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Alden Malabar II design schooner, 42 ft., 2010
BRADNA ROSE a wooden gaff rigged schooner built by owner from John G. Alden's Malabar II design.
First launched April 2010.
Berthed at Sabine Pass, Texas (just south of Port Arthur). Hauled out for painting but should back in the water by January 2019, weather permitting.
42 feet 6 inches on deck plus 8 foot bowsprit equals 50 feet 6 inches overall.
Beam 11 feet 6 inches.
The fixed steel keel has a draft of 6 feet 3 inches.
Displacement about 30,000 pounds.
White oak frame, keel, and tail pieces.
Atlantic cedar planked shear to waterline.
Honduran mahogany (old growth) planked waterline to garboard keel.
Fiberglass covered 3/4 inch plywood deck.
Stainless steal fasteners (all set in lanolin).
80 HP Perkins 4-236 diesel and 4.8 KW Northern Light generator.
1/2 HP 110 AC Volt anchor winch.
Propane 2 burner stove with oven in galley.
Wood burning cabin stove.
Approximately 1000 sq. ft. of sail including main, foresail, and jib all with covers.
There are no know problems with the hull (or any of the wood), masts, rigging or sails.
Most of the electronics need to be replaced and there are some electrical wiring issues that are being worked on.
BRADNA ROSE was sailed frequently on the Texas Gulf Coast.
There is a 6 page article on the boat in Wooden Boat magazine issue 238 (May-June 2014). I can email the .pdf
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