Norman H. Hodgdon Jr. Boat
to Hodgdon Builds One-Design Sloop Norman H. Hodgdon, jr., Boothbay Harbor boat builder, has completed construction of a gracefu 21-foot keel Boothbay Harbor Onej-Design sloop for Clarence Brooks of Springfield, Mass., Capitol Island, Boothbay. The $2,000 craft has been Number 21. Hodgdon has 16 of One-Etesigns in storage. He recalled the days when :ost of\a One-Design was only $850. Leafor the 900-pound cost $50 compared to present-day :ost of $200.\nthcr material lave increasecfteorrcspondlngly, said. l\ '. She Is plankedVlth clear Virgmjla cedar and\ trimmed mahogany. No caulMng is necessary. necessary. Her beam is five feet, four nches, draft, Â· tliree ahd a half 'eet. She will carry 20Q square feet. The rigging is stainless vithi a 28-foot Sitka hollowXmast The boat's lines are handsome hi their .simplicity.