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Old Dec 05, 2012, 09:07 PM
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This Old Boat

This thread will be an occasional photo documentary on the restoration of an old International A Class boat. In 1922, the class was created by the English magazine, Yachting Monthly using the 5.5 meter measurement rule adapted for model yachts. The rule is a relationship of waterline to sail area with draft, displacement, average free board and quarter beam measurements factored in to equal 1000 mm (39.37 inches). The result is a yacht that can vary in size from 58 to over 88 inches in length with displacements between 25 to 60 lbs. and carry 1500 to over 1800 square inches of sail area.

To begin the story, I was clued in on an A boat that was briefly discussed in a thread here on RCG. Several participants speculated on what it was so I followed the link to the listing on RCU. I contacted the owner, agreed on a price and by the weekend I was the new owner of A 442.
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