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    Default Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    This is for sale just outside Vancouver BC.

    https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van...341579281.html

    1948 20' UFFA FOX "[Flying] Fifteen" RESTORED



    LONG TIME OWNER. RELUCTANT SALE, MOVING. UPDATES INCLUDE ALUMINUM: MAST AND BOOM FIBREGLASS SKIN. FAST AND LOVEABLE. MANY ADVENTURES LAKES AND OCEAN. REQUIRES ONLY MINOR RIGGING (YOUR WAY), ON
    TRAILER, WILL MISS DEARLY. $ 3,500.00 FIRM

    604 313 8998
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    Default Re: Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    I don't see a rudder....
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    Default Re: Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    Not very familiar with this design, but appears to be a real steal!!!

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    Default Re: Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    I don't see a rudder....
    The rudder lifts out; I expect it is in the boat.
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    Default Re: Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    These are really neat boats except for the fixed keel (putting it in the water.
    I read a Uffa Fox book which described taking off the keel, loading it in the trunk of the car, and loading the hull/mast/etc on the top of the car and doing a circuit in England.

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    Default Re: Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    Sigh, wrong coast
    and
    I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER BOAT.

    ALWAYS WANTED ONE, THOUGH.

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    Default Re: Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    Oh my. What an awesome boat for someone to sail Portsmouth or to daysail. How much fun would she be?????

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    Default Re: Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    "mast and boom fiberglass skin" ?? Is that more like, "mast and boom, boat has a fiberglass skin"? What's the hull? Cold molded, planked?

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    Default Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    Quote Originally Posted by earling2 View Post
    "mast and boom fiberglass skin" ?? Is that more like, "mast and boom, boat has a fiberglass skin"? What's the hull? Cold molded, planked?

    It's a 1948 build, so one of the early ones (Uffa Fox designed it in 1947). It was designed to be home built. Keel was laminated mahogany. Tiny frames set into sockets in the keel, then double-planked. Inner layer diagonal, outer layer fore-and-aft with a layer of calico in between. Glued and nailed (tacked, really, the planking layers are only about 1/8 inch thick. Here's a 30m video of building a Flying Fifteen back in the day:



    So this one was glassed, probably because the original hull was on her last legs.

    This guy, built a Flying Fifteen a few years ago in Hilo, Hawaii and had the keel cast in Southern California at an iron foundry. So they probably have the pattern on hand. http://flyingfifteenpacific.blogspot.com

    You can get Uffa Fox's plans for the whole Flying series - Flying Ten, Twelve, Fifteen (and a hard chine version!), Seventeen, Twenty, and Twenty-Five - here, http://www.uffafox.com/keelboat.htm

    Uffa Fox originally allowed a +/- 1-inch tolerance around the datum, to encourage home builders. But in 1981, the Flying Fifteen became and International class and tolerances were tightened. From Wikipedia:

    The boat was accepted as in international class in 1981.[3] The design has changed over time, with modifications to the rig and the hull construction. The hull tolerances were originally set at +/- 1.00 in (25 mm) of the plans. In 1984 the class club reduced the hull tolerances to +/- 0.60 in (15 mm) and introduced the first measurement templates. In 1993 there was a further reduction in tolerances to +/- 0.28 in (7 mm) was introduced, along with additional adjustments to the median plan lines equal to the current design. Older boats built to the previous tolerances are known as "classics" within the class, are grandfathered and still permitted to be raced.[1]

    So if you wanted to build one and have it homologated as a member of the class, it would have to be built to the current plans and class rules, which should be available from the class association at https://www.flying15.org/ (but I can't find the plans, just the class rules. Probably need to contact them directly -- perhaps they want to discourage home builders?)
    Last edited by Nicholas Carey; 07-31-2021 at 06:23 PM.
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