Solid wood Chamberlain Dory Skiff rigged for sail, on trailer SF Bay Area, $6500


Solid wood Chamberlain Dory Skiff, hull built by the SF Maritime Museum boat building class taught by Simon Watts in 1994. Solid Douglas fir planks over white oak frames fastened with copper rivets; otherwise all silicon bronze fasteners and hardware. I purchased it in 2005 and rigged it for sail, using white oak for the centerboard case, mast step and partners, kickup rudder and bowsprit partner. Bowsprit and mast are CVG doug fir, centerboard is two layers of Meranti marine ply glassed with a lead weight.

Hull is 13′ 6″ long, LOA just under 16′ with bowsprit. Bottom was treated with Smith’s CPES, faired and glassed up to the top of the garboard strake for display at the 2015 and 2016 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Handmade 8′ oars are solid spruce. Two jibs and one mainsail with a deep reef, rigged with either standard tiller or yoke steering. On a galvanized 2004 EZ Loader trailer in Richmond, CA

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  1. I am interested in replacing my (now decomissioned) Chamberlain dory. Please send available photos and information. Thanks, Edward Potter, Ivoryton (Essex) Conn.

  2. Hello,

    She looks lovely, and I’m looking for a sturdy daysailer for Richardson Bay. (My husband sails and maintains an 1889 cutter, so she’d be in good hands.)

    Saw your craigslist ad yesterday (5/30/20),, but now it’s expired, so am hoping this finds its way to you.

    Thank you,
    Mary Beth

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