From the era when real men sailed... no ratchet blocks, no cam cleats, no auto bailers, no ball bearings, no dyneema, no wet-suits.
FOR SALE - 1947 International Fourteen built by Douglas & McLeod - US 360
This boat is the precursor to the common Thistle. Sandy Douglas just scaled up the lines.
A little background - I found this rare boat about 6 years ago. It's been stored indoors it's whole life for the last 70 years!
This is the first professionally built design that started the West Coast I14 development. It was mostly home builds and East Coast based before then.
I intended to do a full Bristol Restoration but sometimes life gets in the way. Too many boats, too many projects. I have to let this one go.
It's survived 70 years so far under good care. I'd like to have the new owner continue that tradition.
Everything is there and sound. I just wanted to make it look perfect but now I realize there is no time for me to work on her.
This boat is a kick in the butt to sail and gets tons of questions and compliments. Boat is watertight, still stiff and quick even by today's standards.
I would repaint the interior just for aesthetics but that's it. No rot, no delam, no issues.
Hot Moulded US Ply Construction (5 veneers laminated at opposing 45 deg) . Professionally sheathed in fiberglass to preserve integrity about 8 years ago.
Designed by Uffa Fox using the "Alarm" lines.
Spruce Triple Spreader hallow Mast w/internal halyard winches.
Miter Cut cotton Ratsey and Lapthorn (NY) sails from 1947. Still in good shape!
Mahogany slats with Oak rails. Foils are solid Mahogany.
All hardware is period correct. Mostly bronze.
White Hull with bright Transom.
This boat is an excellent example of US dinghy racing history. It should probably be in a museum.
Regretfully, this boat has to go as I have too many projects at the moment and not enough time.
For Sale - $1000 usd. Go see the ad in SA Classifieds under "dinghys".
More info here: http://cbifda.blogspot.com/2012/01/from-carbon-back-to-hot-molded-wood.html
PM for questions.