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Description of Dagon:
Classic small motor Yacht - Down East / Nova Scotia Style, an excellent cruising or live-a-board boat in exceptionally good condition.
Length - 35’ + 7’ long bowsprit Width - 10.5’ Draft 4.5’
Painted SG White
Built - 1932, Thomaston Me, C. A. Morse
Type - Single screw wheelhouse motorboat that sleeps 4 people
Engine - John Deere 100HP at 1800 RPM, Propeller 24” x ?, 855 hours
Main engine fuel consumption 3.5 gal/hr diesel fuel
Generator - 7.5 KW at 1800 RPM Yanmar diesel, 2537 hours
Tankage - Aluminum, 250 gal fuel and 250 gal water
DC electric - two deep cycle house batteries and two starting batteries with a selector switch and battery charger
Refrigeration - Large capacity fridge and freezer on holding plates and Rich Beers Inc. condenser.
Toilet - Wilcox Crittenden Skipper on a valve to discharge overboard or in the holding tank.
Holding tank - is about 20 gallons with an Orberdorfer macerator pump and 1⁄2 hp discharge pump.
Dagon is a small yacht with big boat features. She is in exceptionally good condition. 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.
Condition of the boat is excellent. The restoration was comprehensive. 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. There is no rot in the boat at all. The canvas decks are newly painted, look good and do not leak. The teak decks show no wear and are smooth from minimal scrubbing. The hull was repainted 5 years ago. The old paint, including the original paint was burned off, sanded and repainted with six coats of oil base marine paint. Color is semi gloss white with a little grey pigment added.
The boat has been under a frame canvas cover, out of the water for ten years. The paint and varnished exterior has little sunlight and no rain for all that time.
The boat has just had a major refinish done on her. 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 as part of this ‘going away refit’. All new Sapele mahogany windows and frames with tempered glass, Juniper corner posts and T + G facing were installed.
Bought by Rick Banach 1979-1981