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by Finnsailor
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Plywood decks
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Plywood decks

I have just started renovation of a 1956 Fairey Finn, that was finished by Woottons on the IoW. The plywood decks are wonderful and have a tiger stripe throughout. I am eager to retain these decks but need to conduct some repairs. Can anyone help me and identify the plywood veneer that has been used...
by Finnsailor
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn K19 Elfin
Replies: 0
Views: 988

Finn K19 Elfin

Does anyone know who bought K19 Elfin on EBay this week. I am just about to start a refurbishment of K17 Allegretta and it would be good to have someone to discuss dealing with similar problems. Both boats are Fairey Finns so the problems will not necessarily be in the hull!!

Martin
by Finnsailor
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 3474

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Donnie, do you know what make the mast is? Does the boom fit into a hole through the mast? If so it may have been set up for a wedge which is used to wedge the boom up or down. Peter also mentioned a drum. Some Boats had a drum on the boom with a wire to the mast. The bang is put on by tightening th...
by Finnsailor
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Oval Aluminium Finn Mast
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: Oval Aluminium Finn Mast

Andy, if your mast is still available I would be pleased to use her on my newly acquired Fairey Finn K17.

I will try and PM you if I can sort it out.
Regards

Martin
by Finnsailor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Tuffnol blocks
Replies: 1
Views: 2540

Re: Tuffnol blocks

All gone to a new home. Sorry to all those who missed them.

Martin
by Finnsailor
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Tuffnol blocks
Replies: 1
Views: 2540

Tuffnol blocks

Free to a good home or anyone who can use them. Most of the blocks and cleats are form the late 1950's.

Please send me a PM if you are interested

Martin
by Finnsailor
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wanted dinghy trolley.
Replies: 5
Views: 4157

Re: Wanted dinghy trolley.

Steve, I have a dinghy trolley and a combination trailer suitable for a 15-18 foot boat. It has previously been used on a Wayfarer, but needs new chicks on the trolley. Otherwise in perfect working order. I would like £60.00 for the whole lot, so I can buy two cans of varnish for the Finn decks. PM ...
by Finnsailor
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn buoyancy
Replies: 10
Views: 9572

Re: Finn buoyancy

I struggled to sort out bow buoyancy for my first rejuvenation project. There is not sufficient room to fit a buoyancy bag that would be effective in the event of a capsize. I managed to fit a buoyancy tank in front of the mast on my Fairey. Although not a massive tank it provided enough buoyancy to...
by Finnsailor
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Old Elvstrom bailers
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

Re: Old Elvstrom bailers

Brilliant, Bill thank you. I have managed to get the moving part of the bailer our of the fixing, so I did not need to unseat the entire bailer. I did manage to get the old gasket out in one piece, and yes it is about 5mm. I will try neoprene but I do not think it is quite stiff or hard enough. I to...
by Finnsailor
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Old Elvstrom bailers
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

Old Elvstrom bailers

Has anyone any ideas for replacing the rubber gasket located in between the upper and lower casings of an old Elvstrom bailer. The internet provides advice on how to remove the internal rubber gasket on a modern bailer, but my bailers are late 50's or 60's, however, a similar process naturally falls...
by Finnsailor
Wed May 22, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glass fibre deck repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3468

Re: Glass fibre deck repair

Phil, the thin hairline cracks are a feature of many race build Finns. Even the modern boats are prone to picking up these starred cracks and they are impossible to do anything with except overpaint. However, because they are caused by the flexing of the very thin deck and substructure they will onl...
by Finnsailor
Fri May 03, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn boom and rudder wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 3261

Re: Finn boom and rudder wanted

I have a lifting Finn rudder with tiller. Send me a PM with your contact details and I can send a picture or two. The rudder stock does not have standard pintles on it but what is has are sound. Would like £100.00 for it all.

Martin
by Finnsailor
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Re decking a 1957 Finn
Replies: 23
Views: 8220

Re: Re decking a 1957 Finn

Thank you all, some sound advice there. The tip about cutting using a sharpe knife is helpful also ensuring there is an undercut to hold extra glue. I will let you know how it goes and try and post some pictures, but you will have to wait till late March, when I hope to be at home long enough to get...
by Finnsailor
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Re decking a 1957 Finn
Replies: 23
Views: 8220

Re: Re decking a 1957 Finn

Thank you both, I am not worried about the decks being lightweight, I have no intention of standing on the deck, - it might ruin the varnish! I am pleased to hear the butt joint will suffice, but what is the best tool/saw to use to ensure the cut is straight true and will line up? This is my biggest...
by Finnsailor
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Re decking a 1957 Finn
Replies: 23
Views: 8220

Re decking a 1957 Finn

Any tips much appreciated. I am just about to put the new 3mm ply deck on my Finn, but I seek help and advice from those who have done it before. I intend to put the sheets of ply on the crossmembers with each sheet covering about a quarter of the deck. My intention is to glue the sheets to the cros...