story & photo ex Harold Kidd
Built by Collings & Bell for the wealthy American sportsman Eastham Guild who lived in Tahiti.
She was commissioned as a direct result of Zane Grey commissioning FRANGIPANI from Collings & Bell and which motored up to Tahiti in March 1933.
CARRIE-FIN was named after Guild’s wife whose pen-name in gamefishing magazines was Carrie-Fin.
She was launched in January 1932 and was shipped to Tahiti on the MAKURA after a spot of gamefishing off Cape Brett.
She was 36’x8’4” and had twin 40-50hp Redwings.
Collings built lovely hulls, but that cabintop………………………….