New to me Day Sailer 1

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New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby sailorgirl » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:59 am

Good afternoon to everyone. My hubby and I just acquired a "precision" day sailer 1. Unsure of the year as the previous owner did not have the title so we are trying to find out as much info as we can. There are some imprinted numbers on the transom. Just wondering if this is the hull ID#. Also the is a metal bracket in the floor of the boat we are not sure of. I am including pictures. Any assistance is appreciated.
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Re: New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby TIM WEBB » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:44 pm

Welcome sailorgirl/hubby, and nice DS1!

Here's a great explanation of the HIN codes:

http://boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm

In the case of your boat, PCW is for Precision, 13024 is your hull # (and the number that would go on her sail), B6 is her date of certification or manufacture (February 1986), and 86 is her model year, 1986.

The metal bracket is a bailer, often referred to as an Andersen bailer. To use it you open and close it with the wire lever. If it leaks, you can get replacement gaskets at any number of suppliers.

Have fun with your "new" toy!
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Re: New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby sailorgirl » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:48 am

Thanks Tim for the help. We found this boat on Craigslist and got it for a song. We live in an area with tons of large lakes and also only a couple hours to the Gulf. Looking forward to getting out on the water again.
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Re: New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby GreenLake » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 pm

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your boat.
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Re: New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby thistle3930 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 pm

That is an Elvstrom bailer. I had them on my Thistle. Flip the "bracket forward and push the assembly down. It will bail the cockpit as long as are moving decently, usually offwind.
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Re: New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby TIM WEBB » Thu May 03, 2018 11:06 pm

thistle3930 wrote:That is an Elvstrom bailer. I had them on my Thistle. Flip the "bracket forward and push the assembly down. It will bail the cockpit as long as are moving decently, usually offwind.

I think the names Andersen and Elvstrom are used interchangeably to describe this type of bailer. Two different brand names for the same basic unit?
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Re: New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby Alan » Thu May 03, 2018 11:11 pm

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Re: New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby TIM WEBB » Sat May 05, 2018 1:42 am

I know I've heard both terms used to describe the same unit. My old Larsen Scow had 4 of 'em!
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Re: New to me Day Sailer 1

Postby GreenLake » Mon May 07, 2018 11:42 am

"The iconic Andersen "Elvstrom Bailers" are the global standard for racing dinghy and keelboat use. Designed by sailing legend Paul Elvstrom, Andersen Bailers are used in Stars, 420 and 470, Thistles, Snipes, Lightnings and many other traditional one-design classes."

Now, Elvstrom really should be spelled Elvstrøm...
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