NM #13 "Running Water" has been properly maintained and has gone through extensive renovations over the years. She's a proven winner with a fantastic racing pedigree. She could be launched in the spring and sailed competitively in the local NM fleet without having to do a thing. It is difficult to understand why these beautiful and capable keel boats has remained unknown to all the yachting world except for Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. The NM is a lean, easily driven hull with fairly firm bilges. In the chop and moderate breeze the NM comes into its own, excelling notably to weather. The NM has fine forward sections that fair into a cut away keel, she has a long rudder attached to the trailing edge. She draws five feet with 313 sq. ft. of sail area and carries a spinnaker. The NM fleet in Harbor Springs is alive and well with active racing throughout the summer months. This is your chance to be part of this classic fleet and own a piece of history!
There is room for the whole family or crew to sail the boat from the large cockpit. Comfortable bench seating with coamings for back rests. The NM has a 6'6" beam, sufficient for easy headsail sets or sitting out to flatten the boat. Large open cockpit with storage under coamings and under the deck fore and aft.
Original construction was in 1934 and present owners bought in 1966+-. Condition had deteriorated considerably without care or maintenance from original owner, W.K. Kellogg. Except for the Iron ballast keel, there are not to many "original parts". In considering the present condition, we must start with an evaluation of the boat as it is today. The owner's consider it to be strong, solid, and lovely. It was in the water this summer and hasn't broke under serious use on the race course.
Mainsail- brand new North, never even unrolled.
Mainsail- Irish, hard finished Dacron in great shape
Jib- Dieball (now North Sails) rated as "quite good"
Jib- Irish (older)
Spinnaker- Rule min weight, rule max size. Quantum.