Flying Fifteen – Phil Evans Control Layout……

The Ovington Flying Fifteen at The Dinghy Show caused quite a bit of interest in our Bar – possibly only out-commented by the superb state of Keith Jamieson’s boat….!

There were lots of challenging design and finishing touches on the Ovi that made your head engage.  It seemed to me though that in the forward control area they ever so slightly may have run out of time, or inspiration – or something.  You can see a picture of it on the left here.

At first glance it looks OK, doesn’t it??  Well I would agree, and I’m sure it is completely serviceable. Take a look at this though.

This is the forward control panel in a Phil Evans boat. Those clam cleats with the snap locks are excellent for the job in this area – and nothing will jump out unintentionally. The blue line is for the pole uphaul, the yellow for the co-ordinated jibcars, and the purple line for the forward toe-strap adjusters. The white line that you see running fore and aft is the control line leading to the jib cars.

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