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Anyone know anything about the RL15?
Saw an open dinghy style boat recently. It was being used as an outboard powered smooth water fishing boat but clearly was originally intended as a daysailer as it had a daggerboard style centreboard case, which had been sealed at the top. There was no sign of it ever having been rigged for sailing however, no mast step or chainplates etc. It was 15' [4.6m] long, all fibreglass and had a plate indicating the builder as Rob Legg Yachts. The owner believed it had been built by RL on the Gold Coast in 1990? Are there are any historians amongst RL owners who might know anything about this boat, whether it was a one off or if there are others?
Peter Black3-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
NS14
in the 70s i built a NS14 under leggs house and sold it as a bare hull he was going to use it as a fishing boat could be the confusion
kevin troy6-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
RL15
Thanks Kevin for the info. Probably a different boat, I think. It would be pretty 'revolutionary' for an NS14, in a negative sense. It is fibreglass clinker-look construction, quite heavily built from a mould with a sort of a hollow half-length keel or skeg about 300mm deep under a false floor aft of the centreboard case. Any water which comes on board drains into this hollow keel and can be pumped out with a fixed bilge pump. Overall, more in the style of, say, a Hartley 16 without a cabin than an NS14.
Peter Black13-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
rl15
on that description and of knowing rob & june since 1972 that is definately nothing rob would put his name too
kevin troy 18-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
RL15 photos.
That may be so, but the decal on the transom appears to say otherwise. I have taken some photos and posted them here ----) http://www.linknet.com.au/lorraine/RL15 [on a relative's website, mine having run out of space at present] if anyone wants to see what the [alleged] RL15 looks like.

Peter Black23-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
Re: Anyone know anything about the RL15?
I HAVE AN RL15 - ALSO AWARE OF ANOTHER - MINE WAS FITTED WITH SINGLE CYLINDER DIESEL
paul goodberg18-May-2007    Edit    Delete 

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