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  1. I agree with those who saw this happening when they stopped selling hardware and rigging. Yes, I bought sailing clothes from them, but usually after going to their site for some blocks, cleats, line or rigging. They had also were informative about which lines to use where, recommendations, and I ordered my halyards and spin sheets there. All that disappeared so they could focus on selling clothes. My recollection is that Lands End started as a real chandlery and got out to become Sears' clothing line. Hard to blame the temp shutdown of in-person retail clothing shopping for what was for most of the national market a mail-order business.
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    Help identify this daysailer?

    Marblehead. The racing fleet for Corinthians here is caput.
  3. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    Hey, I didn't know that part when I first tried looking for an answer to this.
  4. ribber

    Help identify this daysailer?

    I'm the OP, but not the witness. Truth be told, it's my brother-in-law asking me about it remotely. The HIN is a mess, it's not a valid HIN. NMG5645911EC, from an old title. I don't see a valid year there. The rig is no spreaders, single shrouds. The sail is literally a cut-down McGregor25 main. The trailer has New Mexico plates and it's sitting in upstate NY.
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    Help identify this daysailer?

    The S&S suggestion got me looking. Maybe: the Fleet-o-wing http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=5185 with a keel replacement?
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    Help identify this daysailer?

    yeah, skeg replacement had occurred to me too. I didn't see this myself, I'm passing along the question from a friend who asked me for help identifying it. Says the HIN begins with "NMG" which seems to correspond to a builder named "Naval Marine Group LLC" that's out of business and doesn't even appear on sailboatdata.
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    Help identify this daysailer?

    no, I know Corinthians, my FIL had one. They have a full keel with the rudder mounted on the aft end of the keel. There's a couple of them in the same boatyard as mine. No window in the front of the cabin either. But the thing I'm trying to ID is the first one.
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    Help identify this daysailer?

    yeah, but size-wise, all of his under 20' were full keels: Corinthian, Typhoon and Hawks http://sailboatdata.com/view_designer.asp?designer_id=16 Never saw a SC21 before, but it looks like an Ensign topsides on a Rhodes 19.
  9. Owner says this is an Alberg design but it has a fin keel and no cabin. 17' Any ideas
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    Also a serious possibility: they're ads for the board-up company.
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    Captain Licence Course

    no no, I get that launch drivers shouldn't have to, from a practical standpoint. What I don't get is that there are a lot of them, employed by a lot of clubs that are pretty risk-averse who wouldn't do that unless there is a legit way around it. I just don't see what the way around it is, and wondering if anyone knows what the legit way around it is.
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    Captain Licence Course

    Always wondered this: how does a club launch driver not require a 6-pack or <100 license? I mean, I get that it seems overkill for running people around a small harbor to their mooring, and judging by the ages of some of these launch drivers, there's no way they have a 6 pack license, but they're hauling more than 6 people who are paying passengers...