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Old 16-01-2021, 21:07   #31
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Re: 37' Herreshoff Meadowlark Ketch?

This is a very interesting boat to me! I've never considered lee boards as a performance oriented feature, yet the above comments started me thinking...
and their similarity to the dagger boards on canting keel monos popped into my mind. Not exactly the same, but I can see how well designed lee boards might be a good idea in a performance oriented shallow draft boat.

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Hiya Pete!

She was just south of Big Pine Key when Irma made landfall...pretty much dead center of the storm.

Even though Bay L'ark is a very desirable boat, one Meadowlark is enough for me, LOL!

However, every now and then someone will express an interest in buying mine. Next time someone shows interest, I'd be happy to send them Fred's way.

What's he asking?
Don't know - it's changed a couple of times. Been a while since I've talked with him, and he's recovering from a hip replacement. I'll give him a call...

In the meantime, below a few shots of interior and cockpit. The boomkin structure aft has been replaced with new teak a few years ago and varnished, and now has a traveler track for the mizzen sheet across it.
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Re: 37' Herreshoff Meadowlark Ketch?

I received some photos from my brothers first wife as I had asked about his Meadowlark Ketch from years past. I had never seen her but he had always described her as a special wooden vessel. She was built by the Concordia Boat Yard’s master boat builder for himself. He used some wood off his property and her finish and form was refined but she was a simple vessel. I think light was kerosene lanterns and navigation was via compass and dead reckoning. She only drew a foot and a half and her leeboards opened up the cabin as there was no centerboard trunk to take up space. I believe she was 37 ft in length.
When I compare the vessels of today, they are complex machines. There are power windlass’s, hot power water, nav equipment and radar. Most boats folks cruise in today are certainly much more sophisticated than my brother’s Blue Chip but the adventures shared are no less fun and memorable.



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Re: 37' Herreshoff Meadowlark Ketch?

Curlew is certainly simple. There's no electronics on her other than the running lights. Only one winch.

She even has the Herreshoff port lights.
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Those ports are the epitome of KISS. Should make putting in screens fairly easy too.
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Those ports are the epitome of KISS. Should make putting in screens fairly easy too.
Yep. The screens are sitting on a shelf in the cabin.
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