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May 17, 2010, 09:49 AM
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insignia identification help please...Marblehead, protheroe

hello I am looking for help with a marblehead

the sail says protheroe and has this image.
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May 17, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Any pics of the hull? Any of the inside ? Sailmakers can be different then hull makers.
May 17, 2010, 07:40 PM
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here is a rough pic

50 long
10.5 beam
15.5 length fin/ballast
6-7 hull depth
80 inch mast
main at bottom is 12 inches
jib at bottom is 18 inches
May 20, 2010, 09:13 PM
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No ID inside the hull ?
May 24, 2010, 10:10 AM
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It is an "Epic", made by Protheroe Boat Works.

Those sails were sewn by the late Joyce Protheroe. You might try;
May 24, 2010, 02:59 PM
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I thought Epics were double enders? Maybe the rig is from an Epic?
May 24, 2010, 06:51 PM
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That is very true. The picture wasn't very good, (like my eyesight),
but the side of the hull & bow, look like an Epic. Without knowing the history,
it is hard to tell. I was the proud owner of Epic #2, (as well as Santa Barbara
One Design #2), but a wildfire took all that away.
May 26, 2010, 10:40 AM
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the back is not the same as the front it is round with a downward angle, i will post more pics soon

thanks for the thoughts
Jun 04, 2010, 10:06 PM
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I'm pretty sure that is not an Epic. Epics were double-ended with the beam pretty far back. I think the keel and mast were farther back than the boat in the picture. Stock Epics did not have a reverse transome. I do know of two Epics in Long Island, NY that were modified to have one and the result was a transom shaped like a triangle about the size of a Dorito brand tortilla chip, (as in "Munch all you want, we'll make more!")
Also, if you were to cut a cross section through most of the boat, the bottom of the hull was almost a perfect semi-circle. I don't have nor can I find any pictures so this is really pushing the limits of my memory. I think they came out in 1976 and were the thing to beat well into the eighties.

As to what that thing in the picture is, I am completely unburdened with clue.

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