Thanks for the info Gord. Since Tripp design racing
boats am I supposed to assume this is a racing
boat? It doesn't seem like one. It looks kind of like a bristol in the stern with a big flat overhang. ALL of the blocks are made out of that brown stuff that looks almost like wood. The winches look like they weigh 100 lbs ea and have a square peg on the top. It's all very odd.... cool, but odd.
Does something like this have enough historical/collector value to restore it?
There is a brass plate on the bulkhead that indicates it was built for someone named Fitzgerald (I think) and mounted right next to that is an OEM brass fan that still works (kind of).
What I'd really like to know is A--was this considered a state of the art boat (like nonsuch) in its day? B-- what was its designed purpose and C--how many were made?
Someone out there must remember this boat...