Saturday, December 27, 2008

It's Windy in Oregon

She's back! U.S. 75 has been found, refurbished and ready for someone to buy her up at a very good price. Here are the specs as given by't think they's mind a little extra free PR):
Year: 1960
Current Price: US$ 9,995
Located In Portland, OR
Hull Material: Wood
Engine/Fuel Type: Single Gas/Petrol
YW# 76004-2010958
1960 Folkboat built by Borresen Boatworks of Denmark (US75). She's won four International races (1964, 1965, 1966, and 1993). She’s considered one of the fastest Folkboats in the US and Canada. She’s listing on the San Francisco Folkboat Association website in the Hall of Fame. The original mast is considered priceless (very noodly). We turned down an offer of $10K for this mast. Length 25’ 8” Beam 7’ 2” LWL 19’ 8” Draft 4’ Ballast 2750 lbs. Displacement 4740 lbs. Mast height 34’ 5” Sail area 280 sq. feet Restoration work was performed during the winter of 2006/2007 which included: New deck beams (clear Douglas fir). New marine grade plywood decks that are covered with epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth. The stern post has been replaced with white oak. New floor timbers that are sealed with epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth. New racing skippers sliding bench. New 316 stainless steel keel bolts. The keel was sealed with epoxy and recaulked. The garboards were replaced with larch and refastened. New spruce boom with magic box (upgraded for heavier winds). All the halyards and lines are new and have been run to cockpit. New Davis tiller tamer. New deck, side and bottom paint (Interlux products: 2000E primer, Micron and Brightside). New Anderson winches (setup for racing). New Johnson automatic electric bilge pump with fused switch and deep cycle battery. Battery trickle charger. Most of the Harken cam-cleats are new and have been labeled. It has a new lightweight rudder (class legal). The cabin flooring was replaced with new larch. The cockpit teak flooring was refinished with Seafin. Bottom and sides were completely stripped and all fasteners hardened. Other equipment: Telescoping tiller extension (aluminum). Compass. Harken traveler with a new 6 to 1 tackle and lines. Stainless steel Folkboat style outboard bracket. Johnson 6hp outboard (runs great) with new gas tank and water pump. Gusher 10 bilge pump (manual) with a new hose and bulkhead fitting. Decent sails (jib and main). Porti-potty. Danforth anchor and line. Life jackets and a throw-able donut type preserver. Traditional oar style boom holder. New drink holders and brass bottle opener. Fenders. Docking lines. Some of the ribs have been sistered, but she should pass survey. Pictures of the restoration work are available.

Well, someone with a deep pocket please bring this boat back to SF! I used to race on this boat with Bill Dumullin, we always did very well when the wind came up, if you know what I mean. From what I can see this boat is ready to race again.

Historic Portland Harbor Office - Across From Oceanic Terminal 23345 NW Front AvenuePortland, OR 97210 USA
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