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Old 30-03-2016, 16:30   #1
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Can you ID this yacht?

This was given to me by a neighbor. It is listed at the dmv as a '76 Sunsail. I can't find any literature on this vessel. Anyone recognize it?Click image for larger version

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Old 30-03-2016, 17:07   #2
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Re: Can you ID this yacht?

Can't help you with info, but that little boat is EXACTLY what I keep telling newbies to buy as their starter boat... a perfect learning platform.

What a nice neighbor you have!

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Old 30-03-2016, 18:00   #3
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Re: Can you ID this yacht?

Looks kind of in between a Lido 14 and my old Omega 14 made by Catalina.


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Old 30-03-2016, 18:19   #4
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Re: Can you ID this yacht?

If you don't get a good answer here try Boatdesign.net. There are a lot of professional small boat designers that hand out there. Or SailingAnarchy.com. They have a forum game guessing what boats are from bad pictures, a couple of good ones like this should get an answer.

Is there a hull number on the starboard stern anywhere? It's called a HIN and includes the make and model.
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Old 31-03-2016, 03:10   #5
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Go sail her and see if you think she's fun!!

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looks like a GP14

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Old 31-03-2016, 04:51   #7
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Man what a sweet little ride she is !!!

I would love to have that classic 60's heyday look...

Streets look like Manhattan/Hermosa, but docks MdR not King???

Ah well...

You could tow it around Costa Mesa and ask around... Betting that's where she was laid up...
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Old 31-03-2016, 08:57   #8
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It is not a Lido 14 nor a GP14 which has a chine
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Old 31-03-2016, 09:24   #9
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Jack Holt's GP 14. A VERY close relative of his Enterprise. Early Enterprises were plywood, designed for home building. I still have the class rules and the construction specifications somewhere, though the plans were worn out in the building of a couple of them. They became enormously popular and tens of thousands of people the world over learned to sail - and I mean SAIL - in
Enterprises. Gung-ho enthusiasts took up building of them in frozen snot, and out of that effort came the GP 14.

I've taught hundreds of university students the basics in Enterprises. The "Jeep" would handle just the same, but be easier to maintain.

Many people on this forum tell newbies to learn the basics in dinghies before transiting to "real" boats. Couldn't agree more. The Jeep is the way to do it because it's easy to handle, very forgiving (unlike stuff like the Flying Dutchman), and in a Jeep you can emulate the handling of a cruiser for such nifty evolutions as docking under sail.

A step up from the Jeep was the Cal 20. Just a dinghy with a deck, really, and with the "centreboard permanently down". Handled like a Jeep in most respects, but being a keelboat and, obviously, heavier, the Cal 20 was, and is, an excellent stepping stone towards a "real" boat.

Bei mir, the Jeep is timeless. Would I had a neighbour like yours :-)!

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Old 31-03-2016, 09:58   #10
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This was given to me by a neighbor. It is listed at the dmv as a '76 Sunsail. I can't find any literature on this vessel. Anyone recognize it?Attachment 121692Attachment 121693Attachment 121694Attachment 121695Attachment 121696


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Sunsail or "Sun - something" sounds close to the correct name. In 1969 I was in Papeete, Tahiti where I rented such a boat and spent several days of great fun sailing it off the beaches. There were many of them there, and I found more later in the U.S. That was about 45 years ago, and now here in La Paz, Baja, Mexico on a 37 foot Valiant Esprit, soaking up the local rays, I can't remember any more. Hal Hurst
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I don't know what it is, but I do know what it isn't and that is a GP14. I cut my teeth sailing Gp14s 55 years ago and my parents then owned two for us kids to sail in. It was a plywood single chine design originally, although now available in GRP but the hull shape is the same, ie, single chine, not curved GRP or 'cold moulded' which the picture clearly shows. Same goes for the Enterprise which was slightly shorter and had double chine construction.
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Re: Can you ID this yacht?

Look on the transom for a 12-digit letter/number combo. Hull ID numbers have been a requirement since 1972 I believe. The first three letters are the Manufacturer's Index Code.

Let us know what you find out.
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Old 31-03-2016, 13:54   #14
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Boat does have a HIN but it comes back with conflicting info. The first four letters are FSEK and that got 2 hits on HIN lookup sites: either Freedom Seekers Pontoon Boats out of Alberquerqie NM, or Sunsail of Huntington Beach Ca. Both have been out of business since the 70's.
The boat measures 12' exactly. I swore it was an O'day 12 known as a Widgeon. But upon contacting D&R Marine and a gentleman named Rudy in Mass, he assured me it is NOT a Widgeon. So, now we know it's not a Jeep or a Widgeon...

Boat sails great, maiden voyage took us from South Coast Corinthian YC all the way to the Venice pier and back. Sails like a dream - it's pretty quick and the main self tacks with only the jib needing attention.

I have a small leak at the swinging dagger board, so I cut the rusty hardware out with a hacksaw and now intend to upgrade that joint. This is when I got serious about what it is as I search for parts. Looks like I'll be using some stainless threaded shaft and an aluminum sleeve from Home Depot because...well it always seemsClick image for larger version

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I sailed a Chrysler Buckaneer 50 years ago that looked like that.
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