This Stevenson Weekender was built by a professional boat builder for his children being carefully modified for better sailing characteristics and safety. She is a wonderful little boat for protected waters, easy to handle and very stable.
This boat was heavily built. All added framing is 4/4 cypress. A modified keel depth of 14" running the entire length of the hull added weight below the water line which greatly improved her stability allowing for better tracking and eliminated poor handling in a stiff breeze. Heavily glassed garboard planks add keel strength as well as hull stiffness.
This boats deck, cabin house roof and hatches will support the weight of an adult without flexing. She is glue and galvanize screw constructed. All deck fittings are through bolted with stainless steel hardware and backing plates.
Mast step, partners and added deck framing are all of solid cypress. Bow sprit is through bolted and laminated with a solid 2" cypress pad for added rigidity to foredeck.
A bridge deck was added to cockpit for additional safety and hull stiffness plus allows for battery storage down below out of cabin area.
Cabin is much larger as well allowing for much added comfort down below.
Boat is equipped with a 12 volt switch panel providing cabin, running and anchor lights along witth a 12 volt outlet. There are six round port-lights made from 1/8" Lexan.
Decks are covered with 6 oz. fiberglass cloth and three coats of West System epoxy.
Hull is same but with five coats and cloth is doubled at the chine.
Toe rails are solid laminated fir and coated with epoxy as well.
All bright work is mahogany and docking hardware is oversized.
She sails flat even in winds to 18 knots. Full length cockpit coamings keep her dry in rough seas. A robust cabin slider hatch adds seaworthiness and a salty appeal.
This boat was built to last!
A full list of modifications are available upon request as well as many additional photos.
Boat has sailed coastal Lake Huron as well as many inland lakes from Michigan to South Carolina. She has appeared in many wooden boat shows throughout the midwest and southeast including stops at Georgetown, SC., Southport, NC. and the Presque Isle show in northern lower Michigan. She made a special appearance at the Small Boat Symposium during the Tall Ships Festival in Bay City, MI. summer, 2010.
All exterior paint finishes are marine grade and cockpit sole along with both hatch covers are epoxy sealed 1088 marine ply.
She's ready to sail and comes with a Mercury 4h.p. 2 stroke outboard, dock lines, cockpit shade awning, bow anchor with 4' chain and 100' rode, a deep cycle Stowaway house battery and an oversized trailer with a swing-a-way tounge that will fit in a standard garage!