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    Default gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    yes I crossed the line from glass... still cant believe how easily I fell.....
    it was love at second sight... I could not believe someone was about to cut her up for the keel...
    road side at 60 mph... she looked old and funky... probably junky and rotten I thought...
    then a friend of a friend was looking for a project boat... a skiff... after telling him about the blue moon,,, I stoped and looked with differ eyes... coul it be done ? how bad is it? is there a rig? motor? is this a pile of firewood?
    omg... I cant stop smiling... I've made bigger mistakes.. right?

    forgive me I cant post a pic. just yet.
    but she's been on the hard for a long time
    she has a Volvo 2 cyl.
    its got a gorgeous mast
    the spars are painted and varnished in Bristol condition…
    green and white hull...
    believed to be from Connicutt, mystic river at some point
    hull number 00001
    July/ 1974 was the build date
    I have many sails...
    beyond thrilled and my eyes have swollen reading all I can find on the pretty little yawl less the mizzen....

    any information as to where she was born. built, sailed owned. etc.
    the story is as much fun as the ownership...
    I cant wait to know more....

    please help if you can....
    thanks FRED
    401-418-1137

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
    Grateful Dead

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    it was the 20 ft flush deck you posted earlier in a thread...
    i added a photo

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    The Blue Moon is one of my favorite designs. Did you find her in RI? I live in Providence. Would love to see her.

    Mike
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    You might contact the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, the repository for the papers and drawings of Thomas Gillmer:

    Chesapeake Maritime Museum
    213 N. Talbot Street
    P.O. Box 636
    St. Michaels, MD 21663
    tel. 410-745-2916
    www.cbmm.org
    MS 111 Thomas Gillmer Manuscript Collection

    It is quite likely that they have a list of the "licenses to build" for each of the Gillmer-authorized Blue Moon builds.

    The local Department of Motor Vehicles where the vessel was last registered should have records of the owners that can be traced back to the build date and may also have data on who built her and when.

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    well fellas., I think I found the builder
    John Swain, Millington Maryland
    anyone know the salt?
    status of his operation ?

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    get out! always glad to show her to interested people...
    been fun doing the research.
    let me kknow im around...

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    i was going around some holiday road closures last week and i passed by your yard,
    stopped to take a look..
    i was surprised to see she had made the trip all the way from connecticut !
    looks nice, definitely a project
    where will you start ??

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    not sure, don't know where to start/
    as she is my first wooden boat...
    planks, caulking, rot repair
    fill with water swell the bottom....
    sand and paint...
    searching for a mentor really.....
    purchase buzz is warn off, lol....
    hauling and shed construction I suppose.....

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    Quote Originally Posted by tree bouy View Post
    well fellas., I think I found the builder
    John Swain, Millington Maryland
    anyone know the salt?
    status of his operation ?
    I knew John, haven't talked to him for 25 years or so. But I think he and his son still are building boats. John is principally responsible for the construction of the Sultana in Chestertown Md. http://i.pinimg.com/736x/14/9c/c7/14...e4bac1a46b.jpg

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    Quote Originally Posted by tree bouy View Post
    not sure, don't know where to start/
    as she is my first wooden boat...
    planks, caulking, rot repair
    fill with water swell the bottom....
    sand and paint...
    searching for a mentor really.....
    purchase buzz is warn off, lol....
    hauling and shed construction I suppose.....
    Don't fill her with water, you will burst her open. Raise the humidity with a water sprinkler and old carpets underneath her when she is under cover and out of the wind and sun..
    Mentors? Post lots of photos of anything you need advice on. We luuurve photos.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    There is a blue moon for sale in Chestertown, Maryland currently
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