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Re: Tresarus (Fore An' Aft)

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  • Mike
    It seems to me that the right builder and the on board equipment combined could get bank financing to create what would be essentially a new boat with a lot of
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 21, 2011
      It seems to me that the right builder and the on board equipment combined could get bank financing to create what would be essentially a new boat with a lot of appeal. Whether you got to keep her or not it might profit you more to sound out some builders.

      Mike Dolph

      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Elaina McCartney <elaina.mccartney@...> wrote:
      > Thanks--I already have a good lead on someone who would care well for her, so we'll see. I love the Scarlet Queen, and I did hear about the Fore an Aft being restored, I think it's near Albany and I've been meaning to pay a visit.
      > Best wishes,
      > Elaina
      > From: John Frodigh <John.Frodigh@...<mailto:John.Frodigh@...>>
      > Reply-To: <AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com<mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com>>
      > Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:07:14 -0400
      > To: "AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com<mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com>" <AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com<mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com>>
      > Subject: [AtkinBoats] RE: Tresarus (Fore An' Aft)
      > Hello Elaina, so sorry to hear that you are letting her go. I hope someone will keep her as well as you did. I heard that the original Fore an Aft may be restored, and my own Scarlet Queen will hopefully get wet next summer.
      > Regards,
      > John Frodigh
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      > From: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com<mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com> [AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com<mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Elaina McCartney [elaina.mccartney@...<mailto:elaina.mccartney@...>]
      > Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:47 PM
      > To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com<mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [AtkinBoats] Tresarus (Fore An' Aft)
      > Using Billy Atkin's Fore An' Aft design, Russell Dyer built Tresarus in
      > South Freeport, Maine in 1959. She's been in the McCartney family for
      > almost 25 years (sailing the coast between Massachusetts and Maine, and
      > more recently on Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, New York). All her spars,
      > standing and running rigging, sails, deck, solar panel, fuel tanks and
      > engine are in good shape (Westerbeke 30 Three B, 608 hours). Eight years
      > ago she had some frames replaced, some planking repaired, and a new
      > transom done at Cayuga Wooden Boatworks. Two years ago she had beautiful
      > new stem put in by Justin Armstrong, and last year a new forefoot and a
      > section of the cabin roof replaced. Last year she got a new topmast when
      > the original snapped in a severe storm. She had a good survey spring 2011
      > for insurance, but just this fall when she was hauled out for winter
      > storage I noticed some bad frame ends about the middle of the cabin down
      > near the sole. On thorough investigation, it appears that it is time to
      > replace the rest of the frames that were not replaced 8 years ago, if she
      > is to stay seaworthy. There is also some strip planking that could stand
      > attention, and the covering boards are overdue. Unfortunately, I do not
      > have the resources to take on this additional work, well-deserved as it
      > is, because of its labor-intensive nature. She's a beautiful boat, admired
      > by all who see her, but at a turning point in her life where she needs
      > someone with the skills and resources to either replace many of her frames
      > and attend to some of her planking and covering boards, or (as I
      > fantasize) make her a nice new hull. And her cabin could stand
      > re-varnishing. During my 8-year tenure as her owner (my brother Mike was
      > previous owner) I have assembled an "owner's manual" of all the things
      > she's taught me about sailing, rigging, boat maintenance, and her
      > particular characteristics, which I will pass on to the next owner. She's
      > set up for single-handing. Contact me by email if you are interested.
      > Here are a few pictures that show her character:
      > http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Photos/ForeAnAft/ForeAnAft-03.jpg
      > 2006 on Cayuga Lake:
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/emccartney/279550889
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/emccartney/309937871/
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/emccartney/875373165/
      > and a set of pictures taken this fall right after haulout:
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/emccartney/sets/72157627888765026/
      > Of course I have thousands of other pictures, and the plans...
      > Elaina
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