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Please see our restored antique two-person FOLBOT kayak below, for sale for $2,500 (new price)


NOTE: These vessels (and car) may be purchased from our website using PayPal--email us to find out how! info@parker-marine.com

 

2011 DODGE JOURNEY MAINSTREET 8-PASSENGER WAGON, FWD, CLEAR TITLE, NO RUST (FLORIDA CAR), COLD A/C, GOOD RUBBER, VERY CLEAN CAR, SATELITE RADIO, CRUISE CONTROL, FOR SALE FOR $11,250. THE CAR IS AT MY HOME IN APPLETON, MAINE




 





IBIS (SHARPIE 45 SJI) UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN FT. PIERCE, FLORIDA


The tent, frame, & plywood

Stern Joint

      Bottom Planking--first layer (of two)

The Hollow Box Keel, bow part (Gripe)

The Box Keel, stern part (Skeg)

The Stern, planked, & finished Keel

Turning the Hull--Bill Smith at right

Right-side-up--back in the tent

Lazarette & Cockpit framing

The Galley in frame (Aft Cabin)

Fabric/epoxy covering the Deck

The Bulwarks under construction

 May '08, IBIS covered for the hot Florida summer

Dec '09--all exterior paintwork completed

Cabinet work & varnished hardwood Trim

Lewmar Ports & Skylights installed

Book Shelves, Master Cabin

The Rudder under construction

The Bird's Mouth Mainmast glued up

Gaff Jaws being fit

Rubrails being dry-fitted

The stainless steel A-Frame for raising Masts

The Prop Shaft--Stuffing Box & Coupling

The ballasted steel Centerboard under construction, showing the 10ga side plates welded to the pipe nose stringer. Internal web-frames holed for pouring resin on lead

500 lbs of lead installed in the Centerboard before welding the sides together

Welding the vertical upper struts for the portion of the Centerboard that stays in the Trunk; the lower blade is a NACA 009 high-aspect-ratio foil which becomes a Fin Keel when lowered

The welded Centerboard ready for finishing

Deck Hardware installed midship (ABI)

Deck Hardware aft, including bronze brackets for stowing the Stern Kedge. The ash Tiller is from a naturally-curved grown timber cut from my own trees in Maine

IBIS in early March of 2009. The ISUZU diesel Engine is nearly ready to be installed at left; Centerboard in the foreground


The Aft Cabin


The Galley (there is now a new cherry spice rack!)

Binnacle & Compass; Throtle/Shift to right

IBIS at anchor in the Bahamas

IBIS Sailing on the Bahama Banks, winter, 2010. Note the 14' Periagua in the side davits, which is included with the purchase of IBIS.

14-foot Periagua in the side davits

Helm Seat

Sails Aloft!

IBIS's new dodger, installed in early 2011; Two new solar panels have been added

The windshield, side panels and connecting panel (to the Bimini top) are all removable
using heavy-duty zippers to promote maximum comfort

IBIS Sailing in the Florida Keys with a new owner in early 2014
    

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2010 RESTORED ANTIQUE FOLBOT, BY REUEL PARKER. FOR SALE FOR $2,500 (new price)

This is a 1950's two person expedition Kayak with a 500 lb carrying capacity. The restoration was done using Okume African mahogany marine plywood and epoxy. Seams are glass taped.


The Restored Folbot on Senebec Pond, Maine, in October 2010.


The unrestored frame                                                                                                                                                                     The hull planked with Okume marine plywood


Right-side up, epoxy sealed, deck framing in place                                                                                                         Interior painted with epoxy


The finished 3mm Okume deck and cockpit coamings                                                                                                           The completed restoration, showing "Crazy Creek" kayak seats and restored original aluminum hardware


The kick-up rudder                                                                                                                                                        The "Crazy Creek" seats fold down to provide access to the lazarette. The seats can be removed for sitting around the campfire.


The Folbot on my VW Golf--it weighs about 85lbs, but is longer than the car!


Reuel Parker paddling with his neighbors Claire and Cabot Adams. The custom Parker Marine right-hand-rotation paddles come with the boat.                    


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The Pilot Schooner 60 LEOPARD was sold in early 2014. If this is your dream boat, our builders can create a new one for you.

There is more information, photos and drawings of LEOPARD throughout our website. She appears on the PLAN PAGE, the GALLERY PAGE, the INTERIORS PAGE and the CONSTRUCTION PAGE, where you can view sequential photos of her being built. You can see her specifications by following the links from the PLAN PAGE.

LEOPARD is an ultimate world cruising sailboat for real sailing people. With a draft of only four feet, she can go where other cruising boats cannot imagine going. But with her huge foil-shaped centerboard down, she draws 9' 6", and with her overlapping lug fors'l, can beat to weather rapidly and efficiently, pointing high. LEOPARD is a very fast sailer, consistently exceeding her hull speed and cruising at 11 and 12 knots. She has won numerous races, including the 1994 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. She sleeps ten people. She can carry provisions for long cruises and ocean passages. Parker Marine has computed Weight Spread Sheets and Full Hydrostatic Studies for LEOPARD, available with Plans purchase. She is self-righting from full knockdown (masts in the water), and is a very stiff sailer. The Pilot Schooner 60 may also be built as a charter boat, and there is a full-keel option included with plans.



LEOPARD was remodeled in early 1999 by Reuel Parker and Bill Smith to her new owner's requirements. She now has an owner's sleeping cabin where the office was, and the office is now aft in the old captains cabin (quarter berth, stbd side). The port-side cargo bay was remodeled as a double cabin with head, and an additional fuel tank was added in the stbd-side bay.

Please email me for more information about the Pilot Schooner 60. This is a unique opportunity to own one of the world's extraordinary historic replicas of an early 19th century Virginia Pilot Schooner. LEOPARD can be USCG certified as a 49-passenger charter boat.

LEOPARD is listed in the Registry of Tall Ships. 



LEOPARD anchored off Norman's Cay, Exumas, in five feet of water