sailing dinghy

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by old dog, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    Not sure of the exact identity of the NS hulls. That was waaay back in the late 50s. And yes there were some very nice molded hulls out of Michigan....I think they marketed them as Wolverines? The Wolverines were mostly mahogany and they did not hold up well in the Florida climate. It seems that some of the interior parts were made from white oak and the oak/mahogany interfaces, along with our humidity and heat, did not like each other. I think that there were several other outfits who used the molded shapes. Yellow Jacket is another name that comes to mind. Texas maybe.....
     

  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Of the Clydes, a small percentage where mahogany, most birch. They were all fitted with good stuff, white oak structural pieces, except for two Douglas fir (the old stuff) bilge stringers.
     
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