Monday, May 2, 2011

Design 1819 - Pieces of Eight


Here's one of the mystery projects in the archives. Normally we would expect to find a small scale study file folder with letter size copies of plans, articles, etc. in our "small scale" drawers. In addition we would expect to find a photograph or two in our "photos files". Not so for this boat.

It is not until we go physically looking through the rolls of plans do we come across some of these designs. The plans that are generally poorly documented are the powerboat files for some reason I can't explain.

I was even more surprised to find the boat had been built by Robert E. Derecktor, of wood. She was designed and built for Arvard Fuller, son of the founder of Fuller Brush Company. Reviewing the files I can see that Mr. Fuller was a repeat customer, also with some well known and interesting boats such as Diogones, design #1534. The boat was launched in 1965.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-7"
LWL 45'-10"
Beam 12'-1"
Draft 1'-9"
Displacement 18,678 lbs

2 comments:

  1. PIECES OF EIGHT WAS STOLEN IN 1991 IN SANTA MARTA COLOMBIA.. PLEASE FOR ALL THAT KNEW THIS MOTORSAILER IF ITS SEEN BY SOMEBODY PLEASE NOTIFY AT 7869732269 OR MY EMIAL JEMILVE@AOL.COM. THANK YOU...

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  2. THE BOAT WAS PURCHASED AT PORT AU PRINCE HAITI FROM METHODIST CHURCH UNDER CAPTAIN PIERRE VOLEL WHO SOLD IT TO OUR COMPANY IN 1985 AT PORT AU PRINCE HAITI.

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