- 24/07/2018 at 3:24 am #27509
I am located in California USA, and just purchased a very nice used 2000 Porters built Wayfarer (I know how did a GB built unit make its way here). I am trying to post pictures to kick start a discussion but it won’t let me, says “Sorry, you are not allowed to attach files to this post”. My pics are way less than 5mb so whats going on? Emailing the secretary is no good, it just gets kicked back saying I am spam!
Thanks, Damien24/07/2018 at 3:42 am #27518
OK, seems I had to make one initial post before I could add pictures.
So the story I got from seller is that original owner was a doctor from Illinois and he purchased this while on a holiday in Greece and had it shipped back to the states. My question is, what exactly do I have here? There is no number on the sail and should there be a plate mounted above the Porters plate? I have included a picture of the hull ID number.
Regards, Damien24/07/2018 at 3:50 am #27519
The above pics were taken right after I brought it home this past weekend. I spent the whole of Sunday removing everything and cleaning everything. It cleaned up almost like new. Will post “after clean” pics soon.02/01/2019 at 10:58 pm #28220jmcc500Participant
Good to see an Ian Porter boat in California! There are a few Wayfarers that side of the pond, not sure how you’d contact them but we have had some over to Europe for the International Rallies. Denmark next year – maybe you’d like to come over?
So where are those “after clean” pics?!
W11086 [another Porter boat 🙂 ]02/01/2019 at 11:01 pm #28221jmcc500Participant
Oh, and Ian Porter is a member at our sailing club (Hayling IslandSailing Club) – next time I see him I’ll mention this post and see if I can find out about your sail number. You could try contacting him directly – Google ‘Ian Porter Boat Sales’03/01/2019 at 3:14 am #28226
Yes I still have the Wayfarer. It is parked up the side of the house under cover and no I have not had a chance to put her on water yet (life got in the way). Come Spring, my intentions are to devote some time getting familiar with it and learn how to rig it correctly. I have the Wayfarer book so that should help. There are no numbers on the sail and the top plate is missing from the boat (see original pics). The serial number on the transom is pictured below. I have included a few more pics after the cleaning. It is in very nice condition.
Thanks for asking though! Eventually I will get my feet wet!
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