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Old 08-01-2012, 02:29   #1
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Can anyone identify this boat ?

I have been sailing mainly dinghies for 36 years and occassionaly crewing yachts.

I have always wanted my own day/weekend sailer and thanks to flea bay, I've got that opportunity. I purchased the boat below from the guy who runs the Helston ferry in the Falmouth estuary.

It is basically sound but in need of mainly external tlc.

There is no manufacturers plate or boat name on her. She is 17ft 6" long 6ft 2" beam and approx 2ft draft with twin ballasted bilge keels. The interior is a 3 berth layout with a moulding for a kitchenette and cooker on the port midships side. The main sail does have a red heart logo but I suspect that isn't original. The mast and sails are more dinghy than cruiser.

I would be most gratefull if any members on the forum could identify the boat and hopefully point me in the direction of either the manufacturer or the location of a specification for the vessel.

You can see the pictures I had to work with by clicking on the link below.

Many thanks in advance

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=130612853276
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Old 09-01-2012, 16:52   #2
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Perhaps an Older Kingfisher
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I dunno, but someone bought it for 36 bux was that you?
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here is the link
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I have been sailing mainly dinghies for 36 years and occassionaly crewing yachts.

I have always wanted my own day/weekend sailer and thanks to flea bay, I've got that opportunity. I purchased the boat below from the guy who runs the Helston ferry in the Falmouth estuary.

It is basically sound but in need of mainly external tlc.

There is no manufacturers plate or boat name on her. She is 17ft 6" long 6ft 2" beam and approx 2ft draft with twin ballasted bilge keels. The interior is a 3 berth layout with a moulding for a kitchenette and cooker on the port midships side. The main sail does have a red heart logo but I suspect that isn't original. The mast and sails are more dinghy than cruiser.

I would be most gratefull if any members on the forum could identify the boat and hopefully point me in the direction of either the manufacturer or the location of a specification for the vessel.

You can see the pictures I had to work with by clicking on the link below.

Many thanks in advance

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=130612853276
I also don't know.. but ...

Welcome to CF..... best of luck
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Could be a Valiant 18
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I think it may be a Silhouette Mk 1....
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Re: Can anyone identify this boat?

Thanks guys for your suggestions, I've googled them and so far none have thrown up my mystery boat.

Your quite right, I did win it for 36-99 on Ebay. I even got a 1-99 discount from the seller as he was amazed that I'd driven 250 miles from Leominster Herefordshire to Falmouth Cornwall to collect my winnings. We spent 21 hours that day driving, loading and driving back at a steady 55mph. It took over 4 hours to bail out the cockpitwhich was full to the brim with water & leaves. (should of took my gas mask with me), and to winch her onto my 6ft x 4ft 6" one ton box trailer that I'd extended the draw bar by 6ft, to carry her.

So once again thanks for your suggestions, but the challenge remains open to identify this mystery machine.
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