Lovely L.Francis Herreshoff designed H28 - Built by Irving Versoy in Scituate MA.
Well taken care of by owner who works as shipwright at Mystic Seaport.
2005 Beta Marine 13.5 hp Diesel, New Main 2018,
Fresh topside and bottom paint.
Lots to love about this boat !
Hull: White oak stem, forefoot, keel, stern post, floors and deadwood, bronze fastened.
Lead keel, bronze keel bolts. Mahogany strip planked, edge monel and bronze ring nailed and resorcinol glued. Original construction single layer fiberglass sheath. All bronze through hull sea cocks. Plywood diagonal interior strapping, plywood structural bulkheads. Black cherry cabin house and cockpit trim. Teak over plywood deck glued and bronze ring nailed. Fiberglass over plywood house top.
Rig: Ketch, All spars spruce hollow box construction.
2018 - New Main
2017 Both masts stripped, hardware removed, refastened, re bedded, refinished.
2017 - New mainmast spreaders
2015 - Mizzen new luff tape and grommets
2007 - New standing rigging - Deck stepped with custom bronze mast steps and mast bases. Stainless steel chain plates with backing pads bolted through hull.
Serviceable working jib and genoa.
Vintage Mizzen staysail and symmetrical spinnaker.
Mule sail included but not rigged.
2016 - New strut bearing (cutless)
2005 13.5 hp Beta Marine 2 Cylinder diesel w/low hours.
2:1 reduction gear.
Offset 7/8" stainless shaft. Flexible shaft coupling
Monel fuel tank.
Bronze 2 blade fixed and spare folding propeller
Freshwater heat exchanger with wet exhaust.
Fixed mount VHF with Mizzen mounted whip. Vintage analog dephsounder
Sleeps four, two settees with cushions and two canvas pipe berths that fold down as seatbacks. Under settee drawer storage and shelves outboard.
Raised aft section of house with 5'6" headroom and enclosed head with marine toilet.
Monel water tank with deck fill.
Hand pump into stainless sink.
Well insulated stainless ice box.
Four opening bronze ports and four larger fixed panes with new laminated safety glass installed 2016.
Forepeak ample storage with large foredeck hatch with shelves outboard.