The company that made these, in Amarillo TX, Blue Water Boat works (Dave Autry), initially called it a 24. The drop boards/hatch boards the company carved/engraved "Blackwatch 24" plus the hull number. For example, in the Octorber 1979 issue of Sail magazine, an article "Texas Traditional" begins "This traditional-looking 24-foot trailer/sailer has some unique features..." The line drawing is also labeled "Blackwatch 24." They later started calling these a Blackwatch 18. In a much later article in Good Old Boat (January/February 1999), Sven Donaldson refers to it as a Blackwatch 19 and notes that the boat is 18'6" on deck. The length overall has been measured at just over 23'.
LOA 24'0" (including bowsprit)
Hull # 32 (1980)
Galvanized trailer with newer tires
2200 lbs. displacement
700 lbs. lead keel
Barn door rudder
Sail configuration: a double-reefed main, self-taking staysail, flying jib
Fresh water boat all its life in VERY GOOD condition with original owner.
In 2003 Honduras Mahogany topsides were completely stripped, sanded and sealed with 6 coats of Cetol Marine sealant.