Captain Jack Sparrow

Stuart Knockabout

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Anyone here have any experience with them? They look to be simple and good looking daysailers. Family member is thinking about gettting one and I'm trying to find people who have sailed them to hear their thoughts on the boat. Thanks! 

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I'm not sure you could find a better day sailer on the market. Beautiful and easy to sail. They are made right up the road from me and plenty of them sailing around. While I have never sailed on one I see them racing all the time. Often single handed and in heavy weather without issue. They just sail sail well.

When we bring new crew on board and they are milling about the starting line everyone always asks what they are and who makes them.

 

Only downside is is their rating is (non conforming) to PHRF and if sailed with the rating on PHRF NE (210) you are pretty much guaranteed to win, so after you win every race for a season they will kick out out of the PHRF fleet. That and they are pretty expensive. 

 

If if you are anywhere near Balentines I'm sure they would be more than thrilled to let you take one out. Just make sure you get a tour of the shop as well.

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On 6/10/2017 at 3:51 PM, By the lee said:

Jumpin! Are they self bailing?

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Nope, don't think so...

 

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Hey Capt. Jack, I work for Ballentine's Boat Shop and we build the Stuart Knockabout. If you are around Cape Cod, I would be happy to show you the SK and the shop. If you hurry, we will still have a boat in the water for a while longer. If you wait until winter, this place has a lot of other classics to see. 

Here is a quick video from our regatta this summer.

Cape Taco, coffee time is at 10. Stop by anytime.

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12 minutes ago, kinardly said:

So the class doesn't race with a spinnaker?

Depends on the fleet. Here on Buzzards Bay, we don't usually have a lack of breeze. This fleet races basic working sails: Main and self tending jib. We have a fleet in Hingham, MA that allows spinnakers and there is always PHRF. Boats can carry genoas, symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers.  

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