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  1. #1
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    Default Do you recognise this boat?

    Hi everyone.
    I've recently bought my first boat/project/barnfind, it's a 15ft sailing boat (the guy I bought it off said it was a Norman Sea Shanty) with a Stuart R3M inboard and I'm struggling to find any information about it, the sales are dated to 1981 but that's as close as I can get without finding a makers plate.

    It's a fibreglass hull and deck, with a (currently rotten) wooden cabin, hopefully I'm looking to rebuild the cabin and get it out on the water, hopefully someone on here recognises it as it would be interesting to know a bit about its history




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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    I would consentrate on finding the hull origens. The cabin is an eyesore that anybody who invested in the moulds for the hull and deck, would not have fitted. (at least I hope not...) The reversed shear looks 60s
    DW

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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    Hull could be a Sun Spot, built in Essex
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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by sailorman View Post
    Hull could be a Sun Spot, built in Essex

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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    God,it's ghastly,PLEASE take it to another thread!
    Sorry,this for classic and wooden boats.

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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    There was a Seashanty 18. A ketch designed and built by Norman Pearn in Looe but no similarities I am afraid.

    the hull shape is very similar to the Sunspot as sailor man suggest but AFAIK only made as a twin keeler with skeg hung rudder and outboard powered

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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    Wow, I really need to brush up on the lingo methinks, only words I really got were rudder and outboard lol, I was told by the seller it was Norman Pearn.

    The cabin I kind of like, the little portholes make a change from the modern square-windowed stuff, may alter the design when I rebuild it though.

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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by VicS View Post
    There was a Seashanty 18. A ketch designed and built by Norman Pearn in Looe but no similarities I am afraid.

    the hull shape is very similar to the Sunspot as sailor man suggest but AFAIK only made as a twin keeler with skeg hung rudder and outboard powered
    It does appear to have bilge runners and a skeg

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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    It may well be a Pearn hull. They did fit the little Stuart to their boats. Hope you get it to work as a lovely thing to use if it does - and a pig if it chooses not to.

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    Default Re: Do you recognise this boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Pad View Post
    God,it's ghastly,PLEASE take it to another thread!
    Sorry,this for classic and wooden boats.
    Harsh! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all. I like the hull and quirky portholes, too. The coachroof is a bit "garden shed" for my taste but she is only 18' and you need a bit of height to make it habitable.
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