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post #12 of Old 07-20-2009
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In May we bought a '72 Seafarer 31-1 named "Eagle". She is a beautifully maintained boat that was restored by the previous owner, who sadly had to give her away because of health issues. The 31-1 is a Tripp design. Eagle is hull #241 with tall rig (there also is a yawl version) and has a 25hp Volvo Penta.

She sails great and is very forgiving - which is really good for us as she is the first larger boat we own...

After a waiting much too long for her to get into the water and an adventurous delivery trip (the masthead swivel of the old roller furler parted and it turned out it was what was holding the master upright on it's hinged deck-step. After some time the hailyard on the Genoa gave way too, sending the mast down on the stern of the boat. It landed right between us in the cockpit leaving a deep dent in the aft pulpit. All of that while we were two miles outside of Thatcher's island in the fog. VERY lucky, that no one got hurt), we are now enjoying sailing her around Boston.
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