I recently bought my first sailboat. All I've been told is that about 15 or so years it was owned by a Japanese sailor who sailed it to Guam
. He later sold it to an American man. He owned it for about 10 years. It changed hands a couple of more times.
I just bought it from ShadowRWolf here on this forum. It's possible that it was manufactured in Japan
, or maybe Taiwan
. But it could be from anywhere. I would really like any information about my boat, if anyone knows anything that could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.
The Hull ID number
begins with "GUZ" the last numbers are "73". based on this I know it was made in 1973, but that is all I know.
It's 29 Ft. and some inches long. I have an old faded registration
, all I can read on it is that it has in the past been registered as 10 meters in length. By my measurement it's a little under 30 ft.
shape is a cruising fin keel
or a cruiser/racer hull
, I guess. It's rudder
is supported by a partial skeg.
Two design features that might be of some help in identification are an adjustable backstay. There is a wheel
that you turn to adjust the tension.
In the bilge
under that mast
there is a steel
I-beam that the mast compression
post sits on top of. It is a deck
stepped mast however.
I've read that there are some boats out there that were known to use a steel
I-beam in the bilge
. So I thought that mentioning this feature might help in I.D.'ing my boat.
Anyway, if anyone out there knows anything that might help, Thank you very much.
I have included a picture as well.