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One-off design
Hull: Plywood 7mm, 8 planks
Deck: Mahogany
Keel: Oak
Maststep: Oak
Spars: Douglas
Bowsprit: Oregon Pine

Sails: Dacron 4 oz, about 12 sq metres

Launching Date:
Sun, 07/26/2015

Posted: March 28, 2013
Tags: ALTAMAR, Nick Potter, Cal 32, sloop, save a classic, rescue boat


MYSTIC was designed and built to be used in the thin waters of Westport MA. She is hard chinned, flat bottomed, and has a full keel with an inboard rudder. She was built with local woods and re-purposed hardware. All of her rigging was hand made. The spars are recycled from past boats, as is the bronze hardware. Mystic is a pleasure to sail and prefers 10 - 20 knots of wind to bring her up to speed.

Launching Date:
Tue, 06/12/2012

Lil Tyke is a 15′4″ (on deck) x 5′ 4″ beam sloop, designed by Edwin Monk. The design and construction information was published in the 1958 issue of “Boats you can build” by Popular Mechanics, #592.

Built, using fir frames, 1/4″ plywood and sheathed in Epoxy/Fiberglass. The centerboard is 3/16″ Aluminum. Used sails were obtained through eBay.

Launched on July 31, 2012, in the lake at Edward Medard Park, near Plant City, in Hillsbourgh County, Florida and will be sailing in Lake Thonotosassa and Tampa Bay, weather permitting.

Launching Date:
Tue, 07/31/2012

Odessa is a gaff-rigged L.F. Herreshoff-designed Buzzards Bay 14 (17′ LOA, 3-foot draft, 5′10″ beam) sloop launched June 8 at Clark Boat Yard in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

The hull for “Odessa” was built by Graves Yacht Yard, Marblehead, Mass. in 1984 and is cedar planking on white oak frames and backbone with a varnished mahogany transom. She was finished by Paul Rollins in York, Maine for her original owner, also in 1984, and features spruce spars, mahogany coamings and trim, and a laid cedar deck.

Launching Date:
Fri, 06/08/2012

Posted: June 06, 2012
Tags: racer, cruiser, sloop

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