There is interest in Classic Wooden Snipes not only in the USA, but also in other countries. Construction of this Snipe #14018 (FIN) was started about 1962 by Nils and Paul Anderson of Porvoo, Finland (east of Helsinki on the southern coast of Finland), and was completed and measured in 1965. It was the only Snipe that the Anderson brothers built. It was used for a short time, then stored for many years. It was rediscovered in 2006 by Sten Soderblom of Helsinki, Finland, who contracted with skillful boatbuilder and restorer Rauno Tuovinen of Helsinki to do the restoration. The result is this beautiful all-varnished Snipe which has 13 mm (1/2 inch) mahogany planking and 6 mm (1/4 inch) mahogany plywood decking. The mast and boom are Oregon pine (similar to Sitka spruce) and the boat is equipped with original sails made by Paul Elvstrom. The boat was weighed at 177 kg (389 lbs) completely rigged. It was displayed at the 2007 boat show in Helsinki. Pictured also are restorer Rauno Tuovinen applying one of ten coats of varnish to the deck (also hull), and original owner Harry Lind (L) and current owner Sten Soderblom (R) taken during restoration.

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