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Old 01-06-2009, 10:02   #1
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Challenge: Mystery 'Crealock' Sailboat

Can anyone help identify the builder? I'm stumped.

Yesterday I looked at a 27’ sailboat and can’t determine the builder based on the MIC (USCG Manufacturer Identification Code), BT6 270001178M



The title says it was built by Crealock, but I can’t match the boat to any builder he designed for.

Am thinking this was a custom or semi-custom build.

Here’s a photo of what must be the builder’s mark, as it is also on the mainsail.

The owner passed on and his family doesn’t know. I didn’t stay long in the boat digging through the boats lockers and drawers as it has a bad mold, mildew problem. Has been sitting for 9 years.



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Crealock designed the Excalibur 26. Is this the boat?

EXCALIBUR 26 Sailboat details (specs. English) on sailboatdata.com

If it is, it's a good, well built fast boat, but I would think you could get one pretty cheap as it is an older design, with very little room below.
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Nope, not it, based on the stern;



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A more definitive pic might help.
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here's the stbd side;

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Well, based on those pics, I doubt that Bill Crealock had anything to do with that boat. I think your info from the boat number has to be incorrect.

Edit: sorry, I should have said the title is either incorrect or is referring to another Crealock, IMO. And while I have never seen that hull graphic before, the boat reminds me of Seidelmanns and S2's.
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The profile looks like this S2 9.1

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. . . I should have said the title is either incorrect or is referring to another Crealock, IMO.
In bobola's defense, I need to jump in here and acknowledge that I edited his original title to what it now is in an attempt to very briefly summarize what the thread is about, and to "tweak" that unnamed gene that all sailors seem to possess. You know, the one that begins to vibrate whenever there's an opportunity to correctly identify a mystery boat before anyone else!

Good fun . . .

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Tao, thanks for the title tweek.

The first thing I did when I got home was to look up the BT6 code on the USCG MIC code web site. No match.

That tells me whoever built it didn't stay in business long.

I'm very intrigued by the boat as it looks fast, well built, has some quality deck hardware and was a favorite of the late owner,
who owned a number of different sailboats.

The deck isn't soft and the interior looks OK, considering it sat for so many years.

And with a decent dual axel trailer, and (hopefully) working 15hp outboard, the price seems right... 4.9k asking price for everything. Boom, main and genny are inside, and seem in decent shape.

Here's a photo from a distance...from the ad;

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The “Good Old Boat” magazine Boat Identification Guides has some good information, including cove stripes.
Follow the links ➥ Good Old Boat - Boat Identifiers

See also ➥ Montgomery Sailboat Computer Wallpaper
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Gordo, thanks, but I didn't find it at either linked web page.

I guess I will have to go back to the boat and search the drawers and lockers for builder info....if the mystery is to be solved....lol.

It looks very similar to an S2.
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No, come on people, look closely. It does not look at all like an S2. Look at the damn hull lines. If you have a problem with this then stay tuned for my new article in GOB where I will attemptto explain how to look at hull lines.
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Bob, That S2 9.0 is the closest thing I could find that looked like it.

Any thoughts on how to find the builder using the MIC or the emblem on the side of the hull?

The odd thing about the title is that Crealock is listed as the builder.

He designed...didn't think he built...correct..??

I'll dig through the boat again in a few days...my come up with something.
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It could possibly be a 1/4 tonner Clipper Marine. There were a few different versions of the boat.
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The boat might be a Clipper Marine 26 FK, which was a trailerable boat.

Some of them came fixed keel (FK), some swing keel. Some were flush deck, some with a doghouse.

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CLIPPER MARINE 26 FK Sailboat details (specs. English) on sailboatdata.com

http://seaturtle.waybac.com/ClipperMarineManual.pdf

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eBay.com.my: Clipper Mk-26 Family Sailboat 1973 Print Ad (item 350148714562 end time Jun 03, 2009 08:07:01 MYT)

Crealock also designed an Ericson 26, but I think that was more a full keel type boat.

Can't find a picture of the Clipper 26 FK, so I'm just guessing.

Here is a list of Crealock's designs.

http://bluesheets.sailingnetworks.co...tion/view/9338
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