Mystery boat - 5.5m, 5m, 6mR or else? : These images shall help to identify her
(credits : Heather)
Added by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Mystery boat - could she be "Quail"
Another boat with Swedish origin and a bird name is 5.5 USA 14 "Quail", last located on the US-Eastcoast. The stern does not match exactly, but could have been modified, over time. Anyone holding a "Quail" certificate of rating?
Rush IV converted to cruising boat
Sometime around 1970, I raced with John Rousmaniere in the three-day Seawanhaka cruise aboard Rush IV, which had been converted to a cruising boat with bunks, a head, and a galley. It's likely she was still owned by Victor Sheronas. Seeing the photos of this mystery boat reminds me of the converted Rush IV because she had several portholes in the small cabin. I will try to get more details from John.
Mystery boat - 5.5m, 5m, 6mR or else?
From the images one could assume that she is an Int.5.5m, but then she would have been built after 1949. If we take the Swedish "Sjöfågel" (Seabird) name which was mentioned as a basis for research, we have these 5.5's either with seabird names or with "Sjö=Sea" in the name, built in Sweden:
5.5 S 1 "Sjöhäxa"
This boat was sold to the USA, to become 5.5 US-2 "Sjohaxa"
5.5 S 20 "Sjörået"
"Sjörået" is Swedish, meaning "Seasprite".
5.5 S 21 "Svalan"
"Svalan" is Swedish, meaning "Swallow".
Then, we have the boats with no "Sjö" in the name, but sold to the USA or to Canada:
5.5 S 9 "Zita V"
Was apparently sold to Detroit.
5.5 S 10 "Rush IV"
This boat was sold to the USA, however the stern is not as narrow as in the pictures.
5.5 S 13 "Talatta"
Sold to Canada, last seen in Toronto
5.5 S 17 "Ian IX"
Sold to Canada
Back to the original assumption, that the boat is from the 30's, then she could be an Int.5m. For a 6mR she seems to be too small and light.
The measurements in metres: LOA 9,32m, LWL 6,86m, Depth: 1,37m, Width: 1,98m.
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