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Does anyone recognize this sail rig?

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by Benson Gray, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The leeboard brackets and gudeons seem very unusual. My first guess was a Morris or Kennebec from the heart shaped deck but this doesn't match the sailing rigs shown in their catalogs. I haven't seen this canoe in person.

    Benson
     

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  2. MGC

    MGC Paddlephile

    The low shear line and un-tapered ribs suggest otherwise to me.
    It has a very purpose built feel to it.... note the mix of woods. What part of the country did it turn up in, Connecticut?

    Reverting to an earlier thread about holes in decks, that's one heck of a grommet blasted through the bow (?).
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I believe that it came from the Rhode Island area and is now in Connecticut. The 'grommet' in the deck and gudeons on each end indicate that it could be rigged with either one or two sails. My best guess at the moment is a Robertson.

    Benson
     

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