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My new sailboat

Post by Stanley76 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:19 pm

I've sailed since 1982, ownd six sailboats and lived aboard in the early nineties. After Theresa died I gave away my Oday 25 and was done with sailing....I thought. But then I saw this boat on FB Market Place. The man that owns it lives in Bath NC about 20 minutes away. I checked it out today. SOLD. It's a wooden Core Sound Skiff probably built on Harker's Island NC at least fifty years ago. It's made of Juniper wood which is very rot resistant. It's small (which is good), 15' LOA and the beam is about 4.5'. It's a daggerboard and draws about 2' with the board down and less than a foot with the board up. This is important because I live on a canal and there is a sandbar at the mouth leading out to the Pungo River.

Anway, the best thing is that this is a historical boat, a traditional working skiff of the type used in coastal NC in the late 19th and early 20th century before outboards came along.. It's a Core Sound Spritsail Skiff which is cool. It's also old, it's also in almost mint condition except for the paint. Sail and oar power only on this boat. No outboard, I'm going full traditional.

So this boat is going to be living in my canal shortly and I will sail it on pleasant days over to the Jordan Creek Marina next door and wave at the yacht club people with their big yachts. I am naming it "Skitch" after a fearless kitten I used to know that stood down a German Shepherd.

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Re: My new sailboat

Post by JimVH » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:24 pm

I know very little about sailing, but I can see this boat is very cool. I love that it has a lot of local history, too. Congratulations.
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by Roadmaster » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:03 pm

Looks like a lot of fun!

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Re: My new sailboat

Post by Hovannes » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:17 pm

Very cool! 8)
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by Stanley76 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:06 pm

I should have put this in the original post but the man that I'm buying it from is on chemo and fighting leukemia. He and his wife are on my prayer list so please say a prayer for him. His name is Chip and he lives in Bath NC. God will know who you're praying for.
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Post by Hovannes » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:17 pm

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Re: My new sailboat

Post by Gabriel » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:39 pm

Amazing!
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Post by Del » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:11 pm

Cool find!

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Re: My new sailboat

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:48 am

Stanley76 wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:06 pm
I should have put this in the original post but the man that I'm buying it from is on chemo and fighting leukemia. He and his wife are on my prayer list so please say a prayer for him. His name is Chip and he lives in Bath NC. God will know who you're praying for.
Congrats on your boat, and prayers for your friend.
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Post by Benton629 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:55 am

Very cool sir!

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Re: My new sailboat

Post by Goose55 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:09 am

Nice boat, Stan. Glad you got it.
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by FredS » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:14 am

nice
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by hugodrax » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:30 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:48 am
Stanley76 wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:06 pm
I should have put this in the original post but the man that I'm buying it from is on chemo and fighting leukemia. He and his wife are on my prayer list so please say a prayer for him. His name is Chip and he lives in Bath NC. God will know who you're praying for.
Congrats on your boat, and prayers for your friend.
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by FredS » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:58 am

Your friends here are happy for you. Please share updates as you clean it up and set sail.
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by Stanley76 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:32 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:58 am
Your friends here are happy for you. Please share updates as you clean it up and set sail.
Thanks, I will. I'm picking it up this afternoon.
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by hugodrax » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:59 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:32 am
FredS wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:58 am
Your friends here are happy for you. Please share updates as you clean it up and set sail.
Thanks, I will. I'm picking it up this afternoon.
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by Stanley76 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:46 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Stanley76 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:32 am
FredS wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:58 am
Your friends here are happy for you. Please share updates as you clean it up and set sail.
Thanks, I will. I'm picking it up this afternoon.
You're stronger than I thought.
Brought it home today. I set up the rig on the trailer to see how hard it was. It wasn't bad at all. It's beamier than I though, 5 1/2". It has floorboards but they are in the garage. I need some 8-9 foot oars, oarlocks, some paint and few other minor repairs and I'll be posting photos of me muddling around in the sloughs and marshes of the Pungo. I will be smoking a pipe and probably drinking scotch out of a 6 ounce flask.

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Re: My new sailboat

Post by JimVH » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:56 pm

That looks like a good time, Stan. Enjoy.
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by Thunktank » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:03 am

Beautiful classic boat. I love it!
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Re: My new sailboat

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:37 am

The pics make it look much shorter than 15', and much less than 5' beam. But that's a very cool boat. Did you get a good deal, cost wise?
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