post. I am building a Flying Fifteen 4034(flyingfifteenpacific.blogspot.com/) in Hawaii and I would like to know if there is anyone I could speak with by phone on setting it up. I have a calling card to reach the UK. I have never actually seen a flying fifteen and I am left to search photos to understand the configuration of controls. I am planning to order a Selden Alto mast/boom with Goacher main/genoa sails and to setup with basic controls. I...
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by Robert WymanJump to last post
08 Dec 2016 09:16 AM
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3 Replies and 457 Views Photos / diagrams to help with setting up old Flying 15 Started by Deleted User Hi - I've just come into possession of a fairly old Flying 15, and wondered if anyone had any pictures, diagrams or instructions on how to rig and set it up properly (or suggestions for links) I'm assuming the kicker attaches to the lip on the plate above the keel, but other than that I'm pretty much guessing... Thanks!
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by Robert WymanJump to last post
19 Oct 2016 10:40 AM
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7 Replies and 2152 Views Spinnaker Cleat Turrets Started by lee williams Does anyone know if you can buy the wooden turrets that the spinnaker cleats sit on just by the twinners and shrouds I don't have these on my Mk4 and think they will help the crew massively with controlling the pole.
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by Robert WymanJump to last post
05 Aug 2016 10:19 AM
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1 Replies and 454 Views Please suggest a good layout Started by alan williams I'm about to have an FF refurbished. She is a composite Windyback mark 4. The boat will be gutted to a shell . What would be the plan for re-decking and fitting new bulkheads. Half bow tank or full bow tank Double floor or floor to include a buoyancy tank. I would like to include a spinnaker shute. Suggestions Please. Regards Alan Williams FF 2986.
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by Mike PearceJump to last post
28 Jul 2016 04:04 PM
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0 Replies and 333 Views Please suggest a good layout Started by alan williams I'm about to have an FF refurbished. She is a composite Windyback mark 4. The boat will be gutted to a shell . What would be the plan for re-decking and fitting new bulkheads. Half bow tank or full bow tank Double floor or floor to include a buoyancy tank. I would like to include a spinnaker shute. Suggestions Please. Regards Alan Williams FF 2986.
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07 Jul 2016 04:22 PM
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0 Replies and 420 Views Redeck and a modern layout Started by alan williams Hi I've been given a back of the dinghy pound FF. She is a Windybank 4 composite decked by Naylor. This boat was left 5years and the decks and tanks are now rotten and requiring replacement. Will I need to have the boat stiffened If I remove the cross bracing for the traveller and fit a consul and take out the false floor. Would it be allowed to fit a full hight bow tank with a trough on the port and starboard sides. Thanks Alan
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16 Jun 2016 11:51 AM
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9 Replies and 2343 Views Spinnaker Pole Height Started by lee williams Can someone offer some advise on what may be wrong with my pole height adjustment, If I set it so that the pole will launch just below the horizontal then I have nowhere near enough slack to stow the pole at the end of the run. The system I have to live with at present is to fit the pole with the end lying on the foredeck, the crew then pulls up loads of slack on both sides (its led 2 ways) while I pull the spinnaker halyard. At the end of the run I drop the spinnaker then have to quickly releas...
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by lee williamsJump to last post
30 Sep 2015 02:46 PM
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3 Replies and 2071 Views Center Console Conversion Started by lee williams I am thinking of converting my boat to a center console, it's a Mk 4 Windebank so currently has the wooden cross member with everything mounted to that. Is it a difficult conversion and can anyone offer any tips/ advise, I don't know whether to buy an off the shelf console or make one myself from GRP/ Carbon. Also my boat has floor tanks, I am considering removing these as part of the install, is that a good idea
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by Mike PearceJump to last post
25 Aug 2015 01:45 PM
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1 Replies and 1224 Views Difference between open fleet boat models Started by lee williams I have been wondering about the difference between the open fleet boat models available on the used market and how they compare speed and quality wise, obviously the Ovington Mk9 and 10 are well known and very well regarded but how do the Coryn, Dingwall and Windebank Mk10's compare would they be competitive at club and open event level What are the construction techniques used in each and are they as durable as the Ovington boats Cheers Lee
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by Robert PittsJump to last post
21 Aug 2015 02:00 PM
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2 Replies and 1539 Views Soft Decks on Mk4 Windebank Started by lee williams Hi all, after some general advice, I have a Mk 4 Windebank that I bought very cheap, after fitting some newer sails the boat has turned out to be very good and great fun to race, only issue I have is some of the fiberglass, mainly on the foredeck and tops of the bouyancy tanks inside have gone soft and you can feel and hear the grp cracking when standing on them. The main issue is the foredeck with the crew having to go up and unclip the painter. What would be the easiest way to remedy this wil...
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by lee williamsJump to last post
05 Aug 2015 10:57 AM
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3 Replies and 1822 Views Main sheet jammer alternatives? Started by Mike Pearce 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 main sheet without having to lift it up while hiking hard. This works well... up to a point. It is very easy to tread on the main sheet and accidentally uncleat it during a tack leading to mayhem coming out of the tack. Does anyone know of any alternative systems that might solve this issue Thanks Mike ----------------------------- 34...
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by Mike PearceJump to last post
14 Jun 2015 09:55 PM
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2 Replies and 1132 Views Is it a West Lothian or English Question? Started by Robert Pitts A simple question really - we have a Scottish Championship but no English, Welsh or NI one - why The question comes into contrast really when the National Champs are also held in the same country. So this year we have two national championships in Scotland (I have no problem with this in fact welcome the move away from the more regular venues) but England, Wales and NI have no national championship between them. I am sure I know the answer to this and in many ways this posting is a li...
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by Keith JamiesonJump to last post
08 Jun 2015 07:37 PM
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