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Finn – K349

June 22nd, 2008 by neil · 4 Comments

When going to collect Finn GBR670 I was talking to Graham Brookes, fellow Finn and Roadford Lake sailor. I persuaded him to sell me a lovely Raudaschl  Finn he had recently bought. This boat was built in 1970 for Alistair Currey, the son of Fairey Marine’s Charles Currey.

This boat ex-Sharon, now called Pandemonium was pretty sucessful when raced and was winning in the early 1990s when she was epoxy coated. Somehow she ended up in Devon and was stored in a barn gathering dust for a number of years before being found by Graham

She had had all the varnished removed and had been attacked with a belt sander



The major job was to get the decks as smooth as possible and to insert some new vaneer where excessive sanding had taken place.


The mast gate was worn out so it seemed the right time to fit a Devoti mast gate


There then followed several weeks of varnishing with muliple coats of Schooner varnish to get a decent finish




As you can see there’s some damage to the paint work… the boat was turned over, stripped back to bare wood and repainted.

And now we needed to add water see K349 afloat

Tags: Current Boats · Finn K349 · Finns

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alistair Currey // Jun 23, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Dear Neil

    I have jsut sent the link to Alistair Currey

    He is delighted it still is looking brand new and loved as boats should be

  • 2 neil // Jun 23, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Many thanks for passing on the link.


  • 3 Stefan G546 // Jul 9, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Hallo, was für einen Mast fährst du. Holzmast? Hast du noch Daten vom Holzmast? Hersteller? Holzart?

  • 4 M Webster // Nov 16, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I was the one that stripped her, repaired the deck and had her epoxied, sprayed dark green by my local (Petersfield) car repairers using International of course !

    By mistake I sold her and acquired a Vanguard, which didn’t compare on any account!!

    I would love to buy her back.


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