We recently bought a 21' fiberglass
sailboat in Ontario
, even though we did not know the make of the boat. The whole package
(boat, trailer, motor
, etc.) were in our opinion such a good deal that we couldn't pass it up. It needs a lot of work, but that is our plan-- work on it for at least a year, maybe more if it takes more, and fix it up nice, restore the interior
, and learn to sail with it.
We were told that the boat was built in Komoka, Ontario
, in 1984/85, and that it had been sailed only in the lakes, never in salt water
. The part about "fresh
only" seems accurate, but we have no concrete evidence for or against whether it was built in Komoka, or even in Canada
. I haven't totally ruled out that the boat was a one-off or even homemade.
My Google-Fu is generally very
good, but I have nearly worn off my fingertips searching for information or photos of a similar boat, to no avail.
The boat builders who were in business in Ontario around that time have mostly gone out of business.
I have not been able to find a HIN number on the transom as yet, but there is a lot of paint
on the boat, so it may just be obscured, if it is there at all.
And I have peered inside all the nooks and crannies inside, and again, no name, numbers, or anything.
A picture is attached; it's approximately 21' 6" LOA
and approx 7' BOA. It's got a drop/shoal keel
about 4' long, a fiberglass hull
, and glass-over-wood
deck/cabin. There's an olive green marine head
to port, a small sink and front-opening ice-box/"fridge" to starboard, v-berth aft and a berth on each side of
the main cabin
(sleeps 4). Ballast under the sole is rectangular lead blocks, and the original interior
appears to have been a horrid looking black and yellow tartan pattern on the cushions
, and some nasty orangy-yellow carpeting. The plexiglass windows seem to be original; one of them has an 'inspection' sticker from the Ontario Ministry of Environment
, indicating the boat "is equipped with pollution control equipment" or something to that effect, and the sticker is dated 1984.
The boat (apparently), Trailcraft trailer, and Honda
w/generator are all of the same model year (1985), and seem to have been originally
purchased all together when new. The trailer was made in Canada
(sticker on it), although the only Trailcraft trailers I have been able to find on the internet
were made in Australia
The boat itself appears to have had some modifications/additions which were not originally present: the bowsprit
doesn't quite look like it was original equipment
(maybe it was, not sure); there are dual side-stay chain-plates on both sides, attached externally to the cabin
sides (abnormal?) as well as dual back-stay attachments on the transom, which definitely look like someone tacked them on in a hurry. It also appears that the boat lost
sometime, as the base is missing and the fiberglass is cracked where the mast
base had been. Also (and this may be insignificant) I noted that some of the small stainless hardware
is from a British company ("RWO Britain" stamped on it), but other pieces of deck hardware
are labeled as Made in Canada. The boat may have been either red or blue in the past, as I see these colors under the green paint
So, that's what I know at this time. Picture is attached below. Any help identifying this boat, or tips on where to look inside the boat for a name/number,
would really be much appreciated!