Anyone Recognize This?

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  1. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    This has been kicking around our club for a long time. everyone seems to be afraid to toss it as it may actually belong somewhere but nobody knows where. Thought perhaps someone would recognize it and tell us what sort of boat it belongs to.
     


  2. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida

    Having a difficult time posting the pictures from my phone but here is one
     

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  3. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida

    Another
     

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  4. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida

    the last
     

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  5. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    3,100 posts, 1,163 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    It looks like a centerboard to me. Perhaps a dink about 16 feet? After the last pic, I'd say a Hobie 14 or 16 rudder also.
     


  6. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    We figured a centerboard and were thinking perhaps a Catalina 22 just supposition based on the boats that have come and gone
     


  7. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    Definitely a Catalina 22 looking at a YouTube video on how to remove one.
     


  8. Benny17441

    Benny17441

    Joined May 24, 2004
    5,798 posts, 433 likes
    CC 30
    US South Florida
  9. lehighsail

    lehighsail

    Joined Feb 21, 2008
    286 posts, 43 likes
    Hunter 33
    US Metedeconk River
    It's a free tape ruler from HF.
     


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  10. 31seahorse

    31seahorse

    Joined Aug 2, 2005
    970 posts, 226 likes
    Celebrity Class 19
    US Penn Yan, NY (Seneca Lake SP)
    IF you discard it someone will need one in the next week! Upcycle it...….a mobile? a cockpit table? a lee board or a K/CB for a home built boat?
     


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  11. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,591 posts, 4,307 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Looks like a center board to a small sail boat.
     


  12. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,840 posts, 1,453 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida


  13. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    oops

    miss typed I meant to say it was not a Catalina 22 centerboard. Wrong shape altogether

    Thanks Gene for catching that
     


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  14. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida

    Wasn't free. I had to buy a $6 box of nitrile gloves that I got 20 % off with the other coupon.
     


  15. Allan12210

    Allan12210

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,461 posts, 188 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Alameda CA
    I was waiting for this.

     


  16. dLj

    dLj

    Joined Mar 23, 2017
    408 posts, 175 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Snug Harbor, Lake Champlain
    Looks to me more like a kick up rudder. The two small holes would be used to pull it up or hold it down while pivoting on the larger more centered hole. No idea what boat though, would be small.

    dj
     


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  17. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    It has a similar shape and about the same length but is a little wider than the one for my 23.5.
    The really funny part is this is a tape measure I keep in the truck it's been there with my name on it for almost five years I use it all the time. My other tape measures have all been replaced two or three times while this one seems to last and last and last
     


  18. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,705 posts, 444 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    I think it looks more like a rudder blade.... from a beach cat or dinghy. It would fit in some kind of bracket and the retrieval strap or kick up bungee wraps over the rounded top end. My Nacra 5.2 uses a similarly sized pair with a somewhat different shape and hole arrangement.

    Here's the deal..... it is NOT junk. Almost all foils (underwater blades) are proprietary designs....and this piece doesn't look home made. All you have to do is google the price of a replacement rudder blade, or dagger board for that matter, for a reality check. The used ones ain't cheap. New ones are jaw dropping. Check this site, https://www.murrays.com/ that specializes in dinghy and beach cat parts to see what I mean. They sell this oem design rudder blade for a cool $425!!!!
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    So for a bit of fun, what I would suggest is cleaning it up, repainting with epoxy paint, then mounting it somewhere that gets traffic..... I guarantee someone will recognize it and make an offer.
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  19. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,847 posts, 193 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
  20. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,410 posts, 1,776 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    :plus:
     




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