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10-02-2011 04:37 PM
richardinhingham I can't find the facebook page. I have quite a few pix of my Soverel 28 on my facebook page but I haven't yet provided her with her own page....Let me know when it is up! Glad you got the A4 running--that is the other unbreakable sailboat motor of that era!
09-26-2011 08:07 AM
Originally Posted by jbkroh View Post
my son is starting an "Almara" Facebook page.
she has the Atomic 4 engine which after some work and a little jb weld runs awsome
I'm glad you stuck with it. Sure project boats are going to cost more than you originally paid for it. But it isn't always about the money. Sometimes it is about sharing time with someone or working through your own demons as you work on the boat. In my case it was about learning how to fix things on a boat and to push my personal DIY limits.

My first boat was a project boat that my father helped me work on. The boat itself wasn't a classic or anything special, but shortly after we launched my father was diagnosed with lung cancer and died three months later. The memories alone were worth the time and money that I put into the boat.
09-26-2011 07:55 AM
jbkroh not missing just loose...everyone of them
09-26-2011 07:49 AM
Soverel 28 project

Here's my email. richard dot mcmanus at

Glad you are enjoying the boat. I wonder why anyone would take those stiffeners out?

And you lost the fabulous pegboard! Shocking!

08-30-2011 12:47 PM
jbkroh Richard,
i have seen the pictures you have posted your boat is a cuople of years newer.
i have almost finished with glueing the stifiners back in (had to tear out the pegboard...darn)
the cabin top and foward deck are soft, the previous owner had
a extra compression post installed. the boat rely is a joy to sail, perfect day tripper.
my son is starting an "Almara" Facebook page.
she has the Atomic 4 engine which after some work and a little jb weld runs awsome
send me your email
08-27-2011 08:08 AM
Soverel 28

HEY! I missed this thread three months ago!

I have a similar boat! The Soverel 28 is an excellent sailing boat, and you and I are the only ones I know who have the MORC II design. I am very jealous of your sails and your new rigging. I have the original diesel engine, and PERHAPS the original sails--or close to it.

You and your son are going to be very happy. If you have the Volvo Penta, see if you can find a local diesel wizard to help you get it going. Those are just tractor motors, and pretty darn near indestructible. I kind of doubt there WILL be soft spots, since there are no laminates--there is some heavy marine plywood under the deck and on the doghouse--but other than that you are looking at solid fiberglass. My boat has the original pegboard interior, a sore spot for my wife, but highly utile.

You should log onto the Soverel Yahoo group. It is pretty dead most of the time, but there are a good number of pictures of 28's and I have been putting together a database there of the active boats.

CONGRATULATIONS on getting a great deal!
05-06-2011 06:05 PM
DonScribner JB,

Sometimes the most expensive boat is a free one. Also, depending on the capacity of your wallet, it can break you. Don't forget about all the cost associated with a larger boat. Haul outs, winter storage, slip/marina fee, larger insurance, maintenance that you just won't be able to do efficiently. A couple of years ago, we bought a 25 foot trailerable for MY youngest and I to bond over. Sleeps 5. Sails well enough for me. Cost us $2200 plus $1500 for a trailer. My wife and I can step the mast, and launch in 25 minutes. From my limited perspective, maybe something a little smaller? But I am biased. Whatever you do, I'm sure you'll have a great time!

Fair Winds!,


Biddeford, ME
05-06-2011 02:03 PM
CalebD You say: "she sank on land"? I'm not quite sure what you mean by that. Filled up with rain water on land?

On a boat this size there might likely be an inboard engine. Does your Soverell have one? What condition?

You will likely need a survey even if you get your homeowner's insurance carrier to cover your boat as Tommays points out.
05-06-2011 12:42 PM
jbkroh good point
05-06-2011 12:20 PM
tommays I will assume you will want basic liability insurance which will require a survey in many cases depending on how you do it

The survey can open a can of whoopass in what are refereed to as defecienys (stuff that can sink the boat pretty easy)

It just always a good idea to pay a few bucks to know how deep your getting in before you do
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