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August 2017

1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38’ YAWL

HEART’S DELIGHT


FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

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FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL







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FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38’ YAWL

Former name DELIGHT III, inboard Westerbeke.

Will says, “After 13+ years of stewardship, this 87-year old yawl needs to be in the hands of a crazy boater that has the time and financial resources to complete her restoration.  HEART’S DELIGHT has spent the past (6) months ‘on the hard’ at a sailboat yard in a northern suburb of Dallas, TX. Previously she was docked at the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club since her re-launch in February, 2007. Sadly, the Texas summer heat has taken its toll on her bright work. I am willing to transfer stewardship (title) to an individual or organization in exchange for their commitment to pay for the loading and OTR transport of HEART’S DELIGHT to her new home.

According to a July 1930 article that appeared in the Rudder magazine, “She is from the board of Charles D. Mower, and is being built of composite construction in Holland… The profile shows a nice sheer, moderate ends and good freeboard. The beam is ample for fine stability, yet the sections are easy, and the fore and aft lines easy and sweet.”

In the July/August 2015 'Save A Classic' article in issue #245 of WoodenBoat magazine, Maynard Bray says, “She was set up and planked around wide-spaced steel frames, afterwards having two steam-bent oak frames installed between them. By 1993, her steel frames had pretty much rusted away, and her then owner covered her teak-planked hull with two diagonal layers of epoxied-on cypress veneers for strength and watertighness.”

Somehow, this 1930 yawl designed by American naval architect Charles D. Mower and built in Holland for a New York owner at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club ended up in Lake Travis in Texas. Her current owner found her in 2004 and undertook a major restoration of the boat, re-launching her in 2007 into Lewisville Lake, which is actually an engineered reservoir in North Texas.

Will says, “HEART’S DELIGHT has a rich and very well documented history and hopefully will once-again be able to be enjoyed by enthusiasts in the wooden boat sailing community near her original home.”


Asking FREE TO A GOOD HOME “…in exchange for bearing the cost of shipment, etc.”

Contact Will at [contact info removed.  Please see update below.  HEART'S DELIGHT has been adopted and is no longer available].

Dallas, TX.


PHOTOS: The blue hull photo near the top of the left column is from Lake Travis in 2004. As you go down the page, the photos are from her restoration in 2008, then 2015, and finally on the hard in 2017.


UPDATE 11/2/2017:  HEART'S DELIGHT Saved!

-----Original Message-----
From: Will
Sent: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
To: Bone Yard Boats
Subject: RE: Heart's Delight

Good afternoon David,

I wanted to follow-up my voice mail from Thursday, October 26th with an email reply.

Although Heart’s Delight has not yet been transported from Dallas to Charlotte, Cliff and I just completed a successful 1,000+ mile road trip to move her standing rigging, bronze hardware, and miscellaneous parts. Cliff flew into Dallas on Friday and we loaded a 16 foot cargo truck on Saturday.

I have a call in to [the trucking company] to confirm if the week after Thanksgiving Holiday is still-a-go for one of his Brownell Trailer/Rigs.

Cliff and his young family have a beautiful home with land that will be perfect for Heart’s Delight’s restoration and staging for her future re-location to the waters of Charleston, South Carolina.

As I wrote in my previous email, “Cliff is a man of his word” and I am honored to pass-on my stewardship of Heart’s Delight to him.

Thanks again for your enormous contribution to finding a new home for her. Even after 88 years, she still has life and a promising future; all which would not be happening without you and Bone Yard Boats.

Kindest Regards,

Will



FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

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