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Sailboat Sales Co
This boat, designed by George Buehler and built of wood, has a displacement hull and is intended as a long distance, economical, live-aboard cruiser, capable of crossing oceans in relative comfort at a steady, slow, efficient speed. Hand crafted by Wayne Shibley Wooden Boats LLC, constructed of douglas fir wood with silicone bronze fasteners, everything is strong and heavy duty for serious cruising.
Uses 1.5 gallons of fuel per hour on average at 6 to 7 knots. Two fuel tanks totaling 500 gallons.
Wood is still a good boatbuilding material, maintenance is simple and can be done with hand tools, wood is a natural, renewable material, available everywhere, it insulates, it is strong and can be fashioned to please the eye.
The hull is constructed traditional Douglas fir, 1-1/2” thick carvel planking, silicone bronze screw fastened to sawn Douglas fir framing. Cabins are fir plywood over fir framing covered with 2 layers 12 oz vectra cloth and west epoxy. Decks and cabin tops are one layer 3/4” fir t&g, 2 layers 3/8” ply covered by 3 layers 12 oz. vectra cloth and west epoxy . Deck and cabin beams are laminated Douglas fir.