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Old 18-02-2005, 11:22   #1
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Anyone Here Sail a Wooden Boat?

For sometime now I have been wondering if there are any wood boat owners on this board. What do you folks sail? How long have you owned your wood boats etc.?
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Old 19-02-2005, 08:27   #2
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Hey Gunner,


I have a wooden boat, my 1901 Herreshoff 15 ( 25'). The Choey lee has lots of wood but as you know it's Glass. I have a very good friend who is doing a world cruise right now who has a 40' Cutter she built herself, took her 10 years the last 3 years were full time. She left this past fall from Rhode Island with her boyfriend and son.

After owning a wooden boat for many years I must say that glass is really nice. I would never own a large wooden boat again - much too much work to maintain that's why I purchased a glass hulled one this time around.


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Old 19-02-2005, 08:38   #3
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Gunner,

Just to answer the rest of your questions, I have owned the Herreshoff for about 30 years. I keep her inside a building when she is out of the water. My brother and I rebuilt the hull 21 years ago and have done very little maintenance work to date. She still looks new and most of this is due to the fact that I keep her inside in the winter. When I built my house it was mandatory to also build somewhere the boat could live. The damage to the boat when kept outside under a plastic cover was amazing. Hope this helps.

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Old 19-02-2005, 08:58   #4
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Scott, does the Herreshoff get used every year? I would love to see some pictures of it.
Last spring we had the privalage of sailing on a 49' 1930 Herreshoff in Palm Beach. What a great boat.
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Old 19-02-2005, 09:07   #5
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Gunner,

Yes the boat gets used every year for 30 years now. My brother sails her mostly duriing the day in Narragansett Bay and my wife and I sail her mostly at night. We like to leave the mooring around sunset with 6-8 friends - the cockpit seats 12. we sail with cocktails in hand usually till around 11-12. Lots of laughter and some great times have been had. We love to sail through the local harbor and just ghost past the boats anchored and moored. We always get comments on how beautiful she looks, long overhangs, narrow beam, lots of brightwork, black hull etc. She looks like a mini 12 meter just gaffed rigged. With the large sail area she is great in any wind at all up to 15 kts then I don't sail her - too wet - not good for the boat. She is strictly a day sailer for light air.

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Old 19-02-2005, 09:09   #6
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Gunner,

If you can tell me how to post a picture with this thread I will do so but I have never done it on this site and I'm not quite sure what to do. I can attach a file bit the size is limited to 1000 bytes -that's real small.

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Gunner,

If you would like to see the Herreshoff, I posted them on Lats & Atts under pictures.

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Scott . Post your pictures in the Photo gallery that is on the top of the page. It is very east to do. If I can do it then I think anyone can.
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Scott. Your pictures are WONDERFULL!
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Thanks Gunner!
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This is as good a place for me to make my 500th post and get my next star! Scott my pleasure.
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I sail Tamoure and an Irwin, Endless Summer 2
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You dont sail a wooden boat... you maintain it! Just Kidding, nothing quite feels or smells like a wooden boat, on the other hand... I never could quite get myself to buy one, although I was close a couple times....
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It's really not that bad (3-4 days a year on paint patrol). Then again, maybe I just don't know any better.
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