Luders L-24 class one design sloop built in 1947. Rare opportunity to own a restored classic. Sleek, fast, and beautiful racer for the traditionalist.
Builder: Luders Marine Construction Co
LOA: 38 ft
LWL: 24 ft
Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 6300 lbs
Ballast: 4500 lbs
Construction: hot molded mahogany plywood hull, diagonal veneers; laminated mahogany backbone, rudder, and cabin house; laminated sitka spruce frames; plywood deck. Lead ballast, bronze fasteners.
Two rigs: 1. New teardrop-section sitka spruce mast, built according to original specifications by Dexter Cooper in 2001; internal halyards, three winches, seven coats varnish; needs hardware and rigging. 2. Oval section aluminum mast, external halyards, SS standing rigging, Dacron running rigging, complete and stepped. Spruce boom.
Sails: Doyle Main, 1999, excellent condition, lightly used 5 seasons; Sobstad main, 1987, also light use over four seasons; older Hathaway main; 150 genoa; Sobstad working jib; spinnaker, drifter by Sobstad in 1987; used only four seasons, in excellent condition.
Layout: Double berth forward, two single berths in main cabin; new 4 inch berth cushions, new cockpit cushions.
Rebuilding work (concluded 2001; stored indoors until November 2010 launch): The ballast was dropped and the keel plank replaced from stem scarf to rudder post. Two-thirds of the underbody was re-laminated with 1/8” Honduras mahogany veneers, edge-scarfed and epoxy glued. New floor timbers, additional laminated frames amidships; new keel bolts, all other fasteners also renewed. New mast step with gripe fitted beneath it at the forefoot scarf; laminated ring frame girdling hull at main chainplates. Frames and knees renewed where necessary. New 5/16” Sapele deck covered with Zylol, deck beams replaced where necessary. Rudder reworked, faired and epoxy sheathed. New bronze gudgeons. Interior skin sanded, epoxy saturated, and varnished. Exterior surface of the hull epoxy sheathed with one layer Zylol, with two additional layers of 8 oz. glass between the underside of the keelplank and top surface of the ballast. Cabin reworked with additional layer of veneer on coach roof.
Electrics: VHF, masthead lights.
Misc: Fortress anchor, mainsail cover, manual and electric bilge pumps, twin headstays, breaker panel, docklines, 3 fenders, 2 Lewmar 40ST bronze genoa winches, Lewmar 30ST bronze mainsheet winch, other misc. winches; new cockpit cushions (2013).