1971 Marieholm International Folkboat, designed by Tord Sunden. Restored and refitted in 2004 by John C. Harris.
Prospect Bay, 2004.
I started in 2003 with an empty shell.
Fresh paint and an epoxy bottom.
All new standing and running rigging and LPU-coated Proctor spars.
Monitor windvane fitted.
The re-launch after 10 months of work.
Note ventilation hatch in coach roof.
Fall cruising, 2004.
The interior was completely removed for updates and refinishing, and new cushions made.
The electrical system was new from scratch. A solar panel and an 8-watt Rutland wind generator always provided more than enough electricity for lights, instruments, autopilot, and laptop charging. The last three years I owned the boat, I sailed engineless.
Upwind in 20 knots. When ocean-crossing plans were sidelined by work and life commitments, the Monitor windvane was replaced by a tiller pilot.
Single-handing in heavy air.
Ghosting along on autopilot, with new dodger, circa 2007.
West River, 2007.
A boat that was always hungry for the horizon. I sold the boat in 2012 to an experienced sailor who now lives aboard.