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Thread: Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

  1. #1
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    Default Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

    Yeah, it's mine. 1963 Borresen boat with trailer, rig, sails, etc..

    She needs a new deck, at least aft behind the combing and about three-four feet back from there, but replacing the whole deck would be the best idea. The mast needs a couple of pieces of wire and some tidying up. The trailer needs the thing that fits down on the trailer ball of your vehicle replaced and the wiring probably needs to be renewed.

    And she needs a refinish. The hull was glassed by Diversified Marine (US Olympic boatwright Donnie Brennan) and is in very good shape.

    If you are interested in this let me know. I never thought I'd give her up, but things have kind of gotten out of hand now and I can't decide whether to throw myself into her and get her going again myself or see if anyone out there might be interested? If so you can let me know and we can talk. If no one is interested I am not sure how I will deal with her.

    Mickey Lake
    Fish River, Alabama
    'A disciple of the Norse god of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker'

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    Default Re: Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

    If I had a place to park it, I would be all over this. A Dragon would be amazing. Alas, nowhere to park 30' of Norwegian beauty on my wee tenth of an acre.

    Put it up on the WBF FB page. We'll find it a home.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

    Ben Sebens, RN

    15' Welsford Navigator Inconceivable
    16' W. Simmons Mattinicus double ender ​Matty

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    Default Re: Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

    I am so sorry that it's got to this stage Mickey, I alwys have enjoyed your tales of owning a Dragon, I have never even gotten to sail on one yet. Duncan still has his in his big shed, the other Assie forumite who owned one now lives OS and the boat is gone. Wooden ones in particular seem like high maintenance craft.

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    Default Re: Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

    Must be hard to give her up - sorry it has come to this.
    Sailing Anarchy has a pretty successful classified section. https://sailinganarchy.com/classifieds/add/

    I hope things work out to your satisfaction.
    Dave

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    Default Re: Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

    Mickey, normally I would jump at this, but right now, I'm at least two years, possibly three, before I can consider it... I hope you find a good home for her.
    Heute ist so ein schöne Tag...

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    Default Re: Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

    Good luck and be patient. Having sold a couple wooden boats I know it can be frustrating to say the least. Lotta “keel kickers”, Dreamers and “I gotta ask my wife”. But eventually a buyer will come along.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Default Re: Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

    At this point I am really interested in seeing if it’s anyone’s dream to own a classic wooden Dragon? If that ‘s the case we can go from there.

    Mickey Lake
    'A disciple of the Norse god of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker'

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