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Table of details and specifications of USA-096
  Designer Norman Glynn Owens (USA)
  Builders Charles Milby (USA), Norman Glynn Owens (USA)
  Material Mahogany, planks on ribs, laminated
  1st certificate issued 1989-00-00
  Original boat name Jalapeña
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 096
  Current location Tall Timbers, MD (USA)


5.5 US 96 "Jalapeña" - with sails of US 69 - 16.03.2022 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The image showing the first test sailing of the newly built 5.5 US 96 "Jalapeña", using sails of US 69, is easily explained: The previous boat of N.G. Owens was 5.5 US 69 "Sigma II", hence the availability of sails for the test.
5.5 US 96 - built in 1989 - 07.04.2018 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Tony Smythe reports: "...she was in fact built by Norman Owens (Owens Yachts large builder of powerboats throughout the 40s-60s). Charles Milby assisted him in the construction of the 5.5 in his garage in Nassau Bay. I watched them build her. She was finished just in time for the US Champs hosted by us in '89.
5.5 US 96 "Jalapeña" - builders Owens & Milby - 07.04.2018 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Charles Milby reports: "...I helped Norman build it. We raced here on the bay, she was a fast light air boat. His son took it to California, I lost track of her. It would be great to see her again...."

So, Charles, here she is!

5.5 USA 96 - found in Maryland - 21.01.2018 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Thanks to a hint from Tom Price, Dan Rossi reports on this recently discovered boat:
"...Modern looking boat with an "Intrepid" bow and a vertical keel. Keel bolts on and canoe body has no real built down keel. Very dried out and no deck....the keel and trim tab (which also appears to be lead) inside. The beaver tail looking bulb had wider wings aft before but had been trimmed to make it legal I was told...."
Dan plans to take care of her.
5.5 USA 96 - Designer, Builder & Location? - 28.08.2014 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Our search is threefold, now:

Who designed the boat?
Who has built it?
Where is it today?

Contributions highly appreciated!
Jalapena - 14.08.2012 by Matti Muoniovaara
Because the boat is built of wood, it's not a Melges boat.

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-096
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-096 "Jalapeña" Norman Glynn Owens (1989-?)  
USA-096 "Jalapeña" Not disclosed (2018-?)  

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