Dagon

Dagon

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Dagon

Year: 

1932

Length: 

35'

Builder: 

C.A. Morse, Thomaston​ ​ME, USA

Designer: 

C.A. Morse

Engine Info: 

​John​ ​Deere​ ​100HP​ ​at​ ​1800​ ​RPM,​ ​Propeller​ ​24”​ ​x​ ​?,​ ​855​ ​hours Main​ ​engine​ ​fuel​ ​consumption​ ​3.5​ ​gal/hr​ ​diesel​ ​fuel

Owner: 

Rick & Sheila Banach

Fleet: 

  • USA

Dagon​ ​is​ ​a​ ​small​ ​yacht​ ​with​ ​big​ ​boat​ ​features.​ ​​​Overall Length is 35' plus a 7' bowsprit. She​ ​is​ ​an​ ​unusually​ ​handsome​ ​and​ ​a​ ​distinctive​ ​vintage​ ​motor vessel.​ ​​​She​ ​is​ ​sound​ ​and​ ​very​ ​capable​ ​and​ ​handles​ ​well​ ​in​ ​a​ ​seaway.​ ​​​She has​ ​standing​ ​headroom​ ​throughout.​ ​​​The​ ​original​ ​1932​ ​Style​ ​and​ ​finish​ ​has been​ ​maintained.​ ​​​​​With​ ​its​ ​straight​ ​stem​ ​one​ ​can​ ​walk​ ​almost​ ​right​ ​up​ ​to the​ ​bow​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​boat​ ​while​ ​standing​ ​up.​ ​The​ ​entrance​ ​to​ ​the​ ​wheelhouse is​ ​through​ ​a​ ​full​ ​height​ ​teak​ ​door​ ​entering​ ​from​ ​the​ ​cockpit.​ ​​​The​ ​fore​ ​deck and​ ​wheel​ ​house​ ​deck​ ​are​ ​canvas​ ​trimmed​ ​with​ ​teak.​ ​​​Side​ ​and​ ​aft​ ​decks are​ ​solid​ ​teak,​ ​minimum​ ​1”​ ​thickness.​ ​​​Cockpit​ ​and​ ​wheelhouse​ ​decks​ ​are teak​ ​overlay.​ ​​​There​ ​is​ ​a​ ​‘Duck’​ ​colored​ ​Canvas​ ​canopy​ ​over​ ​the​ ​cockpit.

An​ ​anchor​ ​davit​ ​with​ ​tackle​ ​and​ ​liverpool​ ​heads​ ​on​ ​the​ ​stove​ ​smoke​ ​stacks give​ ​the​ ​boat​ ​a​ ​classic​ ​yacht​ ​look.Up​ ​on​ ​the​ ​long​ ​foredeck​ ​is​ ​a​ ​traditional​ ​​​teak​ ​scuttle​ ​hatch​ ​that​ ​opens​ ​into the​ ​wind​ ​for​ ​venting​ ​air​ ​through​ ​the​ ​boat.​ ​Also​ ​on​ ​the​ ​foredeck​ ​are​ ​a​ ​teak wood​ ​skylight​ ​with​ ​beveled​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​opening​ ​windows​ ​that​ ​do​ ​not​ ​leak. Both​ ​recently​ ​built​ ​and​ ​varnished.​ ​​​The​ ​​​wheelhouse​ ​is​ ​varnished​ ​cedar​ ​with mahogany​ ​windows,​ ​window​ ​screens​ ​and​ ​trim.​ ​​​The​ ​wheelhouse​ ​interior​ ​is all​ ​varnished​ ​mahogany.​ ​​​There​ ​is​ ​a​ ​small​ ​shipmate​ ​heating​ ​stove​ ​in​ ​the wheelhouse.​ ​​​The​ ​compass​ ​is​ ​housed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​vintage​ ​binnacle​ ​with​ ​night lighting.

The​ ​front​ ​windows​ ​are​ ​new​ ​and​ ​are​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​swing​ ​out​ ​to​ ​let​ ​fresh​ ​air into​ ​the​ ​boat.​ ​​​The​ ​side​ ​and​ ​back​ ​wheelhouse​ ​windows​ ​are​ ​trunk​ ​style​ ​that drop​ ​down​ ​to​ ​allow​ ​fresh​ ​air​ ​in​ ​through​ ​window​ ​screens.Access​ ​to​ ​the​ ​main​ ​engine,​ ​generator,​ ​tanks​ ​and​ ​other​ ​machinery​ ​is through​ ​two​ ​large​ ​doors​ ​in​ ​the​ ​wheelhouse​ ​deck.There​ ​is​ ​lighting​ ​and​ ​fans in​ ​the​ ​engine​ ​room.

