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Calling all FC sailors
Posted by: barefootnavigator (IP Logged)
Date: February 19, 2016 09:33PM

Where is everybody, I'm finishing my boat and getting ready for long term cruising and I'd love to see any other boats and how they are set up. I still don't have an asym but other than that it will be all plain sail. I have the tall rig and was almost hoping for a third reef in a summer gale last year. I'm also looking for all of the FC news letters, where have they gone.

s/v Sookie
FC #26

Re: Calling all FC sailors
Posted by: Stein (IP Logged)
Date: March 15, 2016 06:55PM


I was just looking for the newsletters myself as I copied them to a hard drive a t one point. Unfortunately, It looks like I deleted them since they were available at the fc site at the time. Let me know if you find them. I'm itching for a read and some ideas to keep outfitting Mariko.

Re: Calling all FC sailors
Posted by: calclements (IP Logged)
Date: May 11, 2017 03:18AM

When I bought Bandit, Hull #2, she came with a complete (I think) set of newsletters... starting in 1981 and going to 2009. About 300 pages. I read each issue. It is nice to see a history of companionship. But even then, as seems to be true now, owners were far flung and often out of touch with each other. I suppose with only 41 hulls, the FC owners get busy with other things. There was one fellow who wrote in once to say that he's had his FC on a trailer in his backyard ever since bought new as a kit boat. The interior was about 80% complete. He hoped to sail one day.

It's too bad, though, that we don't have a forum as strong as those that surround other boats, such as the Nor'sea, or vehicles, like certain vintage cars--I have had a few and have found the assistance offered to be REALLY helpful.

I set up a Facebook group called "Friends of the Falmouth Cutter." FB has advantages and disadvantages of course. One advantage is that it is so easy to include photographs in each post, which helps a lot with technical issues. The advantage of a forum list, like this one, is that it is searchable.

I guess my solution is to post to a FB group like "Sailing and Cruising," which has 20,000 members. They know a lot about boats. But they don't know specifics, like how is the rudder made? Our rudders appear to be solid plastic. Much better than wood (no rot). It could be that the BCC list is more active.

In any case, I have the newsletters and I'd be happy to copy them and mail them--at cost.

Re: Calling all FC sailors
Posted by: luke78 (IP Logged)
Date: May 21, 2017 07:51PM

You know where I'm hiding, or at least where Hopscotch is hiding.

Re: Calling all FC sailors
Posted by: SailSuperior (IP Logged)
Date: May 27, 2017 03:04PM

Hey Calclements,

Looking for your "Friends of the Falmouth Cutter" on FB but not finding it. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Also, I'm very interested in acquiring a copy of your extensive collection of FC News. My FC came with issues of FC News spanning from autumn of 1997 through summer of 2006 but I'd certainly be interested in reading earlier (and later) copies. Let me know your thoughts on all this and thanks in advance for your time.

FC22 Puffin #23

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