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PiersIslandFinner

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OK full disclosure, I am a newbie to fin boats... But I live on the water, in fact a boat access only island and I commute every day by boat. We have 7 total if you include the tenders and dinghys. We just ran across a 1958 Reinell that is in relatively good shape but needs a new transom. Not worried about that. It has a 1965 Viking 35 hp motor (made by Chrysler for Eatons in Canada) 

Talked to several folks about Reinells in general and the opinion seems to be that they are not well made? thin glass and generally poorly constructed. 

Thoughts? I would love to know how late 50's glass Reinell's actually perform and if they are solid hulls. The floors and stringers have been redone in this boat, it's glass windshield is cherry and she is a beautiful boat!


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Welcome Finner, sorry for the delay in responses.  I mentioned your find to KevFin and he will be posting a reply later today.  
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I wouldn't be too concerned with opinions of the quality of a boat unless they can offer suggestions to improve the build. A lot of the early glass boats have thin fiberglass. Don't let that slow you down. You can add reinforcement if necessary. What model Reinell do you have?....Terry
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Hi Terry, 

I have never been able to find a picture that is like this one.  IMG_2829.jpg 

I am not sure of the model

Tony

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