Please help identify a boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by shep65, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. shep65
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    shep65 New Member

    Hi, can anybody identify this boat, and advise which size of outboards would be suitable please? It is 16ft long, acquired as a fix-up project. Thanks.

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  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    Can you provide the width across the transom and the length of the boat?
  3. SukiSolo
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    SukiSolo Senior Member

    It looks like a lot of 1960s' and early 70s' small fishing type boats. It ought to have a build plate on it somewhere even if under paint. This would give weight capacity and HP limit. You'll know it's fairly old as all the figures will be in Pounds not Kg....;) Be worth some serious prodding on the transom to ensure it can take a modern outboard without tearing out a rotten core.

    Here's a link to a database of UK builders some are historic so you might find it. It could just be some local, say South Coast builder just making a few and packing up.
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