First, I was very excited to see the artical in this month's Wooden Boat Mag, about Murray Peterson. Since I have just bought a Murray Peterson Schooner, it was interesting to see the write up. It did raise some questions though.
The broker told me that as far as he knew, it was built in Spain around 1981, then spent along time in the Dominican Republic. I noticed in the artical though, the fact that they used alot of galvanized iron for rigging during the depression era, when Peterson was designing these boats. The boat I bought has all galvanized iron rigging fixtures. The surveyor noted that they seemed to have been custom cast for the wood they were on. Does anyone know if they used galvanized iron in Spain up into the 80's. Do you think it's possible that the boat I bought is actually a 1930's construction? How would I go about checking it out, or finding a history? Any help would be great.