With a tear in my eye I am ready to let my Passagemaker Dinghy go. Besides the PMD, I have built three kayaks (a Night Heron Hybrid, a Shearwater Sport Hybrid and a fully stripped Petrel). Now I am contemplating my next build, another sailboat - another lap-strake hull.
Alas, in order to build my next boat, I am forced to make some room in my residential boat yard and thus I have decided to make C-Lute available for sale. This dinghy has everything your heart desires and she is in tip-top shape. She can move on a wisp of air yet can take 15 - 20 knots without a problem.
Included are the following:
- One Passagemaker Dinghy (painted in Hatteras White lower strakes and bright upper strake)
- The bright work is protected by interlux schooner varnish - with top coats of satin varnish
- 2 stations of bronze oar locks
- 8' spoon blade oars
- stitched on leather on oars, boom and yard
- Tan-bark Lug Sail (upgrade) with reef points
- sail and spar bag
- hi-end Ronstan Carbon Blocks on down-haul
- hi-end Ronstan Carbon Blocks and cam cleat on mainsheet
- Mahogany carved tiller extension
- Trailex trailer with special bow fitting for pram
- Spare tire
- "travel kit" a customized setup which allows you to trailer mast, spars, oars and dagger board safely and securely
Asking $3,500 (essentially a little less than the direct material costs)
Boat located in Pittsburgh, PA
If interested, communicate via email email@example.com
So, how - you may ask - can you stand it... letting go of my baby? My answer: that's how any builder of fine musical instruments must feel... and yet - there is comfort in letting someone else enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Here are some current pictures: