Old Flying Scots

My dad had two Flying Scots in the 50's and 60's.....Any body know what happened to # 169 and # 1776........We sailed in Fleet #7 in Old Greenwich CT......I recently got back into Scots when I purchased # 820........She is in good shape and I am updating the gear and sails

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Hey! I am looking for parts to make my jib ratchets work.

Hey! I am looking for parts to make my jib ratchets work. I need the metal flipper that makes it ratchet. If you are changing them out to newer style units, Let's make a deal??? FS 1385

Sorry Corsa.

Sorry Corsa.......#820 had the original snubbing winches for main and jib.........I would think that you could get rachet spare parts from Harry C.

They said they quit making them 30 some years ago and no parts a

They said they quit making them 30 some years ago and no parts are around. My best bet is someone who is upgrading or has a set lying around. FS 1385

[quote][i]Originally posted by sungberg[/i] [br]My dad had two

[quote][i]Originally posted by sungberg[/i] [br]My dad had two Flying Scots in the 50's and 60's.....Any body know what happened to # 169 and # 1776........We sailed in Fleet #7 in Old Greenwich CT......I recently got back into Scots when I purchased # 820........She is in good shape and I am updating the gear and sails Hi: I sail on Deep Creek Lake and FS#169 also sails on Deep Creek. I spoke to the owner the other day and he said he bought it through Flying scott many years ago and he is the second owner. He thought the original owner was from Long Island area. fmeehan

If I remember correctly my dad traded #169 back to Sandy and bou

If I remember correctly my dad traded #169 back to Sandy and bought #1776...........I believe that the old boat developed balsa core problems.......The boat was refurbished and then sold again......I guess that is how it ended up at Deep Creek

Corsa, I purchased FS1468 this summer.

Corsa, I purchased FS1468 this summer. With the boat I received a box of parts that may include the jib winch you're looking for. Give me an email address and I will send you a photo. Dennjarta

We purchased FS #318 about 2 years ago.

We purchased FS #318 about 2 years ago. We are in the process of refurbish it and are having a blast doing it. However, we are on hold because of the winters in NE are not condusive to this type of work. Does anyone have any history about this boat? I'm quite a history buff and would love to know anything about her. Thank you. Bonny FS #318 Bonny & Doug Smith FS381

Hi, I'm sorry.

Hi, I'm sorry. I put the wrong # on the previous post. We own FS #381 not 318. I guess my mind is still in the Christmas mode! Thank you. Bonny FS #381 Bonny & Doug Smith FS381

Just bought FS #337 from a guy in Alabama.

Just bought FS #337 from a guy in Alabama. Does anyone know the history of the boat? I am told it was raced competitively in NY area for 20 years. I plan to refurbish her and race her in North TX, or until I can afford a new FS. Please tell me what you may know about #337! Shaun Hoffmann FS #337 "RUAH" Dallas, TX
Shaun Hoffmann

I bought 1090 last year & am upgrading the winch, let me know if

I bought 1090 last year & am upgrading the winch, let me know if you still need them....

It's all taken care of.

It's all taken care of. got a pair and they work great!! FS 1385

I just bought hull#287, I am the third owner and looking for the

I just bought hull#287, I am the third owner and looking for the first or original owner. I picked it up 8/10/2007 in Cincinnati and hauled it down on a gator trailer (skimpy,lightweight trailer) brought it down to Louisiana. My intentions is to Race her in Lake Pontchatrain, but first I want to make some improvements/resorations. Ok I am a new flying Scot owner and I'm PUMPED about it, I have a million questions and things are popping in my head all the time. It's hull is an open, what do you do if you get water into the hull there is no drain plug like on a fishing boat Should I install one? I'd like to power wash the insides a drain plug seems resonable to have. Should I drill in the centerline on the transom or a little offset, maybe this is a no-no I donno? Any Instructions on stepping the mast? I saw a few texas videos and they are cool but I wonder what did the factory suggest when stepping the mast? Maybe a PDF file on stepping? [?] Marty

Marty, congratulations on your Scot .

Marty, congratulations on your Scot ... have fun with her. You'll find complete instructions on rigging, stepping the mast and launching the Scot on the factory web site. Very useful document. You may also want to consider the MasterHelper device that makes it an easier task to step and drop the mast. Regarding drilling a drain hole, I'd recommend getting in touch with the factory. Seems to me, at the least, that you wouldn't want to made a hole where there's balsa core ... the factory should be able to keep you out of trouble. Kurt

Kurt Steinbock

FS 3879

I did find the info at the Flying Scot Website, Thanks a bunch i

I did find the info at the Flying Scot Website, Thanks a bunch it was very helpful.. I did build my own mast helper and it works great I used Industrial Mop handles and eyebolts and a couple shackles...I also used some rope to hold everything in place while lifting and lowering.. The 287 hull didn't have a Drain plug So I carefully drilled and sealed a bronze screw in plug. A word of caution remove the little ball that prevents water from entering the hull. It also stops water from draining, So I took it out along with the keeper pin.. Today I bought a 4" Dia clear access port for the transom up grade... looking at the newer hulls and the different options of line routing along the centerboard trunk is cool but exensive to accomplish, anyone can tell me what they have and is happy using it your way? I am thinking about building a triple cleat console..w/ various blocks for routing. anyone has any used parts? Thinking about naming my 287 "Yellow Submarine" along with an image of the beatles Yellow Submarine. Maybe a bad omen, I donno...

Anybody know anything about my boat, #790.

Anybody know anything about my boat, #790.

Peter

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We bought FS #68 last year.

We bought FS #68 last year. Anyone have any history on her?

I just bought #2.

I just bought #2. She is in great shape and I am in the process of getting her race ready. Boats that are built well and well taken care of last forever.

I bought #367 in 1984 - previous to that it had been sailed and

I bought #367 in 1984 - previous to that it had been sailed and raced in the Riverside/Norwalk Connecticut area. It was built in 1962 by Gordon Douglas and had at least five owners previous to myself. At some point it was named 'Chin up' and I have retained the name and sail it out of Amityville, NY on the Great South Bay. I have come up with several owners names and approximate years and I would love to hear more about the boat and its previous owners if anyone remembers anything. R.Lewis FS367 Chin up

Mine is #1087 and it was built in 1967, so yours was probably bu

Mine is #1087 and it was built in 1967, so yours was probably built around 1967 too. FSSA or Flying Scot should be able to tell you for sure. Greg Flying Scot #1087

790

I have 790. I bought it several year ago. I live in west MIchogan. How long did youhave it and when??

Peter

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