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    Default Silver Heels: Save a Classic !

    Silver Heels is now very seriously for sale.
    For private reasons, Jean Jacques is obliged to sell her fast.
    The boat is still in very good condition. She's in need of a new engine, but everything is organised for that.
    She still sails under US flag, and is located in south of France.
    I don't want to break the forum rules with this thread but I'm affraid she could fall in unprepared hands.
    I have of course no personal interrest in this and could get any interrested person in direct contact with the owners.

    Last edited by Rapelapente; 10-26-2018 at 03:26 AM.
    Gerard.
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    Default Re: Silver Heels: Save a Classic !

    I well remember seeing her at Marblehead swinging on her mooring bouy nearly fifty years ago! I rowed around her and snapped some pictures. I think I have them in my files but, they are slides and would require some effort to convert to jpegs. Great Boat! I believe she was painted white or light grey then.
    Jay

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    That sound you heard was my heart breaking. Would I were rich.

    That is lovely!

    Peace,
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    Gerard was kind enough to take me to meet Jean Jaques aboard Silver Heels when I was in Toulon a couple of years ago. You wouldn't be interested in tying her up next to Anthea would you Gerard? She is indeed in remarkable condition, maintained beautifully. Anybody interested in acquiring a classic schooner would be upset not to have at least taken a look at her.
    Robert, I am 100% totally on board with your sentiments. Given the money and a few weeks of leave, I'd bring her back to North America in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Gerard was kind enough to take me to meet Jean Jaques aboard Silver Heels when I was in Toulon a couple of years ago. You wouldn't be interested in tying her up next to Anthea would you Gerard? She is indeed in remarkable condition, maintained beautifully. Anybody interested in acquiring a classic schooner would be upset not to have at least taken a look at her.
    Robert, I am 100% totally on board with your sentiments. Given the money and a few weeks of leave, I'd bring her back to North America in a heartbeat.
    If I could afford two schooners ... But it's not a reasonnable option ...
    I think you definitely don't need to be rich to bring her back in USA. Thérèse and Jean Jacques, according to current situation, are ready to accept a very, very reasonnable price.
    You must be in contact with them to discuss that.
    If one wants to keep her in Europe, the VAT is already paid.
    Yes she got a clear coat to stand the very hot summers in the Med she extensively cruised.
    She has a full set of sails, including a gigantic light fisherman.
    Last edited by Rapelapente; 10-26-2018 at 03:45 PM.
    Gerard.
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    Default Re: Silver Heels: Save a Classic !

    I'm curious what you mean when you say "she got a clear coat to stand the very hot summers". What is the clear coat? I hope they didn't fiberglass over the carvel planking!

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    Bimini, full cover? My guess.

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    I think the separated interior would put off a lot of people unless they were intending to charter out to only a couple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulD View Post
    I'm curious what you mean when you say "she got a clear coat to stand the very hot summers". What is the clear coat? I hope they didn't fiberglass over the carvel planking!
    No she just got a new International paint. She spent a lot of time in Greece, where the temperature reaches 40° + C.
    I'd kill Jean Jacques if he even thought to fiberglass
    Keep in mind English isn't my native language.
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    Default Re: Silver Heels: Save a Classic !

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapelapente View Post
    Silver Heels is now very seriously for sale.
    For private reasons, Jean Jacques is obliged to sell her fast.
    The boat is still in very good condition. She's in need of a new engine, but everything is organised for that.
    She still sails under US flag, and is located in south of France.
    I don't want to break the forum rules with this thread but I'm affraid she could fall in unprepared hands.
    I have of course no personal interrest in this and could get any interrested person in direct contact with the owners.

    She is beautiful. thanks for posting that exceptional boat and giving us a dream to think about.
    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    We had a couple of Murray Petersen Coasters come through the brokerage I worked at years ago. ([I]Quisset[I] and, IIRC, Landfall. Petersen could really draw a coastal schooner yacht! He designed the current rig on LFH's Joann, which was originally bald-headed and is now called Brigadoon of Boothbay.

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    Default Re: Silver Heels: Save a Classic !

    WE saw her about 50 +/_ years ago in Bar Harbor ME Thought she was in green paint, but at 85 years , my memory could be off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad View Post
    Bimini, full cover? My guess.
    She has a bimini, but the full cover stayed in Connecticut when they leaved to Bermuda.
    Gerard.
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