MeadowLark was ketch-rigged, 33 feet long and instead
of a keel or centerboard, had leeboards
like the Dutch Boier yachts, wing like things that
are alternately dropped and lifted when tacking.
of the boat was 15 inches, a wondrous fact in a 33-foot
sailboat and a statistic which opened a world of cruising
grounds that seldom see a sailboat.
This classic example of a 33 MeadowLark needs some
TLC to bring her back to her glory. She has recently
used and has not been neglected to the point
of no return. This should be on the must see list
of anyone who is looking for a rewarding project that
will surely cause a stir in any harbor sailed.
It is reported
by the owner that the headroom, sitting, as he remembers
Herreshoff's plan, is 4'8". The deck is plywood
over white oak frames with fiberglass cloth covering.
The deck is tight. The boat needs to be caulked (slick
seam, not cotton or oakum). It needs to be sanded
and painted, inside and out, and the interior needs
to be cleaned and painted, as does the engine.
is made of the very best materials, white oak framing,
hard yellow pine bottom, cedar sides with white oak
top board for the leeboards. Sitka spruce masts and
new sails with a jib furler. The interior contains
two forward bunks and one large bunk on the port side
and a porta-potti. There is a compass that is in the
boat on the bunk. There is a 2 burner alcohol stove
that is not in the boat presently. The boat is covered.
The sails and stove are in storage. The details of
its construction are available to be seen in "Sensible
cruising designs", by L. Frances Herreshoff.
in this sale.
transportation is available through www.CertifiedMarineTransport.com
Custom Cradles and shipment to port for overseas transport
also supplied. Call Robert or Brian at (508) 478-0200
for logistics and quotes.
No statement of condition can
be made regarding motors, engines or machinery, whatsoever.
A photo may appear of the engine compartment and machinery,
but it is entirely the buyers responsibility to inspect
and determine their actual condition.
* On occasion
we receive unverified information regarding mechanical
is reported by the owner:
"That the engine runs very well, despite
the fact that it needs paint."