4/21/07,

Sailing Surfboard, 1958, Knoxville, Tennessee, $250, price reduced 5/14/07 to $100, ad expired

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1958 Sailing Surfboard

  • Boat built from plans published in Boys Life Magazine, knockoff of the Alcort Sailfish, the world's most popular sailboat in the early 1960s.
  • Last overhauled in 1978 by the gentleman in the photograph, who also built it with his father in 1958.
  • 11 1/2 feet long with a beam of 3 feet.
  • Boat draws, daggerboard up, 4 inches, board down 2 1/2 feet.
  • Construction 6 inch pine sides, 1/2 inch marine plywood deck and bottom.
  • Bow and stern blocks built up oak sections, with external oak keel.
  • Brightwork made of Philippine mahogany.
  • Mast and spars are aluminum tubing with shaped mahogany plugs.
  • Original sail comes with boat, custom Ratsey & Lapthorn, likely needs replacement.
  • Other than the sail, the condition of entire boat is very good.
  • Boat, weighs about 75 pounds, travels easily on most automotive roof rack systems.


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