Concubine was built in Hong Kong
sometime in the 60's we are told. A Vietnam
helicopter pilot (which I was one too) bought it while on R&R and had it shipped to the US. After several owners and neglect she sank in Lake Pontchartrain. Being abandoned she was put on auction
and there she started her new life.
Taken down to the keel
and brought up plank by plank which you can imagine took years to complete. Finished she was splashed and now 32 years later she is to be our new home.
Below waterline she is Yackel above waterline she is teak
. Below decks she was finished by a master carpenter
in fine woods. All construction is solid wood with no plywood
. An interesting part of her construction is after the keel
is laid bulkheads are placed then the planks. Ribs are fitted after the planks are laid.
Power is a 6-354 Perkins
(100 hp) 0 time. The genset is 6KW 0 time. Hot water
is 6 gallon engine
water/electric exchange. Heat pump is new. Inverter/charger is 2300 W, batteries are 6 6V wet cell. The freezer
is Sea Frost the stove is propane
. Additional heat is provided by a pot belly stove.
She is three masted Junk rig
. I am not sure of the sail area but the main is massive. The sail material is Sunbrella. Standing riggin is 3/8 inch three strand twisted nylon, running rigging
is 1/2 inch three strand twisted.
She is now US documented. Net weight is 11 tons. Sling weight is 34,000 pounds. 34 LOA
, 12 foot beam by 6 foot draft
. 250 gallons of fuel
and 250 gallons of water