I saw a 26 something guy who bought an Owens 40’ boat for his first boat. I had observed it in the marina for the past several years. No idea which year. This is one of 50 wooden hulled boats built between 1944 and 1955. He and a friend were stripping the red ablative paint from the hull. I do not think it would be a good boat choice for a person new to sailing. The new owner will have a steep learning curve.
Just stumbled upon this thread googlingMy bet it will be sold before he sails it.
After enough time the effort to restore a boat, especially a wood one.can eat away your enthusiasm for completing and sailing it.
my boat (everyone googles their boat right?).
I’m guessing we met while Mariah was in dry dock. I am a young guy (not 26). Mariah is the first sailboat I have owned (I have sailed other boats). She is a 1947 Owens Cutter. 40’ LOA. And we have had a steep learning curve. Kinda checks all the boxes. Let’s go sailing sometime.
Since relaunching in July, we have gone sailing 9 times and spent one night at anchor (unfortunately we also live land lives and have been very busy). Getting a feel for the rig and sail inventory that we have has been a blast. And, we learn every time we step onboard.
We have done a ton of work and there remains much to do. But we think she is a choice sailboat. And is certainly the right boat for us right now.
Here are some sailing photos
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