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Old 08-08-2010
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Gary,

I'm not familiar with that Puddleduck. There is another Puddleduck that I'm aware of, a simple 8', usually home-built dinghy -- but it sounds different from what you have described.

As for the rig/mast: Your description of the sailing rig, foils, and hardware all sound very similar to the two-part fixed gunter rig used by Dyer on their smaller 8 and 9' dinghies (The Midget and Dhow, respectively). The Dyer spars are made from spruce, but the rudder foils are varnished mahogany, I believe.

The 9' Dyer Dhow also had a stayed, single-part aluminum mast option, in lieu of the standard unstayed gunter rig (or maybe the aluminum was standard and the gunter was optional -- can't remember anymore). Which is why I thought of the Dyers when you mentioned the second aluminum mast.

But the Dyer boats were not sloop-rigged. They are more like cat-rigged, with a single mainsail stepped forward in the bows.

So I guess it's still a mystery -- although Caleb sounds like he's on to something.
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