Designed by Robert Henry, Built by DeDood, Bremen, Germany
Willow is a fine example of the racer-cruisers poplar under the CCA racing rule of the 50’s and 60’s.
LOA: 31’ 3”
LWL: 23’ 6”
Beam 8’ 8”
Draft 4’ 9”
Sail Area: 500 sq ft
African mahogany on steam-bent white oak, extensively sistered during professional refit in 1992. New white oak wood keel and floor timbers in 1992, with new bronze ballast keel bolts. All bronze fastened and in excellent condition. Keel is iron. Deck ¼” marine plywood and ¾” laid teak, over white oak and European larch beams. Teak deck planks edge nailed to neighboring planks, and blind nailed to beams, with Monel nails. Stripped and refinished all exterior varnish in 2009.
Mast in great shape, always stored inside. Stainless steel standing rigging replaced c.1992. New boom in 1994, updated deck hardware and new mainsheet system with a Lewmar ball bearing traveler and Garhauer stainless steel ball bearing blocks, added a working jib and inboard jib sheet track to improve windward ability, replaced mahogany cap rails.
all Dacron – mainsail with single deep reef, 150% genoa, working jib, a small storm jib and a nylon symmetrical spinnaker with a spruce pole.
African mahogany sides, canvas-covered spruce top on laminated larch beams. Cabin top and sides restored with Dynal cloth in 2009. Cockpit coaming striped and refinished in 2009.
Sleeps four in two cabins, with separate enclosed head. Vee berth forward, two settee berths in main saloon. Two burner Origo gimballing alcohol stove, stainless steel lined icebox, stainless steel sink with brass hand pump. 12-volt electric lights in both cabins and head; gimballing oil lamps and tiny tot stove with custom tiled hearth in main saloon. Installed bronze open/close portholes, with screen, on port and starboard. Custom willow branch stained glass window in door to forward babin
22 lb Bruce anchor, 30’ 5/16” galvanized chain, spliced to 150’ 5/8” nylon 3 strand rode. 13 lb Danforth anchor, 15 lb Northill anchor. 10’ ¼” chain, 200’ ½” nylon rode. Fenders, dock lines, spinnaker sheets and foreguy. Lazy jacks for mainsail. Manual and electric automatic bilge pumps. Lifesling man-overboard recovery system. Boom vang: 4-part tackle w/snap hooks each end, to double as retrieval tackle for Lifesling; Garhauer ball bearing blocks w/integral cam cleat.
Diesel fuel: 18 gallons in polyethylene tank. Fresh water: 30 gallons in four stainless steel tanks (forward tanks leak, so usable capacity is currently 20 gallons. A high-quality stainless steel tank that could fit under vee berths but has not been installed is included.)
Volvo Penta MD7A 13 hp two cylinder diesel c. 1980 fresh water-cooled. 1” bronze propeller shaft, bronze flexible stuffing box, 12” x 13” bronze two-blade propeller. Stainless steel waterlift muffler.