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Rob Caveney

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NY 40 in Hawaii
« on: July 05, 2018, 05:19:23 AM »
Does anyone have a current update on the status of "Wizard of Bristol", NY 40 Hull #775, last reported to be undergoing a "complete restoration" in Hawaii? For being such a historic boat, you'd think it would be getting more attention.

Charles Barclay

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Re: NY 40 in Hawaii
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 09:54:48 PM »
Hi Rob,

The boat is for sale on yacht world and has been for about two years. 

The hull is sound, having been rebuilt by Eric Ashford of Port Townsend.  Eric does solid work.  I recall the planks may be edge-glued rather than caulked.  If you look closely at the photo posted on the Forum in October the hull is fairly smooth.  I knew Eric in the 90's and would run into him from time to time in the 2000's.  Neither the owner nor restorer were/are permanent residents and so the work on the Wizard would start and stop. 

The major challenge may be transporting the vessel from Hawaii to the mainland.  This challenge can be overcome. 

Having sailed on the vessel in 1999 or 2000, I can answer some questions as well as put interested parties in touch with the owner's representative.  Wizard's owner also has two significant Alden's in the 50-65' range LOD and would like to place the Wizard in the hands of someone to finish the restoration as he downsizes his fleet. 

PM me or feel free to ask more questions on this thread.