Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Jasper, Texas
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Re: Pocketcruisers in central U.S.,and beyond
I have a gaff rigged Lyle Hess wood hulled pocket cruiser,very rare but a lot of upkeep. We have gone through the whole boat with our shipwright. Our overhaul is going on two years now, mostly I think because now that we have so much invested we are afraid to sail it. Thinking of getting a cheap 'plastic' boat. Also, it needs an exceptional owner who knows a lot about sailingl It's an around the world boat sitting at the dock. I guess we're builders, not sailors.
I would love to see some pictures. Hope you change your mind and sail her. Seems like a real downer moving from a wood boat you brought back to life to a cheap, plastic boat.