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Mickey Finn 36" class by Rojair
« on: February 02, 2016, 07:48:17 PM »

Hi, I am wanting to resurrect an old "Mickey Finn" fibre glass bare hull copy - I would appreciate any photos , plans or even comments and experience regarding this vintage 36" class . eg mast size /shape / fixing position on bow deck etc.
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Re: Mickey Finn 36" class by Rojair
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 06:36:17 PM »

This old thread might help for a start!
Bob.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3513.0
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Re: Mickey Finn 36" class by Rojair
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 06:56:20 PM »

Thanks so much Bob - I had not seen this, although I did have a message to contact from " Netleyned" to contact guess who ? - YES " JayDee"  so hopefully I may be able to glean some info.
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Re: Mickey Finn 36" class by Rojair
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 07:45:13 PM »

Phil. I wondered about the sail insignia of a cat - then it dawned on me from my old sailing days, that in the US, una-rigs like that with the mast well forward are known as 'Cat-boats'!  O0
Interesting project.
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Re: Mickey Finn 36" class by Rojair
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 08:39:58 PM »

Hi Bob you got me thinkin`  - googled cat boats then una rigs and spotted this   https://lifewithafooty.wordpress.com/tag/una-rig/
not exactly what I want to sail - but I do like the sail configuration as a possible future project !.( this what retirement should be about ! ).
If I remember the Mickey Fin had a forward rotating mast/boom which pivoted from the bottom of the hull to the deck between two nylon bushes. No other guys at all  other than a leech sail tension adjuster from top of mast to end of boom. Did it use a  luff pocket ? can`t quite remember?.
catch you down the log
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