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    Default Mystery Gunter Rig

    Bought a set of spars from a gent on Pensacola Beach, he had no idea what they came off of. Spruce. Fittings are bronze with square drive.
    Mast 9 1/2 feet long. 2 inch diameter
    Gunter 8 feet long. 1 1/4 inch diameter
    Boom 8 feet long. 1 1/4 inch diameter
    Gooseneck about 3 feet up, gooseneck to gunter tip about 12 1/2 feet. Looks like the gooseneck was lower at one point, at about 2 feet with thwart marks at 17 inches.









    So if we backwards engineer it, what would be a good size boat for this rig?

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    Default Re: Mystery Gunter Rig

    I don't think that gunter will stand with such a short overlap. Is there no sign of fay marks for the peak halyard on the gunter yard?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Mystery Gunter Rig

    I've only spotted the screweye on the yard so far...

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    Default Re: Mystery Gunter Rig

    Quote Originally Posted by signalcharlie View Post
    I've only spotted the screweye on the yard so far...
    OK, hard to spot that in the grass.
    A smaller boat than Peerie Maa

    Which is 5' beam and about 16' wl.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Mystery Gunter Rig

    Look at it this way. You probably want that main sheet block above the transom.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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