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    Default Identification of wooden boat

    Hi,

    I am new in the forum and I am asking for your help to identify a wooden boat, which there is in my family.

    I would like to read and learn more about that boat but I don't where to start as I have no clue the model of that boat. All I know is that she is about 40-50 years old.

    Would you be able to recognize her?

    Here are some pictures:
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    Thank you for your help.
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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    Looks like a spidsgatter, a Scandinavian style design.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

    Ben Sebens, RN

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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    I believe there's a gent named Henrik Effersoe there in Copenhagen who is has been researching Spidsgatters for some time. I'm assuming you have investigated M.S.J.Hansen, designer of the Class? Some info should be available nearby as you're in the heart of the territory.

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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    Ditto for her being a spitzgatter. Perhaps one of the newer ones, given the raised coachroof. I've never seen one of those on the originals.

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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    Thanks a lot for your help. This is the clue I needed.

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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    This is the 23' Spitzgatter that I once owned. Echo of Birte 1935.
    Jay
    Last edited by Jay Greer; 04-13-2019 at 11:50 AM.

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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    That's a beauty Jay. Not as fast as Red Witch I'm guessing.

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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    "Echo" would move in a sneeze of wind when other boats were becalmed. "Red Witch" is also a light air sneaker!
    Jay

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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    So what are your plans? She looks in good nick from here.

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    Default Re: Identification of wooden boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    This is the 23' Spitzgatter that I once owned. Echo of Birte 1935.
    Jay
    Jay, my mouth goes to watering every time I see a boat like this! That sure is a pretty boat! Got any good stories about her for us folk who dream of owning one like this some day?

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