Sidney 17 / LOA 17 by Sidney Blinder of Marina Del Rey
Boat Name Sidney 17 / LOA 17
Manufacturer Sidney Blinder of Marina Del Rey
Hull Type Pocket Cruiser
LOA 17'0"  (5.18m)
Beam 5'10"  (1.78m)
Weight 900  (409.05kg)
Ballast   (0kg)
Keel Type swing keel
Draft Up 8"  (0.2m)
Draft Down 4'0"  (1.22m)
Year Start 1966
Year End
Number Made
Shortypen ID 66
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2016-07-21 by: Marty
Wandering around I found your site. Great stuff.

The Sidney 17 was called a LOA 17 by it's builder, Sidney Blinder of Marina Del Rey. In the spirit of the times, the design was lifted from a 19 foot Lightning hull.

A lot of builders of the time out right lifted molds from competitor's boats. Some did some pretty good work, resulting in a better boat that the original, like the Del Rey 24 which was a direct copy of the Islander Bahama 24. The Del Rey was a better boat more