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The “CHELSEA” was purchased by me in 1985 at a marina in Somers Point, NJ after coming back from a trip to Jamaica and and being introduced to sailing on a Sunfish. I took sailing lessons and purchased the boat out of the yard, that same summer.
www.gp14thechelsea.com/ to visit the site for more pictures and information about the past 25 years sailing and rebuilding the CHELSEA.
I refurbished the wood boat as a project the first winter of 1986 and then had the boat refitted by John Wright boats Conshohocken, PA in 1995.
Now, almost 30 years later, I have located the #73 GP14 that had everything except the “Hull”! These items were kept in a barn for more than 30 years.
This restoration project will include refurbishing the wood and hardware and replacing the following parts from the #73 (#73 is estimated to have been built in 1951).
1) Wooden Mast
2) Wooden Boom
3) Wooden Tiller
5) Bronze rigging hardware
Over the years, the family and I have had the pleasure of sailing the CHELSEA at following locations:
Somers Point, New Jersey
August 18, 2013