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Drascombe Scaffie, 14 ft., 1984, Deer Isle, Maine, or East Haddam, Connecticut, $3,450, Back on market 12/27/19 at $2,900, SOLD 3/2/20

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Drascombe Scaffie, 14 ft., 1984

  • Length - 14ft
  • Weight - Approx 300lbs
  • Location - Deer Isle Maine or East Haddam CT

    Drascombe Scaffie:

    I'm from a Drascombe family and grew up on a Lugger.

  • I bought this Scaffie to see if my Dad liked it and wanted to have it as his go to boat in Maine.
  • I also bought two Dabbers.
  • He fixed up and cleaned up one of the Dabbers before we bought the Lugger for him - the lugger was more stable, larger etc.
  • I'm selling all three of the boats.
  • The Dabbers will be listed separately.


  • Boat is very clean for its age. Stored inside majority of its life (and currently).
  • New hardware for some running rigging - all bronze stuff
  • Sails are like new, but main suffered the nest building activity of a mouse.
  • Former owner was really mad about this.
  • So there are 5 or so small holes (2 inch to 1/4 inch) in the sail.
  • I have guerilla tape on them now - just for temp. Besides that the sail is like new.
  • I can supply some tanbark sail cloth for patching.
  • Gelcoat very good shape throughout
  • Colors and finish are bright and fresh.
  • Spars varnished and tight
  • Anchor road and chain great (Danforth 12lbs)
  • Comes with used trailer in very good shape - custom to hull bilge keels
  • All teak cleaned (not oiled or varnished yet - father likes raw teak).
  • Boat is in excellent condition and ready to sail
  • Mast was converted to have a tabernacle. So mast can be hinged down to trailer fast and to set a cover over the mast when it is laid horizontally.
  • But this tabernacle is not all perfect - see below.


  • Mouse work on sail - see above
  • No oars or oar locks (my father stole them for the lugger - sorry).
  • No motor included (I have a 6hp 2 stroke for an extra $500)
  • Center floor board is a long piece of plywood. This needs to be renewed. Old one is fine for a template - very easy thing to remake with 3/6 marine
  • Oakume or similar - or better yet, teak!
  • Mast was converted into a tabernacle - this is great, but the job while very fine structurally and functionally is a 7 out of 10 cosmetically.
  • Foot of mast has some old rot (just 2-3 inches up mast).
  • This does not effect the masts and its usefulness, but it is a bit ugly and needs to be fixed (scarf in an 18 inch bit of spruce would do it).
  • Or cut down the mast a bit and re-taper the foot - cut off maybe 4 inches of mast heel.
  • I can have this done for the buyer (at cost) at Shaw and Tenny in Orono Maine - owner is a buddy of mine and does fantastic work - makes best oars to if you want a set.

    So this Scaffie is an 8 r 9 out of 10 for Scaffies and their age. Pleasure top sail and easy as can be - not keels to worry about, one string and one tiller.

  • I sailed this many times a few weeks ago (first time sailing a Scaffie) and she was great.
  • I read in places that Scaffies can go into stays easily and are not fast - all I can say is I never had an issue in any winds and she was plenty fast and faster than Bermuda rigs downwind for sure. Maybe she does not point like a Marconi, but she does better the other 220 degrees you can travel in.
  • Rows very well and is stable enough to stand on the gunnel and I am 220lbs.
  • Either way, sailing upwind, on the beam, or down wind in 15 inches of water all day long - no other boat will out sail you there!
  • I could not stop thinking that this was the perfect bone fishing boat. Esp since spar drop into the boat in literally seconds (unstayed mast) and you can just go to town with a fly rod or whatever.

    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: $2900 OBO


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