The other day a post came round schoonerland about the schooner HINDU needing a new owner. I'll load the info for you folks in case there is another potential schoonerhead out there...(Shane?)
Here is a link to a picture: http://www.iamprovincetown.com/hindu.html
"All - I aplogize if some folks don't want to be contacted en-mass in this manner. Part of our mission is to help preserve important schooners. Here is one to add to the list and it could be a very excellect aquisition opportunity. Hindu was designed by William Hand (as was the Schooner Bowdoin) and built in 1925 by Hodgkin Bros., Boothbay, Maine. Hindu. She is 61' 3'' on deck 80' overall. Hindu's owner has passed away and the attorney for the estate is desparate to sell the vessel. Alex passed me info that she was on e-bay last week for 70K so I inquired and began communicating with Mr. Yates, the attorney. He has indicated that he will sell Hindu at a firesale price probably $30,000. She can no longer attain her coast guard cert to carry passangers but that does not necessarily mean she is a wreck. I have no survey info but repair costs have been provided to the attorney in the 150 -250K range. I would assume she needs some framing and some planking. The attornery is not a boat guy, definately not a schooner guy, but he's doing his best to close the estate. She is located in MA, I believe on the Cape. I have gotten Maynard Bray in the loop, and he has agreed with Mr. Yates to run Hindu in the next addition of WoodenBoat's Save a Classic if she does not sell first. If you know someone who would be seriously interested in purchasing her have them contact me and I will forward them contact info for the attorney. This is probably not a boat for the meek at heart or someone who does not know what they are getting into, but I wouldn't be suprised if she is sailable condition with minimal work. I don't know if she is in the water or on the hard. I can be contact me by e-mail or phone. I suspect this is could be very rare buying opportunity. She is lovely, as one would expect from the drawing board of William Hand and the craftsmen at Hodgkin Bros. Thanks"
Peter Thompson, Commodore,American Schooner Association.
I know nothing about the boat and have no interest (We've already got one!) in the transaction other than to hope that she goes to someone who will keep her up and get her back on the water. Anyone have more info on her condition?