I'm from a Drascombe family and grew up on a Lugger. I bought two of these Dabbers and a Scaffie for my father to fix up and use and chose which to use, but he really wanted a Drascombe Lugger or Longboat.
He fixed up and cleaned up one of the Dabbers before we bought the Lugger for him. I'm selling all three of the boats.
The Scaffie and other Dabber will be listed separately.
All running rigging is in excellent condition.
Sails are great, but main a bit faded - though strong. (have sail bags for all three)
No cracks or structure issues
Spars varnished and tight - no rot
Anchor road and chain great (Danforth 15lbs)
Floor boards strong
Oars are bright and leathered with marlin "collars"
Comes with used trailer in good shape.
All teak recently sanded and cleaned (not oiled or varnished yet - father likes raw teak).
Boat is in excellent operating condition in terms of gear, sailing, etc - cosmetics are not perfect.
Bat needs some cosmetic attention since my father did not get that far in his fixing up.
Gel coat is a 5.5 out of 10 - really need a paint job if you are fussy so to speak
Some crazing in cockpit
No motor included (I have a 6hp 2 stroke for an extra $500)
Couple chips here and there
Gunnels trim has a few cracks in it - nothing structural, just at tight bends
Transom cross board (where mainsheet traveler is attached), has a missing piece (seems the traveler pressure must have split this piece off).
New holes are there for traveler and all works fine, BUT I would make new holes through gunnels drilled horizontally so this weak point is fixed.
There you have it - strong great boat that needs some makeup if you are looking to make her look new - needs nothing else if you are not concerned and just want get out and sail.
Can deliver close to you (within reason) between mid Maine and North of NYC - I'm limiting this to about 45 mins inland from the coast.
Can meet you anywhere there abouts as well.
I can also help you set up a U-Ship bid to have it delivered.