38′ Sloop Boat, Helen

Helen is related to the Schooner Boat.

In the closing days of sail the fishing boats of New England ran from diminutive dories to schooners over a hundred feet long. In the middle were the sloop boats and schooner boats, ranging from about twenty-five to seventy feet.

This sloop boat is larger than the 32′ Schooner Boat; but still on the small side for its type.

Helen differs from the model by having a raised deck cabin amidships. This maximizes space below while still providing deep, secure bulwarks fore & aft.

Helen is shown in the third illustration with Buster. Too large to be carried on deck here. Buster is a potential mother-hen for a fleet of small boats. More on these as they’re fleshed out.




LBP:   38′-5″

LWL:   32′-11″

Beam:   12′-0″

Draft:   5′-3″

Sail Area:

Main          374 sq. ft.

Stays’l        114 sq. ft.

Jib                129.5 sq. ft.

Total            710 sq. ft.




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