Help! What is this?!

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  1. tikitack
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    tikitack Noob

    Help! What is this?! ADDED PICS!

    Hi everyone! Very noob here in every way with respects to sailing. I was given this mangled, beat-up sailboat and I instantly felt sorry for the poor thing and fell in love.... I'm hoping to restore it over the winter and I can't find anything on it to identify it. The metal sticker on the front is barely legible for series and model#. It does say Prince Yachts Inc., Sherbrooke, Quebec. I tried looking them up but no good. The only other info I have is that the sail has 404 stiched into it and the bottom of the sail has a logo from the Stella Sailboat Fittings on it.

    I have some pics which I'll try and load.

    I'm having trouble uploading the pic but will keep trying. In the meantime, a little more info, but not much, the hull is white and the deck is yellow. The mast is one piece and the boat is a sloop. It's 13'3"approx in length. The centerboard is wood and the rudder is white plastic with a wood tiller. The boat is fiberglass.

    Any help in identifying my mystery sailboat would be immensely appreciated!
     
  2. tikitack
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    tikitack Noob

    pics

    Uploaded some pics
     

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  3. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Looks like an Albacore.
     
  4. tikitack
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    Thanks Tom! I perused a pile of Google images of Albacores... The inside centre is different and the inside is enclosed.... Unless it's a model that I missed.
     
  5. johneck
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    johneck Senior Member

    The stern doesn't look quite right for an Albacore. The Albacore has a very distinctive bow, so a picture of that area (hull, not deck) would help.
     
  6. johneck
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    LOA would help as well.
     
  7. philSweet
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    I think it's a Lanaverre Kid. French built.
     
  8. tikitack
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    I'll take more pics today and try and post them tonight but I think KID might be it. Thanks philSweet! Problem now is, not too much out there that I can find on this puppy. Not even a decent pic.
     
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  9. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Hmmmm, good points.
     
  10. CutOnce

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    It is a Code 40 built by CL Boat Works of Fort Erie, Ontario. It is a two man trapeze boat, kind of like a 420. There are a few around. I'm absolutely certain. Built to address the CYA Bronze crowd in sailing schools. CL Boat Works built CL-14s as school boats and sold a fair amount. CL-16s are Wayfarer-clones that actually race in Wayfarer fleets.

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  11. tikitack
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    Hmmm... I tried looking up some photo's of the Code40 but they seem just as obscure to find a good picture of it. But from the ones that I saw they seem to not have that extra deck at the rear of the boat. Unless, again, it's some older model that I have that they just don't have many pics of.

    I still believe it's the Lanaverre Kid... I've only found one photo that looks pretty much like the one I have though. But, I'm 95% sure it's this one.

    I couldn't get the extra pics of my boat to download from my phone so I'll try again tonight.

    Does anyone know of anywhere I can get some info on the Kid for rigging and such? The Lanaverre company apparently was sold to another French company that has since been out of business since 1992. :(
     
  12. tikitack
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    By the way, thanks so much to everyone for helping! I so very much appreciate it!!
     
  13. tikitack
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    tikitack Noob

    More pics..

    LOA is 13'3"
     

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  14. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    Whatever it is, it looks like a fun little performance boat that can give you a workout in a breeze. Nevermind the ancestry, just give it love.
     

  15. tikitack
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    tikitack Noob

    That is so awesome a post and I can't agree with you more as that's what I intend to do! I just wanted a l'il info on it so I can figure out the rigging. I'm very new to all this but the more I look at everything it seems like it's pretty standard overall.. Have a long way to go with some repairs before I have to worry about the rigging.
     
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