More Info On The C-type Potter

Dennis W. Farrell (
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 19:43:53 -0700

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When I posted the ad for the C-type Potter I promised to post any
information the owner/seller sent to me. I just got the following note from
him and am posting it as promised. I'm sure he will appreciate any
information anyone can send to him. Please copy such to either the list or
to me. [note: he is is also now receiving the digest]

Thanks in advance for any help you can give him -- dwf

-----Original Message-----
From: <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 19:01
Subject: Re: Your Boats & Watercraft Classified Ad

> Thanks for your response and maybe you can help me. I have
>been trying for about three years to determine how this boat got to the
>and I cannot verify that fact. I have been told by a few people that own
>Potters that they think it was built there because of the plate on the
>and the low hull number.
> I have made repeated requests to International Marine for
>information and was told that they do not keep records of the older
>I have even gone as far as going on line with a Rescue Unit on the Isle of
>Wight to get any information from the local people. All they could tell me
>was that the "Potter company left years ago."
> If I have one of the Potters that was built in the U.K. I
>not sell her. I would rather use her as a "floating museum" and would like
>to, when my schedule permits, sail with other Potter owners.
> I bought this boat from a gentleman from Duxbury, MA. which
>south of Boston. When he sold it to me he told me the boat was "at least
>thirty years old" and even put it on the bill of sale. I have since
>to contact him without any luck. My Potter is almost in the same condition
>the day I bought it. The only changes I have made was to replace the
>windows because they were "cloudy and cracked."
> I will continue to look for information from any source
>verify when and where this Potter was built and let you know when I can
>confirm the date and place of manufacture. I have other pictures or if you
>wish I can make and send you a video of the boat. Any help would be greatly
> Steve Oliveira
> C-14 # 79 "Mydaoff"
> Fall River, MA.