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"Hey, East Coast Hawkeye got a boat!"...

I've looked at a few sailboats and wasn't sure what I wanted, but found (what I believe is) a great "First Sailboat" .. She's a 1980 AMF 2100 (Alcort) that has been neglected and needs a lot of TLC. The hull is sound, and from what I can assess, only one turnbuckle is missing from the rigging. The cabin cap has 'a few' holes in it, and several cracks. But, in the 2 years she's been outside and uncovered, there was NO WATER in the cabin! She comes with a "trailer" ( questionable because it looks like it's about to fall apart!), but I'm a (metal) fabricator/installer so, I'm not worried about that. I AM missing the rudder/tiller and though I can make one, I have no clue as to size, length, shape, or design. (Any HELP please??)

If anyone owns a 2100 Alcort, please comment, suggest, inform...........warn me?

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Re: "Hey, East Coast Hawkeye got a boat!"...

hey Gary.. congrats, interesting looking boat.



Good news is the rudder is transom-hung so as a fabricator you can make up some gudgeons or pintles (whichever is necessary... assume there are some fittings on the transom still) and building a rudder like that is much easier than a stock/underhung rudder that many boats might have. You could build and shape a plywood rudder and then encapsulate it in glass and epoxy easily enough.

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Re: "Hey, East Coast Hawkeye got a boat!"...

Looks good ,check out Ebay sailboat parts, I put mine back togather this way! at a price I could afford!........Dale

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Congratulations on your new boat.

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Congrats!!!

The dry cabin is a huge plus...I am jealous
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Re: "Hey, East Coast Hawkeye got a boat!"...

I always thought those were a very cool looking boat - like a smaller Pearson Flyer.

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Re: "Hey, East Coast Hawkeye got a boat!"...

Good on ya, Gary!
Glad ta hear someone else has taken the plunge...so to speak.
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congrats. Jealous.
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Re: "Hey, East Coast Hawkeye got a boat!"...

Hey "Faster"... THANKS! YES, I can fabricate some gudgeons or pintles (??? have to Google those! LOL) and as far as the plywood encased rudder... I AM a Carpenter, and Marine Plywood is STILL WOOD! LOL Would you happen to know the dimensions, angles/degrees, multi-positions the 'stock' rudder/tiller come in? Again, any info is GREATLY appreciated!

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Re: "Hey, East Coast Hawkeye got a boat!"...

Thanks Dale! I've already looked but I will be diligent! As a carpenter, I really need prints or diagrams. But, given the chance, I'll take my own measurements and start making sawdust!
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