Small Boat ID

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Small Boat ID

OK... this isn't a C36 question but I've been searching and have had no success so... with this group someone is bound to know.

I inherited a 9'-10' sailing dinghy with main & jib.... really cool little boat! A brass plate on the transom states that it is a Kipa made by Kipa United Kingdom but Bing and Google give me nothing (someone asked about the boat on one website but that was a couple of years ago and they aren't reachable now).. I think I have all the parts but it was under the PO's deck for MANY years and I am in the process of rebuilding the woodwork.

The problem is, I have no idea on how to rig the boat or the mast. The one piece that was missing was what I assume was a foredeck piece to attach the forestay to. From where some original hardware was located it seems a bit different from what one would expect. Of course, they drive on the wrong side of the road in the U.K. anyway so maybe this should be expected.

Anyone hear of a boat like this and have any pictures / sketches on how it is rigged?

Chuck Parker
HelenRita 2072 Mk II
2002 Tall Rig - Winged Keel
Atlantic Highlands, NJ