1944 14 foot wooden military sailboat restoration

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by ILV2Fish, May 5, 2013.

  1. ILV2Fish
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    ILV2Fish Scoutmaster

    I am a scoutmaster who just had a 14' wooden sailboat donated to our Troop. The boat was built during world war II and used at a military base for R&R. I am going to work with our scouts to restore it and earn their sailing merit badge at the same time. From the picture can anybody tell me who made this boat? It has a solid wood mast if that helps and I have all the parts but the rudder.

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  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Good luck with the project
  3. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    Don't know exactly but it looks a lot like a Snipe. Problem? a Snipe is 15' 6". See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_(dinghy) Snipes were very popular and have been built since the 1930's. Many were home built.
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