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Drascombe Dabber 16ft., 1982

  • Length - 16ft
  • Weight - Approx 500lbs
  • Location - Deer Isle Maine or East Haddam CT

    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.
  • New hardware
  • 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.

  • Asking: $4250 OBO

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