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Re: Howmar Hauler 8 - Sailing Dinghy

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Here's a longshot for you to try.

I have a Howmar Phantom. I'm not familiar with the Howmar Hauler, but maybe it shares some of the same parts with the Phantom.

The Phantom has been reincarnated as the Pointer 14 and is manufactured by these guys. Since they might have purchased Howmar's molds and other assets, maybe they know something about the specs for the Hauler. It might be worth a phone call.
Point Marine responded and they have information on three Howmar boats: Phathom, Howmar 12 and 15. They do not have the 8 though. Close, right? By the way I found that the Howmar 12 is a Sparkman and Stephens design. That one has tons of information out there.

As for my progress I finished the scaled drawings and now can go shopping for substitutes or start making some of the pieces. We have a good Marine consignment store in Annapolis. It will be fun to rummage through their backroom knowing the approximate dimensions of the missing pieces. Thanks again for the suggestion.
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Re: Howmar Hauler 8 - Sailing Dinghy

Here are the estimated measurements that I came up with for the Sail, Mast, Boom, Rudder and CB/Seat. If anyone that has these items sees a mistake, post it here and I will make the corrections.
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Re: Howmar Hauler 8 - Sailing Dingy

The sails made out of poly tarps seem like an interesting budget alternative.

The mast rig on that looks almost identical to my Dyer Dhow Midget, down to the gunter rig mast. My sail has a bolt rope that goes into the gunter spar though, not a sleeve.

The Dyer Dhow rudder is a very different shape, it looks like this:


That photo is of a larger boat (my midget doesn't have shrouds), but the rudder is similar.

If I were making one I would make a kick-up rudder. I'd actually just look for a used kick-up rudder.

The daggerboard is very simple. On my boat the daggerboard slot tilts back, so the top is cut at an angle instead of being straight. It has a mahogany shoe mounted on top that keeps it from falling in.
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Re: Howmar Hauler 8 - Sailing Dingy

I'm with Alex, I'd probably call Bacon or Minnies and see what rudders they have in stock. I'll be out in Minnie's neck of the woods in a few weeks, and if a rudder fits in my suitcase, I can bring it home for you.
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Re: Howmar Hauler 8 - Sailing Dingy

Hello,

I own a Howmar Hauler 8. My father bought it new in 1981. I have the sailing kit with rudder, etc. I am actually looking for a new hull for it, as mine is rather beat up. If I find one, I may be able to provide you with the sailing set up as I may have two by then. Let me know if you have other questions. I have it on davits on my sailboat in Solomons, MD.

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Re: Howmar Hauler 8 - Sailing Dingy

Rampant,
Hello my name is Al. I saw this post and am very excited to hear back from you. I just purchased a 8' Hauler and am looking to make a rudder and center board for it. I was hoping I could get you to send me a few pics of yours. I have not been able to find one online to go by.
My email address is al.robertswcs at yahoo.com[/email].
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