Updated Holt-designed traveler for better sail trim
Original Jeckell's main, jib and spinnaker. Also a like-new class-approved genoa from Jeckell's
Running rigging in good condition
Standing rigging is OK but old
Custom trailer with very good tires
This classic sailing dinghy was built in the early '60s (sail # 5435). I have owned it since 1979. More than 10,000 copies of this brilliant Jack Holt design have been splashed since its introduction in the '40s, and the boat is still actively raced in the UK. The GP ("general purpose") 14 is fast, responsive, well-mannered in all conditions, and beautiful.
Boat was constructed of mahogany plywood and mahogany timber, perhaps from a kit. In the early aughts, my sailing partner and I rebuilt the mast step, sanded the hull to bare wood, and epoxy coated it inside and out; the beaching strakes were removed, and the bottom was glassed (with an epoxy-graphite matrix) up to the waterline; then the boat received eight coats of varnish. At the same time, the trailer was redesigned to provide better support for the hull and it was rewired.
Twenty years later, the varnish is ready for a couple of new coats but the boat is otherwise in fair-to good condition. No rot, although there is a spot where water drains at the transom that has been problematic over the years. Boat has been stored under cover and used only a couple of times since the rehab was completed (photos of boat on Lady Bird Lake are from 2004; on-trailer pics from March 2018).
She wants a younger owner who will use her.
Currently, the only operational issues are the centerboard, which is very stiff to raise and lower, and the trailer lights, which aren't working.