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70223Re: [bolger] 4Sale: Story shipyard 1980 Custom Bolger 40' Schooner $17000US

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  • BruceHallman
    Apr 9, 2014
      I could be wrong but my guess is that this schooner is probably Bolger design #353 (Chapter 19 in Different Boats) "Keel Schooner Cruiser"

      On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM, <c.ruzer@...> wrote:

      Photos look good. The following pasted from eBay ad:

      eBay item number:


      Starting bid:
      US $17,000.00

      1980 Custom Bolger design Story shipyard 1980 Custom Bolger design Story shipyard

      Custom 40' Schooner



      Hull Material:



      Custom Bolger design Story shipyard






      Salt Water

      Length (feet):


      Engine Make:

      Yanmar 27hp

      Beam (feet):


      Primary Fuel Type:


      A delightful little schooner, she is a special blending of the innovative designs of Phil Bolger, plus the rock-solid schooner building experience of the A.D. Story Shipyard of Essex, MA

      Year: 1980 

      LOA: 39' 5"' LWL: 37' Beam: 10'

      Displacement: 14 Tons Draft: 3' 9" 

      Engine: Yanmar 27HP Model: 3GM 

      Fuel: 30 Gal Water: 30 Gal Holding: Yes


      From Forward: Large V-berth for two with its own hatch to the foredeck for ventilation and headroom. Main salon has two settee berths, plus one pipe berth on the starboard side. Nav station is positioned fwd of the portside settee. Aft of the salon area is a separate galley area immediately below the companionway with full standing headroom, with the enclosed head on the starboard side.


      Origo two-burner alcohol stove, plus Shipmate solid fuel stove. Single SS sink with foot pump for freshwater, icebox and plenty of storage for dishes, dry-goods, etc.


      Uniden VHF,GPS

      2 x 12 Volt battery ship system with battery isolator


      Bronze-fastened mahogany planks on double-sawn oak frames, floors and deadwood; marine ply deck with fibergass over (from new), mahogany cockpit coamings, cabin sole in planked fir. Cockpit with bridge deck, lazarette and cockpit lockers. Cockpit sole lifts up for full engine access. Cabin porlights of lexan, using the traditional angled clamping design for full ventilation even in rain. Traditional butterfly hatch over the salon area, plus separate hatch for forepeak. Seawolf manual windlass w/chain/rope gypsy. Anchors: 22lb Bruce, 22 Lb Danforth, 200' chain, 200' rope rodes. 2 electric bilge pumps, one whale gusher manual pump, lazy jacks (both masts), dodger (2000), sail covers.

      SAILS: fore, main and drifter 2004 by Roy Dowes, Jib (1998). Original main, fore, and storm jib by Yardarm. Boom gallows for main boom. New Genoa 2013

      SPARS: Masts of hollow/glued construction, boom and gaffbooms also hollow/glued spruce.

      RIG: 'Bald-headed' Gaff-rigged fore and main, single jib with provision for stormsail/staysail on removable babystay. 

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