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Wilke's Finn dinghy, 1996
Specifications

Who would have thought that there is still something to be done in this much-explored class? In fact, everything could be increased, by micro-steps allright, but good to be taken anyway. From the hull lines to the weight distribution, from the ergonomics to the rationalization of the construction, from the appendages profiles to the mast sections shape and structure. Particularity of these high modulus carbon fiber wing masts is the "serial custom made" way of building : you come with your longitudinal and lateral flex requirements, and the scantlings are specially adapted to fulfil your targets.

To date almost 600 masts have been delivered and more than good results have been achieved by beiing regularly placed in the top five at each main championship since Sydney 2000.

And a brand new version of the whole boat is on study for Peking 2008 : "ma che cosa ne voi di più nella vita ?"

Articles:
96088_articleSeahorse.pdf (1229 Kb)
More informations:
www.wilke.ch
www.finnclass.org
www.dyne.ch
Specifications
  olympic dinghy FINN, 1996
hull length : 4.50 m
hull beam : 1.53 m
mast height above wl : 6.60 m
light weight : 153 kg
mainsail area : 10.6 m2
mast construction : rotating wing mast in M46J carbon
hull construction : sandwich glass epoxy and PVC foam
mast engineering : Clemens Dransfeld
builders : Christof Wilke & co