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FOR SALE:
My house in Appleton, Maine. I am just now completing a ten-year project: Building a timber frame, New England Saltbox Greek Revival home.
The
house is passive solar, with a zero-clearance fireplace and radient-panel heating systems also. 1650 square feet.
Three bedroom, two bath, open-plan living room/dining room/kitchen. Cathedral ceilings (traditional post & beam construction). 
Located on eight acres of woodlands in a private, natural setting in rural Maine. Fortyfive minutes to Augusta (the capitol), and 30 minutes to the coastal cities of Penobscot Bay (Camden, Belfast, Rockland and Rockport). The house was built entirely from the trees on the land, using my own sawmill--all wood was air-cured a minimum of three years. There is also a pole barn with a finished office upstairs, and a small camp-chalet.
The land is partially cleared for a field, with fruit and nut trees planted. I designed the house, and full plans are also available for sale.


                         The view from southeast (solarium & the back of the house)--there will also be a small deck off the French Doors above.


                                          The Living Room


                                          The Dining Room, looking toward the kitchen


                                          The Kitchen


                                          The Master Bedroom; rock maple wall paneling and floor; ash trim stained ebony


                                          The California Closet (Master Bed Room)


                                          The downstairs Bedroom (the bedroom upstairs from this is similar); red oak flooring; birch paneling


                        The zero clearance fireplace in the living room--this unit uses outside combustion air, and has a circulation fan to distribute heat.
                   It can heat the entire house by itself alone. Wood storage is under the window seats. The hearth is recessed and slate-covered.


 
The open hemlock staircase; paneling is ash; floor is maple              A Greek Revival corner column, pine storm door and steel "cold" roof


                                          The downstairs bathroom, with Jacuzi soak tub, shower, & washer/dryer


                                          The upstairs bathroom, with a loft above under the dormer (stairs to left, behind paneling)


                                           The deck behind the house, with 17th century Japanese railing

 
                                          The Barn, from SW

 

The Barn/workshop, downstairs                                                                      The office upstairs in the barn


                                           The Camp (AKA the Chalet)


The Appleton House, First Floor Plan


The Appleton House, Second Floor Plan

The Appleton House is for sale for $325,000.

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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 $9,950. THE CAR IS AT MY HOME IN APPLETON, MAINE




 



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


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
  
Canadian first mate Becky on IBIS in the Bahamas, early 2016                                          Captain Reuel with big dorado, Bahamas, 2016

  
Swimming pigs at Big Major's Spot, Exumas, Bahamas                                                                          Becky with Black fin tuna--YUM!


THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THE SAILING LIFE!

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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