Dear Luger Enthusiats:  Please excuse the long service disruption our website has experienced.  In the space of
        a year, three web hosts closed their bandwidths - and twice this website recovered.  The third closure came without
        warning, and hit hard.  I have been rebuilding the website from scratch, and it's a slow process.
        Some links have been removed; broken links will soon be restored (hopefully); and a few pages could use a little
        updating.  Your patience during this recovery/restoration period has been appreciated.  The Luger Sailboat Mooring
        will do its best to finish its transition to a new "web presence" as soon as possible.  Thank you. 

The Luger Sailboat Mooring at is the reference website for Luger Boats.  Originally created in 1999 as a personal homepage to find other Luger owners, the website has evolved to include an extensive resource of photographs and diagrams, catalog descriptions & specifications, original articles, and many other useful links.

Luger Industries, Inc. began selling wooden kit boats in 1952, pioneered the all-fiberglass kit boat market in 1959, and was soon considered "The World's Largest Manufacturer of Kit Boats".  Luger Boats closed for business in 1987, after 35 successful years in the marine industry.

Luger Powerboat owners:  Visit the "Luger Yachts" website at  www. lugeryachts .com

Do you Speak Luger?

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Need a Catalog?

The 1987 Luger Catalog is still available.  The 48-page catalogs are in the original printer's box. Only $8 each (or, 2 for $14) ...and that includes postage!  Use one catalog as a "working" copy for the workshop, and keep the other on the coffee table. 

Our Yahoo Message Board invites owners to suggest ideas, ask advice, share your successes, or discuss problems.  It's a great gathering place!  A Yahoo user id is required to participate.
Prefer a simpler board with no registration?  Visit our
Luger CGI Forum!

If you enjoy "Social Networking", then you'll love this news:  Luger Boats is on Facebook - twice! 
Follow these links set-up for sailors and powerboaters:
          Facebook for Sailboats
      Facebook for Power Boaters

Quick-Link Index for 1987's catalog text, diagrams & photos:

Leeward    -   Seabreeze    -    Southwind      Tradewinds    -    Fairwinds    -    Voyager
16                  16                   21                    26                   27                 30

Links for abbreviated descriptions and photos of other Luger sailboats:

Pram 8     Optimist 8     Zephyr 11     Seagull 12     Surfrider 12     Flying Cloud 14     Spindrift 14     Zephyr 15     Scamper 15     Windward 16     

Westwind 20     Windward 20     Southwind 20     Windsong 22     Seawind 24     Trade Winds 26     West Wind 26     Adventurer 30

The Luger Sailboat Mooring Index

  Special Features & Articles

         Classifieds - The place for Luger items
Items For Sale   and    Items Wanted

         Concept: The Luger Concept
         The Luger brothers' marketing ideas and signature features
         were built into each boat, including the trailerability of ALL
         Luger boats and their roller reefing boom.

         Confusion about Model Names
         Clear up some questions about some Luger models that
         experienced name and design changes over the years.

         Frequently Asked Questions:  Before posting a question on
         the message board, save yourself time and check FAQs. 

Flotation Installation
         Don't guess - be sure!  Luger catalogs and assembly plans
         provided formulas and installation instructions for their boats. 

Hails, Sails & Tales - Owner Stories
         Shared memories, trivia and lots of fun Luger facts. 

History of Luger Boats
         An original article about Ren and Orm Luger, the two brothers
         that started Luger Industries, Inc.  Interviews provided the
         story behind their successful marine-based company.

The Leeward Files   

Centerboard Systems   
             Three centerboard systems are compared.

Rigging Options
             Luger recommended different mainsheet  rigging options.
             The pros and cons of each are explored.

Tips for the Novice
             Helpful hints for the new Leeward owner.

         Look-a-Likes of Luger
         Original article about the shifts in boat design with the advent
         of the fiberglass mold process.

Mainsheet Rigging Options - Leeward
         Luger recommended different mainsheet rigging options for
         their 16' sloop.  The pros and cons of each are explored.

         Use of Luger's Mast Raising/Lowering System allows even a
         30' Voyager to be stepped by one person.   

         The Sailboats of Luger
         A  comprehensive list of every sailboat produced by Luger
         Boats.  Each is described with specifications and a photo. 

   Luger Owner Homepages
      Homepage Link Index
      Visit websites created by Luger owners

      Additional Nautical Sites

      Antique & Classic Boat Society
      To protect the heritage of boating

Cousteau Society
      A legacy of helping to save our water planet.

      Luger History - ACBS Article
      "Luger Industries- A Minnesota Legend"

      Trailer Sailor Website
      An online resource for the small boat sailor.

Trailer/ Sailors Association
      Non-profit organization for trailerable boats.

   OEM & Aftermarket Suppliers

      Marine Products & Equipment
      For replacement or upgraded equipment. 

Sail Lofts & Suppliers
      New and used sail suppliers and manufacturers.

Marine Salvage             
      Links for used parts or replacement pieces.

Still have Questions?   Got a Suggestion?   Need more Help?

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Luger Owners:  Got any Plans?

If you have diagrams or instructions and can scan your material into a JPEG or GIF image file, your information could be valuable to another Luger owner.  If you have documents to share, please e-mail your material to

Consider contributing!  When you realize the "youngest" Luger documents are now over 20 years old (...and much of it is over 30), it's not surprising some material on this website is "less than ideal". The Luger Sailboat Mooring will post the best images available - but if you are able to replace a current diagram with something more legible, please contact us.

If you need diagrams or instructions and you can benefit from the material on The Luger Sailboat Mooring, then the website has served its purpose. You are welcome to use the images and supporting text for your project. There is no membership application, requirements or fees.

But if your need goes beyond "fair use", please recognize the this website's supporters by giving credit as the source. This "courtesy of acknowledgement" increases the website's exposure, prompting additional contributions of information. This benefits everyone.

The Luger Sailboat Mooring is the internet's oldest reference website for Luger Boats, and has become an established resource for Luger sailboat information.  I am not a company spokesperson; but rather, a Luger owner like yourself, but with an opportunity to share my information.  Since many owners rely on this site as if it represented the company, I will endeavor to respect that trust.  The data on The Luger Sailboat Mooring was carefully researched before publication - nevertheless, I cannot be held responsible for incorrect or misleading information.  Content is provided solely as a helpful guide. 

The Luger Sailboat Mooring encourages suggestions for improving the website.  In 1999 this website was my initiation into webpage design and I'd like it to remain as my flagship, but will need your help to do it.

joanie johnston, webpage designer/publisher
cctexan designworks   -

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