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anadon 07-09-2001 05:29 AM

Flying Tern sailboat
 
I just learned that the little 14'' boat I bought at a yard sale a couple of years ago is a Flying Tern, made by the Van de Stadt company of The Netherlands. My partner and I have been sailing and restoring the boat for two summers now. Are there other Flying Tern sailors out there? We''d like to make contact, share tips, learn where to buy sails, etc. It''s a sporty, fast little boat, though a little unstable. We love it.

lrosman 09-09-2001 08:23 PM

Flying Tern sailboat
 
I own a Flying Tern. It has been in the family over 20 years. I love the way it handles and do not consider it unstable. It does have a problem with weather helm in that the tiller can''t always handle the wind. We have never turned it over but have filled it with water several times.

My question to you , it what kind of trailer do you have. Our Cox boat trailer was recently totalled and we are having a hard time finding a replacement. Any suggestions on makes?

maia10312 07-07-2008 12:27 AM

Flying Tern Associations
 
Hi There, There is little information to be found about Terns, or Sterns as they are known in Holland. There is a flying tern association which can be found at flyingternusa.org

There is also a yahoo group for the US flying tern association which can be found under this site.

Happy Sailing!

Gretchen

sailingdog 07-07-2008 02:19 AM

Maia-

Chances are pretty likely they don't own or care about flying terns any more, since their posts are SEVEN YEARS OLD. Please check dates before responding to a thread. Also, I suggest you read the post in my signature to help you get the most out of your time on sailnet. Welcome to sailnet...

StephenSzikora 07-17-2008 10:47 PM

A thread has value as an archive of information and when someone can add to that information they should be encouraged to do so. It is not just a private conversation with the original poster. The additional information on the Flying Tern is of value to me! Thanks Maia.

maia10312 01-31-2009 01:34 PM

Thank you Stephen...

SecondWindNC 01-31-2009 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenSzikora (Post 342929)
A thread has value as an archive of information and when someone can add to that information they should be encouraged to do so. It is not just a private conversation with the original poster. The additional information on the Flying Tern is of value to me! Thanks Maia.

I agree. I had not heard of these boats before, and checked out the site mentioned above. They look like neat little boats.

Norwhale 10-22-2009 01:16 PM

Flying Tern - Van de Stadt, Netherland Mfg 1955
 
This to reply to a2001 "thread"---


Is there anyone, or group, interested or sailing the Flying Tern?

My Tern is going into the water, Summer 2010 after 15 years of storage.

The number is 1010. Anyone out there with interest or experience with

this class/ if so lemme know, thanks. Norwale

xsboats 10-22-2009 08:00 PM

I built a mast for a Flying Tern about 20 years ago and had an opportunity to sail it several times. Great little boat. I had heard from the owner that it was an Uffa Fox design but had never been able to confirm this.

CalebD 10-22-2009 08:53 PM

Ya gotta love SailingDog and ya gotta' wonder how many of his 35K + posts have been reminding people that the thread they replied to are MORE THEN X YEARS old. His advice about things nautical is always valuable but when he is working for the 'old thread posting' police he is more of a barking SailingDog then a helping one.
I belong to several groups and many of them are slow and obscure enough that no one cares how old a post is as long as it is related to the original post (moyermarine.com comes to mind, where they chastised me for posting an SD 'old thread' post on someone).
Apologies for the thread hijack.
Back to your regular Flying Tern network...


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