Faun

Historical Summary:

Faun is a 36’ Blanchard Standardized Cruiser, launched on Lake Union in June, 1926 by the N.J. Blanchard Boat Company for W.N. Winter of Medina, Washington. Her designer is Leigh H. Coolidge. Her 1926 purchase price was $6000. She is one of 25 Standardized Cruisers built by Blanchard, most of which were 36’, and one of the most luxurious. She is powered by a 1947 Chrysler Crown 6-cylinder gas engine, and cruises at 8.5 knots. Her hull is Alaska red & yellow cedar, her frames are white oak and her bright work and house are Burmese teak. She has her original cast iron stove, a Neptune. A major restoration of her planks, frames & ribs- everything from the waterline down- was completed in 2013-14. She was awarded Best Classic Power Under 40 Ft at Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day in 2018; Best Overall Power at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival in 2014; Best Dinghy in 2015. Faun is featured in several books, notably Classic Wooden Yachts of the Northwest by Ron McClure (2000). She was featured as Miss October in Benjamin Mendlowitz’s 2010 Calendar of Wooden Boats, and has graced the cover of Northwest Yachting Magazine. She is also the subject of a series of pastels by San Juan Island artist Nancy McDonnell Spaulding.

Specifications

Home Port: Seattle, Washington USA
Year Built: 1926
Type: 36' Blanchard Standardized Raised Deck Hunting Cruiser
Built By: N.J. Blanchard Boat Company, Seattle, Washington
Hull Number: #9 (of 25 total)
Built At: Blanchard Plant, 3201 Fairview Ave. (Lake Union) Seattle, Washington
Designed By: Leigh Coolidge
Hull Material: Western Red Cedar. Some later planks are yellow cedar
Frame Material: White Oak
Keel Material: Douglas Fir
Other Materials: Pilot House & other bright areas are teak
Decking: Tongue & groove red cedar, canvas covered over Irish felt
Fastenings: Galvanized steel boat nails.
Hull Type: Displacement
Displacement: 18,000
Gross Tons: 10
Net Tons 9
Length Overall: 36.2'
Length at Waterline: 35.4'
Beam: 9.15'
Draft: 4.7' (3'3"?)
Height with Mast Up: 17'3"
Height with Mast Down: 11'3"
Height with Mast Removed: 10'10"
   
Engine/Machinery:  
Engine Mfr: Chrysler
Model: Crown
Model #: M47 
S/N E 1537 M
Year Mfd: 1947
Single/Twin Screw: Single
Type Engine: Gasoline
HP 110
Number Cylinders: 6 (flathead)
Cruising Speed: 8.5 @ 2200 rpm
Fuel Consumption: 2.3 gal/hour average
Comments: Engine repowered 1986 w/ rebuilt duplicate of previous engine
  Fresh water cooled.
Original Engine: Joseph Van Blerck Inc, New York, NY, 1926. 45-120 HP 6 cyl, 4 cyc 4 1/8x 5