Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beautiful Kendall 32


A friend of ours is about to launch his Kendall 32 in Port Townsend.  This follows a multi-year restoration that has definitely made this vessel better-than-new.

The boat has some very smart enhancements for long distance cruising.  There is an updated bowsprit with a broad platform for accessing dual anchor rollers.  The pulpit was raised for better safety. Some of the internal bulkheads were modified to allow the anchor chain to be pulled back as far as the mast.  In the picture, you can see a horizontal chain plate before the name. This is designed for attachment of a bridle for a Jordan Series Drogue.

This design is very sea worthy.  The Kendall 32 was the forerunner of the Westail 32.  It is based on Atkin's Thistle and is closely related to the Eric, which inspired the Westsail 32.  There have been many circumnavigations made in these tough little family of boats.  Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in Suhaili




Vito Dumas circumnavigated through the Roaring Forties in Lehg II. Lehg II was an Argentine designed vessel of very similar dimensions.

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