I've been cruising the net for a while and reading
about others building
boats. Now I was given a 12ft scow style boat to complete
that has been through a couple of people. There are
no plans with it.
It includes a sail and the fiberglass hull partially
finished with glassed plywood. The foredeck is not
installed nor the mast suport. The sail has a mast
sleeve for a roughly 3" mast. its dimentions
are 15'2" x 8'. There is a black hat on the sail
and the number 12226. I was told it belongs to the
I know its not much information. I don't really
know what information someone needs to figure out
what to do with the mast for this board boat. So what
I need is some direction on what to measure and where
to find a detail for mast size and step details.........
Thanks for your time now and your great online magazine.
I have asked a couple of guys who might know - and
who certainly know more than I do - about the mystery
boat. Chris Ostlind suggested it might be a topper:
Is this anything like what you
have? Do you want me to post your query in Duckworks
with your email address? That seems likely to get
The sail is definately a Topper. It has the same
look and size. Its just the bottom fiberglass hull
with wood interior finishing. I don't believe I'd
go wrong with finishing it as a Topper is.
I wouldn't mind you posting my note with the email
address. We may find more information. I remeasured
the hull. It is 11'1" long and between 9 and
11" deep. The mast hole was cut by a 1.25"
bit in 3" stock 26" from the bow as it is
now. I've attached a few pictures of its current state.
I have all the trim, a rudder and dadgerboard, which
is warped and needs redoing.
I was told its a fiberglass hull that was left over
when a 'factory' closed. I'm trying to also trace
back through the people that had the hull for information.
Apparently its been many years waiting to be finished.