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Old 04-03-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Stop what you're doing and buy this boat

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1973.../United-States

Big wood scares me, but I saw this vessel in Anacortes and found her flawless.* That could have been the same as Madonna with makeup on, but I think an honest effort was made trying to make her perfect.* The price is pretty amazing, although the brightwork would be something else to maintain.

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Old 04-03-2011, 09:33 PM   #2
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RE: Stop what you're doing and buy this boat

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http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1973.../United-States

Big wood scares me, but I saw this vessel in Anacortes and found her flawless.* That could have been the same as Madonna with makeup on, but I think an honest effort was made trying to make her perfect.* The price is pretty amazing, although the brightwork would be something else to maintain.

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-- Edited by Delfin on Sunday 3rd of April 2011 09:25:51 PM
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I saw her in Friday Harbor a couple years ago. She is flawless. I read a story about her and her owner at the time. As I remember it, he bought a shipyard in Anacortes for the purpose of refitting her, and spent a few years doing so. If I'm not mistaken, it was a Passagemaker article where I first saw the boat. If one didn't know better, you'd think she was fiberglass.

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Old 04-03-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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Wow.... I'd be afraid to even step on that boat, much less take her to sea... she is a piece of art...
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That boat is out of my league.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:46 AM   #5
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I suspect this boat will not be on the market for too long. Beautiful.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:01 AM   #6
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I would love to have that boat as long as I had at least 3 boat boys to keep up the painting and bright work.
A lovley piece of work.

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:46 AM   #7
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She*is a Beauty.* A 38 year old wood boat in perfect shape!* Obviously an open checkbook maintiance policy. What I find most interesting is that the exterior teak deck is finshed in what looks like varnish.* The water just beads up.* A lot of work but looks great!

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:31 AM   #8
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I vaguely know of the guy that owns her - from my home town.* My impression is that he had at the time a big wallet, little knowledge of boats and had in his mind they have a lot of brightwork.* Someone might have told him that varnishing a teak deck kind of defeats the purpose....
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:20 AM   #9
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WOW! Someone really knows how to varnish. Can't imagine that keeping up the brightwork is a part-time job.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:43 PM   #10
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:16 PM   #11
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*I have a friend that knows the owner well... I believe the owner is a " old time" sailor that circumnavigated before the advent of gps... but I could be mistaken. I know he is a CCA member

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:34 PM   #12
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That is insane!!!!! I'm not worthy........
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:36 PM   #13
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I have never seen a boat better kept than this. It is truly amazing! I only wish my own was 1 tenth as nice!
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #14
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I am very impressed and like the lines and her statistics/ratios.* A great example of a classic yacht that been taken care of*and time and money was invested.*I ran some of the ratios on her and she is definitely heavy Blue Water capable. http://www.sailingusa.info/motion_comfort.htm. *I realize this is a sail boat ratios, but this is the best I can come up with for blue water boats.*
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Does anybody know what the boats name was before they bought her.* I bet Joyce with the Ursa Major knows. **Many years ago, each year they met at the Wood Boat Center on Lake Union.* Her lines look familiar.* *There are only two lifts in the Puget Sound area that I know of that could lift her, Delta Marina, Seattle and Port Townsend and Anacortes might have one*Most of the commercial pull at Port Townsend as Delta is very expensive.* I dont want to make the Eagle heavier that 50 ton which is what many yard have.
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The only way to keep a boat in that condition is boat house kept, and not live on it and/or use it.* A couple of season out in the PNW rainy weather the varnish would be destroyed.* Especially the front vanished deck.* We tried to keep the Eagle in that condition but we are out in the open slip and we could not keep up.* We've been adding canvas so that helps, and in the winter have a tarp over the front deck, which is sealed with Daleys SeaFin which dries hard with a shine, so it sort of look vanished but the deck can be very slippery.* *I imagine those varnish decks are slippery.*******
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Maybe she will be at Trawler Fest which is a great way to get people to see and maybe go on.* I know when the time comes we will be taking the Eagle to most of the shows, but it would be a full time job keep her in show condition.* **
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:49 AM   #15
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GEE! I did not mean to stop the discussion?* I plan to take a trip and go look at the boat and hope it might be a trawler fest.***

If you pass Everett let me know as we like to meet people.* My wife is semi retired, I work in Everettand so we can meet at anytime.* The Boat might be mess, but we live on her.* My wife is going on another mission trip, and we were reading about cold and warm*climate people.**Cold are direct, do not like to waste time,*do not like to invade space with out notice, and no very spontaneous.* We are warm climate people that enjoy gabbing, time is not that important and tend to be*spontaneous.* So dont be a cold climate person.* *
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:17 PM   #16
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RE: Stop what you're doing and buy this boat

Joyce Gauthier, owner of Ursa Major (65 foot Malahide Norwegian built Bear Class North Sea Trawler) and self appointed historian for the Romsal and Malahide trawler yachts................To answer Phil/Fill's question that I just noticed.....* Sorry Phil/Fiill** I missed this discussion when it originated.****

Sovereign of Malahide is the vessel we are speaking of here.** She was originally built 1973 in the major build phase of the Southern Marine yard in Malahide Ireland and is the design of Myles Stapleton referred to as the Penguin class vessel.*** Her original name was* Comet and I think was Sovereign at one point and Tim added the "of Malahide".***** * She was owned at one time by the family that runs the Ensenda boatrepair yard, ended up in Seattle and ultimately restored by Tim White the current owner who did buy a boatyard so he could do the restoration.*** I am not sure about the story of her earlier life but will work on it.********* There is a section about his renovation in Passagemaker Mar/April 2002* Page 80 by Bob Lane titled A True Trawler Yacht which is about the Malahide era.***** She is one of the Penguin Class Malahides from the design of Myles Stapleton with a Portuguese built hull and superstructure done in Ireland.***** Tim tried to stay true to her original design.** She is beautiful in every way.*** ***

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Now that┤s a Trawler. For those interested to know, in Leix§es Portugal, there are guys who can still build the original hulls of Malahides. In wood as they should be. Back in the 50┤s and 60┤s, all cargo was taken up and dopwn the coast of Angola and Congo in different sizes of Malahide hulls. My Grand ftaher was the owner of two of them, the Milfontes and the Ofir. The first one was 49┤and the second was 78┤with a profile very similar to Ursa Major. Those were times were I use to play in the beach sand surrounded by the noise of hammering and the smell of fresh red wood and cooper paint.

Boy I miss those times!
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Do you have any pictures?
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