Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Sold the Noe Mar to a great family in Port Hadlock.
May she sail forever

Friday, June 26, 2020


I sold the Noe Mar to great people with sailing teens...time to pass her on. 
Since it was friends, she went for a low price and now I no longer need to work on her. 
A great vessel with a lot of memories.

Thanks Jeff, Kristan and family

Monday, June 03, 2019

Since my heart attack, I do need to sell the Noe Mar. 

New price:      $32,900   OBO

This great boat is equipped to sail off shore, and has taken 60 knot storms without any fear (the Skipper was concerned :-) She has had the hull gone over...she needs bottom paint. 

Looking for a New Home

Saturday, June 11, 2016

For Sale

Some time this year, I will sell the Noe Mar, a Seagoer Yawl...I have well over $100,000 in her, but she has taken me to Mexico and back, plus around San Juan Islands.  Been a blast.

I just repaired her hull and now am going for top side paint.  Ok, so I am 80 years old, two shoulder surgeries and it is time to pass her on to a younger person.

Her Value is listed at $75,000 (surveyed)....but I want to get her a new home, & hopefully to someone who appreciates her history...I will even throw in a few books on her & her sister ships that are famous.  HARRY PIDGEON & others.

If you are qualified as a ship wright or a student at the Wooden boat School, I am willing to take payments...at no interest...but otherwise, make me a deal I cannot refuse.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Home & repairs

I got the Noe Mar into her berth, years ago, tuned up the engine, found why it didn't run right:-)  Due to a collapsed intake tube.

Replaced the tube & started going over everything.  One thing leads to another.

Motored over to the wooden boat show and lost a prop on my Kiwi Prop.  Hauled her & installed my back up prop (Michigan 3 blade).  Whew, thanks Jerry for your help getting her their & back.

I decided last fall to haul her & repaint her hull (been a while)...so here it is:
Then they found the deck fiberglass was coming loose, so after the paint was stripped, the deck edges were all glassed......oops, found some iron sickness in a spot or so on the port side.

 Also, found one keel bolt that needed replace, so here is Kit using his keel bolt extractor...built a new one, with grease fittings & installed it.

New planks, new keel bolt, new paint job & $20,000 poorer...I do need to sell this gal.  A great boat but I am getting too old to do all the work.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Here is a video I took when we sailed into the Straights of Juan de Fucia a few years ago.
Sorry about the quality & it being vertical but what does one expect from an Ancient Mariner?

Sunday, December 15, 2013