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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:



In Topic: Craigslist Finds

02 May 2016 - 05:15 PM



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!  ;-)



In Topic: 505 rigging question

12 April 2016 - 01:39 PM



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.



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.



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!