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CL16 (?), but no mast or daggerboard

Motorboater31

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New member and boat recipient here. I need some guidance. So I just got this FREE (old but seaworthy/watertight) CL16 & trailer but no mast or daggerboards. About 16 feet long.

I am looking for advice on how to motorize it... (I now this is not technically sailing) but I fear it is beyond being repairable to a sailing by wind state with my craft skills. So... Assuming I MAKE or find & PURCHASE the dual port and starboard daggerboards.... how much outboard motor do I need to cruise lakes (say 12-15 knots if feasible.) or fish? The hull and deck structure is just too nice and solid to trash this old thing yet... I would happily invest my labor and some cash to refinish if I can get it mobile without spending a fortune.

Assuming I must make daggerboards; how deep should they run? Thanks for any guidance you folks can offer!
 

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Laser&Lido

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Does that have a snub/squared off bow, instead of a typical pointy bow? My guess is that it is a M-16 class scow, not a CL16.

I don't have answers to your other questions but will offer that yes, you will probably want something down below to help with directional stability as they are very flat-bottomed and would be quite challenging to motor.
 

Motorboater31

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Does that have a snub/squared off bow, instead of a typical pointy bow? My guess is that it is a M-16 class scow, not a CL16.

I don't have answers to your other questions but will offer that yes, you will probably want something down below to help with directional stability as they are very flat-bottomed and would be quite challenging to motor.

Yes. It is a snub nose.
 

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Laser&Lido

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CL16 is based on the Wayfarer class boats so plenty of pictures on the web of those.

My one other thought for @Motorboater31 is that the twin rudders are/were mounted inboard so that might mean the transom isn't as strong as a boat with a transom hung rudder. Putting a motor mount back there probably means reinforcing it. I might be inclined to put money into a real motorboat hull and use this as a dock for it!
 
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