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Old 08-08-2022, 20:04   #31
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Re: 1959 Hinckley 42 Yawl

Second thesaltytar's recommendation of Awlwood on the topsides. I've tried a number of treatments (Bristol, Honey Teak, others) and agree that Awlwood is the best in terms of applying as well as holding up and appearance.

I've also tried many 'regular' varnishes for downstairs - but I've settled on various blends of Epifanes gloss and rubbed.

If you get the boat it won't be long before you know more about finishing wood than you ever wanted to know. Also - start to look for books by Howard Chapelle.
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Re: 1959 Hinckley 42 Yawl

Sam,

I have no delusions of making any money on any boat i purchase. Matter of fact, I am resolute to the fact I will lose money, and most likely loads of it.

What a joy it would be.
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Sam,

I have no delusions of making any money on any boat i purchase. Matter of fact, I am resolute to the fact I will lose money, and most likely loads of it.

What a joy it would be.
If thatís the case spend and spend without a thought until your done. Best of everything to you and your future.
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I wish there were more people looking at wood, no matter the style.
We'll not derail your thread, I for one do hope that you can get that, (or another,) Hinckley.
As you immerse yourself in the wooden boat niche, you'll see that they generally don't have the "cookie cutter" look of either more traditional looking fiberglass boats, nor the more modern "contemporary" ones either, each one needs to be taken as a distinct creation.
The comment by Saltytar about "opinions" over wood boats is true, and much of this comes from the various techniques of construction that developed over time in various geographical areas, and to suit the various woods that were available.
You'll need to keep us informed about your quest, I'm sure that several forum members are rooting for your success.
PS, fiberglass over ply for a cabin top is quite good and has much better torsional strength than individual planks.
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Re: 1959 Hinckley 42 Yawl

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I wish there were more people looking at wood, no matter the style.
consider a move to Tasmania, where timber boats are loved and commonplace!

In Port Cygnet where we are anchored there are more timber boats than fiberglass and two active timber boatyards with construction of new builds as well as repair/refits. Should the Hinkley not work out, there are several nice boats available here abouts.

Oh, and next February is the Tasmania wooden boat festival, where there will be over 400 timber boats to lust after, large and small, old and new. A three day carnival of tradition and beauty... and free of charge!

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I'll add a couple of things before I forget, that pertain to traditional constructed wood boats, (carvel plank-on-frame).
As regards various "Goop in a tube" stuff, don't allow anything with silicone in it aboard, no way, not ever.
Make friends with a product called "Dolphinite", it is the most valuable stuff imaginable for wood boats.
For the most part you can forget about 4000/4200/5200, and their assorted ilk. In almost any application Polysulfide products are where it's at, not Polyurethanes.
Do not hire a rigger who spends all his time setting up high-strung/high tension rigs on fiberglass boats with aluminum masts.
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Re: 1959 Hinckley 42 Yawl

That is all very helpful. Especially the rigging. I would have thought that a professional rigger would know all, but I am realizing this niche is selective and that I should seek out qualified specialist and get referrals from other wood boat owners.

I am reaching out to Hinckley today to get some more specifics.

Here is another question, that will be two or three fold with a little preamble:

I am blessed to have my house sitting on three acres of land with no HOA, great neighbors (one who is almost as excited because he has a complete woodworking shop), I will be refitting approx 40x60 barn to do my work in. (that leads to another question). I will have her shipped to my house.

1. How tall does the door have to be? Currently 12x20 opening
2. Should I float her before shipping and re-hydrate or does that matter?
3. Should I build cradles instead of using stands?

I "know" some shippers, but I feel this will be a huge expense and need a specialist. Maybe even out price having Hinkley get her ready to float and just sail her down the coast. I am gonna ask what that time line would be.

So much to consider. I am working on being disciplined and detach from emotions so I can freely make smart decisions (which most will say, "why are you buying a boat?"lol) Sailing is an emotional experience that is why all of us are crazy.
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So I am all over all the forums you can imagine, changed my tack and started researching Alden 42 Yawl.....Loads (relatively speaking) of these boats out there. One in Norfolk recently sold (6k, far cry lower than Hinckley/Alden I am viewing, but most likely worse shape)...Reached out to see if I could speak to new owner. Interior is of course different. Gonna try and post photos of the two.
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Re: 1959 Hinckley 42 Yawl

This Alden boat seems to have had a long run deep into the fiberglass age.
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Which ever wooden boat you buy, it sounds like you will be using a local shipwright for major maintenance, at least at the beginning.

If you have not already done so, I would begin developing that relationship BEFORE you buy your "dream boat." He (or she) will have a LOT to contribute to your selection process. In the Chesapeake you will have several to chose from. This relationship will be vital to the success of your boat ownership.
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Re: 1959 Hinckley 42 Yawl

Don't forget ... $40K is the asking price. Nobody pays retail anymore. Your surveyor can also give you a good idea of what a good offer may be (e.g., BUC value, Soldboats.com data, various 'Blue Books', personal knowledge & experience, etc.). And ... winter is coming.

Then, there's financing. I borrowed the money to buy my boat at a very good rate - and then invested the amount. My return on investments was much more than the loan APR so I actually made money on the purchase. Of course, much of that 'profit' went into restoring the boat. But ... I figure that after all is said and done I broke even, so if/when I sell the boat I'll make money.
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I'll add a couple of things before I forget, that pertain to traditional constructed wood boats, (carvel plank-on-frame).
As regards various "Goop in a tube" stuff, don't allow anything with silicone in it aboard, no way, not ever.
Make friends with a product called "Dolphinite", it is the most valuable stuff imaginable for wood boats.
For the most part you can forget about 4000/4200/5200, and their assorted ilk. In almost any application Polysulfide products are where it's at, not Polyurethanes.
Do not hire a rigger who spends all his time setting up high-strung/high tension rigs on fiberglass boats with aluminum masts.
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Second thesaltytar's recommendation of Awlwood on the topsides. I've tried a number of treatments (Bristol, Honey Teak, others) and agree that Awlwood is the best in terms of applying as well as holding up and appearance.

I've also tried many 'regular' varnishes for downstairs - but I've settled on various blends of Epifanes gloss and rubbed.

If you get the boat it won't be long before you know more about finishing wood than you ever wanted to know. Also - start to look for books by Howard Chapelle.
I just read the practical sailor article on this product. Sounds solid
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Re: 1959 Hinckley 42 Yawl

I can hardly wait for the bubble to pop...
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Hinckleys are cream. But I would only own a wooden boat if I had it for fun sailing on the weekend. I would not go wood for any big water adventure.



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