Fall 2009 (Issue No. 45)
FREE 1929 ATLANTIC ONE DESIGN
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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:
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