Not mine but worthy of spreading the word.
1996 Custom Gaff Rigged Sloop
Isles Of Palms, SC
William Hand design, adapted and built by Mark Bayne (builder of Spirit of South Carolina)
Construction is 1 1/4″ Juniper strip planking with 2 layers of fir veneer, covered with two layers of 10 oz. cloth in epoxy
She is 35′ on deck and 31 LWL. Beam is 10′. She has a full keel and a draft of 54″
Powered by a Yanmar 3GM 30 F (27 hp). Fuel tank holds 55 gallons.
All sails were replaced in 2013 and are like new. Made by Leitz sails.
Bottom was painted June 2017 with two coats of antifouling paint.
This is a very capable offshore cruiser that has made several voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Central America.
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My life hasn’t always been pretty but, lucky for me, has been filled with pretty things: beaches, boats, girlfriends, wives, children, perfect waves, amazing storms, cocktails with tiny umbrellas in them, words written by thoughtful people with incredible hearts and minds.
I like so many things of the world but find it hard to fit them all in: old movies, small dogs that do tricks and large ones that take up half the pickup truck bench, oysters, water tinkling as it tumbles over smooth stones, grits, big flowers growing wild in the tropics, machine guns, fishing poles, motoring out slowly in morning fog while sweet rolls are baking in the sailboat’s small oven, dolphins that swim along side for awhile… Many other things too. Many. How will I ever find time for them all?
— Tim Bryant, Surf Director