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by PeterV
Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Fairey Finn
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

Thanks for the info Alan. I sailed her last weekend and won the race so she certainly sails well, although the really shifty wind gave me a bit of an advantage. I'll bide my time for a good rig and in the meantime get the other bits sorted out like mast rake, toestraps and controls. I've cut the loc...
by PeterV
Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Fairey Finn
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

Thanks Ed. Fairey obviously specialised in making out of class Finns. They built my last one as a special with 4 veneers on the bottom and 3 on the topsides. It was out of class until the rules were changed to allow varying thickness skin for GRP boats to be built. After stripping it down and redeck...
by PeterV
Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Fairey Finn
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

Having observed the birth of the CVRDA and observed its business from a respectable distance I've finally succumbed and bought an old, out of date wooden boat, John Gardner's Fairey Finn. I spent the majority of my teenage years racing Finns (modified Tiptree, No 280, then Fairey No 155) so I'm pret...