View Full Version : info on william hand 33'

01-08-2002, 09:05 PM
looking for info/plan source for 33' hand ketch motorsailor. original keel, cast iron, is gone. looking to replace w/ lead and looking for ballast info, draft, tonnage, etc...thanks in advance.

01-09-2002, 07:16 AM
I posted a reply in Design/plans but now I see this: Contact Kurt Hasselbalch at MIT, kurt@mit.edu with the design name of your boat if you have it, it may be in the Davis/Hand Collection. As to going from iron to lead you should consider how this will change the motion and handling of your vessel due to the more concentrated weight of lead.

Scott Rosen
01-09-2002, 11:04 AM
Check out WoodenBoat issue 97 for an extensive article on Hand motorsailors. You should be able to develop some sources for information from that article.