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Antique 1940 Hunter Sedan Cruiser – NEEDS A NEW HOME !!!

PRICE REDUCED to $2400. This boat first appeared in the Fall ’05 issue of Bone Yard Boats. She is a beauty and still available.

This vessel has been in the same family for 50 years. It was built in Suisun Bay, California. She has undergone continual updating to structural and mechanical systems up to spring of 2000 at which time she was in an almost completely restored condition with a survey value of $20,000. Due to owner’s health, she has been neglected at dry dock for the past 3 years. She has now become a project boat and needs to find a home with someone who has the time and skills to restore her again.

Some cracked frames need repair and planks need to be re-secured in places. At least two planks are soft and need replacement. There are areas of soft wood in the cabin. Her top was fiberglassed 3 years ago. The engine needs repair or replacement.

• Hull is carvel cedar planks on a steam bent oak frame
• Mahogany supersturcture and cabin
• Teak cockpit deck has original wheel, bell and instrument panel
• 115 HP Chris-Craft KS 6-cyl flathead engine
• Length 30’, beam 9’4”, draft 28”
• Cabin: dinette, settee, head, galley, v-berth
• New electrical wiring & 1301 halon auto fire-extinguisher system-engine room

Asking: $2400.00

Boat Location: Chesapeake Bay area, Maryland

1948 Herreshoff, H-28 Ketch, 28’

Oak frame with white cedar planking. In the water and being used as a day sailor. Needs lots of TLC. The owner saved this classic ketch from the chain saw. He has sailed it for the last 5 years, and “it’s now time for someone to come along and give this boat a good home and lots of elbow grease.”

Asking: FREE!

Boat Location: Maryland

1969 Beal Downeaster, 32’

10’8” beam & 2’8” draft. Built by Beal Island. Carvel planked white cedar topsides/bottom over oak frames with silicon bronze fastenings. Floors, keel and deck beams are oak. Raked stem, round bottom with transom stern. Underbody has a full skeg with propulsion protected. Single Chrysler raw water cooled gas engine; 7-knot cruise, 9-knot max. Two 40-gallon fuel tanks. Cuddy cabin forward with V- berth and V-berth filler. There is an open spacious cockpit with semi-enclosed starboard steering station. VHF, depth sounder, bilge blower, solar panel, fume detector. Needs cosmetic work.

Asking: Best Offer!

Boat Location: Connecticut

1927 Elco, Flat Top, 42’

TEDDYBOLD(hull no. 2383) has had one owner since 1964, SCRIMSHAW prior to that. Very original except aft trunk cabin was removed half a century ago, leaving a huge covered deck with huge storage below. She has been afloat and operational continuously until August 1, 2005. Ford six cylinder diesel in good running condition. All critical repairs to a small stem area are complete and she is now able to launch or be trucked anywhere. Has all the frame, floor timber, butt block, and keel issues of any other boat over sixty years old, but repairs have been made continuously so she is still reasonably seaworthy. Owner is looking for someone who would promise to maintain and use her.

Asking: yard bill needs to be paid plus a bit more.

Boat Location: Rock Hall, Eastern Shore of Maryland


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