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09-13-2014 02:04 AM
Scoopy
Re: Any Creekmore owners?

Fellow Creekmore owners!

I had the pleasure of a long conversation with Lee Creekmore a couple of years ago. He works as a marine surveyor. From the conversation I learned that the Creekmore boats were built with whatever materials were available at the time. Also, there was a fair amount of customization. With so many boats having been built so many years ago, I can't fault Lee at all for not remembering how "Georgia" was put together!

One question that has come up on the forum has been about the location of hull numbers. Lee said that at the time "Georgia" was built, hull numbers were not required. Thus, "Georgia" -- built in 1962 -- has no number.

Last year, I had to repair a crack in the deck where one of the stanchion posts got knocked sideways. The deck core was synthetic but I have not found anyone who can give a name to the samples I showed them. Anyone on this forum know?

I have lots of pictures of the interior and exterior of "Georgia." If anyone wants to see particular features, I would be happy to send them as e-mail attachments. Greater resolution is afforded this way compared to the forum. Contact me at efdouglass37@gmail.com

"Georgia" is holding up well. The cracks along bottom of the keel just outside the panels that form the centerboard slot have not reappeared. The boat is taken out of the water before freezing weather sets in so she can dry out. A little water drains out of the holes through the keel where the centerboard pivot bar passes. Some paper toweling is put the holes to help "wick" the water out (and replaced when wet). Sometimes I put the ShopVac to work on it.

I take particular interest in how "Georgia" was constructed and in the modifications that have been made over the years. It would be a pleasure to learn and share with you.

Best regards,

Scoopy
Creekmore 36
09-12-2014 02:53 PM
CreekSailor
Re: Any Creekmore owners?

Hi MDcreekmore, I have a 1966 Creekmore 30 and I also live and sail in the Chesapeake Bay area. Windsong is foam-core glass deck and hull, combination fixed/swing keel. I think they made a couple of different 30's so not sure if ours are alike. If you're interested, I can send you a picture. My wife and I have owned her for over 20 years. She's currently on the hard for a complete overhaul. Would like to share info on design and maintenance issues.
04-05-2013 12:54 PM
Creeky
Re: Any Creekmore owners?

Wow, I'm glad I did a little searching on Creekmores. I just purchased a 1980 Creekmore 45 that is about 80% complete and launched for the first time ever last October. Her name is Creeky and she is currently located in Boston Harbor. I am trying to dig up what history I can find on the boat as well as any detailed plans or specifications that may be out there. I am also trying to document my progress in the form of a blog when I have time. Please feel free to check it out and provide any comments you might have. Apparently my post count is too low to post an actual link in this forum, but you should be able to decipher this:

aboardcreeky.blogspot dot com

Also, if anyone has any wisdom, tips, or advice for someone jumping into a project this big please let me know. I see that there is a partial wiki page started on these boats, but it would be good to get some more info uploaded at some point. These boats seem to have a pretty cool origin.

- Brendan
10-08-2012 09:10 AM
BCM
Re: Any Creekmore owners?

Just happened upon this forum. Since 1969, we've owned the first Creekmore "Centerboarder", 36.5' sloop built by Ray in 1957.Third owners. Ray finished her himself to be prototype for a number of hulls to follow which owners could finish themselves. Ours has varnished mahogany cabin trunk and sparse basic interior. Original Daimler Benz diesel runs like new. Hull hand laid cloth with no core. Extremely thick and strong. Ray built a round fiberglass mast and boom with masthead rig. We put in an aluminum mast/boom stepped on keel about 35 years ago, changing to 7/8ths rig which eliminated weather helm and improved sailing immensely. She sails like a dream. We have a copy of Rays original brochure which clearly shows our boat. We've sailed the New England coast for 44 years in this boat. Boat's name is "Nepenthe" from Stonington, CT.
01-21-2012 08:49 PM
sea_hunter
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Originally Posted by Scoopy View Post
I am a part owner of a Creekmore 36 (I measured her and she is 36 ft 11 inches but according to Ryan Neve, a Creekmore 37 was never built). The boat is kept in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin during the summer and in Sturgeon Bay in the winter. We sail Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and North Channel. The boat's name is "Georgia." I would enjoy chatting with other Creekmore owners, particularly with the owners of sister ships.
You have a Creekmore 34. Endeavour built them as a 37. Forget about actual length; we have a "43'" model that's more than 50' without the davits.
11-07-2011 04:12 PM
Pallas Athena
creekmore 34 junk ring

Hello i'm new in the forum. i 'm owner of A Creekmore 34 shooner whith junk ring. The name of my boat is Pallas Athena i porchased it at Miami last april.It was built by Lee Crekmore in 1979. somebody can be seen on Miami River. Now it is in Guadeloupe, French antilles. I show you photo later.
Good day
Fabien
08-16-2011 11:36 PM
rkhayes3 Lucky you! I love my Creekmore. You should be able to do a search on Google for Lee Creekmore in Georgia. If you can find your hull number - typically on the transom - they can provide info about your boat. good luck
08-16-2011 11:10 PM
MDcreekmore no I never meet the guy. I was just looking for some info on the boat, not talking about jim in the past tense. I ended up with the boat. a friend of mine was renting a slip to this woman. she stopped paying a wouldn't return his calls. after two year of it sitting there, he told me to get it off his property. I did a MD abandoned vessel process with dnr and 2 months and 313 dollars I got a clean MD title
08-07-2011 05:31 PM
rkhayes3 Hi MDcreekmore,
the original owner of my 34' Creekmore was Jim Edwards. I bought mine from the 2nd owner. You mentioned "knew" jim…has something happened to him?
08-06-2011 05:54 PM
MDcreekmore
new creekmore owner

hows it going to everyone my name is dave. I live in maryland and sail the cheasapeake bay. I have resently bought a lee creekmore 30. if any body knew jim edwards I think it use to be his boat. anybody have any info on this boat.
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