So there I was, needing a little trailer for the Lumberyard Skiff and flipping through CL for trailers, when I stumbled on the right one for the right price, holding a little sailboat off the ground. Not being a blowboater, I was stumped, and it's in sh*t shape, but it sails, and everyone that was here this weekend for the family reunion loved sailing in it.
Anyone know what the hell it is?
It was purchased by the previous owner in Seattle, they said it was built in the late 60's or early 70's. Looks like a sloop rig to me, fractional, as the jib only goes about 2/3 of the way up the mast.
Flat bottom, ply on frame, nice mahogany transom and seats. Flat bottom, steel daggerboard and rudder (oh Billy that daggerboard case is loose and floppy...), leaks a bit but apparently everyone had a ball.
It looks a little like the Gardner Sailing Flattie, but the construction is all wrong. I haven't put a tape on the sail area yet either, so that's on today's agenda.
I'm either going to replace the boat with something that can use the rig, or rebuild the boat using her as templates and recreate it. Who knows...
Also, apparently, Photobucket refuses to rotate them. Sorry, but deal with it the best you can.