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This design by Nathanial Greene Herreshoff was originally built out of wood by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island and in later years (also in wooden construction) by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard in Quincy, Massachusetts and was / is known to generations of sailors as the Herreshoff 12 ½.
In 1938 the design was given an above-transom tiller and renamed the Fishers Island Sound Bull's Eye. In 1947 the rights were purchased by The Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company and a new version was created by the original designer's son, (A. Sidney DeWolff Herreshoff) to be built in fiberglass construction and incorporating a cuddy cabin, a modern Marconi rig and aluminum spars.
This final version of the classic Herreshoff 12 ½ would be named the Cape Cod Bulls Eye. Proof that “you can’t get enough of a good thing” is that since being first designed in 1914 there have been well over 2,000 wooden versions of the 12 ½’s built and easily 1,000 fiberglass Bulls Eye are on the water today. While the construction methods, deck and rigging may have changed over time the hull shape has remained the same and these boats are still in production to this day.
Designer: Nathanial Herreshoff / A. Sidney DeWolf Herreshoff
Builder: Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Year Built: 1972
Manufacturers (CCS) Hull Number 5-72
LOA: 15’, 8 ½”
LWL: 12’, 6 ¾”
Beam: 5’, 10”
Draft: 2’, 5”
Displacement: 1,350 lbs.
Ballast: 750 lbs.
Sail Area: 140 sq. ft.
Construction by Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company begins by prepping and spraying the gelcoat into the molds followed by hand-laid fiberglass mat.
Flat area of the deck are reinforced to enhances rigidity of flat surfaces.
The hull, cockpit floor and deck are fiber-glassed together creating two flotation tanks, one under the floor and the other in the bow.
Together these tanks keep the boat afloat even when full of water.
The lead keel, weighing 750 lbs., is externally installed with five stainless steel keel bolts. In the final stages of construction, vinyl rub rail is installed for protection.
Teak toe rails and cockpit coamings are installed.
The varnished ash tiller and keel-hung fiberglass rudder are attached with pintles and gudgeons.
Topsides and decks are White painted awlgrip
Foredeck non-skid is Light Gray painted awlgrip
Cockpit seats are White painted awlgrip
Bottom is Green anti-fouling paint
Cockpit sole is Gray gelcoat
Single-spreader, fractionally-rigged sloop configuration
Zephyr Spars anodized aluminum mast and spreaders
Zephyr Spars anodized aluminum boom
Forespar anodized aluminum spinnaker pole
Stainless steel 1x19 standing rigging (shrouds and headstay) with turnbuckle rigging tension adjusters
Marlow double-braid running rigging (halyards and sheets)
Spinnaker sheets new in 2020
Jib sheets, main sheets and halyards new in 2017
Harken blocks, fairleads and cam cleats new in 2017
Mainsail (North Sails)
Jib (North Sails)
Tri-radial Spinnaker (Quantum Sails)
Main sail cover
Boom tent / Cockpit cover
Polished stainless steel stem fitting
Polished stainless steel bow chocks
Cast aluminum bow cleat
Polished stainless steel chain plates
Cast bronze stern quarter cleats
Varnished teak toe rails
Varnished teak cockpit coamings and taff rail
Varnished teak lazzerette hatch door
Fenders (2) and dock lines
Manual bilge pump
Varnished ash tiller
Varnished boom crutch
Custom single-axle road trailer (Maine registered)
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