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I think your mainsheet connects as mine does. Seeing the pics now the block at the back of the boom is for the clewe line. The line will pass through the block and then cleat off on the side of the boom. The block in the middle of the boom is for the main sheet. The other end of the main sheet should attach somewhere in the middle of the boat. Mine attaches to the deck, but it looks as if your deck is removeable so I don't think it would handle the strain of the mainsheet as it will raise the floor.
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boom

The outhaul is a smaller line that has a block and a cleat on the side of the boom. Both of the lower blocks would seem to be for the main sheet.

The only insignia I found was on the sail bag and it seems to be the bag for a spinnaker sail. Even that part is hard to tell. Nothing on the sails themselves.

The hull does leak, but not at a rate that would stop me from trying it out. Actually, a little caulk and some paint and I could likely stop the leak without doing anything drastic. As it is, a sump would handle it with no repair.

So, should the boat be brush painted or sprayed, and what kind of paint do most folks use? Not sure about the correct aluminum primer either if I am not going to epoxy it. I stripped the top today and knocked all of the loose paint off inside the boat with the power washer.

Talk more later. I will attempt to contact the gentleman and see if he can give me more information. Time to power wash the latest coat of striper off the boat!
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only one block is needed for the mainsheet. The second on the end may be for a traveller which I don't have on mine nor need
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I called Mr. Edwards back about the boat. He bought it from the Chesapeake Bay museum. They sold it to him as an aluminum sailboat only.

I think I am going to put it in the water tomorrow at Winters park. That will give me a chance to let the water patrol tell me what we have to do to title it. It has to be registered so it can carry a small outboard motor. I am not sure if a trolling motor would require registration or not. Someone started scribing a hole into the stern floatation area about 8 inches across inside on the back cockpit bulkhead. I don't understand why there is no access to those areas built into the boat. It seems that hatches into those areas could easily be installed without compromising the boats floatation in the event it capsized.

Anyway, what are you doing tomorrow? I can haul the boat to Winters park on the flatbed trailer I picked it up with. That would require another strong back to lift it and turn it over, but then sliding it into the water would be no big deal. I think I am gonna take it around the big island a couple of times tomorrow!. Think about it! This is your chance to sail a really ugly boat in public!

Have a good day!

PS: I think I will go pick up a 12 volt sump to take with me just in case!
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I am going sailing over at Carlyle. We will down at Winter on Sunday though. It does not need a registration if it is a trolling motor, but you are correct that it needs on with an outboard. If you need an outboard I usually have one or two around. To paint it take it down to all aluminum and then use a self etching primer then any automotive paint. Epoxy paint would be best for the water as it will stand up to scratches a bit better, but any auto paint will do.
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clueless newby stumbles over clue...

.....literally! A friend asked what attached to the two eyelets on the stern, so I went looking for the motor mount that mounts there to show him. There is a wire running between the bolts on the motor mount that has a block on it creating a small traveler type of slide. The main sheet rigging now makes sense. The one broken eyelet has to be replaced now before the boat can be rigged the way it is ment to be rigged.
So, I had it all along! Apologies to everyone!!! I still don't have a name for the boat, but I will get pictures of it rigged tomorrow. Guess if I sail it, it will be just using the center block until I get the eyelet replaced!
Hopefully once it is rigged with the motor mount in place, someone will recognise it.
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did you take her sailing yet? I am singlehanding maybe over at Carlyle Sunday. Want to sail over there?
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I took her to Winters, and the straps I used across the hull on the trailer caused big leaks under the keel where old caulk and such crumbled out. Never even got the mast stepped. No boat until I get the keel sealed up properly.
Thank you very much for your kind offer, but I already have plans. Hopefully we can arrainge something soon. I have been watching for your boat profile as I have been searching more info on the two I have here. Turns out that unless I want to take the top off and pretty much start from scratch, that the new hull is junk. Whatever is suipposed to support the cockpit floor is gone and I flushed a lot of clawwed loose styrofoam pellets and several drowned field mice today when I drained the water out of it from the rain. Shame. The wider hull would have worked very nicely with family onboard.
Have a beautiful weekend!
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