Andrew, your buddy has a nice find. Dirigo Boatworks, of Blue Hill, Maine, also introduced a shorter boat around the same time as they launched the Dirigo 17. To my knowledge, very few were made and sold, and your friend has one of them. 1986 would be the year of manufacture, from the serial number. By way of comparison, Epic makes a short rudderless boat like your friend's little Dirigo, the GPX, in additon to their longer, ruddered 16X and 18X. I myself have never seen the smaller Dirigo in the flesh, just photos. It MAY have been called "Little Dipper", if memory serves.
Edited by Strange_Magic (10/01/09 06:42 AM)