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American AF-16
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Description: American AF-16
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat July 18, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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16' 3/4 Open Daysailor, covered fore-deck. Deck-stepped mast. 22' mast. Partially battened main, Jib, and light-air jib. Yellow hull, white deck. Made by American Fiberglass Corporation, in Charleston, SC. Company went out of business. Another "American" now builds day-sailors and catamarans, but not same company.
I would like to find any original info on this boat.

The boat is very easy to set-up and sail (Cox trailer).
I'm still learning to sail it (Lake James, NC) I intend to sail it on the NC coast soon.

Very satisfied, since I only paid $650 for it. I had to replace the mast step ($35), 2 shrouds ($56), and I had to repair the center-board (was bent in a grounding).

Any info would be appreaciated.
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Jack Herbert
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Registered: March 2003
Posts: 1
Review Date: Mon March 17, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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This boat has a small cutty cabin with a small v-berth. Many came with v-berth cushions, mine did not. Mine does have port lights however.
It is a fractional sloop rig with a roller reefing rig on the boom.
The boat is rather heavy and has a tiny jib. However, the bottom is relatively flat which makes me wonder if she would plane if enough sail were raised.
I have never heard of one rigged for a spinnaker. The lack of a back stay makes me hesitant to jury rig one.
I am very happy with the boat, as I traded a small carpentry job for her. I did not expect her to be fast, although I have never felt she is slow. It is a comfortable boat for 2 adults to sail. the cockpt will accomodate 3 adults, but I do notice the boat being a bit sluggish with this much extra weight on board.
Mine is bright yellow. i do not remember the sail number.
As mentioned in the other review, this boat is no longer in production. There is a company building and American daysailor presently, but it is not the same design, although it has the same sail emblem.
I have found Portsmouth Yardstick ratings for this boat, so you could feasable race one.
If you email me, I will do my best to send pictures and put you in touch with the other owners I have found via the net. I have the original sales pamphlet, but I have not yet found it since moving.
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rockinxj
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Registered: September 2012
Posts: 2
Review Date: Fri September 21, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $700.00 | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: low purchase price, sails nice.
Cons: no longer in production. parts, if needed, must be improvised or handmade.

I recently purchased an American 16. I am a novice sailor so my technical opininoin wouldnt be worth much but she seems very easy to rig and sail. Only light air thus far but am enjoying the boat very much. I would recommend it to anyone looking to learn to sail as they can be found in relative abundance and are fairly inexpensive. Just make sure that everything is with the boat as replacing parts can be expensive.
Also the owner of American Sail of Charleston, SC, Dave Stanton, left the original manufacturer of the American 16 around 1976 and is very fond of these boats and can help with parts or information.
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