Help identifying old wooden sailboat

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Tealeaf7, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Tealeaf7
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    Tealeaf7 New Member

    Hi everyone, I have posted once before saying that I had a bought a home with a bunch of decaying wooden boats on the property. We've pretty much identified all of them except this one and I was hoping maybe one of you could tell me what it is. Thanks in advance...
     

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  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Looks like it could be a Thistle.
     
  3. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Sure looks like a Thistle.......
     
  4. Howlandwoodworks
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    Howlandwoodworks John Howland

    Hello,
    John Howland new member,
    Looks like it could be a 50 or 60’s Jet 14’ One class.
    It is missing its deck .
    Fun boat and does well in 15 to 20 knots winds if you don’t mind hicking out and getting wet.
    About 5 fleets around the country.
    Tiger striped mahogany veneer.
    I saved one from the chain saw 2003 and have had much fun with our son.
    The Jet 14’ Class Association
    have a good web site.
    John
     
  5. Howlandwoodworks
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    Howlandwoodworks John Howland

    At a closer look I am wrong, seating and center board configuration are not right for Jet 14
    Here is ours Tally Ho.
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  6. philSweet
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    philSweet Senior Member

    Nice, that's a Luders hot molded ply boat, isn't it? I had three guys wander into the shop I worked at with one of those. They found it at a garage sale and bought it for $10 at the end of the day, and now were wondering what to do with it. It needed some small amount of work to make it right. But they were hoping not to have to double their investment in it.:rolleyes: I sorta tried to get them to give it to me for a year, but I had about 10 boats at the time, so I didn't try very hard.

    Your stick looks more like an I14 though.
     

  7. Howlandwoodworks
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    Howlandwoodworks John Howland

    Phil,
    Jet 14’ hot molded tiger striped mahogany.
    They were almost the same as the I 14’ in many ways I think.
    After the war new building practices allow for hot molding technology like thous Luders 16’, Jet 14’, and many others to be built fast and cheep. As you most likely already know.
    Balloon on a stick are much fun for us trailer sailer. Sold my Prindle 18’ 2016, we were both getting up in our years. Nothing like Flying a hull with just your toes on board with a mate!
     
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