John Alden Bain, Miller & Son Schooner for sale in United States of America for $89,900 (£64,354)

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Price
$89,900 (£64,354)
Year
1926
LOA
14 m
Engine Make
Perkins
Beam
3.2 m
Engine Model
4-108
Draft Max
1.8 m
Engine Count
1
Hull Material
Wood
Fuel
diesel
Boat Type
Sail
Location
Poulsbo, WA
RB Ref
RB130679


About this John Alden Bain, Miller & Son Schooner

‘Wanderlure II’ is a spectacular example of a well-executed restoration of a John Alden design schooner. Her sail plan is that of a staysail schooner for ease of handling and the ability to fly many combinations of sails. The new decks are of one-half inch Silver Bali. The galley features a propane stove with oven, well insulated ice box, stainless steel counters and leaded glass paneled counter storage.  Abundant light, ventilation, propane heat and sleeping up to four. With plentiful storage and larger water tanks, fresh bottom and topsides paint, this vessel is ready to go to sea.  Fresh bottom and topsides paint. ( August 2016) 

History

‘WANDERLURE II’ was launched in 1926 at the premier Richardson Boat Yard in City Island New York and brought out to Newport Beach California in 1927 by H.H. Larkin.  Having spent her life in Southern California until 1990 where she was brought to Puget Sound, where her current owners bought and took five years to completely restore her to better then new condition. A very capable vessel in any seaway she also had an impressive racing record in California from the 1920’s thru the 1980’s. Nine vessels were built to this John Alden design, including five schooners and four ketches.

Restoration

Varnished teak bulwarks, cap rails and transom were installed about 1970. Between 2000 thru 2005 she was rebuilt, reframed, refastened, recaulked with new Silver Bali decks installed and the cockpit rebuilt with new combings. The rest of the vessel was brought up to like new condition.

The interior was replaced in a traditional manner appropriate to the era with Honduras mahogany, leaded glass, stainless counters in the galley. A propane stove and a Dickinson propane bulkhead heater were installed in 2008.

Originally built with a gaff fore, she was changed to a staysail, along with a six foot taller foremast and a lengthening of the bowsprit. This was thought to have happened in the 1950’s. Bronze winches, Lofran DC chain/rode anchor windlass, varnished masts and a Perkins 4-108 diesel complete a spectacular vessel.

Construction

  • Planking; Honduras mahogany 1 1/8" caulked and payed
  • Fastenings; bronze #12,14 x 2 1/2" x 3" long above the water line
  • Fastenings; galvanized #12, 14 x 3 1/4" below the water line
  • Framing; original 2" x 2 1/2" steam bent white oak on 12" centers
  • Renewed framing of white ash was epoxy saturated, bent to shape and fastened to the hull
  • Main deck completely renewed over original 2" x 3" decking by addition of 1/4" plywood and 1/2" Silver Bali over plywood in epoxy, grooved and payed
  • Floors; 2 1/2" oak
  • Clamp; 1 5/8"
  • Shelf; 1 5/8" x 3" 
  • Bilge clamp; 1 5/8" x 2 1/2" 
  • Deck and House beams; 1 3/8" x 2 1/4"
  • Ballast keel; iron 10,000 lbs. 1 1/2" diameter keel bolts
  • Back bone; 8" wide x depth as necessary
  • Bulwarks; teak capped with teak

Deck

Sail hoisting; 

       Main               Two #10 Barient

       Formast          Three #10 Barient 

       Main Halyard  Merrimar #2

Sheet Winches;

                             Two #22 Barient

                             Two #21 Barient 

Anchoring;

                              DC power up Lofrans windlass

                              45 lb CQR

                              200' 5/16"  Galvanized chain

                              25 lb Danforth (Two)

                              55' 5/16" Galvanized chain

                              200' 3/4" nylon rode  

Accommodations

From the companionway enter the main cabin with the galley port accommodating the stove and oven.  The galley starboard features the sink and ice chest.  Moving forward the mainmast holds the folding table and to port and starboard are generous seating areas that can be used as berths.  On the port forward bulkhead is the Dickinson propane cabin heater and opposite to starboard on the forward bulkhead is a leaded glass storage cabinet.  Moving forward entering the forward cabin, the head is to port with hanging storage to starboard.  The large V-berth has shelves to either side.  Forward at the bow is the chain locker.   

Rigging

  • Rigging; Stainless Steel 7/16" and 1/2" 1x19 wire
  • Mainstays; 1/2"  Head-stays; and all wire 7x19
  • All rigging swagged to loop mast then wrapped with sewn leather covers
  • Turnbuckles; 1/2" Bronze
  • Runners to rail cap; 3/8" wire
  • Masts are solid; mainmast is close grain fir; foremast is sitka spruce. Both approximately 6" diameter
  • Both masts and booms inspected, worked over and refinished.  7/8" Stainless steel track on masts

Electrical

  • All ships wiring renewed by professional electrician in 2004
  • All running lights renewed to meet current codes
  • All interior lighting renewed or reworked
  • Master three way main battery switch
  • Four 6 volt batteries
  • Fused switches

Sails And Canvas

  • Sail covers and full boat cover
  • Main Sail
  • Main staysail
  • Foresail
  • Light air sails 
  • Three spinnakers
  • Genoa
  • Advance
  • Gollywobbler

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