Unknown Barn Find - Please help indentify

by Eric
(Portland Oregon)

I got this boat out of a friends barn.

It is in good condition and I plan to restore it.

I would love to get any information about it.

Please help me identify this beautiful boat.

15'6" long, 37" beam, 2 hinged seats, lateen (crab claw) sail.

Thank You.

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Oct 04, 2015
Wooden Folboat from Kit
by: Anonymous

My dad built one of these boats from a kit circa 1970.

Folboat sold a kit which consisted of the 3 ribs, a few trim pieces and the plans.

I think it cost less that $50 but there were a lot of materials for the builder to obtain locally.

As I recall the bulk of the boat was cut from marine plywood and screwed and glued together.

The hull was fiber-glassed for strength and water-tightness.

We used it for many years at our lake house and even ran a few class II rapids on the Hiwassee River in TN.

Looks like a nice project for you.


Aug 01, 2014
Folbot Cayat
by: Eric

I repainted my Folbot Cayat.
Can't wait to try it.

Jul 08, 2014
Found it
by: Anonymous

Just found out - it's a Folbot Cayat

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