1963 Rainbow 24, #26
Length overall: 24'2"
Length on waterline: 17'3"
Draft: 3'6" (fixed bulb keel)
Weight: Approx. 2,000 lb (keel alone weighs approx. 900 lb)
Sail area: 214 sq. ft. (i.e., main and standard jib)
Boat: Fiberglass with mahogany plywood door to cuddy cabin
(Made by Tidewater Boats of Annapolis, MD from a Sparkman & Stephens design, 1963)
Mast & boom: Aluminum
Spinnaker pole: Wood
Keel: Steel bulb
Sails: Dacron main & jib (Ulmer), 2 genoas (Murphy & Nye),
spinnaker (Batsey & Lapthorne), storm jib (?)
Finishes: Cream (off-white) topsides, dark green hull (but
see Issues, below)
Canvas rain hood for cockpit
Anchor with line
Rig for lifting by crane
Various small parts, rigging components, and gear
Volvo Penta long-shaft 3.5 hp (1977), 2-cycle outboard; needs reconditioning to run
New outboard bracket
Shoreline trailer (1969), single axle; tires hold air, but very old
Due to failure of keel fairing material and gelcoat below
waterline, keel and hull were scraped clean in mid-1990s. Hull coated with marine epoxy, but keel remains unfinished.
Trailer is an unusual design that cradles boat, but cannot be used for launching. Tires should be replaced before boat is transported any significant distance.
Damaged turnbuckle on forestay; worked fine for 3 seasons of fairly easy sailing, but probably should be replaced.
One of my boats, the 1963 Rainbow has been sold and is on
its way to a new home in South Carolina. Thank you very much
for your assistance and excellent web site.
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