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Detail - Hull 1488

Original Name:Current Name:Rocket
Hull No:1488Home Port:South Dartmouth, MA
Contracted By:Clara E. WalmsleyCurrent Owner(s):Jalien Hollister
Contract Date:5/26/1939Owner Since:1968
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:
Original Rig:
Current Rig:Gaff
Original Price: Restored By:Steve Ballentine
LOA:15 ft. 10 in.Maintained By:
LWL:12 ft. 6 in.Notes:
Beam:5 ft. 10 in.
Draft:2 ft. 5 in.
Other Resources:HCR
Gallery / Galleries:

OwnerYearsLocationBoat NameSail No.
Clara E. Walmsley    
Mrs. Walmsley? - 1968   

Jalien believes Rocket is hull 1488, though that is not what the builder’s plate says. She got the boat in 1968 from a Mrs. Walmsley. The plate on the boat says 1473, which belongs to a yacht tender. We suspect that an owner may have switched the plates during maintenance by mistake.

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