Prelude 19 bouwnummer 317

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H@ns
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Prelude 19 bouwnummer 317

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Good morning, I am a Hans Bakkelo recently registered member Live in Haarlem about 20 km west of Amsterdam (NL) Who can help me? I am looking for the year of construction of Rydgeway Marine Prelude 19 construction number 317 I will become the new Owner of the sailboat. see attached pictures Thank you in advance I appreciate your cooperation
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Alistair Sim
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Re: Prelude 19 bouwnummer 317

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Hi Hans, congratulations that looks like a very nicely kept boat.
The smallboat article on this site tests the Prelude shortly after it first became available, that was published in 1973.
It is estimated around 300 hundred Preludes were made by Rydgway Marine, a further 208 by Pegasus.
This view seems somewhat inaccurate as yours has a sail number of 317, so yours must have been one of the very last if not the last by Rydgway Marine.

If you look at the posting below yours in this forum for new boat owner 352, that owner asks the same question, it seems the reply puts his boat around 1976 - 1977.


I hope this helps.

Regards, Alistair.
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Jeremyfisher
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Re: Prelude 19 bouwnummer 317

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Welcome to the sight. I am interested in the arrangement of the forestays. It looks from your picture that you have a forestay as normal running from the bow plate and then two more attached to the end of the pulpit.
Is that right and how do they work?

Regds

Simon
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Re: Prelude 19 bouwnummer 317

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Alistair Sim wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:02 pm
Hi Hans, congratulations that looks like a very nicely kept boat.
The smallboat article on this site tests the Prelude shortly after it first became available, that was published in 1973.
It is estimated around 300 hundred Preludes were made by Rydgway Marine, a further 208 by Pegasus.
This view seems somewhat inaccurate as yours has a sail number of 317, so yours must have been one of the very last if not the last by Rydgway Marine.

If you look at the posting below yours in this forum for new boat owner 352, that owner asks the same question, it seems the reply puts his boat around 1976 - 1977.


I hope this helps.

Regards, Alistair.
[/Thank you for your explanation. It is a pity that there is no proper construction number registration available from Rydgway Marine quote]
H@ns
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Re: Prelude 19 bouwnummer 317

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Hi Alistair.
Thank you for your explanation.
It is a pity that there is no proper construction number registration available from Rydgway Marine
H@ns
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Re: Prelude 19 bouwnummer 317

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Jeremyfisher wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:08 pm
Welcome to the sight. I am interested in the arrangement of the forestays. It looks from your picture that you have a forestay as normal running from the bow plate and then two more attached to the end of the pulpit.
Is that right and how do they work?

Regds

Simon
[Sorry I can't say anything sensible to your question
I have only recently become the new owner of the boat,
and I have not noticed that the arrangement of the forestay deviates from the standard
I also have a photo of the stern ]
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Steve'n'Pat
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Re: Prelude 19 bouwnummer 317

Post by Steve'n'Pat »

Hi all.

Isn't the 2 forestay question being 1 forestay and 1 jib halyard? Another halyard can be seen on the mast, presumably for the spinnaker or a second halyard when changing headsails?
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