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Old 19-03-2011, 21:27   #1
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Seasmoke Has a New Owner . . .

We have a solid buyer for Seasmoke, the K-40 we rescued back in December. The couple from New Zealand, who are forum members, plan to cruise the PNW after we finish restoring the boat completely for a few months, before heading South and eventually to the South Pacific.

In case you forgot, here is Seasmoke as she looks now.

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We're chomping at the bit to get started on this old girl while we sprint down the homestretch on Lady J.
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Old 20-03-2011, 05:48   #2
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Re: Seasmoke has a new owner...

Great to hear that the Bagget Home for Wayward Kettenbergs has found another home for a deserving boat! I hope the new owners do leave her bright, she'll be just beautiful!
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Old 20-03-2011, 06:24   #3
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Re: Seasmoke has a new owner...

You Go Charlie Cobra! Glad to hear you found her a home. Glad to hear that you are adding an additional wooden boat owner to the PNW. I look forward to seeing her out and about.

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Old 20-03-2011, 08:20   #4
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Re: Seasmoke has a new owner...

Well, after juggling the budget, it was found to be necessary to paint the old girl. I doubt she'll mind, considering how ratty her current paint is.
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Old 20-03-2011, 20:27   #5
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Re: Seasmoke has a new owner...

This deal is on hold or dead, depending on New Zealand's economy over the short term and exchange rates.
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Re: Seasmoke has a new owner...

Well, I had just written my congrats then read the last post. What a shame. It's such a marvelous boat.
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Re: Seasmoke has a new owner...

I'm sure we'll find a home for her. I mean, 50K out the door for a freshly restored 40' classic yacht with new electrical? What's not to like?
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Re: Seasmoke has a new owner...

Hope you find her a home, I think she is a lovely boat and her history is pretty special as well.
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Re: Seasmoke Has a New Owner . . .

My wife's family built this boat. It is always good for us to see these boats being restored. All too many have been reduced to the value of their ballast.

Boat design and construction techniques have steadily advanced through the years. Many of these classic sloops have found a dedicated group of fans that have kept them in fine nick. They were built with the finest materials available at the time. During WWII when Phillapine mohagany wasn't available Honduran mohagany which was considered inferior was substituted.


The reality of their being old, narrow, wood boats, has for years, kept their demand, hence value, low.


In the last decade there has been a resurgence in their popularity especially in San Diego, San Francisco and the PNW as sailors have again come to appreciate their classic lines, fine sailing qualities and or just want to own and care for a significant piece of westcoast sailing history. For this we are truly happy and thankful.


As to taking one of these vessels long distance sailing, I.e. to the South Pacific and beyond, well, it has been done but we (as circumnavigators) would be quick to point out that there are many more suitable, safer, roomier and more readily adaptable designs available that should be considered.
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Re: Seasmoke Has a New Owner . . .

I don't see charlie much on the board anymore. Anyone knows what happened to sea smoke?
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Re: Seasmoke Has a New Owner . . .

We looked at Seasmoke years ago when she was for sale in San Diego I believe. She was a lovely boat. I hope she has found a caring owner.
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Re: Seasmoke Has a New Owner . . .

I the past week I think I saw a post somewhere that the boat had been partially restored, or more disassembled, then the financier fell through. So it was close to the wreckers again.

May have been on sailnet.

Yeah, sailnet, four days ago.

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Sad ending for Sea Smoke. New beginning for part of her. We were at the Boat Salvage yard in Bellingham today and saw what was left of Sea Smoke. Patrick, the soon to be college graduate and yard employee, had saved the bow and transom. His plan is to transform them into a bed. He was saddened that the boat had to be cut up, but when they got it, she was beyond repair and the interior had been gutted.
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Re: Seasmoke Has a New Owner . . .

Yes, it was posted that she's being scrapped, and one of the workers(?) is cutting off the bow and transom to make a bad from them. Literally.
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