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Issuma, a 50' Damien II, steel schooner Messages in this topic - RSS

Richard Hudson
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12/31/2017
Richard Hudson
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Thanks, Simon.
Richard
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Simon Currin
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12/31/2017
Simon Currin
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Thanks Richard I enjoyed reading about your boat and Your voyages.
Simon

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Simon Currin
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Richard Hudson
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12/30/2017
Richard Hudson
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I have a Damien II centerboard steel schooner, built in France by META in 1981.

The unusual thing about these boats is that all the ballast (4.5 tons of lead) in the boat is in the centerboard. So the centerboard is always down and locked when sailing (3.2m / 10.5' sailing draft), but it can be raised (with an electric winch) when motoring, or at anchor, or when taking the ground.

There is quite a bit of information about this boat on my website at http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/issumaboat
I'm always interested in talking with owners of similar vessels.

Richard
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