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Point Jude 16 Information

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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.



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.


• 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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As a point of interest, we got a quote from a sail loft/marine supply place for about $1000 for a new mainsail to match our old beat-up one. We decided to postpone the expense into a future year when we will be able to sail more... only got the old gal out on the water for a few days this summer. I did find an online supplier at some point that listed a white Dacron main at around $700 and a tanbark one at around $1K. Can't remember where, but I bet you could hunt it up with a little internet searching. If I find it again I will try to post here, but since we probably won't be sailing her again until next summer, I don't think I will be thinking too hard about that for a while.
Hi all! I just purchased a Point Jude, I believe from 1987, this is a scan of the paperwork that came with it. Hope it helps!
Thank you for scanning and posting this. Appreciate it!
Checking to see how everyone was doing with their point Judes. I'm familiar with the yacht Club down there in DC. When launching with a hoist, do you attach your lifting bridal to the shroud attachments and stern cleats, or somewhere else? I'm curious how this works. Looking at getting a point Jude and keeping it at a yacht club with a hoist.
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