Need help idenitfiying a barn find

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  1. elava
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    elava New Member

    Hi,
    I am trying to identify a boat I got out of a friends barn. It is in very good condition and I plan to restore it.
    Do you have any information about this boat? 15'6" long, 37" beam, 2 seat. Lateen (crab claw) sail.
    Any information will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You,
    Eric
     

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  2. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    Folbot Cayat with sailing rig. Available both as "basic kit" and factory built.
    http://home.comcast.net/~jrburch_h/folbot/Identify/73_holidays/cayat.html
    http://home.comcast.net/~jrburch_h/folbot/Identify/82_catalog_ken/82_cayat.html
    Available both as "basic kit" and factory built. http://home.comcast.net/~jrburch_h/folbot/Identify/1969_price_list.jpg

    Folbot is best known for folding, skin on frame canoes/kayaks but they also built several plywood boats for a number of years.

    Links above are to pages on this site: http://home.comcast.net/~jrburch_h/folbot/Identify/identify.html
     
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  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Man, I haven't seen one of these in a long time.
     
  4. elava
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    elava New Member

    Thank You

    Thank You DC
    You nailed it. :)
     

  5. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    The seat back shape and pivoting arrangement was the initial clue for me. Not something an amateur builder is likely to do on their own.
     
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