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by EdSalva
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?
Replies: 14
Views: 8581

Re: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?

Thank you Peter. Best I can find out is that they are faster to windward and slower downwind as they are on the narrow side.
But then again, If you put a wing mast on and play with the mast rake, this could change it.
by EdSalva
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?
Replies: 14
Views: 8581

Re: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?

Any thoughts on a 60 Newport Finn rebuild?
by EdSalva
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?
Replies: 14
Views: 8581

Re: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?

Well after much ado, I was unable to land the boat over interstate trailer registration.

Thanks for the input guys.
Perhaps if the chance comes by again, I'll be able to land it.
by EdSalva
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?
Replies: 14
Views: 8581

Re: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?

Thanks for the info,I'm Kind of going back and forth over the whole thing. I have room for 1 finn, not 2. Hmm, tough choice. I'ld hate to see a nice wood boat go to waste, however, I do like to compete, and with only a few nearby venues <6hrs. BTW, it is a 61 Fairey, no tanks. So besides the deck co...
by EdSalva
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?
Replies: 14
Views: 8581

Is it possible to make an wooden Finn competitive?

I have an opportunity to purchase an older wooden Finn. The only club near me that races, has "newer" boats. Is it possible to update an old finn and be somewhat competitive by adding controls and a carbon mast, or is it better to get similar equipment? NOTE: I am somewhat partial to these older woo...