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Hello,

I am looking for any information, manuals, history, drawings, photos, etc. on the Point Jude 16 daysailer. Please feel free to post any information or materials to this thread.

I own a 1989 manufactured by Starwing.

I have posted some information from various online sources below.

Gary


Description:

This beautiful daysailer was designed in 1946 by Edson Scholk and over 1,200 boats were built. Clearly, this boat was intended with stability, safety and comfort in mind. Dinghy racing was not on the designer's mind. The 525 lbs hull should keep the 136 sq.ft. sailplan well behaved and stable.

Many well-loved and maintained used boats appear to be available at very reasonable prices. The chined hull will make for relatively flat and dry sailing.

Stats:

• LOA 15'8"
• Beam 5'11"
• Draft 8" board up, 3’4” board down
• Sail area 136 sqft (main 100 sqft, jib 36 sqft) – traditional tanbark color preferred
• Displacement 525 lbs
• Mast height 23'7"
• 25 cubic feet of lockable storage
• mahogany kickup rudder, traditional laminate tiller
• kickup weighted centerboard
• teak splashrail around cockpit
• teak rub rail
• teak laminate hatch covers (two fore, one aft)
• removable motor mount
• ~3hp motors
 

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Point Jude 16 Replacement Tanbark Sails

Great Lakes Sailmakers, at least, offers replacement sails in traditional tanbark color.

Category:Sails & Sail Handling > Sails
Manufacturer: Great Lakes Sail Makers
Part Number: PTJ1022
Description:
Point Jude 4.0 oz. Tanbark Jib Sail
Sail warranty: Our sails are covered by a one year warranty against defect in materials or workmanship, and many of the individual components are covered by additional manufacturer's warranties. We work hard to make sure our customers never have to test this!
This is a built to order custom product. The lead time on these products will be about 4-6 weeks. Because these are custom built, they are not refundable after we have started to process the order. If your order is time sensitive and you are interested in exact lead times or options for expediting your order, please contact us at 231-759-8596.
Our price: $311.00 - each

Category:Sails & Sail Handling > Sails
Manufacturer: Great Lakes Sail Makers
Part Number: PTJ1020
Description:
Point Jude 4.0 oz. Tanbark Main Sail
Sail warranty: Our sails are covered by a one year warranty against defect in materials or workmanship, and many of the individual components are covered by additional manufacturer's warranties. We work hard to make sure our customers never have to test this!
This is a built to order custom product. The lead time on these products will be about 4-6 weeks. Because these are custom built, they are not refundable after we have started to process the order. If your order is time sensitive and you are interested in exact lead times or options for expediting your order, please contact us at 231-759-8596.
Our price: $700.00 - each
 

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Just bought a Starwing Point Jude, dry slipped in the DC area. HIN indicates she is serial number 003, manufactured in Aug 1989. According to https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ri/000040659
Starwing was incorporated in Newport, RI in Nov 1986 and disolved May 1991. That's about all I could find (pre-social-media days).

Sailboatdata.com says they were manufactured by Holby Marine, which started in Bristol, RI, got bought out and moved to Maine in 2017, but I haven't found any Holby Point Jude's in my amateur sleuthing. They also reference a Class authority in North Kingston, RI, but the store address used is also out of business.

The boat is great, I have taken her out twice on my own in the Potomac. I think the cockpit drain is just for use out of the water, mine's not a siphon or self-bailer.

Self indulgent photo attached (zoom to see Wash monument & Capitol)
 

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Just bought a Starwing Point Jude, dry slipped in the DC area. HIN indicates she is serial number 003, manufactured in Aug 1989. According to https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ri/000040659
Starwing was incorporated in Newport, RI in Nov 1986 and disolved May 1991. That's about all I could find (pre-social-media days).

Sailboatdata.com says they were manufactured by Holby Marine, which started in Bristol, RI, got bought out and moved to Maine in 2017, but I haven't found any Holby Point Jude's in my amateur sleuthing. They also reference a Class authority in North Kingston, RI, but the store address used is also out of business.

The boat is great, I have taken her out twice on my own in the Potomac. I think the cockpit drain is just for use out of the water, mine's not a siphon or self-bailer.

Self indulgent photo attached (zoom to see Wash monument & Capitol)
Just bought a Starwing Point Jude, dry slipped in the DC area. HIN indicates she is serial number 003, manufactured in Aug 1989. According to https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ri/000040659
Starwing was incorporated in Newport, RI in Nov 1986 and disolved May 1991. That's about all I could find (pre-social-media days).

Sailboatdata.com says they were manufactured by Holby Marine, which started in Bristol, RI, got bought out and moved to Maine in 2017, but I haven't found any Holby Point Jude's in my amateur sleuthing. They also reference a Class authority in North Kingston, RI, but the store address used is also out of business.

The boat is great, I have taken her out twice on my own in the Potomac. I think the cockpit drain is just for use out of the water, mine's not a siphon or self-bailer.

Self indulgent photo attached (zoom to see Wash monument & Capitol)
 

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Just bought a Starwing Point Jude, dry slipped in the DC area. HIN indicates she is serial number 003, manufactured in Aug 1989. According to https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ri/000040659
Starwing was incorporated in Newport, RI in Nov 1986 and disolved May 1991. That's about all I could find (pre-social-media days).

Sailboatdata.com says they were manufactured by Holby Marine, which started in Bristol, RI, got bought out and moved to Maine in 2017, but I haven't found any Holby Point Jude's in my amateur sleuthing. They also reference a Class authority in North Kingston, RI, but the store address used is also out of business.

The boat is great, I have taken her out twice on my own in the Potomac. I think the cockpit drain is just for use out of the water, mine's not a siphon or self-bailer.

Self indulgent photo attached (zoom to see Wash monument & Capitol)
Just bought a Starwing Point Jude, dry slipped in the DC area. HIN indicates she is serial number 003, manufactured in Aug 1989. According to https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ri/000040659
Starwing was incorporated in Newport, RI in Nov 1986 and disolved May 1991. That's about all I could find (pre-social-media days).

Sailboatdata.com says they were manufactured by Holby Marine, which started in Bristol, RI, got bought out and moved to Maine in 2017, but I haven't found any Holby Point Jude's in my amateur sleuthing. They also reference a Class authority in North Kingston, RI, but the store address used is also out of business.

The boat is great, I have taken her out twice on my own in the Potomac. I think the cockpit drain is just for use out of the water, mine's not a siphon or self-bailer.

Self indulgent photo attached (zoom to see Wash monument & Capitol)
 

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We recently acquired a used 1989 Starwing Point Jude. It came with the manual, which I will try to scan and make available when I have time.

We are pleased with the boat so far. It needs some TLC, but nothing major (that we’ve noticed). Big step up from our 8’ dinghy to a boat big enough for the whole family, and there is a learning curve as none of us has much experience. In the near term we will only be sailing on a small lake in New England.

I agree with Gostaman, the cockpit drain is probably meant for use on the trailer. There is a bilge of sorts between the after part of the cockpit floor and the floor of the aft storage compartment, but I don’t think it is connected to the drain. There is a transom drain plug in the aft cuddy which would drain this bilge if there were a lot of water in it and if the stern were sitting low enough (might only be the case while you’re on the boat ramp). The manual does not mention the drains.
 

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According to sailboatdata.com the design was "First displayed in Edson Schock's How to Build Small Boats."
I found used copies of the book available on Abebooks.com, I think, when I looked for it. Alibris.com would be another good place to look. Or you could try bookshop.org or Amazon or Google Books.

It isn't clear from what I have seen that the book contains the complete design, but it's the best starting place I can suggest.
 
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