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Old 06-02-2011, 13:33   #16
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Could be an old FJ. That self bailer is the style that rips your flesh when you capsize and slide down the bottom of the hull. It's not a reason to disown the boat, but just be careful!
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Old 06-02-2011, 13:43   #17
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http://www.sailingtexas.com/sflyingjunior101.htm

definitly looks like a fj now that i,can see the center board casing,must be the european evoloution,as the class was exported to the us in the 60's.
proof will be the sail number and logo "FJ".

but she looks like a good sea worthy fun first boat,may be an extra braket on the transom for a 2hp outboard would also be a useful addition.
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Old 06-02-2011, 14:11   #18
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FJs are 13' 3" long. If this is 16 or 18 it is not a Flying Junior.

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Old 06-02-2011, 14:12   #19
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Yes, it is a day-sailing dinghy.

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Old 06-02-2011, 14:14   #20
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Ahhh .. only 12 ever built .. Oyster made these in an attempt to appeal to the sub $800k cruising Market: wasn't popular!
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Old 06-02-2011, 14:25   #21
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Old sailors never die,they just get a little dinghy.

It's a nice looking boat!Really nice condition.
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Old 06-02-2011, 14:34   #22
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Definitely not a 420 or FJ. I honestly don't recognize it but it's more of a racing dinghy than a day sailor. Is that thwart original?
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Old 06-02-2011, 15:49   #23
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I have seen this dinghy and think that it is just what I'm looking
For to start out sailing , only trouble is it doesn't say what it
Is, so please could you all help me get going
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Looks a lot like an Oday daysailor (example) to me, but the 'cabin' trunk is slightly different. I'd suspect that hatch is an addition and it wouldn't surprise me if the whole thing was rebuilt, judging by it's excellent looking condition, and the lack of markings or manufacturer plate.

A lot of builders made daysailors similar to that. Oday, Chrysler, catalina, vanguard... You name it, and sometimes a lot of variations occurred.

If you're not interested in racing, then it really doesn't matter who built it. Although I'm sure you'd still like to know...just saying, they are all fairly similar. The important thing is it has all its parts, sails, trailer, etc... and fits your budget. If all those things match up, go for it. You really can't go wrong with a boat like that.
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Old 06-02-2011, 17:26   #24
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By any chance is there a title for it?
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Not a 420, 420 bows are a lot fuller, like a little bathtub.
Not an FJ, FJ bows are a lot deeper.
Both the 420, FJ and 470 have centerboards, as does the Oday daysailer, this has a daggerboard per the second post with photos.
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Looks a lot like an Oday daysailor (example) to me, but the 'cabin' trunk is slightly different. I'd suspect that hatch is an addition and it wouldn't surprise me if the whole thing was rebuilt, judging by it's excellent looking condition, and the lack of markings or manufacturer plate.

A lot of builders made daysailors similar to that. Oday, Chrysler, catalina, vanguard... You name it, and sometimes a lot of variations occurred.

If you're not interested in racing, then it really doesn't matter who built it. Although I'm sure you'd still like to know...just saying, they are all fairly similar. The important thing is it has all its parts, sails, trailer, etc... and fits your budget. If all those things match up, go for it. You really can't go wrong with a boat like that.
NOT an ODay daysailor for sure... way different... but crazy is right, it doesn't really matter what class it is. If it is in good , complete condition, and it meets your learning requirements it's a goodun. Go for it.

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Post the pics and ask folks at sailboatdata.com, they can identify anything and give you info on the builder.
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Not a 420, 420 bows are a lot fuller, like a little bathtub.
Not an FJ, FJ bows are a lot deeper.
Both the 420, FJ and 470 have centerboards, as does the Oday daysailer, this has a daggerboard per the second post with photos.
The FJ bow is actually exactly like the pictures of this dinghy. This is why I called FJ when I saw the pics. Also, FJ's with both daggerboards and centerboards were built. The FJ class allows self-built and variations incl. the complete deck configuration.

If the dinghy in the picture is actually 14-16' long then it isn't a FJ. But like I wrote it still is a boat very much like a FJ in that case.

To find out what it is: ask the owner :-)

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Thanks nick that's a good idea ,
As soon as i can get back there I will leave a note asking
If they could email me the type of boat it is .
It's in a boat yard so I'm off over there on Thursday
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