Small Sailboat - Help needed to identify ...

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  1. s/v JESTER
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    s/v JESTER Junior Member

    Anyone know the make and model of this small sailboat?
    No HIN nor manufacturer's plate available and no sail logo/insignia.
    Registered as 'homemade' vessel from early 1970s(?), not sure country of origin.

    LOA ~ about 17 feet, Beam ~ about 5.5 feet, Draft ~ about 1.5 feet.

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  2. s/v JESTER
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    s/v JESTER Junior Member

    Appears to be a Sussex Cob. Thanks to Lisa on FB and Peter on YBW ... The spec. for a Sussex Cob - Pearson Bros. Suppliers: Meeching Boats, UK & Pearson Bros. UK. LOA 16'6 Beam 5'8 Cenreboard grp boat. Pine masts and boom. Built-in buoyancy. Variations - Outboard well and two rowing positions incorporated. Detachable cuddy can be fitted. Sails Tan coloured. Area 10.2msq/110 sq ft. Gunter or ketch. £500 in 1974. Designed for operation from beaches with a counter stern so that the boat will not swamp when beaching. Versatile and seaworthy. A goo fishing vessel. - (Fron Sailing Boats of the World a guide to classes 1974) and The Boat World Book of Dinghies 1974 lists Pearsons as making the Bobbin, Bonito, Sailaway and Sussex Cob. The Sussex Cob is listed as 16'6" long, is ketch rigged and has a lute stern, with a Gunter main and a Bermudan mizzen, so that's almost certainly your boat.
    Pearson did build other boats too, they built quite a lot of Finns in the 60s and so probably other dinghies too.
     
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