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Fall 2009 (Issue No. 45)

FREE 1929 ATLANTIC ONE DESIGN SAILBOAT

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1929 ATLANTIC ONE DESIGN SLOOP. Owner says, "I purchased the sloop back in 1997 from a man named Cross down in RI. It was headed for scrap at that time. I bought it on my birthday, December 31st, for $3500 which was all the money I had. I had it moved to Brownell Boatyard in Mattapoisett, MA, where I kept it for 3 years and worked on it on the weekends. I was living on Nantucket at the time and working as a carpenter. In 2000, I had it in the water for a week after working on the hull with my father-in-law. She swelled up nicely and stayed in the harbor for a week. The seepage stopped within three hours, and the battery was fresh at the end of a week. Then I moved it to my home in Centerville on Cape Cod. I had a man from Maine living briefly in the neighborhood, and he was helping me begin to restore it a little at a time. Against my specific direction, he went ahead and disassembled much of it and then moved on.

"My hopes of restoring the sloop at this time are not positive, so I would like to give it to someone who can do that. The boat had belonged to a man in Connecticut where he had raced it...I believe at out of Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport. I actually spoke to a man named Olsen who had known the previous owner and had raced on her. By his account, she was very fast and handled well in weather. He assured me that it was a wet ride. I am a bit of an amateur historian interested in the Wompanoag tribe. It is their custom to change their name at the onset of any great event or occasion. Massasoit, when deciding to go and do battle against the Pequod, a rival tribe along the shore of Connecticut, changed his name from Massasoit to Oosamequin (Yellow Feather). He was called this name at the time of his death. And so, I named the sloop Oosamequin, hoping to return to the shores of Connecticut to do battle with the Pequod once more (The Atlantic HQ of the Fiberglass Atlantic One Design fleet).

"At one point, I acquired another boom and another set of sails for it from an Atlantic that was being scrapped. So, it has two sets of sails that I believe are in good shape. Two booms in serviceable condition. The mast is in fair shape but has all the hardware attached and could be rejuvenated. All the stainless steel rigging and stays are here as well and 6 new stainless steel stay moorings that attach below the deck along the ribs amidships. These I had made up in Kingston, MA, at a custom metal fabricator and they are of super high grade SS. All the other fittings and such are present. The hull is mahogany and the ribs are made of laminated oak. I have a set of plans from Mystic Seaport that show everything. I also have an extensive file on her with photographs showing the original location and look of everything on deck and elsewhere that I will obviously give with the sloop. As far as I know she was built in Lemwerder, Germany and I do know that she is #74 and was built in 1929. Apparently, no documentation of this last part is obtainable because the shipyard was destroyed during WWll. I think the sloop is restorable and I know it will take a lot of work. I will tell you in all honesty, if I had the money and the time I would still do this project, as I'm completely sure this racer would be unbelievable to sail. According to Joe Olsen, she loved big wind! I sincerely hope we can find somebody to take her. ...she still has a nice shape and I only noticed a little bit of hogging aft on the port side but an oldtimer told me often this will come right out once she's in the water." Asking: FREE!   (Cape Cod, MA)  Contact...

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