Look what came in the Post today !!
Farr 3.7 plans - all the way from NZ Thanks John
I'd better not open these this morning to take a look or I'll never get any work done today
Oh these are great.Proper hand drawn and annotated plans (from 1971)- none of this CAD stuff here.
Great descriptions and notes on how to construct using Frame and stringer methods .
All originally designed in imperial (eg. Chines 1 1/4" x 3/4") but now suplemented with metric sizes. Includes dimensions of the all important building frame.
Really good to study, and easy to follow, but this is clearly going to be an involved build - can't wait to start
This is a typical photo of me sailing my RS 300 (although I don't usually break the boom as in this case).
I love this boat, it is challenging to sail every time I go out whatever the weather, and is the most responsive rewarding singlehander I've every sailed.
But .....I'm finding it increasingly frustrating. I'm not getting enough on the water time to maintain the limited abilities I had developed and find anything over an F4 (ok F3 !) pretty much survival sailing.
I don't think I can bring myself to sell it though, so need an economical way to sail an alternative.
I like less mainstream boats and still want a performance singlehander (albeit something a litte less extreme). I'm also looking for a project to get me away from the TV on an evening (winter blues ?).
Daryl's blog really inspired me and the Farr 3.7 looks much better suited to my weight. I've built a couple of Mirrors and a yacht tender and maintained many wooden boats so have agood idea of what I'm getting into.
So let's take the plunge. I've ordered a set of plans from the NZ class associatrion and here we go
On a better day
2010 Nationals Prestwick - What a great place for an event