Finn GBR417

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FDGorilla
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Finn GBR417

Post by FDGorilla » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:05 am

For Sale - apparently having two Finns is regarded as excessive....

Early (1976) Mk2 Vanguard - 21st out of the mould before the bow section was modified. Fast boat capable of mixing it with the more modern boats. Heavily modified/updated by Graham Brookes including:
Devoti style mast gate
Movable centreboard bolt
Carbon case struts
Adjustable centreboard cheeks
Hull faired to new rules with keelband removed.
Gel coat stripped and reapplied with 2 pack paint.
Continuous control lines throughout
Hand adjustable mast step - extended screw thread for ease of use
Ali mast with carbon topsection
2 North dacron sails in very good condition
Rooster film sail
Fixed rudder
2 deck compasses
u/o covers
Rudder bag
Trolley
Mast bag (admittedly rather tired)

£2000 ono
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Re: Finn GBR417

Post by Pat » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:35 pm

apparently having two Finns is regarded as excessive....
Only two? It's like the twelve days of Christmas here - 4 larks a larking, 3 Merlins for varnishing, 2 Albacores........ :D
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Re: Finn GBR417

Post by PeterV » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:14 pm

Another vote of support for two Finns!
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Re: Finn GBR417

Post by Rupert » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:26 pm

Having 3 together creates a black hole, so you do have to be careful.
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Re: Finn GBR417

Post by Nessa » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:22 pm

Two Finns is a ridiculous number. You need several more to complete the set.

I currently have three moths, which feels quite balanced and sane. This outfit is complemented nicely by the classic 14 and the relatively new but absolutely fabulous composite contender. The harshly newish D one mars the picture a tad, and it's best to turn a blind eye to the battle scarred 2000, but it does keep me in cake....
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Re: Finn GBR417

Post by PeterV » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:37 pm

Nessa, I need a boat that 'keeps me in cake'. Can you tell me how this is done please?
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Re: Finn GBR417

Post by Nessa » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:04 pm

It works like this. I run a women's sailing session every Tuesday morning where a) we eat cake and b) we sometimes go sailing. The 2000 is the ladies' vessel of choice, preferred far above the club's RS Vision. Since the 2k is my personal boat I can't/wouldn't charge for use, so instead I get several varieties of home made cake at least once a week. Can't be bad.

I would also add that these sessions and the possibility of cake at the end of the them have created many a fine lady sailor at Hunts, including one who went from beginner to DI in about two years, plus of course Er Indoors, who has now resorted to buying brand new boats of her own!
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