Below​ ​decks​ ​is​ ​a​ ​galley​ ​with​ ​a​ ​cooking​ ​Shipmate​ ​Stove,​ ​Stainless​ ​Steel sink​ ​with​ ​hot​ ​and​ ​cold​ ​running​ ​water.​ ​​​A​ ​large​ ​holding​ ​plate​ ​refrigerator​ ​and a​ ​large​ ​freezer​ ​cooled​ ​by​ ​a​ ​Rich​ ​Beers​ ​evaporator​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​engine room.​ ​​​The​ ​fridge​ ​and​ ​freezer​ ​were​ ​planned​ ​large​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​the​ ​yacht for​ ​six​ ​week​ ​cruises​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Bahamas.​ ​​​They​ ​have​ ​a​ ​‘period’​ ​“icebox” appearance​ ​with​ ​brass​ ​icebox​ ​latches,​ ​exterior​ ​mounted​ ​temperature gauges​ ​and​ ​varnished​ ​v-groove​ ​mahogany​ ​exterior.

Sleeping​ ​is​ ​on​ ​a​ ​pull​ ​out​ ​double​ ​bed​ ​with​ ​two​ ​large​ ​drawers​ ​for​ ​personal use​ ​underneath​ ​and​ ​with​ ​varnished​ ​mahogany​ ​and​ ​polished​ ​brass​ ​pulls. There​ ​are​ ​two​ ​single​ ​berths​ ​opposite.​ ​​​There​ ​are​ ​several​ ​‘period​ ​110v personal​ ​comfort​ ​fans​ ​in​ ​the​ ​wheelhouse​ ​and​ ​below.​ ​​​The​ ​interior​ ​is v-groove​ ​ceiling​ ​planked​ ​and​ ​painted​ ​cream.​ ​​​The​ ​cabin​ ​top​ ​is​ ​painted v-groove​ ​with​ ​large​ ​varnished​ ​oak​ ​beams.​ ​​​The​ ​floor​ ​is​ ​varnished​ ​white​ ​oak with​ ​hatches​ ​to​ ​access​ ​the​ ​bilge.​ ​​​The​ ​bilge​ ​spaces​ ​have​ ​teak​ ​grates​ ​for long​ ​trip​ ​food​ ​and​ ​equipment​ ​storage​ ​without​ ​sitting​ ​directly​ ​in​ ​potential bilge​ ​water.

Moving​ ​forward​ ​is​ ​a​ ​hanging​ ​closet,​ ​a​ ​door​ ​with​ ​mirror,​ ​with​ ​storage​ ​behind and​ ​with​ ​four​ ​storage​ ​drawers​ ​below​ ​in​ ​varnished​ ​mahogany.
Head​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Wilcox​ ​Crittenden​ ​Skipper​ ​classic​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​forepeak.​ ​​​Also​ ​a vintage​ ​white​ ​porcelain​ ​sink​ ​with​ ​running​ ​water​ ​from​ ​and​ ​antique​ ​faucet.

A​ ​door​ ​opens​ ​through​ ​the​ ​bulkhead​ ​for​ ​anchor​ ​chain​ ​storage​ ​and​ ​holding tank​ ​overboard​ ​pump.

A complete restoration has been done as of April 2018: ​​​The​ ​complete​ ​wood​ ​bottom​ ​of​ ​the​ ​boat​ ​was​ ​replaced with​ ​new​ ​mahogany.​ ​​​Keel,​ ​stem,​ ​all​ ​stern​ ​timbers,​ ​every​ ​floor​ ​timber​ ​and every​ ​frame​ ​was​ ​replaced.​ ​​​New​ ​canvas decks. All​ ​surfaces​ ​have​ ​been restored​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​the​ ​boat.​ ​​​Mechanical,​ ​electrical,​ ​plumbing, paint​ ​and​ ​varnish​ ​have​ ​all​ ​been​ ​attended​ ​to.​ ​​The​ ​whole​ ​front​ ​of​ ​the​ ​wheelhouse​ ​was​ ​replaced.​ ​​​All​ ​new​ ​Sapele​ ​mahogany​ ​windows​ ​and​ ​frames​ ​with​ ​tempered​ ​glass, Juniper​ ​corner​ ​posts​ ​and​ ​T​ ​+​ ​G​ ​facing​ ​were​ ​installed.

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