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These were inexpensive, ketch rigged motorsailers from the late 50's and early 1960's. They were constructed of marine grade fir plywood with a sheathing of polyester/fiberglass (some may have had polyester/dynel sheathing). They were roomy and shoal draft, pretty well constructed for what they were and sailed pretty well for a hardchine beamy 40 foot ketch. But by any objective standard, they were slow and rolly. The Fiberglass sheathing would have produced a moderately durable, low maintenance boat at least for the first few decades, but at this point, these boats would be very tired, (or should I say shot) or else thoroughly rebuilt (which I have think is not the case with a $1500.00 version).
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay