Friday, May 13, 2005

Most seaworthy 26’ boat on the market - based upon the Bartender design by George Caukins. The double-ender is a tested, proven and seaworthy design used by the US Coastguard for rescue operations. Custom built and meticulously maintained this award winning boat has received a 1st class ranking in the custom wood boat category in a field of tough competition. A Great Lakes freshwater boat outfitted for serious fishing in comfort and style. Powered by a dependable Crusader 262, V-6, rated at 180 HP, with 63 hours. A boat that will get you there... and back.

Though designed for use off the coast of Oregon in the Pacific - the Bartender 26' is an excellent boat for the Great Lakes Region. The Handmaiden is located about 30 miles north of Detroit, in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The Handmaiden comes with a custom built Eagle trailer (with electric winch) and can be transported on state roads - without special permits. Asking price is $55,000

Danforth Marine Compass
Raytheon Depth Sounder - Speed Log
Apelco Loran C Fish Finder
Horizon VHF/FM Marine Radio Telephone
Penn Fathom Master Electric Downriggers Model 820 (qty. 6)
Fire Extinguishers, Life vests, Flare kit, Horn....

West System Fiberglass and epoxy used for all assemblies and laminations
Hull is paint finish on clear cedar, laminated and sealed with epoxy over marine plywood, on a clear white oak frame
Teak deck (oil finish) with black contrasting joints (graphite epoxy)
Functional and decorative teak trim, some include ivory colored (epoxy) inlays
Hardtop extends over the captains chair
Solid bronze hardware and fittings
Cabin includes a drop down dinette that makes into v-berth
Full cockpit cover
Twin fuel tanks, vented w/ shut off valves

Ivory Inlay?

Toe rail salmon "inlay": The inlay work that looks like ivory was accomplished by carving the shape of a salmon in the teak toe rails and filling with off-white epoxy. This level of detail is typical on the Handmaiden. The teak deck is set with black epoxy.

View of rear deck showing heavy bronze fittings - typical throughout the boat. The cockpit surround has small squares of teak set in off-white epoxy.

Note the teak stern light mouting detail. The spots on the deck are from the rain... the teak deck (set in a high contrast black epoxy) looks like a piece of fine furniture when oiled.

Solid brass wash basin and pump. Decorative glass in bulk head provides light and privacy to the head below Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Hardtop Details

The hardtop extends just over the helm and is supported by two hollow teak columns that provide additional ventilation to the engine (see next picture). The curved stiffeners that run under the ¼” ply hardtop (from port to starboard) are also hollow. The stiffeners are made up of two parallel pieces ~1/2” thick wood (paint finish), with a removable teak cover to provide a concealed yet accessible wire way under the hardtop.

If you ‘left click’ on the picture it will open in a separate window that can be saved as a picture to your computer and reopened in your photo editing software that will allow you to zoom in on some of the details.

Teak columns provide handholds and sturdy support for the extended hard top  Posted by Hello

Monday, May 09, 2005

Port side Posted by Hello