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" Mickey Finn " Yacht
« on: April 01, 2007, 02:07:23 AM »

Hello,
Just been given a Mickey Finn yacht hull, made  by a Company called Rojair.
The hull is in very good condition, with Bulb and Keel fitted, but there is no mast, sail, or rigging.
Has anyone got any details, photos, or drawings of this yacht, it was quite popular until the One Metre yachts arrived on the scene, seems to have dissappeared since.
Did a surf round on the Net, only got two very fuzzy photos, not much good to build from !.
HELP !!.
John.  :(  :(  :(
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Re: " Mickey Finn " Yacht
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 08:13:08 PM »

Hello,
All sorted out !!,
Been to the Fleetwood Club and spoke to a very fine gentleman, Mr Fred Baker, who showed me all about Mickey Finn's.
He has just Emailed me a load of info and pictures, saying IF, he finds anything else, he will send it on !.
This is what our Hobby is all about.
John.  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
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Re: " Mickey Finn " Yacht
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007, 08:44:40 PM »

Hello,
Been out to our Lake this afternoon and sailed the Mickey Finn.
The Finn is a UNA rig, just the one big sail, never sailed one before, so was on a big learning curve!.
Very sensitive to sail setting and also the amount of Rudder, much less needed than a One Metre boat.
After some messing about, got the boat sailing quite well, the wind was light and shifty, the boat was very fast for the conditions.
My youngest Grandson loved the boat, even more so when I said he could have it !!.
New sailing buddy, and a Family member too !.
John.  :D  :D  :D
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Re: " Mickey Finn " Yacht
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 10:40:33 AM »

glad all worked out well for you john.     andy
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Re: " Mickey Finn " Yacht
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 09:07:27 PM »

Hello,
 Been sailing the Finn again, my Grandson is in school !, had a real good sail too, got most things to do with sailing a UNA Rig sorted out well enough to enjoy the boat.
The Mast and Sail were from Mr Baker, could not have done it without his help, thanks again!!.
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