Specifications

Designed by: John Alden, drawn by Fenwick Williams
Hull Design: #253A
Type: Full keel schooner
No. Built: 1
Built by: T.H. Soule in Freeport, Maine, 1925
Restoration:  Paul Rollins, Maine, 1980
Refit: Matthew Hobart, 2014

Boat:
LOD 43’
LOA 53’
LWL 32’
Beam 11’6”
Draft 6’4″
15 Tons

Tankage:
Fuel 70 gallons diesel
Water 100 gallons
Waste 10 gallons

Engine:
43 hp Westerbeke
Feathering max prop

Construction:
The hull is planked with oroko on white oak frames and fastened with copper rivets and bronze bolts. The decks are narrow laid oroko on oak beams. House sides are oroko with canvas cabin tops. Hatches, handrails and cap rail are made of locust.
Masts, booms and gaffs are made of douglas fir (new mainmast 2012). Bowsprit is made of long leaf yellow pine. Standing rigging (new in 2013) is hand spliced grade 316 stainless steel with bronze turnbuckles and chain plates bolted to the hull. Ballast is iron.

Sails:
Main, Fore, Staysail (Downs, 2007), furling Jib (re-cut 2014), Topsail, Fisherman’s staysail

Interior:
Sleeps 5 in 2 cabins: Forward cabin: 2 pilot berths; Aft cabin: 1 double (Queen), 1 quarter berth. Galley sink with fresh and salt water manual pumps, refrigerated ice box, 3 burner stove with oven. Navigation station with desk, one head, one hanging locker and heating.

3 comments

  1. Hi Hearts Desire your former bow sprit just left David Stckney’s hands to Spencer Mewherter’s and is at his mom’s house for the time being in Newburyport Ma. Looking at it now. Warm sailing to you.

    1. Hi sorry it has taken so long to reply but the message somehow escaped us! What are the plans for the old bowsprit? We didn’t get time to meet with Mr. Stickney but perhaps next time! Cheers!

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