Can anyone identify this boat? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-19-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 30
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Nias is on a distinguished road
Can anyone identify this boat?

This boat is right across the slip from mine and for some reason I just like her. Have never seen the owner and there are no identifying make or model tags to be found anywhere. Anyone know what type of boat this is? I'm thinking early to mid 70's vintage, cal?

thanks.

-p

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-19-2011
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,932
Thanks: 75
Thanked 214 Times in 206 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Definitely a Mark Ellis design.. difficult to put scale to this picture, but your options are either:

Aloha 32
Niagara 35
Niagara 42

I'm leaning to the Niagara 35, built by Hinterhoeller Marine in Ontario Canada. guessing size and looking at the mainsheet arrangement which was a double mainsheet as in the picture.

Quite a nice boat, longish fin keel and spade rudder, pretty, traditional sheer line and transom. They all have a somewhat untraditional layout. Vintage is not so old, definitely early to mid 80s earliest.

Here's more:

Niagara 35 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-19-2011
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,925
Thanks: 27
Thanked 52 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
The Aloha 32 had a similar mainsheet system.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-19-2011
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,932
Thanks: 75
Thanked 214 Times in 206 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Yes... they are VERY similar so it's going to come down to LOA.....

Aloha 32 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada

There should be a builder's plate in the rear of the cockpit, inside the transom midships.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)

Last edited by Faster; 02-19-2011 at 05:44 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-19-2011
Maine Sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,412
Thanks: 11
Thanked 125 Times in 93 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice
Looks like an Aloha 32 ..
__________________
______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 02-19-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 30
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Nias is on a distinguished road
Thanks guys! I spent hours trying to match it on Yachtworld. Didnt try either of those though but I think its definately one of the two and I'm leaning towards the Niagra 35 as it's in a 36 foot slip and takes up most of it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 02-19-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 30
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Nias is on a distinguished road
Actually hold on, I think it's probably the Aloha 32. The cockpit layout seems to match better. I only took a few quick pics with the camera on my phone so kinda hard to tell but the port and starboard benches dont connect all the way back to the stern bench. You can see the engine control panel on the starboard side most of the way aft. That seems to match the Aloha 32 more

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 02-19-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 30
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Nias is on a distinguished road
And here's one from Yachtworld

View Boat Photos - YachtWorld.com
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 02-20-2011
MARC2012's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 594
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
MARC2012 is on a distinguished road
Kind of wonder about spring line to stanchion arrangement?marc ps sorry for drift
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 02-20-2011
Gary M's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sarnia ON
Posts: 672
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Gary M is on a distinguished road
It is the 32, the 35 has an off centre main hatchway.

Gary
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can Anyone Identify this Boat? simcik1 General Discussion (sailing related) 12 01-23-2011 06:28 AM
Identify this boat please Shortnsalty Learning to Sail 3 06-12-2010 03:07 AM
Can Anybody Identify This Boat??? Hays Sailboat Design and Construction 4 05-27-2010 11:27 PM
Can someone identify this boat? EnderBlair Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 02-10-2010 07:34 PM
HELP IDENTIFY THIS BOAT! KenD Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 04-29-2003 07:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:21 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.