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Doesw Anyone Know a Link For Moth Sialboats?

When I was a kid growing up in Ocean City, NJ (circa 1974) there was a fleet of Moth sailboats at the OC Yacht Club. They were small (about 12'?), single sail (I think) and I recall that they were flared outward toward the stern, kind of like the outboard flare that the older America's Cup Boats had. Is anyone familiar with the boat and do they know of a web site? Thanks!

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http://www.moth-sailing.org/index.php

http://www.moth.asn.au/

There's a couple. I suggest you try google.

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Thanks. I forgot to mention that I'd done the google and found the Moth Class shown in the links. The Moth that I remember was a wooden boat and efinitely not a hydro plane! The one in the links looks really fun though....I like the O’pen Bic too. I saw one at St. Mary's College (MD) last summer.

http://www.watersportswest.com/shopc...?page=BIC.html

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Genetic Mutation.

I think you will find that the old Moth that you remember has morphed into what you are now seeing including the foils. if you look closely at some of the pics you can just about make out the original boat.

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Try:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moth_(dinghy)

It's the "Classic Moth" you remember.

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My first boat was a Moth built from plans which I ordered from Science and Mechanics around 1962. (I was 13 or 14) It was a plywood scow type hull, 11 ft long, with a 72 sq ft cat rig. I believe the class rules at that time were: cat rig, not over 72 sq ft, and not over 11 ft long.
It was quite fast, and would plane easily. The deck was decked over far enough inboard that if you capsized the cockpit would stay dry. You just jumped out and stood on the daggerbord, grabbed a shroud and up she came.
My sister got talked out of "Puff" by a Moonie (remember Moonies?) while I was away at college and I never saw her again.
I still have most of the original plans and patterns.

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cpcohen - That's the one! It's nice to see that the class is still alive. I'd love to have a small rocketship like the moth. Last year I saw a Bic Open and that looked like a blast too. Sometimes it's just a pain to take the big boat out when I just want to sail. We have a nutshell pram with a sail but even that's sometimes a pain to rig.

Thanks for finding the link to a really classic boat. There was a big fleet of them at the Ocean City NJ Yacht Club when I was growing up.

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I sailed a Moth, many many years ago, maybe 1979?? 1980.

http://www.mothboat.com/CMBA/News/mn111496.htm

Later in 1994, I worked a year in Malta and my dentist there, had a Super Moth that was designed for 2 crew and had a stay sail. Funny I can't find any photos. The one in malta was fibre glass and was sinking, because the hull had so many cracks....
so we sailed 30 minutes and had to beach to empty....

http://www.mothboat.com/CMBA/index.htm
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