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SEAVIEW MERMAID (1909)
Hull Type:  Long Keel Rig Type:  Gaffhead Sloop
LOA:  25.00' / 7.62m LWL:  17.00' / 5.18m
Beam:  6.00' / 1.83m Listed SA:  300 ft2 / 27.87 m2
Draft (max.)  3.00' / 0.91m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  3500 lbs./ 1588 kgs. Ballast:  
Sail Area/Disp.1:  20.88 Bal./Disp.:   Disp./Len.:  318.03
Designer:  G. U. Laws
Builder:  Arthur Taylor (UK)
Construction:  Wood planked Bal. type:  
First Built:  1909 Last Built:  1922 # Built:  6
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Related Boat:   SEAVIEW MERMAID
NOTES
There has been a SEAVIEW class racing on the solent for more the a century.
This is the first version built by Arthur Taylor of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. Construction details: Scottish larch on ash.
Replaced in 1922:
Boats have been replaced several times:
1909:Design-G.U. Laws, Builder- Arthur Taylor gaffhead sloop with bowsprit,wood (individually owned)
1922: New design - A. Westmacott - Woodnutts, bermudian/marconi sloop, wood (club ownership arrangement established - Seaview YC)
1962: cold-molded plywood, Arthur Robb
late-1990s: Fiberglass. (mold for made from previous version under supervision of David Thomas)

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