customflex model info needed

I have just gotten a 18 foot customflex boat. My brother in law gave it to me and told me that it is a flying scot with a cuddy cabin. Does anyone have any information about this boat,like a model name? Am I a pariah in the flying scot world? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

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I don't think they made a cuddy cabin model of the Flying Scot.

I don't think they made a cuddy cabin model of the Flying Scot. Sounds like the price was right anyhow. Does it have a retractable centerboard? There should be a number on the centerboard housing top, or on the sails. The manufacturer plate should be at the back of the cockpit in thr center. That is where it is on my Scot. I found out mine is a 1968 #1385 (not the 1970 it was advertised as) Check on http://flyingscot.com/gallery.html for some photos and see if it matches up.

The boat was called the Mallard.

The boat was called the Mallard. There were only about 20 built by Customflex in the 1960's. It is 19' and uses the same hull as the Scot with a cuddy cabin deck.

quote:[i]Originally posted by HarryC[/i] [br]It .

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[i]Originally posted by HarryC[/i] [br]It ... uses the same hull as the Scot with a cuddy cabin deck.
Does that mean it could be a class legal boat (in regards to artile S-II.1), given all the other requirements are fulfilled?

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

A few years ago someone brought a boat to Kent Lake (at Kensingt

A few years ago someone brought a boat to Kent Lake (at Kensington Metropark in Brighton). I asked about it, and the owner said it was a Customflex built on a Flying Scot hull. I looked pretty closely and it looked nothing like a Scot hull. If you E-mail me a photo I can verify if it's a sistership.

I have Mallard hull number 50, and I saw an add in the 1973 Yach

I have Mallard hull number 50, and I saw an add in the 1973 Yachting magazine that had 10 on the sail. Its anyone's guess how many were made. Vince Di Maio actually designed it according to the plans as well. The hull is similar to the Scott, but the shear is a little different. It has a heavy weighted daggerboard that hoists straight up and down in its trunk as well, which of course is different. Its ugly, but it sails great and has a lot of room in the cuddy. Its built like a rock also. Anyone out there know of another one? I'd like to get in touch to compare notes on this unusual boat. Bob Dianetti

Ahoy, you own a Customflex Flying Scot Mallard, a jewel! The Mal

Ahoy, you own a Customflex Flying Scot Mallard, a jewel! The Mallard was, as I understand it, commissioned at the request of yacht clubs along the Ohio river who wanted a racing vessel they could also fleet sail on the great lakes for weekend activities, and they were Scot sailors. I own hull 32 and it was built in 1970. I have the original manufacturers Statement of Origin. I am the 3rd owner, I named her in light of the original owner's name (B. R. Howard) thus she is Howard the Duck! It was sold 20th May, 1970. I have found basic info that suggests that they made perhaps 4 years worth. You should be able to find your hull number drilled into the sides of the weighted drop keel. This is NOT a daggerboard and is designed to be down when sailing. Lifting it will move the center of lateral resistance forward and out of balance with the center of effort of the sails and lifts the center of gravity dramatically. I'm not suggesting that you can't lift it, I just advise caution. I will be pulling mine later this year and will be able to give a weight for the keel at that time. The foam under the cabin floor should be replaced if this has not already been done as it will have rotted by now and is mostly scraps. I will be pouring foam into that void later this month which should add about 480Lbs of floatation to go with the foam you should have under the rails behind the seats (about 4 to 8 - 6" x 12" x 4') foam blocks. If you do not have this foam your boat will sink if swamped because of the keel, mast, anchor, etc.. They weight about 1100Lbs. I have rigged mine this year with sta-set 3/8" sheets and 3/16" sta-set x for halyards. The boat came with a jenny, jib, main (on roller furling boom)and a spinnaker w/pole. I am also installing a battery charger, duel opti batteries, masthead tricolor, gps, tiller pilot (I sail alone), new winches, tracks, and a winch on the keel to raise and lower it. After you play with that keel winch handle you'll know why I replaced it! It is easy to lose your grip on it and it spins without mercy! Oh yea, and I think it is a good looking boat and I get positive feedback all the time. Will let you know when my web page is back up with photos. Gotta go, they draw for buoy priority tonight, got $400.00 bet on that horse!
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[i]Originally posted by upstateny[/i] [br]I have just gotten a 18 foot customflex boat. My brother in law gave it to me and told me that it is a flying scot with a cuddy cabin. Does anyone have any information about this boat,like a model name? Am I a pariah in the flying scot world? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

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I am the orighinal and current owner of Customflex Flying Scott

I am the orighinal and current owner of Customflex Flying Scott 202. I am somewhat familiar with the Mallard Sailboat that Vince DiMaio built for a few years. Vince designed a boat very similar to the Scott at a time when he and Sandy Douglas, the designer of the scott, were having their differences. Vince wanted a potential boat to compete with the Scott if Sandy pulled his license to build Scotts. Vince had a Flying Scott type deck and he sailed it in trials against the Scott and it did very well. Vince also designed the cudy version deck plan and I'm not sure about the dager board design. Vince kept the "Scott" version for insurance and produced the Mallard for a few years and never had to use the Scott knockoff. I really think the length is 19', not 18. I was wondering if anyone picked up the molds for the Mallard. I think is was a nice cuddy style daysailer.

Mallard

I have come into the possesion of Mallard number 17.  I am just thrilled with this boat.  It needs a few repairs but is in overall great shape.  If there are any other Mallard owners still breathing I would sure like to get some pictures of the rigging.  I think I have most of it with the exception of the pins that hold the mast in place.  I will post pictures as soon as I figure out how. :)

Mallard

I have number 17.  I have posted the pictures in my gallery.  I am just thrilled with the build quality.

Customflex Mallard

Bob

I just bought a Mallard, hull # 17.  I agree it is a very solid boat.  I would very much like to share photo's and information as I bring this one back from the grave.  It is in incredible shape for something that is 40+ years old.  I have posted photo's of it the way it looked after I got it home and rinsed it down a little.

Steve C.

mallard

ther must be only 4 of these left in the world.  The Mallard is indeed a 19 foot boat..  My #17 is built like a tank and has aged very well.  It seems that people who own these things do not spend much time on the internet.  I have posted pictures of mine the day I brought it home from under its decayed blue tarps.

mallard

yes we are the ugly step children......nobody seems to know how many we are or where we are......I would love to find out the entire story...