Old Mack’s Tales

January 30, 2012

OldMack’s 17 Foot Sloop

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ron McKinney aka "OldMack" @ 6:47 pm
Located in Mack's back yard in Seminole, Florida.  There's a trailer for it and a 4hp Johnson kicker

Ron sailing his boat solo on Boca Ciega.  Photograph by Christine McKinney taken using her telephoto lens.

Christine and Ron were partners in the building of this boat from Ron’s design in their own back yard.   The hull of their boat is laminated wood and epoxy sheathed in epoxy saturated Dynel cloth.  It has a stainless steel centerboard and a dry storage compartment forward of the mast and main bulkhead.  The cockpit sole is spruce planked and when padded makes a good bed.  Spars are aluminum by Kenyon.  Sails, main and jib, are of Dacron.  There is sufficient flotation fore and aft to prevent sinking if swamped.

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