I am trying to find out what has happened to the boat my father and I built. It was launched in 1957 and I was able to keep track of her owners up until the 1980s. If you have seen her please let me know.
The boat is a 37 foot LOA ketch
, modified Herreshoff design (Herreshoff's Neria was a double-ender) that my father redesigned with a little more beam and a transom. She is strip-planked and fiberglassed. Auxiliary power is by a two-cylinder Kermath diesel
. Her large water
tank is in the bilge
; special stainless steel
floors were made so that the tank would fit below the cabin sole
. There are two large fuel tanks
under the cockpit
floor. Her documentation
number was carved into her sternpost; it was 275012.
Other particulars: Beam; 9', Draft
; 5', Displacement
; 19,000 lbs, Keel
, lead; 5,500 lbs. Spruce spars, stainless rigging
, anchor winch
is a two speed W.C. Auxiliary diesel
is fresh water cooled with a Sendur cooler.
She is (or, I hope not, was) a great sailer. Has a pretty good windward helm
that takes some effort at her tiller. Bowspirit is about 3'.
Would really appreciate ANY information about the boat. Her original name was Nola.