LOA: 28' LWL: 24'
Beam: 6' 4" Draft: 3.75'
Displacement: 6550lbs Ballast: 3,360lbs
Sail Area: 269 sq' SA/D: 12.38
Cutaway forefoot-full keel / Masthead Ketch
A History of Caring Owners
We have cared for Dulcinea (although we almost always call her "Roz"), for about 13 years, we are the third owners, the first being Ted Kennedy of Lopez Island, then John Schnait of Seattle. We have mostly daysailed her on Lake Washington, although I took her up to the San Juans and the Port Townsend Show a few years ago. My son has cruised her in the San Juans and in South Sound. She has been shown at the Seattle Lake Union Wooden Boat show since we bought her, and has won and placed in wooden boat races at the boat shows.
Dulcinea is a simple boat, basically a big open boat with a cuddy, easy to see and maintain everything inside. "Rozinante is a partly decked-over whale boat with a ballast keel that will make her non-capsizable." Designed by L. Francis Herreshoff, she was built in 1983 by Hank Chamberlain on Lopez Island of beautiful clear Honduran Mahogany on Oak Frames. Built faithfully to Herreshoff‚s design with the addition of a sliding cabin hatch cover and elimination of the forward deck hatch, she is simply finished with a beige deck, white topsides, varnished mast and coamings and oiled cockpit interior. There are no thru-hull fittings and no electronics other than an electric bilge pump.
We painted the bottom and topsides annually, hull was wooded and refinished when we bought her, masts re-varnished at that time and twice since with touchups along the way. Last summer we refinished and repaired some minor problems on the deck, made improvements to keep those from reoccurring, put 7 coats of varnish on the masts, repainted the hull top and bottom. The cockpit is oiled, again for easy maintenance.With simple finishes, and a full mooring cover (including mast cover sleeves) it is surprisingly easy to maintain this traditionally built, wooden boat.
The original Hasse & Petrick sails are in excellent condition and Dulcinea has the Herreshoff specified 9 foot oar which will propel the boat at about 1.5 knots in calm water. The interior has two berths, a small galley cabinet, port-a potti, manual & electric bilge pumps. The 4hp Johnson outboard mounts on a removable bracket. Deck, topsides, bottom and masts were recently professionally refinished.
"You will find her a beautiful model that would have pleased the sailor of the past, and, as a beautiful sailbooat is ageless, she will still be in style long after the abortions of the present are forgotten, for every curve of her shape is for some specific reason and not some crazy whim of her designer to create a ridiculous controversy." LF Herreshoff
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