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1 hour ago, surf nazi said:

very cool. learned something new. thanks. what year was the 23 or 27 ? 

there was a 27 called tequesta, daggerboard, yellow boat.

it is here, with a large hole, laying in a field, victim of one of the hurricanes. forget which one.

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Thanks everyone for the amazing response. I've made an inquiry on that Dolphin in NC. Amidst the plague and some work-related travel restrictions I'm not sure yet how I'd retrieve it if I buy it, but I'm sure I'll figure something out.

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On 6/25/2020 at 10:49 AM, sail69 said:

Not traditional...but always liked and respected the Ranger 26.   Did well in their time.   

I'd have to agree, although I may be a bit partial. I picked this shot of my because it really shows those lines.

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I sailed Music in Ft Lauderdale a couple of times. It had a Star fractional rig on it then. There were two Creekmore 20’s sailing in Miami back then. I think they were made out of the 23 hull but I’m not sure. One was called Little David and one was called Papa Jack. There was also a Creekmore  27 called Spring  racing just after that time. 

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i sailed little David with sid doren and charlie fowler a couple of times.

i remember papa jack, but do not remember much. killed to many brain cells back then.

.hard to type with one hand, shoulder surgery.

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1 hour ago, ROADKILL666 said:

I want to say that 5 were built 

I also had Music. Sunny Too had a conventional rudder. Looked to be off a Wavelengths 24, and a double spreader B&R rig. Great boat. 

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1 hour ago, J Keeley said:

I also had Music. Sunny Too had a conventional rudder. Looked to be off a Wavelengths 24, and a double spreader B&R rig. Great boat. 

I can’t remember it my dad moved the rudder or not but I do remember the rig swapI was mad as a hornet when he sold her.I told him I wanted the boat.

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1 hour ago, ROADKILL666 said:

I can’t remember it my dad moved the rudder or not but I do remember the rig swapI was mad as a hornet when he sold her.I told him I wanted the boat.

We reluctantly sold it about 17 years ago. It was in Titusville. Have been looking for it for the past few years. Would love to have it back. Heard it was damaged in a hurricane.  

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1 hour ago, J Keeley said:

We reluctantly sold it about 17 years ago. It was in Titusville. Have been looking for it for the past few years. Would love to have it back. Heard it was damaged in a hurricane.  

Keep me updated 

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I just put down a deposit on the Dolphin in North Carolina. Amidst all the uncertainty and some work/family obligations I'm not sure when/how I'll retrieve it, but I'm looking forward to owning it. I got to drive a Dolphin in a race last night, and was instantly sold. What a sweet boat! with the board up we were able to sail all the way back to our mooring field on a shallow river, while everyone else had to motor up the channel.

Thanks for all of the responses!

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Nice, you'll put the current Anarchy Dolphin 24 fleet up to 4 current owners by my count. When I was looking, the older boats (ODay, Lunn) were more racing oriented, the later years / builders were more cruising focused. 

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2 hours ago, Out West said:

Nice, you'll put the current Anarchy Dolphin 24 fleet up to 4 current owners by my count. When I was looking, the older boats (ODay, Lunn) were more racing oriented, the later years / builders were more cruising focused. 

It's a 1970 Yankee, Hull 186. Not a huge fan of the interior layout - I think it tries to do too much - but the fundamentals of the boat are the same as the earlier hulls. The other boat in our fleet is an O'Day. Which one is yours?

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23 hours ago, Sisu3360 said:

Which one is yours?

1961 #200, one of the earliest Lunn boats.  It has a pretty basic interior done by an early owner, Ron Noe, he also designed/built/raced a couple other sailboats (per google)  It's definitely built light, the foredeck flexes underfoot.  She was raced many years out east, leading to all sorts of tweaks I am still learning.  

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1977 MORC International Champion ~Class 4

4th in fleet

with one 1st in class ,first in fleet

Kiwi 24 with dagger-board and outboard rudder... 

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On 7/3/2020 at 5:06 PM, BravoBravo said:

1977 MORC International Champion ~Class 4

4th in fleet

with one 1st in class ,first in fleet

Kiwi 24 with dagger-board and outboard rudder... 

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the boat was near my boat, on a mooring, at cgsc. real cool boat.

