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Those of you who are versed on older boats I would like to post photos to you off line to help me identify this boat. We believe the manufacturer date was in the late 1960's. Oh and the mast is coach roof stepped.

She is 27 ft in length, full keel, keel hung rudder, about 4 ft draft, separate well for an outboard for auxilary power, fiberglass hull with fibreglass covered mahogany plywood decks and coach, no centerboard or swing keel, rudder is smallish and half circle shaped with bottom edge 4 or 5 inches above the bottom of the keel, no quarter berths just deep cockpit lockers.

I am considering purchasing this boat to help out the current owner. He has done the bottom and topsides in a First Rate manner and is offering the boat at a give away price of $1,500.00. The rest of the boat is a project.

Thank you for your efforts to help me identify the boat.

Offshore Sailing book cover Offshore Sailing by Bill Seifert with Daniel Spurr

We went to a Windjammers lecture to hear Bill Seifert and I was impressed enough to buy the book on the spot. I've heard a lot of people talk about ways to improve a boat, but I've never heard one person suggest so many good ideas that I hadn't considered. Part of the charm is the specificity of the suggestions. Everyone says you should secure your floorboards, hatchboards and batteries. Bill shows good suggestions on how to do so.

The suggestions are very practical for the do-it-yourselfer, too. Many show how to make or adapt inexpensive solutions. Tip #12 on closing the deck blower vents is one that will pay off for me without ever going offshore. I'll implement that one to stop the wintertime storms from finding their way belowdecks.

Besides modifications, the book also includes advice for operating offshore, cooking, boat selection, dealing with bureaucracy, and more.

Bill Seifert has worked at Tartan, TPI, and Alden Yachts. He's a veteran of many Marion-Bermuda races and now runs his own yacht management company. His tips are born of experience--not of book-learning--and it shows. He obviously knows his stuff.

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