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Able 20

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I have worked on my Able 20 for 4+ years. The previous owner glassedn 1/2" marine plywood under the foredeck and other areas with 1/4" plywood. I also cot it out from the top and laid glass and marine plywood in the deck. At other places I drilled 1/4" holes in the top and it looked like a pegboard. I dried it with time, fans and acetone and injected epoxy w/ a large syringe. I spent eons fairing it w/ fair
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This is the most tedious project I've ever undertaken
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I am trying to find out as much info as I can about Able 20 sailboats. Any help or exchange of info would greatly be appreciated.
I have set up a web page for the Able 20:


Cheers,
Peter (peter dot deppisch at sympatico dot ca


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Re: Able 20

Hello Peter,

I have acquired an Able 20 two years ago, and am seeking other owners for exchange of information, pictures, stories, etc. I have found one other owner recently, and think I know of one other. But there must be many others out there somewhere. Do you still own your boat? Please let me know anything you can. Thanks very much.

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Hi, don’t know if you are still active, by my grandfather founded the company that made them, and built a few prototypes himself. I could give more info if you’d like.
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Hello Peter,

I have acquired an Able 20 two years ago, and am seeking other owners for exchange of information, pictures, stories, etc. I have found one other owner recently, and think I know of one other. But there must be many others out there somewhere. Do you still own your boat? Please let me know anything you can. Thanks very much.

Doug Smith
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Re: Able 20

I am an owner. Just bought Nov 2017, 1975 Able. Many questions, such as sail size, especially genoa. Also, we cannot find any evidence of where the battery was mounted. This years project is electrical. Any ideas? Interested in knowing if anyone can tell which builder or which version I have. Does amount of teak tell anything? Thanks
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Re: Able 20

I have a 1978 Able 20 tall rig 26 foot mast. built in Southwest harbour Maine
The battery was located in forward V birth.
as for teak it has a large piece under the jib winches and extends to the stern.
the serial number right rear stern can be decoded to tell where it was built.
From what i have read they were built in 3 areas all by different builders.
A Tanzer 22 jib works well with this boat.
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