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    Default What design might this be

    Looking for any info possible. Picked up a small sailing pram that I plan to fix up. Owned by same family from new for 60 years and reported to have been built in Victoria, B.C. She is 6'8" with max beam of 43". Traditional lapstrake with copper rivets. Looks like garboards may have been replaced and needs new keel. No sail came with it, so will have to figure something out. Any thoughts. OH, and they purchased it new for $50
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    Default Re: What design might this be

    That is a pram that has been buggered about with.
    The sailing beam is horrible, as is the way that the seat is installed. I would not be surprised to find that the dagger board and its trunk were not original. I suspect that the original thwart(s) have been removed, along with the standing knees.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: What design might this be

    That was my thought as well. The mast step and partner do not seem in a logical location and do not look original. However the one and only owner says he bought it like this from the builder.

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    Default Re: What design might this be

    The pigs are fed, watered, and waiting on the end of the runway.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: What design might this be

    I remember a local boat called Windsong. Seems that likely was it's tender?
    Likely there are dozens of boats with that name though. Cool Pram , just needs some re-reconfiguring

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