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11-03-2016 07:44 PM
Re: Eastward HO 24

I just purchased an Eastward Ho 24 and I am awaiting its arrival home. I created a FaceBook group "Eastward Ho 24" Let's get a more immediate and dynamic vehicle for sharing info and greetings.
07-16-2016 08:38 PM
Re: Eastward HO 24

HI Guys, in an eastward ho 24, what is the ballast material and is it encapsulated in fiberglass? Also anyone have issues with hull? I am also thinking about adding a bowsprit. any advice on length?
06-26-2015 12:07 AM
Re: Eastward HO 24

Hi Sea Lion,
How long have you owned your Eastward Ho, where did you purchase her, how much, and how far have you sailed outside the Boston harbor? Also, how much wind and what size seas?
06-25-2015 10:21 PM
Sea Lion
Re: Eastward HO 24

I have a '78 EH 24, and can't say enough about her. Solid, tough as nails, with lots of character. She's not fast, but she's strong. Kind of reminds me of a larger craft shrunk down to 24'. Full, long keel (with a tiller driven rudder) makes this little ship very stable. Some say it makes tight turns difficult/slow, but I've not found this to be the case, and by pumping the tiller sort of like a fish tail, I can get her to swing into dock pretty easily. It's a heavy boat for its size (7,000 pounds), but you will be thankful for the weight in heavier seas. At any rate, I've had terrific fun on mine, and have never felt unsafe outside the (Boston) harbor.
08-02-2013 01:29 AM
Re: Eastward HO 24


Have you seen the Eastward Ho on ebay? I posted about it on the other thread.

24' Eastward Ho Sailboat in Sailboats | eBay Motors

How is your search in Oregon going?

I've also been looking at Danica 16s. A nice little boat I'm sure I would get a lot of use out of if I got ahold of one.
07-31-2013 03:49 AM
Re: Eastward HO 24

I like it when these old posts keep going. It makes a one-stop-Google-shop for a lot of info on some esoteric topics and boats without having to chase down a bunch of different threads.

So keep posting anything you can think of about EHo24s. I recently became aware of these boats and am very interested in what people have to say. Out of nowhere, EHos made it onto my short list.

Can anyone comment about build quality and hull thickness?

07-16-2013 06:29 PM
Re: Eastward HO 24

Greetings Eastward Ho sailors--some seven years later.....

Hey, Tom, are you still there?

We're pursuing an Eastward Ho in Portland. There can't be too many of them there. Do you still sail yours, nurseratchit, or am I looking at your boat a couple of owners later?


(as in Lopez Island: moving to Portland soon)
04-05-2010 05:52 PM
eastward ho

I have been sailing my eastward ho for 7 years and have about 5000 miles on her between the western Caribbean, the Chesapeake and the eastern Caribbean. She is a very good sea boat. I redesigned the deck and interier so all thats really left of the eastward ho is the hull but the first year I sailed her she was factory and you do get a lot of space for 24'
01-29-2010 09:11 AM
johnshasteen Years ago, we bought Thumbelina, an Eastward Ho 24 ('74 with navy hull, a 30 hp Bukh diesel and tan bark sails) from a guy in Boston, sailed it for a season in the area, then parked it for the winter at Burr Bros Marine in Marion. In the spring, we flew up, provisioned her and headed out for Galveston, TX - long, but interesting voyage. Strong, little, go anywhere boat with the cabin space of a thiry footer. Years later, we sold her in Houston to a retired military guy, who moved aboard.
01-29-2010 07:04 AM
Eastward Ho 24

I have a Eastward Ho 24 here on the west coast of Florida. Would it be possible to email and possiblly cal. My email is
Thanks Norman

Originally Posted by cvanderson View Post
Tom, and the rest,

We have had an EHo 24 (Manitou) for 17 years now, in Minnesota. Nice, comfortable, spacious, and very beutiful. We get lots of compliments on itís looks at docks or on the water, even from large power cruisers.

There was a question about chainplates, which do look small, but here are a few factors in their favor. This is a very wide boat compared to, say, a bluewater boat like a Cape Dory. Wider means less tension when heeled (or rolled). Both have shrouds clear out to the rails, and both are fastened right to the deck. So itís down to deck and backing plate strength. I made larger backing plates, bedded in with thick epoxy, rather than fastening to the hull.

Some modifications over the years: Twin mid-boom mainsheets, bowsprit, propane heater and cooker, regular head, 35 gal. holding tank, 4 batteries, big alternator, 12v refrigerator, large fore and aft ports in the doghouse for inside steering using a remote tillerpilot controller, stereo, video, microwave, experimental lightning gear, inverter. The list goes on. One project this winter is to make a set of doors for the companionway.

The bowsprit project was successful in a few ways Iíd like to mention. It made room for a larger, modern-furling 150% genoa, which in turn added speed and removed nearly all of the weather helm. With the tack further forward, the reduced angle of attack into the wind improved pointing. The bowsprit also looks like it belongs on a classic boat like this.

Lately Iím experimenting with barber hauls for the jibs, rigged inside the shrouds for beating.

I'd show a picture, but the "insert image" icon up there seems to be looking for a web page, which I don't have. I could e-mail an attachment to anyone interested.
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