This delightful Picaroon is being
restored by Don in Canada.
Don is trying to discover more about her history.
If anyone recognises her and can give Don any information
and I will pass it on.
The ‘Picaroon’ was a classic tabloid cruiser
designed by Sam Rabl way back in the early nineteen twenties.
He initially designed her as a hard-chined I8-foot cruising
sloop, for his own use.
Having proved her sailing abilities, in all sorts of weather
on the Chesapeake, Rabl published her plans in the June of nineteen
She proved to be a remarkable little boat and the design
became popular worldwide.
Sam Rabl became famous for all the boats he designed for the
backyard craftsman to build.
This particular design was featured as on of the designs in
Sam Rabl’s popular book ‘Boat Building in Your Own Back Yard’.
There have been many stories of sailors who have crossed
oceans and weathered ferocious conditions in these boats.
Don tells me that his boat has been strip planked with
She certainly looks to have a fine weatherly hull shape.
I’m sure she will provide Don with many hours of fun.
the restoration on
Don's nifty wooden Picaroon up to date >>>>
is another delightful Picaroon for sale in San Diego.
Burton is another Canadian with a Sam
Rabl-designed Picaroon II