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Re: Is my boat a piper

Yes. There are some things that point to it being one of ours. I need to discuss it with David first but I suspect it was once a 45ft thats been extended - the window shapes are another clue.

There are quite a few things that don't fit but if it was supplied as a bare shell and not fitted out at the yard then the stage beyond that wouldn't be piper-standard fit out. If it's the boat I'm thinking of the original engine was a Vetus 1.4

Re: Is my boat a piper


We've spent quite a time this morning looking at your info. Although I had thought I'd identified the boat, now I've got Davids opinion its a definite no.

The bow is wrong as is the top plank and the boat is much deeper drafted than ours. You were right about the horizontal bearers but when we switched to these we also altered the framing and this isn't evident.

Anyway, you've got yourself a project there. It should keep you busy for a while!


Re: Is my boat a piper

Hi Dot

Thanks for the time you’ve spent, much appreciated, looks like we’ll have to keep looking around, would be good to find it’s history.