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  • in reply to: Chipstead SC Open & Inland Championships #62748
    jp
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    results?!?!
    or are we saving it for the newsletter?

    in reply to: Where is the list of our champions now? #62616
    jp
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    Fantastic work on getting the site up!
    Please can we have it formatted in a list somewhere when you get a chance please!
    Many Thanks
    jp

    in reply to: NFA proposed rule changes #62591
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    On 4, the centreline sheeting point. the class has been here before, fireflies used to be sailed like this, maybe it just was not enforced rather than a rule change, but only since early mid 90’s did it start being enforced again.
    I think we should allow it.
    Split mainsheet, solves wooden boat issues and is a better solution or if you boat has a track, then either tie it in the middle or add screws to hold it there.
    It’s what’s expected on a race boat, let’s go with it.
    Also, why are we not voting to adopt flying jib poles? It’s a great idea!
    Cheers

    in reply to: Firefly Inlands – Chew – 4/5 Oct 2015 #53757
    jp
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    Who’s staying where?
    Cheers,
    Jono

    in reply to: Fly Away Jib Poles #53711
    jp
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    i could certainly see the uses of the flyaway pole – i’m in favour.
    I’ll be fitting one straight after the Champs as it’ll be very handy for barts bash racing with my Freddie.
    Be much easier to ask him to “pull the white one” than to have anything to do with the pole and it’s one less thing to trip him up or get thrown over the side or get trashed or for him to beat up the boat with.
    Not sure i’d want the pole hanging around in my slot for championship racing though.
    We spend a lot of time going (very slowly) upwind and i’d have thought the upwind windage impact would be far too much a penalty for the launch / recovery gain.

    Good idea!

    in reply to: MK4 Templates #53582
    jp
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    Tony thresher is your man!

    in reply to: F2331- Restoration Advice #53579
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    Thomas,

    Having looked at you photos….. I’d really have a think about taking that on!

    Especially when you look at the hull on the classified http://www.fireflyclass.co.uk/classifieds/forsale_display.php?id=311

    And then you’d know you starting with a very tidy looking skin!

    Can’t imagine it will sell for much – and could save you hundreds of hours &

    in reply to: Freddie Nationals 2014 #53551
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    Jay,

    You’re getting ahead of yourself…..
    2014 is Weymouth, dates per Ed’s post i believe
    2015 is Restronguet,
    2016 is the 70th in Tenby…

    Three great venues on the trot!
    We’ll be looking forward to seeing you next year
    Cheers

    in reply to: Swinging Spreaders? #53502
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    Andy, those measurements are in line with Hud’s tuning guide.

    The logic of the swinging spreader is that it’ll swing fwd downwind so the boom / sail can go out further when running..

    However – Now that boats generally have ‘taught’ but not tight shourds for downwind (once the rig is pulled on to reduce jib slack) i’m not 100% convinced that they do actually swing fwd.

    Anyone got any other thoughts?

    in reply to: Wanted Porter #53501
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    i am just looking for one….. any leads?
    Many Thanks

    in reply to: Wanted Porter #53447
    jp
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    its not a porter….
    Still looking – would take a rondar too if anyone knows of ex uni boats going cheap!

    Cheers

    in reply to: Fancy Dress? #53212
    jp
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    JUBILYMPIC?

    in reply to: New to the Firefly class – F857 #52908
    jp
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    Hey,
    You’ll never find a better collection ofnboats to lookmat or measure on the east coast than a quick trip to Felixstowe ferry in the next three days!

    All your questions would surly get answered!!

    in reply to: Fhas somone tried to clone a Firefly? #52722
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    i posted on this yesterday, the TR3.6.
    Looks like it…

    in reply to: Firefly 3448 Restoration #52672
    jp
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    Mick,

    Welcome.

    I’d certainly recommend a MK4 approach.
    It shouldn’t add weight – mine lost 5 kilos during the mk4 process despite making the whole deck structure (foredeck, Tanks etc.) from 5mm (which is 5 ply) vs the permitted min of 4mm (which is only 3ply).
    The revised rules have also removed the need to use “hardwood” in certain areas, and the ply alternatives should be a bit lighter.
    In terms of jibsticks – they tend to live on the floor, although i too would like to find a better solution – i’m thinking velcro must have some uses here!
    Sandwiches live in a hatchbag, behind the hatch in the front tank. (you could have one on either side if you wanted a three course snack). and waterbottles tend to be in bottle holders and or bags down by the mastfoot.
    There are many photo’s and lessons learnt further down in the topics.
    All the best,
    Jono

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