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Anyone know anything about these boats? Can''t find any reviews and limited used available for comparisons.

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yeah......their a tough little cruiser with a flush deck,modified full keel, transom hung rudder cutter rigged and built in Mattapoisett, Ma. with a traditional look and seaworthy.
They usually run betweem $10 and $20.000.

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"Cruising World" mentions the Stone Horse in their $15-25K Club, Feb 2001. I also vaguely remember a design review, probably in "Sail" in 1976 or 77. They have only sitting room below deck. I saw a Stone Horse in the harbor in Haines, Alaska a few years ago, the owner seemed very fond of her.
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The original design for the Stone Horse was by Sam Crocker.
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The Stone Horse began life in Rudder Magazine''s ''you can build it'' series in the 1930''s. As mentioned it was a Sam Crocker Design. Originally built in wood, the design was adapted to fiberglass in the 1960s and again when Edey and Duff started building them. Edey and Duff is a high quality builder who also was known for building their Phil Bolger designed ''Dovekie''.

The Stonehorse is a very charsimatic little boat if you can accept a raised deck design. They were sometimes fitted out like a much bigger boat with inboard engined and small fuel burning cabin heaters. They have a real charm of a time gone by.

Perhaps this is needless to say, but by today's standards they are quite slow, cramped and not exactly up to date in thier gear, layout and accomodations, but performance sailing ability and comfort is not why one would buy a Stonehorse. One buys a Stone horse for its charm and for a ''return with us now to yesteryear'' experience.

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The Stone Horse is one I''ve been eyeing seriously. As Jeff H says, they have their drawbacks compared to more modern boats but are loaded with the charm of yesteryear.

Two good sources of info about this boat: John Kretchmer did a review of it in Sailing magazine a few years ago; they''ll send you a copy if you request it. And Edey & Duff has a great booklet describing it in detail that they will also send if you ask.

I spent five hours aboard one in the area (Peconic Bay, Long Island NY) late last fall. It''s great off the wind, sluggish to windward, and has a lot of stuff to paint and varnish. I happen to like painting and varnishing, and get plenty of it with my catboat, but still think at this time of year that maybe I should get something without so much brightwork...

Aside from ease of single handing, its got a pretty shallow keel (3''6") good for the bays but ballast and the ability to stand up to the wind and waves needed for some coastal cruising. The galley was convenient enough for my host to brew up some coffee while standing with his head in the open hatch while we were beating to windward. The boats originally came with a solid fuel stove and a charlie noble, another plus from my point of view, but it seems that most owners have got rid of it and put in winches, which really don''t seem necessary.

In case you haven''t noticed, I''m still smitten with them.

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The Stone Horse had a nice write up in a recent issue of Good Old Boat as well.
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Here is the no. for Edey + Duff 1508 758 2743 ask for Dave Divignon,he''s a friend of mine, he''ll hook you up.

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If you want a boat that can sail along side any sailboat any size and get lots of attention in 5 or 6 foot sea swells, beating into a harbor, sailing through a moring area ,at anchor or tied off at a pier, the Stone Horse is the boat for you.I''ve owned hull #1 for the past 4 years and am very pleased with her. Go for it and let Edey & Duff know if you buy one, they keep records on all of them they built. Good luck in your choice. Bill McBrine
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Bill,

I bought Patience, SH#15, a little over a month ago and have really enjoyed the sailing. I think she''s pretty fast, too! Hope to keep sailing until the end of this month. Where are you? You can reply directly to me at brucemcald@hotmail.com

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