Mystery boat filter.
August 26, 2012 6:20 AM Subscribe
Can you identify my mystery sailboat and sail?
posted by slateyness to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I recently purchased a sailboat on Craigslist. It is circa 1970s, not in the greatest shape- a project! It's 14', approximately, with a mass manufactured fiberglass hull. A steel plate near the stern of the boat reads "South Shore Boats, Bellmore NY".
Generally, this boat is similar in concept to Mercury or a very old fashioned Vanguard 420 (old, like, I'm installing new flotation foam and have a daggerboard not a centerboard. Old school tech.)
Google gives me no info on the manufacturer. Does anyone out there know what type of boat I have?
Bonus question: it came with a mystery sail: a small symmetrical triangular sail made of spinnaker material. But no spin rigging on the boat. Also this sail has no grommets, except for a very small one at the head of the sail. It looks like you can only attach sheets by running them through loops in the fabric (the way you would a set of curtains) all the way down the leech and luft of the sail. Gennaker?
All advice pertaining to repairing and maintaiHhning old dinghys welcomes as well.