I have a fixer upper, some sort of ferrocement boat. The prior owner believed it was a Samson
design, possibly from Canada
. He measured it as 48' LOD and 51' LOA
. Unfortunately Hartley boats, which sells plans for Samson
ferros only shows plans for a 45 C-Deuce, a 45 C-Breeze or a 53 Sea Lord. I believe the Sealord is too big, and the other two are center cockpit
designs, while mine is a rear cockpit ketch
with bermudian sails
. So truthfully I am still trying to figure out what I have.
It is old (1978), and requires refurbishment (also the interior cabin
was never finished). It has what I believe to be a BMC 2.52L 4 cylinder diesel
marinized by Thornycroft (posibly 60 hp) which does not run at the moment.
The boat is currently moored of Sausalito in a spot where I recently found out it touches and rests at the bottom on low tide.
I am having some fun pulling things out and seeing how everything works. I hope to get the engine
running and the tiller reconnected to the rudder
by next spring.