by Richard Crockett
Just two years after the Dabchick was first featured in SA Yachting magazine, the 500th boat hit the water. This showed just how popular the boat was, how easy it was to build, and how it filled a gap in the market.
Hats off to Jack Koper for the design as judging by the comments to my Dabchick post this week, and the number of people who have recently posted their own personal pics of themselves sailing their favourite boat – the Dabchick of course – it conclusively proves just how popular and well loved the Dabbie still is.
Read the 500th boat news HERE: 1960 05-06 – SA Yachting – OCR 16
Also, enjoy another 20 pics from my archives, with more Dabbie history and pics to come in the days ahead.