Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Carl Stambaugh 36' Sharpie

  I was recently out at Indiantown Marina to do a little job on a sailboat. I like to go out there because there are usually a few boats that are not  just like all the others. I was certainly not disappointed this time. Tied up right next to the office was this delightful little sharpie.

  The owners were aboard and gave me the tour and the low down. The boat was built by Ron and Judy Gabriel in Palm City, FL. Ron recently retired from American Custom Yachts in Stuart, FL. They are a well renown builder of  custom wood composite sport fishing yachts. This sharpie was designed by Carl Stambaugh of Chesapeake Marine Design. She is very nicely  built and outfitted.

The above pictures show the fine lines of this boat. for a sharpie to sail well she must be narrow. The masts on this boat are tapered aluminum flagpole stock. She also has an  3400 lb external lead stub keel which enhances her seaworthiness. She still only draws 24" with her board up. The board is actually a daggerboard .

Above is the line which pulls the daggerboard up.The builder changed to a daggerboard for more interior room. The daggerboard trunk fits neatly into the head wall.

 Here is a view into the head and the lower photo shows the holding tank. The holding tank is mounted above the through hull for easy draining when appropriate.
Everywhere you look the finish is nice and clean.
The electrical panel is accessible from the backside via a panel in the forepeak.
 A view into the forepeak.

The saloon table with storage inside.The boat is trimmed out with Sitka Spruce throughout and is very pretty.
A simple functional galley.
A spacious cockpit is located amidships with the entrance to the aft cabin visible.
A look inside the aft cabin.
The other side of the aft cabin. As everywhere, it is finished off cleanly and simply.
The bronze portlights throughout the boat are from Robin Hood Marine in Maine and are very nicely finished.
This boat is offered for sale at the very reasonable price of $75,000. She has been launched less than a year.
 She is currently in the water in Stuart. She will also be attending the Wharram Rendezvous there Dec.10-12.
 This IMO is a great deal on a very sweet sharpie. She draws appreciation where ever she goes.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

George Beuler's Diesel Duck 44 "Pepi"

Warren and Robin Kelly decide a few years ago to move aboard a boat and do some traveling. They started off a a V-39 designed by Mark Van Abeema.They spent a couple of years playing on that boat and did most of the great circle cruise. Then they decided to change directions and boats.
  After some research and investigation they decided to commission a new build of a Diesel Duck 44 designed by George Beuler. George  is the author of the book  "Backyard Boatbuilding". This book has provided inspiration and impetus to many boatbuilders, myself included. The Warrens built there boat at a yard in Turkey ,recommended by Beuler that has built several of the Ducks.
   I had the pleasure of a tour of the boat and several hours of chatting with Warren last week and took some photos to share. They are in no real order.
   This is looking aft at the ladder to the wheelhouse from the saloon. The boat has only one stateroom. The Warrens built the boat for the use that they had in mind. The sole is real teak and holly, not plywood.

The galley runs down the port side between the saloon and the stateroom.

To port, as you enter the stateroom is a washer/dryer.
The bunk is on centerline with access from both sides and lots of storage.
The heart.
I somehow missed a picture of the helm station. This is the settee and table in the wheelhouse. The windows wrap all the way around.

This view is from the stateroom looking into the engine room. Every thing looks very clean.

A shot from the dock of the wheelhouse. The boat has a main sail and a big jib on a furler.
Behind the cockpit is a storage locker big enough to hold a couple of bicycles.
The exterior is all finished simply and cleanly.

This view is from the cockpit looking into the wheelhouse.
The Warrens spent two years living in Turkey while the boat was being built and the spent some time cruising in the  eastern med before sending the boat back to the US via Dockwise. Their plans have again changed and they are unable to use this boat as they had dreamed of and have decided to offer her up for sale. This appears to be a well made vessel that is ready do do some comfortable economical cruising.
   Warren Kelly can be reached at  warob02 at mac.com