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Information like this is always appreciated, thank you very much!

Boston Boat Works was founded by Scott Smith and Mark Lindsay and they are still associated with the company as per its website.

Time to contact them?
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Herreshoff Designs Not Built By HMCo / 1957 Herreshoff Cape Cod Marlin
« Last post by Jhoughlaw on May 27, 2018, 10:14:12 AM »
I recently acquired this 1957 Cape Cod Marlin. This is the Cruiser model with self bailing cockpit. The boat was in MA. I am only the third owner and have kept the original name “Unda Maris” (French for “Wave of the Sea”).  I had her shipped to Florida in January. The boat was sound, but had really bad cosmetics.  I spent 3 months refurbishing her. I am very pleased with her performance and handling. She is surprisingly fast in a moderate breeze and well balanced. I get many compliments. The part of owning this boat I enjoy the most is the view from the dinghy as I go ashore after a sail.
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Hi Everybody....I'm a Guide at the Museum, have been for eight seasons.
Occasionally, we have Visitors whose relatives were former owners of Herreshoff boats.  Usually, the information they have is anecdotal, with no research value.
But last Fall, a couple came in, with whom I and anther Guide spent some time in the Hall of Boats.  The woman was admiring our H-23 (#1505s - CONTEST).  An offhand remark was made about how nice it would be to sail that boat.....to which she responded that her father used to own one of them.   Grasping at straws, I asked if it had a centerboard.  She said that it certainly did and that she had spent a lot of time raising and lowering it.  By deduction, she was referring to CRUSADER #1225s.  I did not get her name or the family's, but she did say that her brother is connected with/owns? Boston Boat Works, presently builders of MJM Yachts (powerboats).
Every once in a while, we have a chance to add something pertinent to the provenance of the Herreshoff boats....but I flubbed it this time.   Often, we can punctuate some of the slight information we get from Visitors, for them,  by checking the Herreshoff Registry, or the MIT book, or the Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonne, while they are here.  Perhaps we might develop some incentive for such folks to dig a little deeper.at home or in their memories.
   Who knows how many opportunities the Guides have missed.  I am putting together a form to use when triggered by these occasions in the future.
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Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / Re: S boat spinnaker
« Last post by DaveHub on May 03, 2018, 03:32:02 PM »
Finally got all the hardware for the spinnaker!  She's all rigged and ready to go.  Found original gear!
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Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / "S" Boat 100th Anniversary!
« Last post by DaveHub on May 03, 2018, 03:30:17 PM »
Join us "S" boat fans next year for a number of events surrounding the 100th anniversary of the class!

Let me know if you need contact info.  Events will be in the Western Sound around Larchmont, as well as in Narragansett bay.  With special things at the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol.

Plans are well under way!

Dave
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Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: #1385 S Boat "Clara J"
« Last post by DaveHub on May 03, 2018, 03:27:40 PM »
A little boat history update:  I got a great letter from Fred Bieberbach, the marine surveyor who did my survey.  I ended up meeting him for the first time this winter.  He attended Warren Barker's talk the Herreshoff Museum this winter, and ran into some old family friends.  Turns out that their dad was 'Unk' Allen (Godfrey) who passed away in 2008.  But he realized it was 'Unk' who did the partial restoration on Clara J around 1970!  More pieces to the life of an "S" boat!
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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / 12-1/2 rudder
« Last post by Shaible on April 20, 2018, 08:11:47 AM »
Need a rudder for 1948 Quincy built 12-1/2, in mahogany.  Before I build one I thought I'd see if anyone has one they're willing to part with.  Have cash, will travel.
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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / 1977 Herreshoff Eagle $4200 obo
« Last post by Bsanders on April 17, 2018, 05:06:03 PM »
Call or text Bryan at 843.324.4619 for more details and pictures
Very motivated and entertaining all offers

Fresh water boat majority of her life. Tiller steering. Mahogany and all wooden accents in great shape. includes original jib boom but is pictured with jib roller furling. On trailer ready to be rigged with all necessary standing and running rigging. Ready to sail or would be excellent project. Cosmetic only; no structural work needed. NO SOFT SPOTS
main, genoa, jib, topsail (4) all good condition. Dual axle trailer. Mast,boom,gaff,jib boom all fresh paint.
'00 Evinrude 8HP. Various odds and ends. Sail and boat cockpit covers. Cockpit and berth cushions. Dock lines and fenders. Anchors (2)
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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / 1916 Fish Class Sloop for Sale
« Last post by nicholas@ntlong.com on April 06, 2018, 08:39:23 AM »




Launched in the spring of 1916 by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, RI, SEA ROBIN (originally named SARDINE) is HMCo #807.  She is one of only 20 boats in the original 1916 Seawanhaka fleet only 9 of which are extant and can be traced back to their original hull number.  This is a rare opportunity indeed!

The Fish Class is and enlarged version of the ubiquitous Herreshoff 12 ˝, with the same virtues of stability, rough water ability, good looks, and excellent handling characteristics. While she is only 4’ longer than the 12 ˝, she has twice the displacement and thus, in real terms, is twice as big.

The cuddy cabin allows for storage space and privacy for use of a head.  She has a custom galley, custom bunks and tent for camp cruising which she has done regularly, traveling to Martha's Vineyard, Cuttyhunk and the other Elizabeth islands and around Narragansett Bay.  She is generally a fine, handy, compact boat that will keep the sailing fun even when conditions are less than optimum. She will sail fast at moderate angles of heel, and like her smaller cousins features a large, deep cockpit, (holding up to eight adults), that will be reassuring for folks of all ages and will be particularly good for couples with small children.

SEA ROBIN is marconi rigged, was completely rebuilt and restored in the 1980s by Ed McClave and Ben Philbrick, (now MPG), and will be sailing this summer.  Engine/Fuel Type: Yamaha 2 hp. outboard engine. Located Little Compton, RI.
Sale is being handled by Alec Brainerd, Artisan Boatworks, Alec@ArtisanBoatworks.com, office: +1.207.236.4231
cell: +1.207.542.0372, 416 Main Street, Rockport, Maine 04856





 
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1930 Herreshoff 12.5 for sale with trailer. $14,000. No number. Fully found and prepped for take-away & water. Maintained by Redds Boat Yard. Moored and sailed in Marblehead, MA.
Call (leave VM message) or text Peter at 203-975-8100 for details. May 1, 2018.
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