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Carbon

Member Since 13 Dec 2005
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In Topic: Craigslist Finds

26 May 2016 - 10:28 PM

A classic Finn on Cape Cod:

 

http://capecod.craig...5544933645.html


In Topic: Craigslist Finds

02 May 2016 - 05:15 PM

http://sanangelo.cra...5557361307.html

 

For all you Texas-based Flying Dutchman lovers!


In Topic: Craigslist Finds

14 April 2016 - 01:10 AM

This is a special 505...it's an Olympic 505!  ;-)

 

http://maine.craigsl...5518631169.html


In Topic: 505 rigging question

12 April 2016 - 01:39 PM

Paul,

 

The way I see it your idea to rig some simple rake adjustment at the bow is a good one.  The only problem is how much adjustment you will be able to get.  I'm assuming you're going to have to be able to stuff a portion of the tang inside the luff of the jib in order to get the tack on the jib low enough.  I would rig a more conventional forestay and jib halyard with a jib cloth adjustment under the foredeck like most other 505s.  It won't be tied to your rake adjustment, obviously, but if you're not planning to race at the highest levels I don't think that's a big issue.

 

Tom


In Topic: Craigslist Finds

11 April 2016 - 09:29 PM

 

 

It must be springtime as the FDs are everywhere!  At least there is likely one close to anybody who wants one.  This one in Tennessee.

 

http://knoxville.cra...5478485401.html

This one would be great for a museum somewhere.  Not to say it's not worth sailing again but it's quite a nice piece of furniture and the cost to get it sailing again far outweighs its performance potential.

 

Holy shit! That is the exact boat that was in that horror movie!  I was flabbergasted watching that once, holed up in a hotel room on a business trip.  "Look--a Flying Dutchman! In a horror flick!"

 

Oh, so you're the guy who watched that movie!