Mystery Boat  
By Pete Chast - Athens, New York - USA

Chuck

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 boat.

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.

Pete Chast
Athens NY
pchast@francomm.com

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Peter:

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:

http://www.toppersailboats.com/topper_stats.aspx

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 results

Chuck

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Chuck

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.

Thanks
Pete
pchast@francomm.com

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