These pages are for the little painted bits on the bow, stern and sides of a boat, that might assist in identifying a Make or Model. Another identifier is the insignia on the sails, which we have listed on our Owners Associations pages. And Bill Lamica spent years putting together an incredible Sail Insignia Guide (PDF). It's easy to print for handy reference aboard as another sailboat floats by.


J - R

JBoat

At least some of the J/Boats have a distinctive retracting bowsprit.


JBoat cabin

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey

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Kenner Privateer

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Kirie Elite


Kirie Elite amidships

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Lazy-Jack

In the olden days, many of the whaling ships were schooners. In recalling this past, the Lj-32 cove-stripe is terminated with the toggle at the end of a harpoon on the forward end of the cove-stripe, and the point of a lance on the aft end of the cove-stripe.

Lazy Jack bow Lazy Jack stern

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LM


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MacGregor

The MacGregor 26x is identifiable as a critter unlike other sailboats, since it has addopted some powering skills with a modified hull and a large engine mounted on the stern. Besides they put a name on the stern where we can see it. MacGregor made other sailboats long ago. We'll see if we can't find a cove stripe or two on a MacGregor Venture as this page evolves.

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Many Moons

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Mason

Built by Ta Shing of Taiwan. (Thanks to David Cranke for recognizing it.)

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Mirage 25

The covestripe is from a Mirage 25. The same stripe was also used on the Mirage 26/27 models. Cheers - Matt Koch

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Mirage 35

The Mirage folks made it easy on dockwalkers also. They put a label where you can see it.

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Mirage 275

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Morgan

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Moody (version 1)

And you can't miss recognizing a Moody!

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Moody (version 2)

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Najad


Najad cabin

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Nauticat

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Nicholson 35

You don't see too many Camper Nicholsons around. But the later ones are easy to recognize with an embossed name set in the cove at the stern. Unfortunately, the earlier boats did not include the embossed name. The cove stripe ran all the way through that blank area shown here at the stern. (We know this embossed name is hard to see in this photo, but it does say Nicholson all the same.)

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Newport

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Nonesuch

Forget the cove stripe! The distinctive feature in the Nonsuch is the unstayed mast in the bow and the wishbone rig.


Nonesuch cabin

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O'Day

The O'Day company was very busy making good old boats once upon a time. It remains to be seen whether those boats shared a look-alike cove stripe. Here's one. Nice of them to label the boat and size for us also. This company was good with logos!

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Paceship Acadia Yawl

Admittedly this one's a bit rare also. But she's a beaut!

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Paceship 23/26

"This was the stripe used by Paceship Yachts, and later by AMF on the Paceship 23 (PY 23) and the Paceship 26 (PY26) Check out some pictures at http://www.paceship.org/PY26/py26-photos.htm." -- Matt Koch

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Pacific Seacraft


Pacific Seacraft amidships Pacific Seacraft cabin

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Pacific Seacraft Dana

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Pacific Seacraft Flicka

First built by Nor’Star, then (1977/78 & later) by Pacific Seacraft. Aft hull scroll (right) different design than forward scroll (left). --Sandy Wills

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Pearson (first version)

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Pearson (second version)

This Pearson also had a nameplate in the cockpit.

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Pearson (third version)

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Ranger

August Hahn writes: "These are Gary Mull-designed Rangers (as opposed to the Kent Rangers, a different boat entirely."

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Rawson

Sail identifier and bow cove from Robert Feldmann, owner/moderator of "The Rawson Owners' Network."

Sail identifier and very distinctive bow cove …

Rawson bow Rawson stern
Rawson cabin

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Rob Roy

Another good old Ted Brewer design.

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RK

My boat, an RK-20 which is 30 years old, was made by RKA Industries, in Strasburg VA has the same hull as a Balboa 20 and Ensenada 20.� All with the Hess design.� The decks, hardware and interiors differ somewhat. -- Dean P. Gagnon

RK 20, stern markings

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