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post #10 of Old 06-30-2013
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Re: Herreshoff H-28

Just an update on H-28's. They were designed in 1942 by L. Francis Herreshoff,
and originally built in wood. They are featured in Herreshoff's book, 'Sensible Cruising Designs.' They were designed as ketches, with one headsail.
Later design modification by Herreshoff to satisfy a customer's request presented the boat as a sloop.
They were modified, and built in the Far East, with a higher aft part of the house to make headroom below.
The Australians and/or New Zealanders further modified the plan (my guess without Herreshoff's blessing) to be slightly longer, deeper, etc. and built them of fiberglass.
The large H-28 association in Australia does not represent the boat as she was originally designed, though, I'm sure it is close.
Herreshoff originally intended them as week-enders, so the owners could return to work on Monday morning. That said, one or two have circumnavigated.
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