Finn for restoration

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Finn for restoration

Post by Obscured by clouds » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:47 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Finn-for-rest ... SwvzRX1w9c

no idea of design/maker. Ipswitch. 99p start, so essentially free [at the moment] Too far for me to consider, but maybe someone out there fancies a go.
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Re: Finn for restoration

Post by alan williams » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:58 am

Hi Tony
Looks like a Pearson.

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Re: Finn for restoration

Post by Obscured by clouds » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:06 am

slow and heavy then?
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Re: Finn for restoration

Post by poacher » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:35 pm

More like a Tiptree marine Finn.

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Re: Finn for restoration

Post by PeterV » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:48 pm

Yes it's a Tiptree, which probably means it's slower and heavier than a Pearson. But...
If it's got a Needlespar mast it's worth buying for that alone, and with a bit of cleaning up would still make a useable classic, unless you wanted to be at the front of the fleet.
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Re: Finn for restoration

Post by azimuth » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:40 pm

Mast described as a black top but it doesn't look right to me - far more black at the top than I've ever seen??? Was having a look with the same thought as Peter!
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Re: Finn for restoration

Post by cweed » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:42 am

The Classic Finn site seems to be out of commission?
http://classicfinn.org.uk/

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Re: Finn for restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:11 pm

Yes, we're trying to get it incorporated as part of the BFA site without losing the useful content.
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Re: Finn for restoration

Post by Alan P. » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:21 pm

[quote="azimuth"]Mast described as a black top but it doesn't look right to me - far more black at the top than I've ever seen??? Was having a look with the same thought as Peter![/quote]

I do not know much about Finn Needlespar masts, were they similar in section to OK ones? If this one was on an OK I think it could be a Delta section which has a long black length at the top, as did the Boyce offering of the same section.
The totally round 3M section came with a shorter black,blue or red coloured section.
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