thread running now about the dead ketch
sailboats is proving to be anything but dead. Been the hottest thread for days and days It is also showing there are many types of multi masted sailboats alive and well today.
Show everyone pics of your favorite multi masted sailboats, yours, or just one you love seeing in waters around you. Let us know what it is, and where it can be seen, and if the skipper
is open to sailboat rides when the weather
This is my 32 foot Clipper Marine
aft cabin ketch
. I purchased this in April in LA and used uShip to bring it to Nebraska where I sail her on a small 1800 acre lake. Originally built as the largest trailerable sailboat in 1976, we only trailer her to sit out the Nebraska winters on land. Her beam is a sleek 8' to make her trailerable anywhere by most any larger passenger vehicle. Weight on a six wheel
trailer is under 9000 pounds. She has a draft
of 3'8". Her ballast is fin keel
at 1200 pounds. Displacement
is 5000 pounds. Her main mast
is 27.5' and her mizzen is 20'. Her square feet of sail for foresail, main, and mizzen is 350 square feet. Her designer
was William Crealock
that later went on to design several very sought offer designs for Pacific Seacraft
and others. He is quoted as saying he was very proud of his line of Clipper Marine
sailboats. In almost 40 years, we were the first to name her, and we picked Sugar Bee, after our Maltese that sails
with us. She is Edson wheel steering
from a center cockpit
. Two double berths, bow and aft cabin
state room or owners cabin as it is called in the literature of the time. Two bunks in the main cabin bring this to accommodations for six adults. I am very pleased to own and sail her, and she brings a beauty and elegance to her dock
, and water
that all that see her is pleased with. My goal of the largest sailboat my dock
would allow is realized in this timeless sailboat.
Please post pictures and a description of your multi masted sailboat for all of us to enjoy.