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1 hour ago, nolatom said:

Looks a good bit like a Pearson Ariel... I like the bug-eyed cabin windows (OK OK ports). They were pretty boats, graceful proportions.

I think these designs were styled to evoke the look of a gentleman's yacht of a previous generation, and their sailing abilities suffered. There were faster boats even back then.

FB- Doug

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On 7/1/2020 at 1:37 PM, Sisu3360 said:

I just put down a deposit on the Dolphin in North Carolina. Amidst all the uncertainty and some work/family obligations I'm not sure when/how I'll retrieve it, but I'm looking forward to owning it. I got to drive a Dolphin in a race last night, and was instantly sold. What a sweet boat! with the board up we were able to sail all the way back to our mooring field on a shallow river, while everyone else had to motor up the channel.

Thanks for all of the responses!

LMK if you need anything when you're down here. 

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4 hours ago, GMiller said:
On 7/1/2020 at 1:37 PM, Sisu3360 said:

I just put down a deposit on the Dolphin in North Carolina. Amidst all the uncertainty and some work/family obligations I'm not sure when/how I'll retrieve it, but I'm looking forward to owning it. I got to drive a Dolphin in a race last night, and was instantly sold. What a sweet boat! with the board up we were able to sail all the way back to our mooring field on a shallow river, while everyone else had to motor up the channel.

Thanks for all of the responses!

LMK if you need anything when you're down here. 

Where is the boat now? I never saw the ad

FB- Doug

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Congratulations, you'll be surprised how well she sails with so little demands upon, and you.  I sailed on Trina, at. IHYC, and we won most of the trophies even though we we so. small that we always finished last and then corrected out.  Bill Shaw was so under rated as a designer.  She is like a baby B40

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4 hours ago, Peacefrog said:

Is that G&S Cobra or MACE?  Great little boats at the time.

My guess is MACE as the "recent USA tour" I think included stops in donation from St Marys out east before heading to Palatka, FL and South Florida after that?

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All,

Thanks everyone for your comments on this thread. Yankee Dolphin #186 is home in Wisconsin. I have a bottom job ahead of me and then I can enjoy what's left of this sailing season. The page for 186 is updated on the Dolphin website, and I'll be submitting updates there as I restore the boat over the next few years: http://dolphin24.org/186.html.

I had seen the craigslist ad before it was posted here, but you guys caused me to get serious about it, buy it sight unseen, and concoct a cross-country roadtrip to go get it. The Dolphin is a special boat, and I was lucky to get it (someone offered the guy cash on the spot less than 24 hours after I put the deposit down).

Tom

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18 hours ago, guerdon said:

Sisu, try using silicon windshield calking from an auto parts store to stop the leaks in the ports, it's cheap and lasts several years.  Have fun.

 

 

 

 

Thanks @guerdon! Due to a rainstorm yesterday and the resultant puddles on the interior, I have determined it's coming from the hull/deck joint. Fortunately the joint itself seems fine, but a previous owner replaced the toerail and appears to have inadequately sealed the bolts. Fun stuff!

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On 8/2/2020 at 3:30 PM, Sisu3360 said:

All,

Thanks everyone for your comments on this thread. Yankee Dolphin #186 is home in Wisconsin. I have a bottom job ahead of me and then I can enjoy what's left of this sailing season. The page for 186 is updated on the Dolphin website, and I'll be submitting updates there as I restore the boat over the next few years: http://dolphin24.org/186.html.

I had seen the craigslist ad before it was posted here, but you guys caused me to get serious about it, buy it sight unseen, and concoct a cross-country roadtrip to go get it. The Dolphin is a special boat, and I was lucky to get it (someone offered the guy cash on the spot less than 24 hours after I put the deposit down).

Tom

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Glad to see the thread back on track

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On 6/25/2020 at 2:29 PM, Sisu3360 said:

Yup. I’m kicking myself for missing out on one someone a few hours up the road wanted $900 for. If I find another at the right price I’ll take it. Ticks most of my requirements, but I’m open to other ideas within my criteria.

My dad had a person aerial it was a great boat. - once while towing the trailer detached for station wagon(442 engine). It went down the freeway on its tongue crashed thru the guardrail at stopped.  No damage at all except for the pot on the stove that fell down  It was our little secret I was told   

the passers by helped hook it up and off we went.  He added a bow sprit to help light air up wind.  It was a PHRF killer.    
mom never found out 

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