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Oliver Lee "Trapper" Marblehead

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I think I've bought an Oliver Lee Trapper yacht, I've looked on the Internet and can't any information or photos to confirm what I've got.

I have an A rig and 2 other sails that have never been used. 

Any help gratefully received, thank you!

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Hi, Oliver Lee died many years ago, he was a yacht designer of some repute not just models just check the internet and you will find lots more info. Mike Golding ex Trapper sailor.

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Dont have any photos but the trapper marblehead was a nice yacht for its time , generally in glass with a rounded deck , basically no sharp edges anywhere, wont be competitive now but will sail nicely also generally conventional rig.


Mike Ewart

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On 16/09/2019 at 12:24, Biggles said:

I think I've bought an Oliver Lee Trapper yacht, I've looked on the Internet and can't any information or photos to confirm what I've got.

I have an A rig and 2 other sails that have never been used. 

Any help gratefully received, thank you!

I worked with Oliver Lee many years ago, we manufactured model yachts, the one I was involved with was a 1metre f/glass hull from what I remember maybe 1 1/2 metre ,I have a photo of Olivers, I think, prototype Trapper, but I fancy the one I was involved with was not a Trapper.. Graham Spraggins Rochford.

 

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Hi I am sure Oliver also did a 1 1/2 metre yacht not too many made but sailed nicely intended I think as a one design class


Mike Ewart

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I had a "proper" sized Oliver Lee boat- an Anderson 26, and he knew how to design a pretty and quick boat...


Larry

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North Essex

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6 hours ago, Mike Ewart said:

Hi I am sure Oliver also did a 1 1/2 metre yacht not too many made but sailed nicely intended I think as a one design class

Yes, I think it was an attempt to get a one design class started that never caught on.

This thread has prompted me to have a look through some old files, and in an attempt to assist with the original post have located this photo of my Trapper, which I think was the Mark 6 version. This was the final version before it was replaced by the Tracer design.

I know my boat was originally registered in 1985 and suspect this photo was taken around that time.

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