This A.R. True 14 foot LOA sailing skiff/dory was rescued from decades forgotten in a barn in 2010 and spent the next four years being stripped, refastened, and recaulked. The lower half of the transom was also replaced. Both of the cotton sails and the mast and boom are original. Seabiscuit (named, tongue-in-cheek, after the racehorse who also had an inauspicious start) now sails on the lakes of southern New Hampshire. Its owner, Mike Wozmak, can be contacted at email@example.com if you have any information about the date or lineage of this boat.
My 1954 Edwin Monk designed, Popular Mechanics,15 foot Knockabout, in the water again after extensive restoration, her name Cap'n Ellery after Artist, author, fisherman, and my hero Ellery Thompson 1899-1986. Cap'n Ellery took 2nd place in the Washington lake Regatta in NH this weekend.
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.
This dory style sailboat was built in a small wood shop in my yard. It took ten months to build and would never have happened had it not been for the folks at Chesapeake Light Craft and their assistance.