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Old 18-06-2014, 19:51   #1
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Name that Boat

Greetings Everybody,

Total newbie here, first post. Really want to learn sailing, just picked up a cheap hull and bits. Need to buy mast, rudder, etc, but not sure of the make model that I bought. Can anybody help me out by identifying this hull so I can get the correct parts?

Length is 10 feet, 7 inches. Says Rainbow Yachts Sacramento on the plate. Please see pics. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 18-06-2014, 20:18   #2
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No first hand experience but let me google that for you...

Not much out there -

An old CF thread -

Need Pics of Anyone's 13' Rainbow Daysailer

There are a few images to be found but nothing substantive.

If this is the 13 foot one you might try Force 5 parts.

My brother has a Force 5 and these guys still sell parts, including spars. His mast looks to be stepped just like yours - hole in the foredeck hole in the floor with a little "c-colllar" to lock it down.

WEEKS Products Page

Hate to say it but unless you got this hull near free you could likely have gotten a complete dinghy for less.

$500 mast
$500 sail
$300 daggerboard
$500 complete rudder + tiller + hardware
$300 incidental blocks, lines and rigging

Good luck...
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Agree with Ex-Calif except that the Force 5 might be a bit bigger in the rig area and would probably overpower your 10 footer.

You didn't mention where you are. If you have boatyards or sailing/yacht clubs in the area see if there are some folks around that have parts and pieces for small sailing dinghies. Minifish or Sailfish parts might be suitable and might be common in your area.
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Thanks for the feedback. Yes, Im on the Okanagan lake in BC (Canada) and there are some sailing clubs here so I will go ask around. Yes, I got the hull super cheap ($60) but did not realize the cost of spares. We have a woodshop at work, so I was going to try and save by making the daggerboard and rudder there and buying secondhand if I can find it.
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Buy a boat complete and learn to sail it. Then kludge together a boat.... Jmho though
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Thanks for the feedback. Yes, Im on the Okanagan lake in BC (Canada) and there are some sailing clubs here so I will go ask around. Yes, I got the hull super cheap ($60) but did not realize the cost of spares. We have a woodshop at work, so I was going to try and save by making the daggerboard and rudder there and buying secondhand if I can find it.
Yes you can save money by DIY. But you will need hardware to mount the rudder etc.

My advice similar to SailMonkey is abandon this one before you get too deep - parts will be unobtanium and you sill start sinking money in. Watch Craigslist.

Be patient and look for something like this (from vancouver CL)

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You can buy an old Sunfish (13 feet) with 75 foot sail complete for $500 nearly anywhere. It is a good sailing platform to learn on and is simple to rig and maintain.

Talk to the folks at your local clubs and see what they use for trainers or round the buoy dinghy racers and see if they have some cast offs.

Your hull is going to require lots of things and the prices quoted by Ex-Calif to get it sailing properly might be a little high but not totally out of line. You might be able to scavange enough to put it together but you can't count on that.

Good luck on your project. At $60 I would probably have bought it too but I have all kinds of spare parts here to put a dinghy together.
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Talk to the folks at your local clubs and see what they use for trainers or round the buoy dinghy racers and see if they have some cast offs.
Another great idea. Our club has a pile of old Lasers and Laser Pico's and tons of Optis (not suitable for the OP IMO) and many clubs would likely make a "deal" to get rid of one.

Plus it plugs you into the "dinghy" scene near you.
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Thanks for the ideas. Yes, if I can find a ready to go for around $500 it would make much more sense to go that route. Ill head over to the sailing club next weekend and have a chat.
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Thanks for the ideas. Yes, if I can find a ready to go for around $500 it would make much more sense to go that route. Ill head over to the sailing club next weekend and have a chat.
$500 is totally doable and if I were buying a used dinghy would be at my top end.

Watch Crraig's list - It's amazing what people want hauled away sometimes!

I may be having brain failure but I think my brother got his Force 5 for like $250. I know it was cheap cuz he's a cheap bastard - just kidding Pete...
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$500 is totally doable and if I were buying a used dinghy would be at my top end.

Watch Crraig's list - It's amazing what people want hauled away sometimes!

I may be having brain failure but I think my brother got his Force 5 for like $250. I know it was cheap cuz he's a cheap bastard - just kidding Pete...
Force Fives always go for higher prices than Sunfish. They have about the same hull shape as a Sunfish but a rig more like a Laser so are faster and more performance oriented. Great little boats if you can find one at a good price. Your brother did good!
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