Help ID older wooden sailboat

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Rick Pethoud, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Rick Pethoud
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    Rick Pethoud Rick

    I'm refurbishing an older wooden sailboat and I can't figure out its design. The length is 11' 3.5" and its width is 54.5". The chines are hard with plywood skins. A sloop rig with wooden spars. Center board and a skeg. Some pictures are included, I hope.
     

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  2. rwatson
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    what is there to figure out then ?
     
  3. Rick Pethoud
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    I'd like to know the type of sailboat. I've worked with common designs, like Snipes and Lightnings, but this one is not familiar to me.
     
  4. Petros
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    I do not recognize it, but it looks like something that might have been published in the old "Popular Mechanix" or "Poplar woodworking" type of magazines. If you do a search for "free boat plans" you will find a web site with all of these great old plans that someone scanned and made available on the internet.

    Also, does it really matter? It might have been self designed, or a highly altered standard design. I rarely follow the plans when I build a small boat, I make variations to suite my interests or curiosity.

    Good luck.
     
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    Nice looking little boat. Try to get beyond the geneology and just enjoy it.
     
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    What's it's name?
     
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  8. bistros

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    I was thinking the same thing - or possibly an Enterprise if there are baby blue sails in the vicinity.

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  9. wet feet
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    It's no Enterprise,two feet too short and one chine too few.
     
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