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Grail Dancer

A traditional schooner based on the hull lines of the "Emma C Berry", a Noank Well Smach from 1866.

Length
Waterline
39' 6"
Deck
48'
Overall
61'
Registered
41' 6"
Beam
15'
Draft
5' 6"
Tonnage
25 long tonnes
Ballast
9 tonnes internal
Construction
  • Douglas Fir planking and decks
  • Double sawn Yellow Cedar frames
  • Douglas Fir keel and backbone
  • Yellow Cedar deck frames
  • Yellow Cedar masts
  • Teak and Ike topside trim
  • Yew and Gumwood trunnells in frames and planking

Built on Thetis island, BC by the owners, Wayne and Maureen Loiselle
with LOTS of help from our friends!

  • Lofting begun - 1986
  • Launched - 2000
  • Rigging & Systems - 2005 (almost complete)
Adventure Sailing at its best, combining tradition with modern conveniences.
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Shed

The boat shed and shop under construction.

Wayne & Keith pulling up a salvage log from Valdez Island to be milled with the Alaskan mill into the stem and stern posts.

The keel is laid and the first few frames are in position.

Frames and Knightheads are complete with the bottom planks beginning.

Galen holding the shutter (whiskey) plank for final fitting.

Maureen drives the last trunnel in the hull planking, a MAJOR milestone is met.

The hull is faired and looking its best. Waterline is established.

The deck framing is complete with cabin openings waiting.

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