Sea Cloud. Chesapeake Gaff Ketch


1953 Gaff Ketch. 39′ LOA. 32′ LOD. 5′ draft. J Murray Watts design. Workboat inspired yacht. Full keel. $10,000 or make an offer. Hull: hard chine, fore and aft planked bottom bronze fastened, loblolly and white cedar planking, white oak frames and floors, Douglas fir t&g deck `glassed, white oak deck beams, sapele cabin trunk with cedar strip planking. Douglas fir t&g cabin top with canvas. Iron keel. Rigging: Douglas fir spars. Club staysail, gaff main, Bermuda mizzen. Dacron sails and second suit of canvas sails. Osage orange and delrin blocks. Spliced and served galvanized standing rigging. NE vintage 3 strandand POSH running rigging. Interior: Full 6′ 2″ headroom through entire interior. Mostly stripped interior. Two birth focsle, large midship salon/ birth, large birth aft. Forward chain locker, midships ice chest, galley, and head. Cushions, oil lamps, etc. Systems: Fordson major with parsons transmission. Condition: Hull, keel, sternpost, deadwood, in great shape. planking and framing in good shape some hood ends repair needed. Floors need repair. Outer stem needs replacement, transom needs repair. Cockpit bulkhead needs repair. Canvas cabin top needs replacement. Deck in great shape, deck beams in great shape. This vessel is pretty tight. Rigging- sails in good shape. All rigging new and in great shape, spars in great shape. Interior- mostly gutted, cabin trunk underwent major repairs in 2020, interior needs to be finished. bunks still in place. Systems: Engine runs and has been reliable. New water pump installed. Sea cocks in good shape. Hydraulic shifting has a fluid reservoir which leaks.

Contact Information

Sam Hilgartner
Cambridge, MD 21613
United States