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Detail - Hull 843

Original Name:BulrushCurrent Name:Loafer
Hull No:843Home Port:San Diego, CA
Contracted By:G. AdamsCurrent Owner(s):John DeForest
Contract Date:1/23/1920Owner Since:3/24/2013
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:
Original Rig:J&M
Current Rig:
Original Price:$750Restored By:
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.
Moses Williams, Jr.1920 - 1923Marion, MABulrushH-17
Bill Harding Marion, MA  
School Teacher MA  
John Burton???? - 1990South Boston, MA  
Ron Render1990 - 2000San Diego, CALoafer 
Jack Sutphen2000 - 2013San Diego, CALoafer 

Jack Sutphen owned Loafer and sailed her in San Diego harbor. Jack had worked as coach and skipper of the Dennis Connor trial horses. Jack bought the boat from Ron Render, who got her from a John Burton of South Boston in January of 1990. John had got it from a school teacher who had owned her for about 15-20 years. The schoolteacher bought her from Bill Harding, who used her as one of the boats to take lines from for the Doughdish. Jack passed away in early 2013, and possession of the boat transferred to his good friend John DeForest.

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