Yesterday I had the pleasure of going for a sail on “Seraffyn” a 24 1/2’ Lyle Hess-designed sloop patterned after an English channel cutter. She was built by Lin and Larry Pardey in the late 1960s and is currently owned by George Dow. Seraffyn moved well in the light winds of Situate Harbor as we made our way past the breakwater I couldn’t help but imagine what it must have been like crossing oceans on this small simple vessel.
Thanks to Author Wendy Hinman for including me on this trip it was her friend Dave, George’s neighbor that set the whole thing up. Wendy is in the northeast for the Mystic Wooden Boat show where she will be selling her book TIghtwads on the Loose. A story about her seven years sailing around the Pacific on her 31 foot sailboat.