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Can you identify this boat.

Picked this one up a few weeks ago and wanted to get your thoughts. Can you identify it? I actually know the answer and most of the history. Its complete with mast and original sails.





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Re: Can you identify this boat.

Easy...
A sailboat that sinks... NO positive floatation there! It's obviously had the mast removed because the prior owner realized that the boat "tilts" when the winds pick up, and given the lack of positive floatation figured it'd be a prettier lawn ornament, than barrier reef.
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Re: Can you identify this boat.

Tech Dinghy

https://www.google.com/#q=tech+dinghy+photos

If so, generations of college sailors from the northeast will tell you they sail decent, swamp but don't sink, and can be raced up to about 22 knots of breeze. Come see 'em on the Charles River, an MIT specialty. We used to have them at B.U. back in the day..

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Re: Can you identify this boat.

That was quick! Its actually a 1953 tech dinghy from MIT. Mast is there just not in the picture. just needs a tiller arm and some rigging and its ready to sail.
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I'm a ringer ;-) Used to repair those bows with MarineTech and glass cloth after rec. sailors t-boned the dock at speed, *again*.

And raced them at BU before we got Interclubs. And at MIT's regattas.

If yours is actually from the MIT fleet (and gray hull under that white paint?), then I probably raced her more than once, in the late '60s. Ah, college.....

So have fun!! A piece of history, and still fun today.

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Re: Can you identify this boat.

SHNOOL, It has bow and stern flotation tanks. But later models also had side tanks to be make recovery from capsize easier.
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Nolatom, A piece of history is right. Not only was this boat one of 12 but they were some of the very first fiberglass boats ever made. Not only does this boat have history in sailing and boating but also in my family as it was my grandfathers who studied at MIT and was a professor at the U of R. This boat was kept under a carport for the past 30-40 years with the only time it was taken out was when I was younger and put it in the pond and sailed it in circles.
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Will make a neat little toy..
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