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Old 12-22-2016, 04:50 PM   #1
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Finn 8

I owned one of these many years ago and have always had thoughts of owning another so we could explore the many rivers up and down the east coast . This boat has just come up for sale and I'm very interested pity its a 2 1/2 hour flight or 3 day drive to inspect. Wife has given the OK so we will Inspect it in the new year . This boat has a full set sails and had a resent full refit . If we do purchase we will increase our fleet to 3 one in Sydney 1 on the Myall Lakes and another beside the house at home LOL is it better to have one big one or 3 little ones ????PMSL


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Old 12-22-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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You guys have some funny looking boats down there.
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:42 PM   #3
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You guys have some funny looking boats down there.

The Finn was originally built in Finnland as a North Sea fishing boat and copy's from the original mold were produced all over the world.

https://www.johncrawfordmarine.com.a...cm-article.pdf
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:13 PM   #4
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Yeah, I can't tell if that boat is coming or going.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:42 PM   #5
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Really like the appearance and concept of the Finn 8. A somewhat larger version could offer a lot to like! To "gaston's" last question, one can't have too many boats!
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:07 PM   #6
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Doesn`t TFer Bogranjac1 have one of these? Not a sail version but similar, he has used it in Queensland, and Western Australia, seemed to find it seaworthy and good for cruising. He was trailering it behind a substantial 4WD, maybe even camping in it between launchings.
Memory is these were sold here in 2 versions, years ago, I don`t recall a sailing version, might be worth checking if that is factory original or later addition.
The "?coming or going" reminds me of a Studebaker circa 1950.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:30 PM   #7
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You guys have some funny looking boats down there.
That's because down there boats are upside down, it is very difficult to get used to it.
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Doesn`t TFer Bogranjac1 have one of these? Not a sail version but similar, he has used it in Queensland, and Western Australia, seemed to find it seaworthy and good for cruising. He was trailering it behind a substantial 4WD, maybe even camping in it between launchings.
Memory is these were sold here in 2 versions, years ago, I don`t recall a sailing version, might be worth checking if that is factory original or later addition.
The "?coming or going" reminds me of a Studebaker circa 1950.
Indeed he does, and he posted some nice photos of it a while back, on a thread titled "Dampier Archipeligo," here: http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s...tml#post488373
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:23 AM   #9
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Hey Gaston,
She looks pretty clean and a new gelcoat too by the looks.
I really like the rolling chocks that have been added by somebody - if you buy her Gaston I would like some pics of them and the specs plz as I will build some for Nimiane.
Is she listed on the web for sale if so plz send a link.
To the question about sails - Yes the Finn8 did have the option of a mast and sails that were supplied from the builder as I have learnt.

A member here sent me some info on where the boats originated, here is the link below

Venepori Oy - Kauppiaat - Venepalsta
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:31 AM   #10
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Hi,


If you have see more Finn 8 boats look this link. Finlad boats name is Storm Janne, buildin 4 sizes 6,7,8,10 meter long. Builder Myrskyluodon veneet


https://www.google.fi/search?q=myrsk..._AUIBigB#imgrc=_
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You guys have some funny looking boats down there.
I've long thought that you could make a nice cruising boat by adding a fore-cabin to a pnw bowpicker. Looks like the Finns have beat me to it.
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nice boat! I remember a small baltic I saw during the '80 at europe..
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I like those designs.
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:41 PM   #15
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Hi Gaston
I also have a Finn 8 that I purchased recently.
I had a Finn 7 about 10 years ago which I enjoyed very much.
I'm about to launch her in Mallacoota.
She's got a 30hp Iveco engine that seems to run very well.
The boat is a 1986 model.
Is there anything that I should know before launching her,Im sure there is much to know
that I will gain with experience.
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Hi Gaston
I also have a Finn 8 that I purchased recently.
I had a Finn 7 about 10 years ago which I enjoyed very much.
I'm about to launch her in Mallacoota.
She's got a 30hp Iveco engine that seems to run very well.
The boat is a 1986 model.
Is there anything that I should know before launching her,Im sure there is much to know
that I will gain with experience.
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Vince, we lost Gaston a while back, but bogranjac1 posting above has one. He should reply, otherwise send him a PM
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Thanks Bruce for letting me know.
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Isn't there a new boat coming out soon with a very similar design ??? I know there was a thread on it a while back.
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It is the SeaPiper 35. It gets over 6 miles per gallon and costs less than $140k , new ( according to this: https://www.seamagazine.com/seapiper-35/ )
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Thanks Bruce for letting me know.
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Forgot to mention,fwiw,there is a sailing version with mast(less sure about the boom still there) on a mooring at our marina at Brooklyn NSW.
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