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Detail - Hull 1518

Original Name:Current Name:Nuthatch
Hull No:1518Home Port:La Mesa, CA
Contracted By:F.B. BardenCurrent Owner(s):Bruce Potocki
Contract Date:6/16/1943Owner Since:2012
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:92
Original Rig:gaff
Current Rig:gaff
Original Price:$755Restored By:George W. Zachorne, Jr. (2002)
LOA:15 ft. 10 in.Maintained By:
LWL:12 ft. 6 in.Notes:
Beam:5 ft. 10 in.
Draft:2 ft. 5 in.
Other Resources:HCR
Gallery / Galleries:

OwnerYearsLocationBoat NameSail No.
Johnny Hallowell1943 - 1981Wing's Neck, MA  
Phillip Hale1981 - Martha's Vinyard  
Steve Stang West Simsbury, CT  
Kyle Frand???? - 1990Key Biscayne, FL  
Chip Lumb1990 - 2012Brtistol, RINuthatch 

Nuthatch was totally restored her in the winter of 2001-02 by George W. Zachorne, Jr. She had previously been covered with fiberglass. This boat was apparently built with leftover pieces, as not all of her planks were of the same kind of wood, many being of Western red cedar. Prior to the restoration, the construction quality was poor, but she is now in quite good shape. Nuthatch was once sailed very successfully by Johnny Hallowell in the Wings Neck area of Buzzards Bay. It is discussed in the 2003 bestseller, The Big House, by George Howe Colt.

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