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Summer 2010 (Issue No. 48)

1938 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS 42' SLOOP

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FREE 1938 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS 42' SLOOP SAVED. Paula and Michael of NH acquired this sailboat through the purchase of their home. They bought the house, and the boat was in the back yard. Fortunately, they appreciated the value of this vessel. Shortly after the Spring issue mailed in late April, this 1938 S&S 42' Sloop was the subject of a broad Bone Yard Boats email alert campaign. (If you didn’t receive the email, you may want to make sure that I have your email address.) In addition, while manning the Bone Yard Boats booth at this year's 19th Annual WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, I took the opportunity to talk up the S&S, along with other Summer issue boats, to the old boat fans that stopped by the booth. Two young guys who were crewing on sailboat at the show took interest in what I had to say about the Sparkman & Stephens, with Roger being particularly intrigued. I told him to check out the pictures on the BYB website and to let me know if he was wanted to take it to the next step and contact the owner. Early the next day, Roger was back at the booth -- he was most definitely interested in saving this classic vessel. I supplied him with the owner contact info when I returned to BYB HQ after the show, and I let the owners know that I had spoken with a guy named Roger that just might be "the one."

THIS JUST IN (7/14/10): "Hello David! Roger has contacted us this past weekend, he has been up to see, did an inspection inside and outside the vessel. He was pleased with the condition of the boat, (lack of dry rot) and loved the lines of the beauty. As of yesterday he called to confirm he will be taking the boat. We could not be more thrilled! They are a great couple with the resources to complete the task with the passion to drive them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you have saved a wonderful ship! --Mike and Paula"

-- Original posting below:

1938 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS 42' SLOOP

Bone Yard Boats received an interesting email from Paula and Michael. It seems that they acquired a 1938 Sparkman & Stephens 42' sloop through the purchase of their home. ["It came with the house" is a new one for me!]

Fortunately for the old boat community, Paula and Michael appreciate the beauty of this vessel, understand its intrinsic value, believe the boat to be worth restoring, and "would really like to give [her] to someone who will save her." In other words, she's FREE TO A GOOD HOME. They also have the original mast, boom, and engine.

In a recent email, Paula writes [and I edited slightly] the following:  "I (we) cannot tell you how glad ... we are you think you may help to save this fine work of art! We were told the boat was in the water about 8 to 10 years ago. Below please find what we have for information; I will type it directly as listed from the previous owner:

"Antique Bluewater Cruiser 1938 S + S (Sparkman + Stephens) sloop, 42' X approx 11' beam, cedar on oak, full lead keel, original Gray Marine flathead 4 cyl auxiliary (gas) w/genset, original boom and standing rigging (under cover), bronze hardware and fastening, all original, probably one-off, bearing no hull ID plate. CDX temporary redecking in poor condition, stripped below decks to bare hull, no canvas. [It's not clear if she's 42' length on deck or length overall.]

"... Formerly owned by Bath Iron Works engineer, last sailed Great Lakes as live a-board, provenance may still be established through Handy Boat Service Records.

"I am in great hopes you understand most of what I just typed, goodness knows I am guessing in most of it!"  -- Paula --

Asking: FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Transportation must be provided by taker.

* BYB subscribers with online accounts can <CLICK HERE> and be directed to a BYB website page with the owner's contact info plus 22 additional photos. You will be asked to login first before being redirected to the appropriate website page.

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

SUBJECT:  1938 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS 42' (#48)

Please note that the email address above is an image.  You cannot click on it.  You'll have to type it in.

* 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 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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