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FREE -- 1940 RICHARDSON LITTLE GIANT 25' -- FREE

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FREE -- 1940 RICHARDSON LITTLE GIANT 25' -- FREE

1940 RICHARDSON LITTLE GIANT 25’. White Cedar on Oak framing. Owner says, “Please say YES to this wonderful ALL ORIGINAL Little Giant, which needs a home ASAP! The Richardson Little Giant is considered by many to be one of the most well apportioned and designed small cruisers of its day. This 1940 model year comes with all of its original hardware, and the original Gray Marine 6-51 flathead 6 cylinder. The engine appears to be 100% complete (right down to the wire loom!), but condition is unknown. Plan on a complete rebuild, but you just may be pleasantly surprised.

“Overall, this boat appears to be an incredible opportunity to perform a mostly basic restoration and come out with a boat nearly identical to when she was new. The deck appears to be sound, as do the cabin top and hardtop. Originally covered in canvas, all planks are now exposed and waiting for new covering. Inside, all of the paint and varnish has long since gone, but this will make the removal easier and refinishing faster! Boat is set up to sleep 2-4 persons, and sports an enclosed head, plenty of storage, and a galley.

“Now for the bad... As every good free boat does, this one also has a story of unfortunate circumstance. A previous owner improperly transported/blocked the boat, and ruined one or two bottom planks as a result of transport. Also, the boat was blocked bow down. At the time, she was very tight, and collected rain water. Sadly, this caused rot damage to the forward frames, keelson, and potentially the lower stem and floor timbers. The planks have survived unscathed as she is planked entirely of white cedar. From the pictures, it’s difficult to see any frame damage, so she may be a very good candidate for simply having the frame bottoms rebuilt and scarfed into the original uppers. As with any boat this age, refastening would automatically be a good idea, but the undamaged areas appear to still be fair and true.

“The REALLY bad part is this boat is facing a chainsaw as of 10/1/09. You don't often find these boats in such unmolested condition, needing only to be brought back. This is truly one of the more worthy restoration projects I have come across, and it would be absolutely shameful to see her cut up. This boat was purchased and shipped from TN to PA just 9 months ago by the current owner as a restoration project. As it often goes, life has gotten in the way, and this boat must now leave where it’s being stored by truck or by dumpster.”  (PA)

*** THE 1940 RICHARDSON LITTLE GIANT 25' HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. ***

* BYB subscribers with online accounts can <CLICK HERE> and be directed to a BYB website page with the owner's contact info plus any additional available photos. You will be asked to login first before being redirected to the appropriate page.

* BYB subscriber BUT no online account set up yet? Send me an email at the following address -- please identify the boat and issue number in the subject line -- and I'll send you the boat details:

SUBJECT:  1940 RICHARDSON LITTLE GIANT 25' (#45)

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* Not a BYB subscriber and seriously interested in saving this classic sailing vessel?  Send me an email to the address above -- please identify the boat and issue number in the subject line -- and I'll send you the boat details. Warning: I will attempt to convince you to become a Bone Yard Boats subscriber. (Just do it; you know you want to.)

 


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