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by Ülari
Thu Jun 10, 2021 23:20 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Black FE83?
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: Black FE83?

Spinnaker pole bag is definitely on our wish list, but they are not cheap for "just a bag". About hoisting spinnaker from anchorpit. Well we have not tested it, but we have talked about it within team and also with Estonian dragon sailors (who have done it both ways and now everyone are doing cockpi...
by Ülari
Thu Jun 10, 2021 16:45 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Black FE83?
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: Black FE83?

Lagle is finally back on racecourse: What I would do different next time: More than 4 layers of paint and 3 step polishing after watersanding (I did 2 step). But it does not matter much, since those imperfection (sandpaper scratches that medium grit polishing paste did not remove) are noticeable onl...
by Ülari
Fri May 28, 2021 21:03 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Black FE83?
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: Black FE83?

So, here is the update: left side is wetsanded and right side polished (no wax). Since they forgot to send first step polishing paste, i cant completely remove sanding scratches, but I can not see them more than meter away. I will have to do it with just last step polishing paste, since Lagle III wi...
by Ülari
Sun May 16, 2021 21:23 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Black FE83?
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: Black FE83?

Yes i did spray. Not much dust, however there was few mosquitos, luckily just one got stuck between layers (I removed it before next layer). I painted 4 layers, First layer sprayed on horizontally and other 3 vertically so that spray termination points were on cover film. Overall I would say it was ...
by Ülari
Sun May 16, 2021 18:39 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Black FE83?
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: Black FE83?

Update: Painted (temadur 50), waiting for wetsanding and polish https://i.postimg.cc/Z9JbVV2z/186462129-1088370911571544-5979791828297452953-n.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/ctt0rjgw/186466493-920565201843134-3355786504385522933-n.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1nt9Z4yW/187269207-351282289830635-713988002122683...
by Ülari
Sat Feb 13, 2021 14:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Possible ORC Estonian championship for small boats in Hiiumaa 20-22 August.
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Possible ORC Estonian championship for small boats in Hiiumaa 20-22 August.

Hi, There are talks for moving Estonian ORC championships for boats with under 8,41 CDL to Hiiumaa in 20-22 August 2021. We are definitely going as we have participated in this regatta for 2 years and it has a good mix of competetive racing and fun after racing (well organised entertainment after ra...
by Ülari
Sun Dec 13, 2020 17:27 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Rudder plain bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Rudder plain bearings

Today I decided to go for it and took metal saw sheet and made a longitudinal cut in bearing and then used chisel to break bearing longitudinally. After that, some poking with a wooden stich and came out really easy (hammer was not even needed for stick). Bearings are ofcourse semi-destroyed, but th...
by Ülari
Sat Dec 12, 2020 16:45 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Rudder plain bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Rudder plain bearings

I need to replace my rudder plain bearings, since old ones are getting too large and rudder stock can move too much. However it seems that they are glued inside helmsport pipe. Is there a good way to get old ones out, or I just need to brute force it?
by Ülari
Thu Oct 29, 2020 20:46 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Black FE83?
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: Black FE83?

Deck will stay white (might repaint, or leave as it is for now), I am planning to paint sides of hull black. There are few boats with black sides here in Estonia, looks really nice. However they are all relatively new boats. My biggest concern is if extreme thermal cylcing may cause some damage to h...
by Ülari
Sun Oct 25, 2020 21:31 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Black FE83?
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Black FE83?

I was wondering, is there any FE83 painted black (or any dark color)? Our team really likes the idea of painting our topside hull black, but I was worried that more extreme thermal cycling might cause some problems.
by Ülari
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltic Offshore Week 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 714

Baltic Offshore Week 2020

Just to let you know, that BOW has ORC D group again for small boats with CDL under 7. It is also open Estonian Championship (for other groups it is FIN/EST combined championship). If anybody is interested to come, after 31. July, entry fee will increase. FE83 Lagle III is definitely going. http://b...
by Ülari
Thu Mar 12, 2020 22:08 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: New shrouds, looking recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: New shrouds, looking recommendations

Cage, I have hole terminal in turnbuckle end and T-terminal in upper end. Replacing the T-terminal mast backing plate is good advice, didnt even think about it myself, but now seems very logical. While I know about the benefits of dyform, I am more interested if FENE hull is stiff enough to make the...
by Ülari
Sat Mar 07, 2020 18:35 pm
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: New shrouds, looking recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

New shrouds, looking recommendations

Hi, Since one of my upper shroud has scratch and needs to be replaced, I am considering going for Dyform. Idea is to replace all 4 shrouds. And now I am looking for a Finnish company that can do it if I send them measurements. I think it would be a simpler solution than finding a way to get it done ...
by Ülari
Mon Nov 11, 2019 17:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Finnrating 2020 (Oli: FinLYS-sääntö 2017)
Replies: 142
Views: 28127

Re: FinLYS-sääntö 2017

I would say its a step in right direction. At least in Estonia. Estonian offshore committee decided to throw out ESTLYS in Moonsund regatta, witch is biggest offshore sailing regatta in Estonia. ESTLYS use in club regattas will be decided within clubs.
by Ülari
Tue Dec 04, 2018 05:19 am
Forum: Finn Express
Topic: Lämppäri
Replies: 34
Views: 18384

70 dB should be as loud as vacuum cleaner. I was considering buying this, but decided to fix my Wallas 2000, since I like it quiet while sleeping. Got it working, but since ignition coil timer is toast, I will have to connect it to manual pressure switch. I have not yet tested it on the boat, but it...