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jwied1999
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« on: February 17, 2011, 09:24:12 am »

Thought it was a rhodes robin, not sure,  May of been sailed at the Medina, Washington Park Department as "KNOTT".  Nice looking dinghy.  I'm going to use it as a tender.  Any thoughts?????
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 12:55:05 pm »

Thought it was a rhodes robin, not sure,  May of been sailed at the Medina, Washington Park Department as "KNOTT".  Nice looking dinghy.  I'm going to use it as a tender.  Any thoughts?????
There is a French dinghy called the FENNEC, (and a variant of the same called the FOX). The dimension I have for these are similar to what they might be for this boat.
I have never seen a picture of either one so I couldn't say for sure. But this might be a start.

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 02:37:54 pm »

It's a Vixen 10 built by Ray Green.  Can't believe I missed that one.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 08:15:53 pm »

Thanks-Thats it, 3 batton sail, no number on sail.  I do not have the jib. and had to build a wood/aluminum rudder, based it on the Kingfisher 3 design
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 01:18:22 pm »

Thanks-Thats it, 3 batton sail, no number on sail.  I do not have the jib. and had to build a wood/aluminum rudder, based it on the Kingfisher 3 design
Really? The Vixen is based on the Rhodes Kingfisher? How do you know that? They do seem similar.  Are you sure? Really interested in where this information came from.

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 11:22:53 am »

Misunderstanding...it looks a lot like a kingfisher III.  http://sites.google.com/site/thekingfishersailboat/ has a few photos of a replacement rudder being built.  From the old photo of the Vixen 10 the rudder is not to much different.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 11:26:54 am »

Photo with main up, 19' 5" mast overall(tall for a 10 footer),  7' 6" roller reefing boom
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 11:04:55 am »

You do have a classic. Ray Greene was one of the very early pioneers of fiberglass sailboat contruction. There's a lot about him in a book called 'Heart of Glass'.  A really good read if your in to this kind of thing.
Good luck with it.

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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011, 07:57:34 am »

The boat is a Ray Greene Vixen. Ray Greene was the starter of the fiberglass boat. The Vixen was one  of his boats made in the 60's. It was suppose to be a good tender/sailor. I worked for Ray Greene from 1971 to 1973.
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2011, 08:41:35 am »

The boat is a Ray Greene Vixen. Ray Greene was the starter of the fiberglass boat. The Vixen was one  of his boats made in the 60's. It was suppose to be a good tender/sailor. I worked for Ray Greene from 1971 to 1973.
Wow! I need to get back to you because I know there a few mysteries about the company that I have yet to solve. Did you happen to read that interview that was in the book I mentioned? (Heart of Glass).
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