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Sail plan for 1941 Wright Built K boat

Greetings,

An old 16 ft Wright Built Sailboat followed me home one day and I have been working on it to get it ready for a trip to GA this Aug. Hull is on the way, thanks to the wooden boat forum. Now I am turning to the sails and rigging. It is rigged to be a fractional rig about a 1/2 rig which does not leave me many options in the used sail market 12' luff.

I am considering changing it to a 3/4 rig which opens the aperature for used headsails. This is happening on a shoestring as you can tell and I still have to do standing and running rigging plus sails.

Any thoughts regarding problems I am facing considering changing the sailplan? It does have 100lbs of 5/16 swing keel. I am also considering purchasing a standing and running rigging sets from EBAY for a Hobie 16 or 18 as it is quite a deal and I think I can get close enough to nicopress them into submission and save dollars. Any other thoughts?

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K-boat sails

Hi Dobrosailor- I may be of some help, as I have 2 sets of sheets for k-boats. I do not know a lot about the sails, and I am only a casual sailor. I am well versed on the k-boat and its history. I have hull #112 in very rough condition, and no mast in servicable condition. I would like to put this boat back into service, but I am not able. Alternately,if you are interested in selling your hull, I may be interested. Please let me know. T.C.
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More info on Wright built K boats

I learned to sail on K 111 in the late 40's through the mid 60's. Several years ago I bought a bought one labeled 110. I bought it sight unseen because of the closeness to 111. I am currently trying to confirm the correct hull number. I do not believe that it is K 110 based on the cockpit configuration.
I have 3 main sails. one numbered 133, one 214 and one 284. 284 would not even make a good shower curtain.
I just purchased K 428, a fiberglass hull.
There is at least one wood K boat currently sailing on Seneca Lake.I am interested in selling the wood hull K boat. It is complete.

Charlie
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K110???

Charlie, are you on Seneca? There seems to be a lot of interest in the k-boats on Keuka, as there are several still in use, and one of the camps still uses a few. There is one very near me on the water. I also met Murray Wright's grandson on Keuka. I would be curious to take a look at your hull to see if I can glean any more insight into mine. Can you date the manufacture of K-111 that you learned on? Mine would be of virtually the same vintage. Thanks for your post!
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I am in Glenora on Seneca about 8 miles north of Watkin on west side. You can call me at 949 632 7528
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Interesting

Charlie,

Mine is 123 and it has an unusual cockpit completely oval. I am wondering if there were a few made differently or if it was a retrofit. The deck is also cedar which I was told some of them were made for light weight. WHo knows... As for year, the local wooden boat guys pegged #123 at ~1941

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Wright Built K Sailboat

The oval cockpit was the original design. I looked at K 108 last week and it is rounded in the aft section.
Charlie
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K boats and Charlie S.

Hi Charlie, Scott Dasson here. I lost track of you on the wooden boat forum, glad to see you are still posting. I have hull 97 that is seaworthy now and I was given 87 over the summer, 87 need lots of work..................maybe to much. I have yet to fully evaluate her. The cockpit on 87 is curved at the fore of the cockpit and square at the stern. 97 is also squared at the stern and at some point the cockpit was modified and the fore section is square Happy New Year to all you K boat nuts. If any one wants to talk K boats feel free to call me 585-429-7161 I am new here I can't post pics yet
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I learned to sail on K 111 in the late 40's through the mid 60's. Several years ago I bought a bought one labeled 110. I bought it sight unseen because of the closeness to 111. I am currently trying to confirm the correct hull number. I do not believe that it is K 110 based on the cockpit configuration.
I have 3 main sails. one numbered 133, one 214 and one 284. 284 would not even make a good shower curtain.
I just purchased K 428, a fiberglass hull.
There is at least one wood K boat currently sailing on Seneca Lake.I am interested in selling the wood hull K boat. It is complete.

Charlie
Charlie a sort of a old post but if the boat is available I might be interested. Thanks, Scott Dasson proud owner of hull #87 and #97
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All: I have k-251, and would love to sail her w/ others someday! I sail her on the SW side of Honeoye Lake...bought her from Cory in '79. Anyone have thoughts on a production year for #251?
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