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CHELSEA


Launching the CHELSEA
Fun at last!
Finally in the water!
Refinished wooden mast and boom from 1952
Ready to sail

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
4) Sails
5) Bronze rigging hardware

Over the years, the family and I have had the pleasure of sailing the  CHELSEA at following locations:
1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currituck_Sound
2) http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/beltzville/#boating
3) http://www.windsurfnj.org/sites/kennedypark.htm
4) http://www.cooperriveryc.org/



DESIGN SPECS
LOA (feet):
14′ 
0″
Beam (feet):
5′ 
0″
Type/Rig/Power:
Sloop
Home Port:
Somers Point, New Jersey
Designer Name:
Jack Holt
Launching Date:
August 18, 2013
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