Uncle Paul Luke

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Uncle Paul Luke - Handsome, 43-Foot Yacht To Be Launched At Motor...
Handsome, 43-Foot Yacht To Be Launched At Motor Sailer Built By Paul Luke; Accommodations Provided For Ten J r , Hodgdon have a size-speed, the ' direct A 43-foot motor sailer, one of the most handsome sailing vachts ever built in Maine, will be launched by the Paul Luke Boat Yard, East Boothbay, for S. J. Silberman of Scarsdale N. Y , by thp first of June. She has sleeping accommodations for eight in the owners' part and two crewmen There are three toilet rooms and two shower rooms. It is believed that her "doghouse" top is the first motor sailer to be constructed of teakwood Large planks of teakwood were used to affect the deeply rounded section which ties into the trunk cabin topsides It was an expensive type of construction, Luke reported Her decks are also oj teak i Designed by Winthrop L Warner, Middleton, Conn . naval architect, the yacht is planked with beautifully grained mahogany one and a half inches thick She Is oaked-framed, and workmen in the yard said her timbers are the largest they ever had seen in a pleasure craft. The luxurious yacht, which will carry 981 square feet of sail, has a waterline length of 38 feet, two Inches beam of 12 fppf nnd draft of five fppt, eight Inches Two unusual yacht are the features forward of the cockpit and the chromed stainless steel fittings which added greatly to the cost All hardware including port holes are chromed. The interior of the main stateroom is. of bleached mahogany There are double staterooms, two single berths forward and two aft. All berths have alrfoam cushions She Is equipped with hot and cold water pressure system, automatic heating, automatic fire extinguishing system, electric winch for the bow anchor and elaborate navigational Instruments All floors are Insulated and carpeted Thp large galley Is equipped with a sUilnlPss step) dresser four-burner bottled-gas stove with Sport Craft Designed By Dr. L. S. Being Built For Buenos Aires Man Dr Lindsay S. Lord, Palmouth naval architect, has designed an ultra-modern 42-foot sport fisherman for R D Spradling of Buenos Aires All plywood, fastenings hardwaie and equipment aic being Imported from United States Because of the the currency restrictions the building Is being done in Uruguay where certain types of exchange still can be handled "She is representative of the modern trend toward planing hulls wherein speed and sa- fceeptng ability are equal and sults of a hull design which maKes them inter-dependent instead of being antagonistic," says Doctor Lord Her cruising displacement of 215 000 pounds Is heavier trmn usual weight because of her modern equipment including fathometer, Sperry automatic pilot, radio telephone, electric regnper- ation, dual cpntrols and electric cabin and water heatirig , Two Scripps Series 150 will drive the craft 20 miles an houf in calm water and a mile or faster in heavy weather. Great distances between ports in South America, necessitated a large fuel capacity. Two Monel tanks will hold 400 gallons of .fuel. She carry 200 gallons of water. Lack of gasoline over 70-octane required a reduction in the compression ratio of the Scripps engine, nnd 2BOO RPM's will be conslclned a-, their top speed Driving direct, the engines will I and a large amount of room for " ' Between a dry weath- a large oven, refrigerator, dinette swing Columbian wheels, 14 ordered a ockers. Her headroom is six and half eet Her large aft cockpit, ten y 16 feet, will seat 12 persons. ler auxiliary enginp is 150-horse- ower Gray with a 3 to 1 reduc- on gear. Her propeller is a two- lade Columbian. The Monel gas tanks have a apacity of 275 gallons: water, 350 allons. She is squipped with a 2-volt Fairbanks-Morse auxiliary enerator. ush button form are mounted n the coaming of a hatch at tie after end of the house Auxiliary power will be sup- lied bv a 3 KW 115-volt AC 3 Motori generator. This high oltage, either from the genera- or or from shore power, is irectly to the electric stove. ater heater, cabins heaters,and tfallory battery chargers Steering lydrauhc linkage is Columbian Auxiliary controls in

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  1. Portland Press Herald,
  2. 23 May 1949, Mon,
  3. Page 26

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