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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 18 at 6:45pm
If you can how about posting a couple of pics of the interior, if not, are there buoyancy tanks or bags, bow tank, transom flaps etc. That should get you a bit closer if you can't find a proper sail number.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Late starter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 18 at 3:55pm
Originally posted by transient

Reasonably sure that number is 1975. Worth checking at the class assoc though. Of course if that number is on the sail it probably does not relate to the hull.
Another vote for 1975. (For the sail number anyway..)
 
If I can remember correctly I'm pretty sure a couple of guys at my club when I joined in 1975 had just built new Ents, and the sail numbers were 182xx.
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The original 404s were about 1970/71 and became glass Ents c. 12500
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ColPrice2002 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 18 at 8:50pm
At my first Sailing club, we had Ents ranging from 3433 (home build, but fast) up to 17000's. 
IIRC, the Holt grps were about 14000 sail numbers. Certainly not popular in the early days. 
Remember that the class started in the late 50's or early 60's and were designed for wood construction and home build...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 18 at 9:31pm
My old Enterprise, 50** was built in 1960 and measured in 1961 (I probably still have the original certificate which the EA were kind enough to send me when I first joined). E1 and E2 were sailed across the Channel in Jan 1956 as a publicity stunt (I was 2 yrs and 10 months old so forgive me if my memory is a bit vague ;) ) My dad bought 14** and, a year or two later his best mate bought 50** which he gave me in the early '90s after he had given up sailing. I taught my kids to sail in her (with a firefly mainsail and half board) and, some years ago, gave her in turn to a mate who repaired the damage caused by many years in the open and used her for the occasional [potter up and down the Rochdale canal with a vintage SeaBee on the back as rig loads would have seen her off by then.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote transient Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 18 at 10:38pm
I have E12506 in fibreglass. Still gets sailed for fun.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 18 at 11:16pm
If I had had the means to keep her dry I'm sure I'd still be sailing 50**........ I fully expect to have another Ent before I eventually hang up my wetsuits......
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