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Please help identifying this small sailboat

I recently purchased a 14 open fiberglass sailboat. The sail is not usable but there is a logo barely visible I don't know if it is the original sail. The craft has a swing back metal keel and metal rudder attached to the transom by a long pin through two mounted brackets. The Mast is just a 23 Aluminum round pole so the sail would slide over it and the boom (aprox 11) is also an aluminum pole with a Y more like a U at the mast end.
Can anybody please help me identify this boat?
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Bet its a Tech dinghy...
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Thank you, I think you are right. That kind of fits too with the logo not being listed anywhere it's probably a collage's exclusive mark they put on there own boats. I think I did well to find a boat like this to teach me how to sail her.
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I don't think it's a Tech, though looks similar. Techs don't have the deck edge flanging out past the topsides, do have an after deck, don't have a plumb bow, don't have an unstayed mast, and don't have the central longitudinal brace I see aft of the centerboard case.

That's not to say you shouldn't go out and have fun sailing, looks like a little livelier hull shape than the Techs.
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I don't know, it sure looks like the tech dinghies we sail on. The boat club owns several & they don't all have the exact same design. They sure are fun, though.

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Interesting. Could it be some old Finn? I know that modern boats look differently, however some old ones are very similar. Dimensions and hull shape are about right.

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The pix of the Tech show the foredeck ending essentially at the mast. The boat in question has a foredeck that extends well aft of the mast.
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The logo and bow looks like a "Kite One-design" which was slightly popular 11'-6" or so long Finn trainer. They were built by a number of companies and in a variety of configurations. The cockpit on this boat is clearly different than the one built by Newport or Mobjack in the US but your description of the rig sounds like the typical Kite set up.
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finding a Sail for this unkown boat

OK how can I find a sail for a boat if I don't know what it is. Is it comon for a small boat to have a sail with a pocket that slips over the mast? Or do I have to get rings or something for the sail to fasten to. The sail that came with the boat is weathered and the foot and a quarter of the luff are gone.
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