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    Default Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Was talking to a friend of mine about a boat he rebuilt in the 70's, and figured we could find out about her fate with the power of the WBF

    The History

    • Built boat was built in Sweden in mid 20’s.
    • Sailed to New Jersey early 50’s?
    • Sunk in the Delaware bay in the mid 50’s.
    • Raised mid 60’s.
    • Terry bought the boat from New Castle Marina in 1974 for $200 (Luckily the yard owner couldn't get a permit to lite her on fire) and name her Dark Star.
    • Terry started to rebuild her, adding epoxy and quarter inch Lauan plywood over her hull. Rebuilt stem, added keel bolts, replaced frames, sanded and varnished interior, added house, etc.
    • The boat was bought from Terry 1978 before he could finish her. The buyer made an offer more than he couldn't refuse.
    • The new owner renamed her Paraclete. (and painted white).
    • Transported to Essington Seaplane Base Marina in Philadelphia were it stayed for a few years.
    • The boat was sold again, and went sailing.
    • Where is she now?


    The Boat

    • 11 foot lead keel
    • 29ft 10inch between perpendiculars
    • 4ft draft
    • 12 inch freeboard
    • High aspect gaft cutter
    • Two headsails
    • 80inch maximum beam
    • Oak frame on pine planking
    • 1977 epoxy and quarter inch Lauan plywood added
    • Fiberglassed exterior interior sanded and varnished
    • Offset house
    • Sails by Downes Curtis Cambridge Maryland
    • Double ended
    • Outboard oak rudder


    Terry's Present day project:
    https://www.crazyterrysdiscountchests.com/
    Last edited by zertgold; 02-09-2018 at 02:35 PM.

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    During rebuild around 1977














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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Almost destroy by the marina 1974:

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Around 1977






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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    I believe the Day she was sold: (1978)

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    You can see the offset house, Allowing for walking space on such a narrow boat.




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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    House? Thatís a skyscraper!


    Also not a Folkboat.

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    I doubt that boat is around today, that would be very unlikely.

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    House? That’s a skyscraper!


    I don't have the image, but with the rig, and sitting in water; Skyscraper might be an exaggeration, but i see where you are coming from. Looking down her lengthwise it doesn't entirely make sense. She is slender indeed.

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Doesn't look much like a folk boat to me. Possibly a Tumlaren?

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Stortumlaren. (big tumlaren).

    Edit: Adlard Coles (sp) "Cohee" was a stortumlaren, and although he modified the bow area to increase w/l length in order to qualify for offshore racing, at least he did not add such a "house" on top......
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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Folkboats are 25 ft, LOA, do not have a lead keel, and plywood over lap streak? Yikes!

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    It isn’t lapstrake in the pictures.

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Does that out house have one or two holes?
    Jay

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    I thin k the Tumlaren is about 29 feet. There's a similar boat I know as an Albatross at about 34 I think? So I'm kind of sticking with Tumlaren. Most likely landfill by now after that butchery.

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Very few people are willing to save something that looks ugly. I've had the lust to fix a few gems but held off, something that has become fugly; no-way.

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    Default Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Knutt Reimers who designed the Tumlarin is turning over in his grave! The original boat is very pretty! That deck house his like a boil on a fair maiden's breast!
    Jay

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