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Does anyone know what kind of boat this is.

If you know what it is please let me know.




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After looking at almost every sailboat in the sail boat galley on sailing texas the closest i found was the Tangerine 18 but its not exactly like it so i looked it up on google and the are two other boats like it I think it might be a sigma 18? Let me know what you think?
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It appears to be a Mirage built in Gainesville Florida in the 1970's. The Mirage was a Bruce Kelley design and was actually a pretty nice boat for its day. I went to college in Gainesville where the boats were built and visited the factory on several occasions. While this was not the highest quality builder, build quality was reasonably sound.

I don't recall them being as flat bottomed as your photos seem to suggest.

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Its a pretty flat boat especially compared to the venture 17 i had before it..
But i think you are defently right being that it says mirage on the rudder...
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btw the kind is a sailboat the model now that is another question.
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