Help With 1967 Harber Craft AL Sailboat Identification.

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hrd.rok
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Help With 1967 Harber Craft AL Sailboat Identification.

Post by hrd.rok » 16 Aug 2019, 00:40

So I bought an Aluminum "Harber Craft" Sailboat.

14 ft long
67-006006 ID number - I'm guessing this means 1967 Model 6 Number 6??
no HIN
18 ft mast
foam filled sides
Main sail Has "14" and maple leaf on it

I can find ZERO reference to this on the net and hope someone has some info on this.

I found this on Harber Technologies, was Harber Manufacturing, Harbercraft was spun out of this company, now merged with Kingfisher.
In the late 1950’s the company utilized the knowledge of aluminum manufacturing to begin building “Feathercraft” aluminum boats for Fleet Aircraft. They eventually diversified into the company’s own line of “HarberCraft” boats which were sold throughout Canada as the exclusive provider under the Sears label. Aluminum boat production remained a significant part of the company’s operations until 1987. Between 1956 and 1994, the company produced over 110,000 aluminum boats, many of which are still in use today.





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Post by surfman » 16 Aug 2019, 06:53

Aluminum sail boat, that's a first for me.

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Post by Weldorthemagnificent » 16 Aug 2019, 07:31

Very little information out there. Harber mfg still operates in fort Erie but no boats anymore. I emailed them once hoping for some history but no reply. I had a 14' Harber craft which I sold and I currently have a 12' both good solid boats. Yours is the first sail boat I've seen

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Post by hrd.rok » 22 Aug 2019, 06:49

throwing in the towel on this one, with a tag number of 67-006006 I assume this is a 67, either prototype limited production ( like 6 maybe ) or a custom build. As it has no model number i create the ???? name to follow

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Post by lovedr79 » 22 Aug 2019, 09:27

surfman wrote:
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Aluminum sail boat, that's a first for me.
Me too!
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Post by LDUBS » 22 Aug 2019, 16:14

Pretty cool sailboat and looks like it would be a ton of fun on the water. I take it those openings along where the centerboard is can be used to stick your feet so you can hike out.

It is a special feeling to be "flying" over the water in a small sailboat when everything is trimmed and just so.
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Post by DaleH » 22 Aug 2019, 18:02

LDUBS wrote:
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I take it those openings along where the centerboard is can be used to stick your feet so you can hike out.
Those are actually 'water ballast' ports ... if you don't stick your feet in there to hike out and add 'ballast' to the windward ... you capsize and end up in the 'water'!
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Post by hrd.rok » 22 Aug 2019, 18:38

i’m thinking it would be a pile of fun with 4 people onboard

the paint is almost off and the lines are beautiful

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Post by LDUBS » 22 Aug 2019, 19:58

DaleH wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 18:02
LDUBS wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 16:14
I take it those openings along where the centerboard is can be used to stick your feet so you can hike out.
Those are actually 'water ballast' ports ... if you don't stick your feet in there to hike out and add 'ballast' to the windward ... you capsize and end up in the 'water'!
Haha. Many years ago we were in an open sailboat similar to the OP's but a little bigger and made of wood. We were in a brisk wind and were hiked out. We thought we were screaming across the water. Then this guy in a Hobie Cat cam zipping by like we were standing still. Kind of like a 250 HP bass boat zipping my my 50 HP tin boat.
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