Where do I start?

I have grand plans for this site. There are so many boat things I think about, learn and discover that I thought I’d try to gather them all here, in one place. At least the bulk of it. I currently sail a 27′ Fingal without a name. It didn’t have one when I bought it and haven’t forced myself to come up with something clever yet. Maybe “Avoid Rocks”? It has a GRP hull, is similar to a Pearson Triton and was designed by Knud Reimers and built around 1965. It is a beautiful hull with a not-so-beautiful (high) doghouse. Standing headroom in the companionway though. I’m thinking about rebuilding it but that will have to wait as there are more pressing modifications/improvements that need to be done.

Fingal

In Sweden, on the way home

Fingal drawing

Fingal drawing


Specifications:
LOA 8.3 m
LWL 6.45 m
Beam 2.3 m
Draft 1.32 m
Displacement 3000 kg
Ballast 1250 kg (42%)

I bought it from Sweden in late summer 2012 and sailed it home to Finland. Currently I’m designing a soft wing sail for it. A home made self-steering gear (servo-pendulum) is also in the works. And perhaps a rigid dinghy. More on that and a bunch of other things later.

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