Those of you that followed the rescue thread of Kettenburg K-40 hull # 3, will remember this boat. We currently have taken possession of Ianne, formerly Seasmoke, to prevent her destruction and are actively looking for a sponsor(s) for the old girl. She was commissioned by James Arness of "Gunsmoke" fame (Marshall Matt Dillon to western buffs) and is a soon to be sound classic wooden dual headsailed sloop with a pedigree. She won the Newport to Ensenada race in 1961 under the command of Arness and competed successfully for years thereafter, until traded in for the first K-50 off the Kettenburg line. she is sloop rigged with split backstays and has a running (quite well apparently) Nissan 4 cylinder 75 HP diesel. She will arrive at our yard after Thanksgiving for restoration to the joy of some fortunate but as yet unknown benefactor. Here are some photos of her in her current condition. As you can she, she needs cosmetic help and hasn't been cleaned up as yet.
note the opening bronze port forward...
Looking aft over the house:
note the mid-boom traveller.
note the lazerette hatch.
note the four drains and latching hatches.
Cabin looking forward:
The layout is similar to the Lady J.
It ran well enough to motor from Santa Barbara to Ventura without issues.
That's a fairly new four burner propane stove and oven and she has refrigeration.
Nav table folded down.
The Port settee is banquet shaped with a drop down table to make a double berth. Starboard is a straight settee that makes a double as well.
Offshore modified aft port:
If you look at the Lady J, you'll note the large, rather unseaworthy salon ports that would not stand up to a boarding sea. Seasmoke's port were modified and are all opening bronze ports.
these are very deep with fiddles.
Holding tank and head plumbing:
Aft of house:
That's all I have at the moment. We didn't clear any of the clutter before taking photos. As far as I can tell, she has three bad ribs and a bad section of planking, probably from a strike as both ends of the missing section have no rot. We intend to start working on her soonest. Please pass the word so we can finish the resurrection of this fine old classic yacht.