Verifying the age of my IF FIFI

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Verifying the age of my IF FIFI

Inlägg av sjcarter100 » mån 15 jul 2019 19:00

Hello I bought an IF last year in Hartlepool UK called Fifi. In the sales sheets it said it had been imported from Holland and that the year of manufacture is 1977. On my survey the hull ID was stated to be 8872 but I have found no evidence inside the boat to corroborate this. Can anyone help me verify the age ? many thanks Simon

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Re: Verifying the age of my IF FIFI

Inlägg av maja » tis 16 jul 2019 20:14

The only safe way to veryfy the age of an IF-boat is to find and read the building plaque from the Marieholm boatyard. See >> http://ifboat.se/ovrigt?view=simplefilemanager&id=66 . This should be found on the main bulkhead under the mast beam, in one of the lockers.

The number 8872 has no relevance for age of boat. Probably it may be some sort of national regsitration number. Original sail numbers and/or manufacturing numbers should be less than about 3600.
Marek, IF-båt SWE-829 "Ingela" från Lagunen i Malmö
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Re: Verifying the age of my IF FIFI

Inlägg av mauri » ons 31 jul 2019 15:40

Hello! I'm new in the forum and I have many qustions for you expert IF guys, one of the questions I will express here as I think it is related to the age of a specific IF-båt.
When does the change from model 1 to the actual model take place? (Model 1 has no hutchette in the front and some otehr minore details position of the fixture for the front stay, different flat place for the whiches, escape ways for the water on the deck, as I see...)
I have an old model (hull nr 31, likelly from 1967-1968) similar to nr 1. So I wander what are the differences in handling of the boat for the two models and when did the upgrade take place.
Fair winds

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Re: Verifying the age of my IF FIFI

Inlägg av maja » tis 06 aug 2019 09:56

Only the first 27 boats built during 1967 should be of this initial type.

There is nothing special of sailing those oldest boats. I have met No 1, No 2, No 6 and No 13 racing on different Swedish, Championship regattas during the past. No 13 has been very successful.


How do you know that your hull is number 31 ?
Is there a building plaque somewhere?
Marek, IF-båt SWE-829 "Ingela" från Lagunen i Malmö
Medlem i IF-båtförbundet sedan 1985
IF-båtägare sedan 1983

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