1951 Herreshoff 28
- Stock #087689 -
*****EYE-CATCHING KETCH***** ***MAINTAINED BY HER WOODWORKER OWNER***
1951 L. Francis Herreshoff H28 to original specs with bowsprit later added per L. Francis Herreshoff design to correct weather helm. Built in Quebec.
Original planking mahogany over oak, 2003 2 layers of 6mm marine ply bedded in epoxy moulded over planks at opposing 45 degree angles. Hull is now "dry" and can be transported, left on the hard, etc as a plastic would be, with the strength, quietness, etc. of a wooden hull. Best of both worlds.
Floor frames and keel bolts replaced in 2013. Decks are dynel over plywood.
Auxiliary is 2003 Volvo 2003 is fine working shape with shaft new in 2015 and bronze folding prop.
All standing rigging, running rigging, and working sails new in 2013. Includes main, mizzen, genoa on harken furler, mizzen staysail and brand new drifter.
Boat includes sunbrella boom tent which functions as a sun shade when raised on halyards.
Alcohol stove, compost toilet new in 2015. Bruce and Herreshoff Anchors with chain and rope rodes. Bronze bow roller.
She has 2 Settee Berths and a V-Berth which sleeps 2.
Self draining cockpit with mahogany seat lockers
***** NOTES FROM THE SELLER *****
According to the owner of this beautiful classic, "She easily handles wind in excess of 30 knots and I've been in 15' swells without worry."
This representative would then ask, "What else do you need?"
The seller provided that........
"She also moves easily in under 6 knots of breeze."
"I haven't had a hiccup yet with the Volvo since having the fuel tank cleaned last season...it's is a monel tank."
"I also have plenty of fuel filters, water separators, raw water strainer, etc."
"There is an engine battery and house battery - new in 2013."
"There is an electric bilge pump and a whale gusher. I haven't had more than a cup of water in the bilge all year, as the cover keeps everything dry."
This documented antique is "one of the prettiest boats in Narragansett Bay and is regularly sailed around Cape Cod and the Islands."
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