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BLACK PEARL


BLACK PEARL, an Atkin Little Maid of Kent schooner
BLACK PEARL, an Atkin Little Maid of Kent schooner
BLACK PEARL, an Atkin Little Maid of Kent schooner
BLACK PEARL, an Atkin Little Maid of Kent schooner
BLACK PEARL, an Atkin Little Maid of Kent schooner
Purchased in Portland Maine in 2009. Restored in Kennebunkport and relaunched Fall 2013. Cedar on oak, bronze fastened. The interior was in good shape, but the deckhouse was a rotten mess fore and aft. The corner posts, house ends, companionway, and some roof plywood were replaced with mahogany, and I replaced the rectangular windows with rectangular “plugs”, with (6) 5″ round ports from eBay, bringing her much closer to the original William Atkin Little Maid of Kent design. The restoration was a repeating theme; find rot, dig in, get it all out, and replace, and keep the rain out. About 25% of the deck, a portion of the tailfeather, several sheerstrakes, floors, garboard, large portion of deadwood, handrails, toerails, companionway, etc. Refastened with silicon bronze below the waterline. Repaired masts and spars. Added coamings. Made new polyester running rigging. Caulked and repainted. Launched in the Saco river August 2013.


DESIGN SPECS
LOA (feet):
30′ 
0″
Beam (feet):
10′ 
0″
LWL (feet):
24′ 
0″
Draft (feet):
5′ 
0″
Home Port:
Kennebunkport, Maine
Designer:
William Atkin
Design or Class:
Little Maid of Kent
Boat Type:
Keel schooner
Rig:
Schooner
Gross Displacement:
6 tons
Sail Area:
438
Number of Engines:
1
Engine Model:
Volvo Penta 2003
Total Engine Horsepower:
28
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Builder:
Henry Breault
Location Built:
Fairhaven, MA
Year Built:
1967
Hull or Design No.:
Little Maid of Kent
Documentation or State Reg. No.:
1244688
Owner Name:
Michael Metcalfe
Owner Country:
USA
Website:
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