31', 1965, Lapstrake masthead sloop


Hornpipe is a well-traveled, well loved, well maintained, classic wooden sailboat. Named an East Coast One Design by Buchanan she was meant for off-shore racing, e.g. Fastnet, and coastal cruising. She is rugged with robust scantlings, sea-worthy, sea-kindly and reasonably fast. She was sailed extensively in English and Scottish waters until being sailed (lore has it single-handed) to Maine in the ’80’s. I purchased Hornpipe in 2007, and have been sailing her on Lake Champlain since. Selling for age/health reasons. Original drawings available. $28,000 Design/Construction/Specs: LOA 31′; LWL 24′; Beam 9′; Draft, 4′8″; Displacement 4.66 tons; ballast 2 tons cast iron, external; mahogany strakes over white oak bent and/or laminated frames; deck: 5/8 marine ply glassed; spars: spruce; mast height from step 42′; eleven HP diesel; 13.5 cubic foot, self-bailing, bridge cockpit; sleeps four: queen settee berth, two quarter berths; ballast/displacement = .431 (<.35=cruise, >.45=race); Displacement/length = 337 = heavy cruise; sail area/displacement = 15.07; capsize # = 1.647 (<2 is safer) See website: for updates, details, and pictures.

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