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  1. The North American Class Association (Facebook Page : FFI-NA), is trying to locate where these great keelboats have gone. We have located 13 boats spread between British Columbia (6), Oregon (2), California (4), Maine (1). There's apparently a small fleet of FF's at a resort in Sorrento, Maine. if anyone has any leads, we'd greatly appreciate hearing from you. Please either post here, or pm me. Thanks. Wun.
  2. There were 73 Flying Fifteens from around the world on the start line at the 2019 Worlds in Ireland. Still going strong and Ovington make a very nice carbon FF. None of the pics above showed singled handed sailing, but I've attached some to this post that are. They can be comfortably single handed up to 15 knots TWS upwind. After that, more effort needed. Using the double pole, self launching system with a chute launching tube like a 5o5 makes hoisting, gybing and dousing simple single handed. If you're a regular single hander in heavier breezes, then get a single reef put in the main at
  3. There are 10 known FF's between San Diego and British Columbia. Here's mine fully restored 2017/2018 from the keel to masthead. The class association for Canada is on Facebook at FFI-CAN As I'm the only one active in Vancouver, I race PHRF at 214 (which includes a credit for the Torqeedo Ultralite 403 outboard required for PHRF.). We do ok in a mixed fleet between the FF's 20ft LOA and 30ft LOA cruiser racers on races around the cans, and some "distance " races up to 16 or 20 miles . It's a load fun particularly when the breeze is on. We got an ORC International measurement cert just to s
  4. Aaah, finally going with plan A, an asymm furler. I think you will have fun with this !!
  5. Not denying the usefulness of cleats, it looks like I will be the sole defender of the rail !! Having sailed in this region for 25+ yrs, and sailed around Vancouver Island five times, I think I have docked at most popular docks, and quite a few remote ones. I have been lucky I suppose, to have never been splinter bitten by the wooden rails, and like the round metal rails seen at many commercial docks, gas docks, and government docks. In docking, I can't recall wishing there was a cleat to lassoo because I came in fast enough that I needed to use it to brake. Assuming that most people app
  6. what are you getting? is it an ORR rating? the US ORR rating doesn't come with targets or polars - although you can buy them as part of the US Sailing Performance Package. the European ORCi international rating comes with targets but not polars.., but again, they sell a performance package with polars you are racing in the usa, right - so i assume you are getting an ORR rating, not an ORC rating... anyway, i recommend getting the performance package. the polars for your boat will be reasonably good out of the box, and will make a good starting place if you want to refin
  7. This thread is really about Catari, but since FL is in the frame, FL was designed as a "gentleman's daysailer" and consequently is not equipped to meet the safety requirements for Swiftsure. In particular, it has no lifelines or pulpits. It can be rigged with jacklines but the race requirements ignore their functionality, except they are required once you have lifelines !!! Go figure !! We could have more classic boats in this event if the priority were given to jacklines as mandatory, and lifelines as optional !! Given the size of the boat, its stiffness, the way it's rigged, the handholds, p
  8. A quick update: custom aluminum shims have been made and anodized for various clutches and turning blocks, after laying out all lines on deck to ensure fair leads. Some of the deck hardware was relocated following that exercise, and as a result, some small areas have been recored to support the loads of the hardware.. By the end of Jan, all deck hardware will be installed. Electronics and electrical systems are also being installed.
  9. It was directed to you Bob at all - just being cheeky. It's the guys that need a boat that is bomb proof. But they don't go anywhere really but will tell you all about it and of course there huge opinions thusly at great volume. But that's just my opinion; I might be wrong ;-) I think JB's boat might perfect for its intended usage. He's run the gambit of full on offshore boat so why not? Might be the project of doing it for him. There is lesser plastic fantastics boats in market place these days and at any given boat show there has so much "sameness" these day as you can't figure out wha
  10. Apart from the twin engines, I think this would be a fun boat. Standing in the mockup, I can easily imagine reaching up Francis Drake Channel in a decent breeze. It's a fun concept for de islands. Easy dive platform, fishing, wind surfing, generally laying about. The room feels like the cockpit of a catamaran. The main trim is intended to be a reverse ratio hydraulic ram using an Italian system, probably 1:4, hence the only visible sheet is a single part, attached to a fixed point overhead. The sheet would run forward and down inside the rig to the ram. There is no reason that the jib couldn't
  11. Apart from the twin engines, I think this would be a fun boat. Standing in the mockup, I can easily imagine reaching up Francis Drake Channel in a decent breeze. It's a fun concept for de islands. Easy dive platform, fishing, wind surfing, generally laying about. The room feels like the cockpit of a catamaran. The main trim is intended to be a reverse ratio hydraulic ram using an Italian system, probably 1:4, hence the only visible sheet is a single part, attached to a fixed point overhead. The sheet would run forward and down inside the rig to the ram. There is no reason that the jib couldn't
  12. In touch with yard today: remaining Antal gear (custom made), supposed to arrive early October, and all deck hardware installed soon after that. Re: sails, Butch says they are all done and he'll bring them down when the boat has been launched and the rig in. Some more pics will be posted in October.
  13. I'll second that. Top troops. I'll third that. Martin Rye is an ace as are all his people.
  14. Ok this should boost the hit count Here is the Catari asymm complete with the boat's logo
  15. Sad to see Crowhurst's Piver designed tri rotting away. Despite his issues, it was a capable design as an offshore cruiser.
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