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8 Hours Ago 08:45 PM
titustiger27
Re: Skipjack 14 foot Sailboat - Need Advice on How to Rig

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Originally Posted by jeffroyal View Post
Well I finally made a centerboard for this boat out of 1/4" aluminum. I scaled the dimensions off of a drawing I found online. If anyone needs any direction or photos for rigging this boat, let me know.
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I'm surprised with the internet and all more boats ... even rare boats... don't have info online... Have you ever thought of posting your pictures and info in a blog for people in the future?
12 Hours Ago 04:40 PM
jeffroyal
Re: Skipjack 14 foot Sailboat - Need Advice on How to Rig

Well I finally made a centerboard for this boat out of 1/4" aluminum. I scaled the dimensions off of a drawing I found online. If anyone needs any direction or photos for rigging this boat, let me know. I had a hard time finding anyone with info so I will be glad to share. Sailed this boat twice and love it!

Have a great 4th weekend!

JEff
02-15-2015 11:06 AM
ggray
Re: Skipjack 14 foot Sailboat - Need Advice on How to Rig

The centerboard was indeed made of aluminum. I went to school with the guy that owned Skipjack #1.
It was originally made by Mobjack Manufacturing near Gloucester VA, which was acquired by Newport Boats. I think the boat was originally to be named "Crackerjack" until patent protection probably forced the change.
Anyway, there is one in our neighborhood, but I've never seen it launched, and never seen the owner.
I was always impressed with these boats. Completely self bailing, contrasted to the 420 and FJ used by junior programs. Perhaps it was too much boat for juniors, but at one time I understand it was used at the Naval Academy. Full battened mail, which was unusual for a monohull.
02-04-2015 02:16 PM
krisscross
Re: Skipjack 14 foot Sailboat - Need Advice on How to Rig

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Originally Posted by jeffroyal View Post
I have everything with the exception of the center board. Anyway, I was hoping that someone might be able to assist me in locating one or perhaps provide the dimensions on it. I am pretty sure that it is around 1/4" thick.

Any photos that you could send or share would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff
Jeff, if this centerboard is around 1/4" it is probably made of aluminum. Centerboard must be rigid enough to keep it's shape under load. Aluminum that size and thickness will not be cheap. If you can get away with a thicker board, you can fiberglass a pre-cut piece of Hardie board siding. If you cant find anyone who can give you exact dimensions, you can experiment with a piece of cardboard to make sure it will fit properly.
Best of luck restoring this boat.
02-04-2015 11:51 AM
jeffroyal
Re: Skipjack 14 foot Sailboat - Need Advice on How to Rig

I was recently fortunate enough to be given my first sailboat. It is a Skipjack 15. I have done some research and discovered this forum in hopes that you might be able to assist with getting this boat back on the water.

I have everything with the exception of the center board. Anyway, I was hoping that someone might be able to assist me in locating one or perhaps provide the dimensions on it. I am pretty sure that it is around 1/4" thick.

Any photos that you could send or share would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff
11-23-2014 05:38 PM
upslims Older post but I currently have a project skip jack and am looking for info/photos on rigging and what not. Any help would be much appreciated!

Bryan
10-14-2009 12:12 AM
Tantalus For what it's worth, I too have a Skipjack. I picked it up early this summer to teach the grand kids to sail but didn't get finished patching and painting until after they went back home. It's ready for next summer though. Cardinal Yachts, by the way, is but half an hour from me.
Also see Sherwood's "Field Guide to Sailboats," page 46.
10-13-2009 05:04 PM
ClarkMorris BINGO! Thank you so much Hudsonian ---- a home run...

I called Mr. Sindle at Cardinal Yachts and he was indeed the manufacturer for the Newport Skipjack Sailboat.

He is retired now.... but he said he would look around and see if he has a Rigging Diagram or pictures.... and he may even have some parts available for the boat....

This is a great list.... I wish I knew about it sooner...

Thanks again folks and I will report back to let you know how it's going...

Clark in Mount Plymouth, FL
10-13-2009 12:19 AM
Hudsonian The skipjack was manufactured by Cardinal Yachts. Harry R. Sindle:
Address: 7519 Ware Neck Rd., Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone: 804-693-5928

There was a fleet at the Ware River Yacht Club, Gloucester, VA. Somebody there must remember how to rig them.
10-12-2009 11:01 PM
ClarkMorris Hey! Thank you so much Denise.... YOU are a Nautical FOX!

This is exactly what I have been looking for...

I just printed out the book and will dive in right now...

See ya..

Clark
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