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  1. #1
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    Default Help with identification of my new boat

    Hi All, I just purchased a clinker row / sail boat, and am looking for some information please.
    AOL is about 13ft. and the only information I can supply is that I believe it originates on the Sunshine Coast of B.C.
    From my limited timber knowledge, it seems to be made from lapstrake mahogany, with spruce seats, mast, and "boom", with cedar rub rails, and oak seat bracing.
    I hope the photos can give you all some more clues.
    I am really hoping to date this craft, and get some more information about it.
    Thanks for any help you can give......Owen.20171006_082042.jpg20171006_082159.jpg

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    Welcome! Nice boat and excellent first post. The gang will be along shortly with answers....or at lest guesses.

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    With all of those thin little frames maybe Atkins design?
    Atkins 14" Pixie. Stem head same,seats same.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    Can't help with an i.d. - it's a traditional clinker dinghy, of which there were dozens (hundreds) similar. Maybe someone with local knowledge will recognize it as coming from a particular shop or drafting board...

    Nice boat. Will she live in the water?
    David G
    Harbor Woodworks
    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

    "It was a Sunday morning and Goddard gave thanks that there were still places where one could worship in temples not made by human hands." -- L. F. Herreshoff (The Compleat Cruiser)

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    Looks like a Herreshoff tender to me. The Catspaw is nearly identical only carvel planked.

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    She does look a lot like a catspaw (which can be built either carvel or lapstrake).

    very pretty

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    The construction details are identical to the catspaw.

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    I agree, I’m thinking a lapstrake catspaw. The lining off of the planking looks a bit more like a carvel schedule also.

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    Looking at the strakes in the bow it spears to be a home built. The widths and the lines are slightly off. It's still a nice boat that's very minor.

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    Yep, very nice

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    this one crossed the Atlantic!


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    Tinkerbelle, Daniel?

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    Default Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    Thank you for all the helpful tips....shall follow up on line with more research, now that I have something to go on.
    She has been out of the salt chuck for a few years, and I plan on doing a cleanup , sanding and painting, and then putting her in the water.
    Any tips for this procedure would be helpful......Thanks!!

    I purchased "SCULLY" with the full rig and trailer for $400 CA, I hope that was a good deal (?)
    She will not stay in the water, as I only live a minute away from a boat ramp in Pender Harbour, and my pickup truck has a trailer hitch.

    Thanks again, I am glad to have joined this forum, and will probably be a frequent visitor as the restoration starts......Owen.

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