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RichNH 08-05-2008 07:37 PM

Identify my boat
 
Hi, I'm a brand new member here. I have a bit of a problem. I was given a daysailer and have no clue as to who made it or how old it is. It is old enough so that it doesn't seem to have a HIN or any other identifiable markings. I'm curious if anyone knows of a web site that would allow me to deduce it's manufacture by entering in characteristics.

Rich

PS I just noticed that I put a thumbs down icon where I meant to put a question mark. This is *not* a good beginning....

sailingdog 08-05-2008 07:41 PM

Once you get to 10 posts, I would recommend you post a photo of it...

Also, read the post in my signature, since that will give you some help on how to post photos more easily and such.

timangiel 08-05-2008 07:41 PM

If you could post picture of it, or post a link to a picture of it elsewhere, someone could probably help you.

JohnRPollard 08-05-2008 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichNH (Post 350307)
PS I just noticed that I put a thumbs down icon where I meant to put a question mark. This is *not* a good beginning....

:D :D Don't worry about it. We like self-deprecating humor.

There is a completely inane thread over in the "Off-Topic" forum, the thread is called "The Song Thread" or something equally ridiculous. New folks use this thread to quickly build up their post count to 10 which then enables the other Sailnet features (it's an anti-spam precaution). You'll be able to post a photo of your boat (host the photo at Flickr or similar and embed the link here).

We have some ace boat i.d.-ers that will probably help you out pretty quickly, if only you can show them a photo. Welcome to Sailnet!

denby 08-05-2008 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichNH (Post 350307)
Hi, I'm a brand new member here. I have a bit of a problem. I was given a daysailer and have no clue as to who made it or how old it is. It is old enough so that it doesn't seem to have a HIN or any other identifiable markings. I'm curious if anyone knows of a web site that would allow me to deduce it's manufacture by entering in characteristics.

Rich

PS I just noticed that I put a thumbs down icon where I meant to put a question mark. This is *not* a good beginning....

Hi Rich,

Welcome aboard. Now post a reply to get your count to 10 and post a photo.

Post the same reply 5 times if you want.:D

RichNH 08-05-2008 09:56 PM

Thanks, I do plan to post a photo soon, but I was hoping that someone would know of a web site that allowed you to work your way down a list a questions to at least identify the type of boat you have and perhaps the manufacturer or at least class/design. There is something similar in biology called a key which, by working your way through the questions allows you to identify a plant or animal down to the species. I had searched this site looking for something similar and didn't find it so I figured I'd try and see if anyone knew of one. Just trying to be a good, newbie I guess...

Rich :)

JohnRPollard 08-05-2008 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by RichNH (Post 350402)
There is something similar in biology called a key which, by working your way through the questions allows you to identify a plant or animal down to the species. I had searched this site looking for something similar and didn't find it so I figured I'd try and see if anyone knew of one. Just trying to be a good, newbie I guess...Rich :)

The closest thing we have to something like that is JeffH, Faster, and a few others who are aces at i.d.-ing boats. But they usually need to see a photo...:)

Also, there is an old thread called "What boat is this" or something along those lines. It was a little trivia game where folks posted a photo of a boat model and others guessed the i.d. Man, there were a lot of boats posted in that thread, many of them pretty obscure. Maybe worth a look:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...what-boat.html

NauticalFishwife 08-05-2008 11:01 PM

Ok..so lets narrow you down a bit. Then when you post a picture we can really get to the nitty gritty! Give us clues... length, trailer, keel retractable or not, bowsprit, glass, wood, height of mast, tiller, wheel, cabin or no cabin,
and do you have a logo on the sail?

RichNH 08-06-2008 07:42 AM

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It is a 16' boat. Has a draw up centerboard. The mast goes through the deck and fixes in the bottom rather than being deck mounted. There is no HIN or identifying marks that I can see and I've been all over it. I've made my quota so here it is. Hitting the sack now...

After uploading it, I'll have to futz with the photo editor for a bit more in order to maximize the size of the photo. i really was hoping there was some sort of program available that allowed a person to drill down and come to a close answer rather than this being another "what is this boat?" thread. But what the heck, at least I'll get to know more. later...

Next morning: Well, finally got the sizes under 97.7 KB. The pics of the interior of the boat are from a few weeks ago before she was cleaned up, but I wanted to post some shots of the cockpit (if you'd call it that) as I assume it'll help identify the boat. Time for work. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Rich

JohnRPollard 08-06-2008 08:29 AM

Rich, It reminds me of some of the offerings from Newport, but we'll have to hear from others for a positive i.d.

I took the liberty of embedding your photos here, so folks don't have to follow a link:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/attach...t-sailboat.jpg

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/attach...-sailboat3.jpg

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/attach...-sailboat2.jpg


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