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Restoration / Re: H 12 1/2 Winch - where did it go?
« on: September 11, 2015, 09:14:48 PM »
I think I have your answer for this one... My boat had two of these, and they were mounted on the forward bulkhead (see photo below showing the screws in the triangular pattern of the winch base protruding from the back side of the bulkhead beam next to the mast hole).  Presumably they were to tighten the main and jib halyards given their position, which is peculiar, because the jib certainly does not require a winch to tighten, and the issue with tightening the main is more of the line stretching than the amount of force you can apply by hand alone.  Besides, with the design of the pulley the way it is on the top of the mast, I wouldn't want to tighten it too much and split the mast up there.

Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: Identifying a 12 1/2
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:01:09 PM »
I think Steve is right on with the BB14 ID.  Also, I can say with certainty that the boat was not manufactured by HMC.

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: August 05, 2014, 07:57:05 PM »
Well, this post should end my contribution to this thread as the restoration is finally complete.  Many thanks to all for the encouragement and support.
ALEMANA has launched and is moored next to a few of her siblings.  We sailed her on Sunday under very light 5 to 8 knot winds and she moved along well.  I still have to make some minor adjustments to the rigging, put some tell-tails on, and finish some minor details, but she is ready to go.

I am now at my wife's disposal for other projects around the house.  Please pray for me!!!

Some photos:

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:08:04 AM »
Thanks Steve,

Still working like crazy to get things finalized.  Found out the sailmaker put all these fancy new fangled features in the sails, like a jack line in the jib, and leech adjusters in both the main and jib.  Have to figure all this stuff out.

I'll post some pictures of her sailing soon.

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: July 29, 2014, 06:07:41 PM »
thanks Adam.  the little mast was the bottom section that I cut off because it was cracking at the mast partner.  I used it to have the boom up so the canvas maker could make a boom tent (cockpit cover) for me.

I just installed the bilge pump this morning.  Still a laundry list of stuff to do.

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:00:40 PM »
The last few days before launch this Friday.  Rigged her up yesterday in between lightning storms.  Taking tomorrow off to hopefully get caught up.  So many things to do in the last few days.

Restoration / Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« on: July 09, 2014, 04:50:59 PM »
Ah, another New York Herreshoff owner :)

Restoration / Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« on: July 09, 2014, 04:19:07 PM »
Dave, where is home port for Clara?

Restoration / Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« on: July 08, 2014, 07:28:02 PM »
Beautiful Dave.  What Sumbrella color are the sail covers, I have to get mine made, and I kinda like that color.  Is it "linen"?

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: July 07, 2014, 02:42:14 PM »
Alemana finally comes out of the garage to let the mahogany get a little sun tan.  You can imagine how excited I am right now.  The decks are actually more tan then they are showing in these pictures, the sun is washing it out quite a bit.  I am sending her to get a cockpit cover made, while I work on the mast, then when I get her back it's just some final touches.  August 1st is still the launch date in Bristol R.I.  Woooo Hooooo, it's getting close !!! Now I have to learn how to tie some knots, ha.

Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Re: S-Class Mokulele For Sale - Hawaii
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:42:52 PM »
She's not that easy to fool Charles.  As a matter of fact I am lusting after an S-boat that's in Rhode Island for sale at $25,000 (Lucky Pierre) and looks to be in pretty good shape.  Only trouble is I'm not sure that's what I ultimately want.  I have so much sweat equity into my 12 1/2 and think I will really enjoy it as well, so I cannot see myself ever parting with it.  Although, an S-boat could be raced regularly, it can travel greater distances for afternoon sails, but it would be more expensive because I wouldn't want to haul it back to Albany every fall to have it home to do yearly maintenance, so it would be much more expensive to store and upkeep.

So, I guess I'll wait until I try to convince her to move to Rhode Island in a few years before I go for something like an S-boat.

Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Re: S-Class Mokulele For Sale - Hawaii
« on: June 18, 2014, 07:20:00 PM »
If I lived in Hawaii, that would be my next project.     Or more like...  If I lived in Hawaii and was without my wife who now owns my sorry ass after the current restoration, that would be my next project.   However since I value my life, there will be no more "total rebuild" boat projects.  Still hoping for a future cosmetic job though.  Hold-on she's coming, gotta go.

Restoration / Re: Restoration of S Class # 1385
« on: June 09, 2014, 04:46:18 PM »

Enjoy your new mistress with white oak ribs.

Hey, I have copyright on that!!

Wow, a brand spanking good as new S-boat.  I'm jealous.  Good times with her.  Hope to see her at the regatta.

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: May 27, 2014, 09:27:48 PM »
Hey guys, I'm starting to get excited, it's getting closer and closer every day.  Only about five more weeks of work.  I even went so far as lining up my guy to make the cockpit covers and sail covers for the last week in June.

Here are some photos of the latest work:

Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Re: 12 1/2 # 1452 "WEETAMOE" For Sale
« on: May 01, 2014, 07:08:30 PM »
Yeah, I saw that one, looks like a decent price too.  Weetamoe was the name of one of the J-class boats back in the day I think.

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