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Classic Finns – Introduction

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Classic Finns – Masts

Mast Basics The basic maxim is that a heavy guy needs a stiff mast and a lighter guy a softer mast. However the combination of sideways and fore and aft bend has occupied whole careers! In addition it’s very important … Continue reading

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Classic Finns – Hulls

Hulls Fairey Marine started producing Finns in about 1955 and produced over 100until production ceased in 1963/4. They were usually built of three diagonal layers of birch veneers and baked in an oven to set the glue. The hulls were … Continue reading

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Classic Finns – Controls

Controls Sail and rig controls for classic Finns are no real problem. Since the 60s control lines have usually been sided and so banks of cleats on both side decks are common on nearly all Finns. The sail needs to … Continue reading

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Classic Finns – Sails

Sails The matching of a sail’s luff curve to the mast bend characteristics has always been a Finn art from the earliest days when Elvestrom realised its importance. This makes sail selection for the classic Finn owner a bit of … Continue reading

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Classic Finns – Handicaps

Handicaps A classic or vintage Finn is never going to be competitive with a current era Finn. However a classic Finn well sorted is quite capable of being sailed into the top half of a modern handicap fleet on the … Continue reading

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