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    Default Help identifying a boat

    Hello WB FriendsI am hoping someone here can help identify this boat. It was built by a Vietnam era army physician who used the build to essentially rebuild his life, a great story. I have been tasked with determining the type or model. It was built in 1973.IMG_7535.jpg16 feet long by 5' 4" beam, centerboard, plywood, no markings on the sail.Thanks to all who can help solve this mystery.
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    Default Re: Hello identifying a boat

    It's hard to see how any chines there are. If there are two per side, it could be a Wayfarer.

    Edit. Wayfarer beam is 6' 1".
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    Length? flat or v bottom? Bluejay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad View Post
    Length? flat or v bottom? Bluejay?
    Not a Bluejay. They were 13' or so.

    It looks remarkably like a boat I designed and built at that same time period. However, I know that the boat rotted away in a field many decades ago after giving it away.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    I missed the length.

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    Can they give you the mast height / boom length / sail sizes? That might help ID the design.
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    Not sure but it looks similar to a boat my Father In Law built around 1971, plans from a magazine. I'll see if he can remember the name or magazine, his memory is dimming of that time.

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    An Atkindesign? he has a fleet about that size.http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/index.html
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    An Atkindesign? he has a fleet about that size.http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    An Atkindesign? he has a fleet about that size.http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/index.html
    Thanks Peter, looked at a few, haven't run across a 16 foot V bottom yet.

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    Looks a lot like the Ed Monk knockabout they've got down at the Center for Wooden Boats, you might ask them.
    do you have any more pictures? Different angles?

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    Default Re: Hello identifying a boat

    It's close to a Snipe, just a few inches longer and wider. There were lots of dinghys like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    It's close to a Snipe, just a few inches longer and wider. There were lots of dinghys like that.
    Closer to a Comet, but less graceful.

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    That hard chin at the forefoot suggests low chines forward with the bottom planks coming to a point at the stem like a shallow"V" bottomed flat iron skiff. If that is not the shape of her bottom she will have been a pig to plank. Also intrigued by that dark shadowed thing standing up at the front end of the cockpit. CB lifting arm perhaps?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    If its double chine it looks very like Ed monks Curlew from his book Small boatbuilding, Curlews designed dimensions 15' 6" beam 5' 8", my father in law built one in the late 1950's.

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    If it's single chine, it's probably the knockabout he designed for the American Plywood Association. 15.5' X 5.33'.

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