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33′ L. Francis Herreshoff Araminta Ketch

This beautifully kept L. Francis Herreshoff Araminta Ketch was originally built at Lee’s Boat Shop and has been cared for by Rockport Marine. The boat was repowered in 2014 and has been left in pristine condition in storage for the past few years. She is ready to sail and located in mid-coast Maine.

Design and Construction Summary:

The vessel was originally designed by L. Francis Herreshoff for traditional wood plank on frame construction. COMMON SENSE was built by Paul Rogers at Lee’s Boat Shop using the cold molded wood construction. In cold molded construction a mold frame is constructed over which mahogany strips are bent, epoxied and tacked together. The construction of COMMON SENSE reportedly has four layers of ¼” mahogany. Each layer is saturated with epoxy and tacked to the next layer. There are only a few bottom frames in the area of the keel. The construction and the bulkheads give the hull the
rigidity it needs. The vessel is fitted with floor timbers in the area of the keel bolts and the mast step. The deck of the vessel is built of marine plywood with Dynel cloth over and saturated in epoxy. The superstructure is a low profile trunk cabin of mahogany with a coach roof of plywood with Dynel over. The vessel is ketch rigged with both masts being of the box type construction. Auxiliary power is provided by a two cylinder Westerbeke diesel engine that is located behind the companionway. Removable panels give reasonable service access to the engine. The interior layout of the vessel has a small chain locker forward followed by a vee berth with the water tank and storage below. Next aft is the main cabin. Forward in this cabin is a “U” shaped settee with general storage below. The galley is aft to port and starboard. The stove and sink are to starboard and the icebox is to port. The surface of the icebox doubles at the nav station. Centered aft is the companionway with the engine located behind.

LOA: 33′

LWL: 28’3″

Beam: 8’6″

Draft: 5′

Gross Ton: 7

Net Ton: 6

Ballast: External Lead

 

Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff

Builder: Lee’s Boat Shop

Built: 1982

 

Construction:

Topsides: Cold Molded Mahogany

Bottom: Cold Molded Mahogany

Stem: Clipper Bow with Laminated Mahogany Stem

Stern: Transom Stern of Mahogany

Frames: 1 1/8″ x 1 1/2″ Laminated Oak on bottom only

Floor Timbers: 1 1/8″ and 1 1/2″ oak sided

Fasteners: Cold molded with limited fastenings

Deck Beams: 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ Laminated Mahogany & Ash on 11″ Centers

Decks: Plywood with Dynel over

Keel: Full Laminated Heel with Lead Ballast

Superstructure: Low profile trunk cabin of mahogany

Bulkheads: Plywood Partitions

 

Interior:

FOREPEAK FORWARD FOR ANCHOR RODE STORAGE. NEXT AFT IS A VEE BERTH AREA WITH WATER TANK & STORAGE BELOW. THE MAIN CABIN IS NEXT AFT WITH “U” SHAPED SETTEE HAVING GENERAL STORAGE BELOW. THE GALLEY IS AFT TO PORT AND STARBOARD. CENTERED AFT IS THE COMPANIONWAY UP TO THE COCKPIT. THE ENGINE IS LOCATED BEHIND THE COMPANIONWAY

 

Hardware:

Deck Harware: Cast Bronze

Steering Gear: Tiller

Ground Tackle: Danforth 1300, Chain Lead – 200′ 1/2 Nylon 3 Strand

Winches: Deck: 2 Barboas 32 STBNZ; Mast: 2 Barient #10BNZ

 

Electronics:

Radio: Icom IC-M55 VHF

Compass: 12-V Raymarine ST60+Compass

Depth Finder: Raymarine ST60+ Digital Depth

Speed/Distance: Raymarine ST60+ Boat Speed and Wind

Running Lights: 12-V DC

Anchor Light: 12-V DC

 

Machinery:

Diesel Engine

Westerbeke 12D-Two

No. Cyls: 2

RPM: 3000

HP:12

Year 2013

Approx Speed: 5 KT

Engine Bed: Oak

Reduct. Gear: ZF Marine Gear

Engine Cooling: Closed Fresh Water

Ventilation: Atmosphere

Fuel Pump: 12V

Bowls: Metallic

Filters: Racor

Exhaust Silencer: In Line Pot Water Lift

Cooled: Raw Water

Exhaust Line: Wet Exhaust Rated Hose

Engine Alternator: 12-V 30 amp

Controls: Single Lever

Shaft Logs, Type: BNZ

Stuffing Box: Flax

Propeller Shafts: Stainless Steel

Struts: Single Arm Bronze

Bearings: Cutlass – Rubber

Rudder: Keel Hung Wood

 

Pumps/Through Hulls:

Bilge Pumps: 12-V Rule 2000 Auto, Manual Diaphragm

Pumps: Manual Galley FW, 12-V Galley Sink Drain, 12-V Cockpit Sump

Through Hull Fittings: Bronze Seacocks

 

Tanks: 

Fuel: Diesel – 1 20 GL Rectangle

Material: Stainless Steel with Welded Tabs

Location: Below Bridge Deck

Filling Lines & Vents: USCG Type A Fill Hose; USCG Taype B vENT hOSE

Valves: Pet Cock; In line

Fuel Lines and Connections: USCG Type B Hose

Additional Fuel: Alcohol for Cooking

 

Water Tanks: 1 – 25 GL fit to hull in the bow

Material: Aluminum

 

Mast & Rigging:

Mast: Main and Mizzen Sitk Spruce

Booms: Main and Mizzen solid Sitk Spruce

Standing Rigging: 1 x 19 Stainless Steel wire with spliced ends

Running Rigging: Dacron Braid

 

Galley: 

Stove: 2 Burner gimbaled alcohol

Individual Burner Controls

Stainless Sink

Refrigeration: Top Loading Icebox

 

Electrical:

Batteries: 2 – 12-V

Lighting: 12-V DC

Wiring: Multi-Stranded PVC Jacketed Copper Wire

Switchboard: 12-V DC Circuit Breaker Panel fed via MVP switch

Circuit Breaker: 12-V DC

 

Price $140,000
Name Common Sense
Type Sail
Length 33 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer L. Francis Herreshoff
Classification Ketch

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