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Old Jun 09, 2015, 06:22 PM
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If you really "have" to try to find history ...(I am someone like that) you can open hatch and see if you can find a registration sticker inside the hull. +1 if you can, since chances are it was registered. Then visit AMYA web and visit the Marblehead Class and send the class secretary a note with sail number. If you are lucky he will be able to tell you last registered owner and maybe the owner is still around, or the club might be and they may know. In any event, as Breakwater noted, there were so many home built (this one is) that many never reached the stage of racing or being registered. I was fortunate in that my M that I am refurbishing didn't have sails or sticker, but Breakwater knew the boat and I managed to get a few pieces of history through him.

AMYA Marblehead page: http://www.theamya.org/boats/marblehead/

Good luck with your search. Nice looking boat.
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Old Jun 10, 2015, 03:36 PM
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Some sad news today the designer and builder of the famous Marblehead Skalpel has died here's a short report https://marbleheadsailing.wordpress.com/
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Old Jun 10, 2015, 10:18 PM
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Janusz Walicki

Extremely sad to hear abut his passing. I own a Skapel and love sailing her
I think I will bring her to the local club sailing day and sail her in his honor.
Mike

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Old Jun 24, 2015, 03:15 AM
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with the monarch that i recently bought it had 3 rigs which i presume are A- B - and C rigs the C rig has a main luff length of 1630mm, i raced with this rig on monday in 15 + knts, had to de-power it a fair bit to handle the conditions,
today i tested a small rig which came with the 10 rater i bought some time ago an older wooden style one, slight mods to the rig to get it going on the monarch but it seemed to go quite well in 15-20knt winds today - the main luff length is 1200mm, would this be classed as a C1 or C2 equivelent marblehead size rig ?
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Old Jul 05, 2015, 10:14 PM
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marblehead racing

One of the rc sailing clubs I belong to sails the vintage Marblehead one design fleet
IE; Peterson Marblehead. they looked the other way to shake the cobwebs out of my vintage Marblehead and had a blast doing it. And my Popular Mechanics
Marblehead did well.
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Old Jul 10, 2015, 09:19 AM
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The Academy of Model Aeronautics are printing plans from Bill Northrop's magazine, US Boat & Ship Modeler and has several Marblehead plans available.
Contact information here. http://www.modelaircraft.org/plans/plans.aspx
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Old Jul 10, 2015, 05:47 PM
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There's three More Marbleheads.


And here's this winter's project...
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Old Jul 13, 2015, 10:39 AM
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Marblehead centerfold

Nice score on the new viper. did it even come with a new rmg?
on the RMG front with the aussie dollar exchange rate rmg's
are under 200.00 us direct from the manufacturer.
Mike

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Old Jul 13, 2015, 10:43 AM
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Nice score on the new viper did it even come with a new rmg?
on the RMG front with the aussie dollar exchange rate rmg's
are under 200.00 us direct from the manufacturer.
Mike

They are the same price at Midwest Model Yachting, gotta keep our US shops in business.
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Old Jul 13, 2015, 04:14 PM
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Well, I've bought a ton of stuff from Brian@Midwest through building & re-building boats. He's been absolutely great.

That particular boat will get a re-purposed RMG. But this one floating for the first time in many years has a working Tony Abel winch.
Hull #76, which logic would state that there are attest 75 others of them out there.
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Old Jul 13, 2015, 04:36 PM
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Mine is #100, so there are 99 more at a minimum. I also know where #10 is located.
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Old Jul 13, 2015, 05:32 PM
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100 Vipers?
Gee, Bob should have started his own class
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Old Jul 13, 2015, 05:41 PM
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#10 was made about 10 years before #100, so an average of 10 per year. Not bad, but it shows why no one is getting rich making M's.
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Old Jul 13, 2015, 06:23 PM
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Interesting as well how the design stayed in production for 10 years.
Seems things get obsolete a bit faster these days.
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