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Help with Yacht Identification
« on: September 22, 2016, 02:01:40 PM »

Hi All,

I have absolutely no idea about model yachts and the art of non motorized sailing, that said I have come across the yacht shown in the pictures and would really appreciate some help in trying to identify it and then maybe I'll be able to find out how to rig it.

the following are the measurements:

Hull - 1420mm
Top of hull to top of mast - 2080mm
Sail - 1780mm at highest point and 600mm at broadest width
Keel - 470mm in length and weighing 5kg

Cheers Shaun
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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 09:10:55 PM »

I think (but not 100% sure) that the yacht could be a Mustang, as sailed only by the Fleetwood MYPBC and is listed on the right hand side of their website. The Mustang is a large Una-rig yacht, which it was rumoured was an improvement on the much smaller, but no longer made Mickey Finn. Might be worth contacting someone at the Fleetwood Club's yachting section for further information.
https://fleetwoodmypbc.org.uk/
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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 10:38:55 PM »

Hello Flack,

Your boat is not a Mickey Finn.
The Finn has a much more rounded Hull.

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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 12:42:24 AM »

Thank you both for your replies, I have sent an e-mail to the Fleetwood Club and hopefully will get an answer.

Cheers Shaun
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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 11:35:53 AM »

Looks very like a Six Metre from the 1920's/30's here's mine for comparison.
http://pondyacht.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 02:29:46 PM »

Since when has a 6M been Una rigged?
It seems that every yacht query lately
has to be a 6 metre. %)


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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 04:27:01 PM »

I posted My answer in the wrong thread should have been here
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,56131.0.html
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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 04:45:54 PM »

No probs Neil,
Your  6 M looks a great yacht.
I will be thinking of one when
my Nottingham J takes to the
water.


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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 05:04:00 PM »

I have a J,it's the size of a f*****g canoe  {-) It's 10ft tall and 6ft long.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 05:18:19 PM »

Don't know when the beast will hit the water.

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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 10:12:00 PM »

Thanks to Tony 52 I have now had confirmation that the boat is a "Mustang" and is sailed almost exclusively a Fleetwood

Cheers Shaun
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Re: Help with Yacht Identification
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2017, 01:20:00 PM »

Neil, thats an A class not a J.

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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 04:28:52 PM »

Typo 😜So even bigger than a J then😂
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2017, 08:53:44 AM »

Thanks to Tony 52 I have now had confirmation that the boat is a "Mustang" and is sailed almost exclusively a Fleetwood

Cheers Shaun

Pleased you have a successful identification, Shaun.

I have only ever heard of this class at the lakeside and never seen one, until you posted the photographs. I think the logo on the sail is the giveaway, it is similar to the Ford Mustang car badge. Quite a large model too, which should perform well.

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