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Old 06-12-2008, 14:14   #31
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Lots of S2 pix here (S2 Sailboat Photo Gallery) but none of them looks very much like our friend's to my untutored eye. For one thing, his has a fin keel unlike the S2s on this site.

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Old 06-12-2008, 15:58   #32
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Nice looking boat Jon..

I'd just call it a Hinkley ..or a Swan and be done with it..
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:32   #33
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ok well i agree that its not an s2. I'm gonna go to the dmv and ask what they might have on file for that number there on the side to see what it was registered as before. if anything. that might give me my answer. the cabin does however look kind of like one of the s2s i saw but still pretty different. well the search continues.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:24   #34
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Siamese:
Would you like cheese and bacon with that? Fries? Maybe a choc shake to go?
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Old 08-12-2008, 13:53   #35
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Thats quite the meal siamese but I hope you enjoy it. My mouth was watering when I brought her home so I can understand your excitement. Well even if I never figure out what kind of boat it is I only paid 300 bucks for the boat the trailer and all the sails and everything to put her back together. Im happy regardless. I found out how to get it registered with out the hin so maybe I'll just call her Mystery!
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Old 08-12-2008, 14:12   #36
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I don't have much eye for sailboat hulls, but I am familiar with fiberglass work. The transom looks painted. I can see grey primer. Is the entire vessel painted? Fiberglass work on the transom explains the lack of hull number. Perhaps it's the picture, but I can also detect a subtle break in the hull lines just forward of the transom, about where the step is. Is it possible that the funny stepped transom was grafted onto the hull?

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Old 08-12-2008, 14:35   #37
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Well this just in from the dmv its a one off! The boat was registered as home made last time it was registered. And yes the whole boat does have that crappy paint job but I am working on getting it ready for a fresh new coat! They wernt able to tell me to much but she said this same guy that built it also has made lots of "cars and... badges" at least I think that's what she said. So who knows. But atleast its got a kinda racey profile and should prove to be lots of fun for not a lot of money! Oh and good news! Never reported stolen! That made me happy! Well thanks for all your help and sorry to send you all on a wild goose chase.
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Old 08-12-2008, 16:07   #38
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Jon:
I think you are on the right trail.
The boat always looked to me like a home designed and built effort.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:50   #39
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That looks like a Ron Holland Kiwi minitonner to me. Do you have a picture of the interior stringer system, that will tell the tale.
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Edboat: I like it. I had totally forgotten about the mini-ton class. Maybe Jon could email some pics to Ron and he could idnetify it.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:48   #41
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Ahh, a good way to avoid getting a bill of sale is to register it as a homebuilt. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 10-12-2008, 22:34   #42
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I second the kiwi mini tonner,Ron Holland design built by Kiwi boats in Tampa.
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Old 14-12-2008, 12:22   #43
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Awesome I will deffinatly take some inside pictures and post them as soon as I get a chance! Thanks again guys you have been a huge help! I haven't posted for a little because I have had finals this last week
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FWIW, the Meiers of Meiers Manx VW dune buggy fame supposedly did some work on the original mold for the BCC28. Rumor has it that the guys who built the original plug did pretty crappy work, the stern post is supposedly not plumb, so they brought Meiers in to save the project with his expertise in FRP production. Maybe he also built a boat on his own or built one for someone else with racing on the brain. The boat is obviously race inspired. With that narrow cabin, there can't be much headroom below but a lot of unecumbered deck for working the boat.

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Old 14-12-2008, 12:55   #45
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Wow I love old vws I had a really nice 66 bug a few years back and if it was build by manx that would be awesome!
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