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thistle3466

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Trailer will be a future purchase. I like the old Hobie trailer idea. 

Boat is a 2013 Devoti on trolley.

This is a one time move without a trailer. Boat will be going from San Diego to San Francisco.

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Sailmoore1: I just drag the boat and trolley onto a flatbed trailer and strap the whole thing down with ratchet straps.  It tows fine.  I have an actual finn shaped trailer but I've taken the bunks off and just transport the dolley and boat on the trailer flat.  Just borrow a trailer from someone and you should be okay.  Is this one of the boats Joe is bringing over in the container?

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On 10/4/2017 at 9:00 PM, SailMoore1 said:

Trailer will be a future purchase. I like the old Hobie trailer idea. 

Boat is a 2013 Devoti on trolley.

This is a one time move without a trailer. Boat will be going from San Diego to San Francisco.

Where in SF area?  Come over to the Alameda Riviera and/or PM me to set up some sailing once you get the boat here

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New boat arrives in a few weeks. Just purchased a trailer to bring her north. Thought about different options for transport and decided to get a trailer now as will need it either way. Boat is coming to and will be sailed out of Alameda.

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On 8/13/2016 at 3:14 PM, Rasputin22 said:

I was fortunate enough to be Henry's little gremmie sidekick at the Long Beach Naval Sailing Facility my first year of High School. 1969. What a time it was and Henry had just one the Finn World Cup.

......this sounds like one of those '#MeToo confessions  :lol:

On 5/26/2016 at 7:55 AM, thistle3466 said:

I am in Florida, 6 foot 1, 260 lbs.

...at that size,,yer gonna haveta find something bigger.  :mellow:

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11 hours ago, SailMoore1 said:

New boat arrives in a few weeks. Just purchased a trailer to bring her north. Thought about different options for transport and decided to get a trailer now as will need it either way. Boat is coming to and will be sailed out of Alameda.

#metoo

Sailing out of Alameda, I mean. Give me a shout when your boat gets here we'll do some sailing 

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3 hours ago, High Flow said:

why not just sink all fins?

We are a couple of hours north of you and have about 20 boats, Saturdays during the winter usually 5-10 on the water for training. Feel free to come up and have a go at sinking our boats if you like.
Or have a go at sailing one.

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1 hour ago, GER308 said:

We are a couple of hours north of you and have about 20 boats, Saturdays during the winter usually 5-10 on the water for training. Feel free to come up and have a go at sinking our boats if you like.
Or have a go at sailing one.

now thats a great offer

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8 hours ago, High Flow said:

why not just sink all fins?

....what then would you do with all the oversize numbskull sailors?  :mellow:

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27 minutes ago, Jethrow said:

^ give them an internet link and a Sailing Anarchy login? :lol:

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On 10/25/2017 at 8:52 PM, couchsurfer said:
On 10/25/2017 at 12:27 PM, High Flow said:

why not just sink all fins?

....what then would you do with all the oversize numbskull sailors?  :mellow:

that was a coffee spiller! very funny!

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48 minutes ago, Carbon said:

I don't know much about Finns but this one seems to be over-priced but in good shape.  Aluminum mast so it won't be competitive but a good boat to learn in none the less!

https://columbus.craigslist.org/boa/d/finn-lemieux-abbott-boats/6365450667.html

How much would you Finn sailors pay for this setup?

Tom

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Says it is carbon

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14 hours ago, Carbon said:

Apparently missed that detail!  If it's not black it ain't carbon! 

There is such a thing as white paint.  that appears to be a willets round carbon mast. the newer masts since around 2000 are wing shaped carbon. That's not a bad beginner boat worth more like 3,500-5,000. 

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''Adrenaline producing boat ''    .... I suppose ripping pain produces adrenaline.

          ...and then the adrenaline masks the pain.        ...then yer good to go!   :mellow:

 

        Finn... never will you go so slow for so many control lines.  :rolleyes:

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This boat is ready to sail today 
Adrenaline producing boat 

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10 hours ago, Gouvernail said:

Gotta wonder how many of those lines are dummies connected to a hunk of Shock cord 

gotta say, it's quite amazing to be able to design all control, right down to the 'inhaul', a tensioner for the foot at tack, separate from outhaul and downhaul,,, all with fingertip control, right where you need them.   Sure changes the game from laser ballet over the years**

 

     **....remember when tightening the Laser 3:1 vang required a 'quick' luff to wind, then dive to center, jump on boom!?   :o   :wacko:

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This guy was too big to depower that much. I just pulled hard on the mainsheet and snugged the vang to that. 

I do wish I had a museum of all the horrible tillers and extensions I came up with before finally buying a carbon one from ACME. He revolutionized that part of the boat 

 

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On 10/30/2017 at 11:13 PM, Carbon said:

I don't know much about Finns but this one seems to be over-priced but in good shape.  Aluminum mast so it won't be competitive but a good boat to learn in none the less!

https://columbus.craigslist.org/boa/d/finn-lemieux-abbott-boats/6365450667.html

How much would you Finn sailors pay for this setup?

Tom

Here maybe 4000€ for the full  package depending on the mast and sail condition. 2000 -3000 Euro for the hull with rudder, boom, and maybe slipwagon. Round carbon mast maybe 500 to 700. Older simple road trailer dunno 300-500.  Used sails - almost new starting about 600 to free for older sails.
I have a  Devoti of the same age, a very hard 2010 HIT wing mast, combo trailer, good used sails and all the rest which cost me about  5500€

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11 hours ago, Gouvernail said:

 

I do wish I had a museum of all the horrible tillers and extensions I came up with before finally buying a carbon one from ACME. He revolutionized that part of the boat 

 

...my favorite was 1' of thick aircraft alloy, sitting beside a  snug fitting 5/8'' SS tube in the junkyard...then a roller tube for the traveller... then shockcord inside, connecting to wire for the tiller swivel .  :wacko:

                                    Watt removed a lot of 'fun' from Lasers.... but I digress.  :mellow:

11 hours ago, Gouvernail said:

This guy was too big to depower that much. I just pulled hard on the mainsheet and snugged the vang to that. 

 

 

The only thing stupider than  'going fast' in Finns....                    .....is fatfarts in Lasers.   :mellow:

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On 10/25/2017 at 3:08 PM, GER308 said:

We are a couple of hours north of you and have about 20 boats, Saturdays during the winter usually 5-10 on the water for training. Feel free to come up and have a go at sinking our boats if you like.
Or have a go at sailing one.

Thanks for the offer. Well appreciated. I'm not really getting any sailing time in at all. kids and stuff...

 

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