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1962 american finn runabout

Postby 59FLPAN » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:21 am

anybody know where there is info and history on american finn boats? they were made in freeport N.Y. from 1958 thru 1962, having a tuff time finding any artifacts ect,.

much appreciated

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Postby LancerBoy » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:47 am

Might be some information in the Glassic Library at www.fiberglassics.com

I have seen advertisements for them in old boating magazines.

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1962 american finn runabout

Postby 59FLPAN » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:21 pm

OK, i have a strange piece of equipment that was stored in the bow of my 1962 american finn runabout, it is a galvanized tube about 4ft in lenght, inside there is a wooden pole with a handle on one end and a what appears to be a piece of leather wrapped around the wooden pole and shaped like a cone or funnel, anybody have any idea what this was used for? i'll try to post a picture.

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Postby Phill Blank » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:57 pm

59FLPAN,

Almost sounds like it could be an old manual bilge pump.

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1962 american finn runabout

Postby 59FLPAN » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:41 pm

yes, that may be, so you draw the water up the tube, the leather cone seals the tube, there is a side opening 6in from the top where the water will drain overboard.

really cool vintage item

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Postby Phill Blank » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:29 am

59FLPAN,

Post a few pictures so we can confirm what it is.

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Postby 59FLPAN » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:55 pm

i am having difficulty's with photo's, nothing is simple anymore
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