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August 2017

1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38’ YAWL

HEART’S DELIGHT


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FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL







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FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38’ YAWL

Former name DELIGHT III, inboard Westerbeke.

Will says, “After 13+ years of stewardship, this 87-year old yawl needs to be in the hands of a crazy boater that has the time and financial resources to complete her restoration.  HEART’S DELIGHT has spent the past (6) months ‘on the hard’ at a sailboat yard in a northern suburb of Dallas, TX. Previously she was docked at the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club since her re-launch in February, 2007. Sadly, the Texas summer heat has taken its toll on her bright work. I am willing to transfer stewardship (title) to an individual or organization in exchange for their commitment to pay for the loading and OTR transport of HEART’S DELIGHT to her new home.

According to a July 1930 article that appeared in the Rudder magazine, “She is from the board of Charles D. Mower, and is being built of composite construction in Holland… The profile shows a nice sheer, moderate ends and good freeboard. The beam is ample for fine stability, yet the sections are easy, and the fore and aft lines easy and sweet.”

In the July/August 2015 'Save A Classic' article in issue #245 of WoodenBoat magazine, Maynard Bray says, “She was set up and planked around wide-spaced steel frames, afterwards having two steam-bent oak frames installed between them. By 1993, her steel frames had pretty much rusted away, and her then owner covered her teak-planked hull with two diagonal layers of epoxied-on cypress veneers for strength and watertighness.”

Somehow, this yawl built in Holland for a New York owner at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club ended up in Lake Travis in Texas. Her current owner found her in 2004 and undertook a major restoration of the boat, re-launching her in 2007 into Lewisville Lake, which is actually an engineered reservoir in North Texas.

Will says, “HEART’S DELIGHT has a rich and very well documented history and hopefully will once-again be able to be enjoyed by enthusiasts in the wooden boat sailing community near her original home.”


Asking FREE TO A GOOD HOME “…in exchange for bearing the cost of shipment, etc.”

Contact Will at will-ehs@swbell.net or 214-808-9955.

Dallas, TX.


PHOTOS: The blue hull photo near the top of the left column is from Lake Travis in 2004. As you go down the page, the photos are from her restoration in 2008, then 2015, and finally on the hard in 2017.



FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

FREE BOAT: 1930 MOWER-DESIGNED 38' YAWL

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