Originally Posted by ssullivan
TEAK???? OMG, that is definitely the coolest thing I've ever heard of. I have no idea what a boat made of teak would be worth. Care to enlighten us?
I have dreamed of a teak sailboat - no worms, no fungus, no problems. Just keep her free of bottom growth and you're good to go for hundreds of years.
I hate to say this cause it taints it for some but she was not pulled for 26 years so the price
She had been turned down so many times the owner was ready to give it away just about. He was honest though and did tell me.
I had to hammer a lot to find rot
but could not find any.
was froze but not before it contaminated the bilge
is a great preservative.
As far as stainless goes that is true about elctorlisis. Her prop broke up like an oreo cookie but she was never bronze fastened she is almost all converted stainless below water line . I was not able to find any corrosion
in the through hulls YET.
Maybe due to oil
content in teak but conductivity is lower than other woods.
I may replace them but the strange thing is they all still work and have their own grease cap fittings.
Currently I am shopping
for a different engine
. I may repower
her with the same Westerbeke
40 /Perkins 107 since the entire engine bed
is also stainless. I am thinking the prop will be a kiwi feathered 3 fluke.
She was originally built in Los Angeles with galv fasteners .
Each frame is top strapped, bracketed and then bolted to her floors.
Never seen such anal work.
I will be examining the huge bronze keel bolts
though. Better safe than sorry.
Electrolisis is still a mystery to me.
Some bronze's are effected more depending on what the mix is?
Legally I can't disclose what I paid for her. It's part of the deal.
Thanks for the comments though.
Don't confuse the two boats.
One is a famous Farallone Clipper (Wooden Boat #159). That one is a 1955 38 foot mahogany Masthead sloop
with a bright hull
The other is a 1927 teak 54 foot yawl. The mast
on it is 58, boom is 28. Her L.O.W. is only 35 and 6. Beam 11 and 6.
Mizzen is 28 high. With all that sail and a fine entry like she has she will be fast as fast goes.
Both are great boats but hardly for the safe and sane for making long or hard crossings. I would in a hot tick but no accuses me of having all my oars in the water.