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54' Custom Gaff Rigged Schooner '84 "Frank Edmund"
The FRANK EDMUND is a replica of a late 1700's/early 1800's Gloucester fishing schooner. It is a full displacement hull and all running rigging is traditional of that period. Built by the owner, a shipwright since 1957, over a span of 21 years. The keel was laid in 1984, and she was splashed in 2005. The bow sprit, masts, and booms were built by Bill Clarke, a San Diego boat builder. Her hull is cold molded of 7 layers of 3/8" plywood, fiberglassed completely on the exterior, and fiberglassed to the waterline on the interior. The drive unit is hydraulic, and the main engine is mounted in a transverse position on the portside in the salon inside an insulated box to reduce noise. The generator is mounted similarly on the starboard side. Bow and stern thrusters make her quite maneuverable. The rigging is stainless wire, and the masts are tabernacled. There is a davit system on the stern with a rowing dinghy. Much of the hardware on the boat is custom bronze, and polished to a high gloss. She has sailed from San Francisco Bay to San Diego with many enjoyable hours of sailing.
Enter the companionway from the pilothouse through a storm hatch. A ladder lands you in the salon where there are opposing settees port and starboard, cabinetry, wall mounted heater, generator and main engine enclosures. The floor is made up of interlocking panels. The interior was custom built. Beautiful museum quality woodwork and workmanship is evident from bow to stern.
Moving forward from the salon is a gangway midships with private bunk rooms to port and starboard. A ladder mounted on the port wall of the gangway is an emergency exit through a deck hatch. Farther forward is a head and vanity.
Moving aft from the salon is a dining room to port with a large gimballed table. Across from the dining area is a U-shaped galley with double stainless sinks, counter space, stove/oven, and full-sized refrigerator.
Aft of the galley and dining area is the master stateroom. Large head with shower/tub and vanity is to starboard, then aft is the queen bed, and on port is a settee aft, and navigation station forward of that. Forward of the nav station is a large pantry with washer/dryer.
There is ample storage under and behind all settees.
110V Kenmore refrigerator
3-burner Force 10 propane stove with oven
Pressure fresh water system
Double stainless steel sink
Bronze fresh-water hand pump
Bronze salt-water hand pump
ST60 wind speed and direction
ST60 speed and distance logs
ST60 depth sounder
Raymarine ST8002 autopilot
Raymarine C120 GPS
Raymarine C120 chart plotter
Icom m802 SSB radio
Last Watch II helmsman minder
12V DC and 110V AC
(6) total batteries
(3) AGM house batteries
(2) main engine start batteries
(1) battery for generator
Newmar12-1800 IC Perfect Wave Inverter/converter
Northern Lights M673D.e 5-kW generator
Shore power cord
75-lb CQR with chain and rode
30-lb Danforth with rode
Anchor and steaming lights
Bow pulpit and rails
Lifelines and stanchions
Hooka diving system
Cold-molded of (7) layers of 3/8” plywood, fiberglassed exterior with interior b=fiberglass to the waterline
Actual LOA: 66’ 6”
Last bottom paint – June 2021
Marine survey by Kells Christian & Company
Hull was continuously surveyed by marine surveyors throughout construction. Those surveys are available on request.
Hull termite-treated by Harbor Pest Control May 18, 2021
Wire standing rigging
Wood deck-stepped mast
(2) mast-mounted winches
Yard for square sail
Fresh water cooled engine
4-blade fixed prop
Fuel transfer system
“Sidepower” 25hp bow and stern thrusters
Fuel filters with primer pump
Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves
Cockpit engine controls (on aft deck)
Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation
(1) manual and (4) electric bilge pumps
Manual hydraulic tiller steering
(2) electric heads with macerator and booster macerator pumps
Galley sink macerator
Dickenson 1200 BTU (approx.) heater/fireplace with glass door
(2) 15-gal electric water heaters, forward and aft
(8) life jackets
(6) handheld auto halon fire extinguishers in generator and engine compartments
Avon 8-man life raft (needs inspection)
Bell and air horn
(1) jack line
(2) throw rings
All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.