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    Posted: 29 Oct 20 at 8:34pm
Hi guys
Picked up a project but no one knows what it is
No sails so no logos ,no plate on it

It's around 16 feet long , I thought
Wayfarer but my commodore thinks not?
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Not a Wayfarer, they’re double chined. No idea what that might be. Any sails with insignia? Any makers plate on the hull anywhere?
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Features a 'Mirror 16' angle of boat not helping.
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Looks like an early Kestrel
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Hi
Thanks guys , no there is no markings
Of any sort .

Hopefully someone will know
For definite as more view .

Cheers
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Originally posted by Pastyman

Looks like an early Kestrel
I'll second that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 20 at 1:15am
I wondered about Kestrel, but then I thought I saw a wood centreboard. Also does the position of the jib track suggest a large genoa?

To the OP though, when you consider the condition of the decks, need to source sails, replace gear etc etc, I submit that is a project you should pass by. You could spend several hundred quid and end up with a boat worth nearly nothing. There are much better projects almost everywhere.




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Jim is right - it must have a large genoa.

Can you measure the length and beam (width) exactly? That will help!
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Hi
I will do it's about ten miles away
So might take a while

As to repairs , it is very sound structurally
It's fibreglass so no rot
Just good clean and paint and boat is
Fine .

When I decided to try sailing there wasnt
Anything this size for under 600 700 only mirrors
Or enterprises to small for my family.

The club is giving me a new mast so just sails and rigging , which I know won't be cheap but it's the only if spend at least to start with .

Youm mention centre board it actually has a heavy duty metal one ?

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I think its a G-Mach built Kestrel, early  boats had a pretty big genoa , i can clearly remember them as a light wind menace handicap racing 
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