Here are some technical facts about MIMI ROSE, our 32′ wooden cutter built in Cushing, Maine and our dinghy, a beautiful-yet-unnamed Atkin “Vintage” lapstrake built by John Sarsfield.
The copy below has been taken and adapted from the listing from when MIMI ROSE was listed by Page Traditional Boats.
Length on Deck: 32’ LWL: 28’8″ Beam 10’ Draft: 5’ Headroom: 6’-2″ Launched: 1991
Designer: Joel White (In collaboration with Robert H. Baker) Builders: Hull and Deck Frame by Gordon Swift of Swift Custom Boats, Kensington, N.H.; All other work by Bill Page – then of Page Boatbuilding and Repair, Inc., Camden, ME.
Construction: Eastern White Cedar carvel planking over steam bent Oak Frames; Copper Rivet fastened. Oak Backbone, Clamps and Shelves, Carlins, and Deck Beams. Oak and locust floor timbers. 1-1/8″ Laid Cedar Deck with Bridge Deck, and 1″ Trunk Roof – both w/Vee Groove underside and Edge Glued – using a milled Glue Joint – (double tongue & groove), and covered w/two layers Dynel set in Epoxy Resin. Painted Locust Bulwarks, Rub Rails, and Hatch Risers, etc. – All wood surfaces above deck were first sealed with a thin “sealing epoxy” which makes a wonderful base for the paint and greatly cuts down on maintenance.
Teak Grab Rails on cabin roof. Self-bailing Cockpit, Fiberglass sheathed, over vertically staved cedar, which is beautifully finished in Satin Varnish on the inside of boat. 6000 lb. Lead Ballast Keel and approx. 1500 lbs inside lead Ballast. Edson Bronze Rack & Pinion wheel steering.
Engine: Westerbeke 33A – 30 HP. FWC thru Heat Exchanger. Hurth 1.9:1 Reduction Gear; 16″X8″ 3 Blade Propeller. Kobelt Bronze Engine Controls.
Tanks: Approx. 45 Gallon Monel Fuel Tank – beneath Cockpit Sole. Approx. 75 Gallons water in 3 Stainless tanks. 15 Gallon Plastic Holding Tank – All tanks custom built to fit.
Electrical: 12 Volt: Separate Starting and House Systems. 2 x 100Ah Lifeline AGM House Batteries (new 2009), with 100 Amp Dual Output Alternator; One Starting Battery (Chairman 1248T, new 2012), with 55 Amp Alternator. Custom Circuit Breaker Panel; Newmar Battery Charger/Inverter with Shore Power Hook-Up & Polarity Indicator. Morningstar Sunsaver MPPT-15L solar charge controller + 2 x 28W Powerfilm rollable solar panels. Victron Phoenix Inverter 750W. Chain Plates Grounded to Keel Bolts.
Accommodations: MIMI ROSE has a very spacious and “open” layout: (see Bill Mayher/Maynard Bray/Benjamin Mendlowitz’s book – Joel White, Boatbuilder/Designer/Sailor pg. 114-117). The Focs’le area reminds one of that in a Condordia Yawl. There is a Head with Fold-Down Sink & Locust Fiddled Pine Stowage Shelves to Stb’d; a modest sized SS Frame Pipe Berth is to Port, and a large “Vee” shaped locker fw’d w/Pine “Flat” at sitting height, w/lift out sections for stowage of gear beneath.
The Main Cabin has a Settee with Concordia style Berth each side; Book and Stowage Shelves Outboard; a Hanging Locker and nice chest of drawers fw’d to Stb’d; a Taylor Kerosene drip-feed Heater mounted on the fw’d/port bulkhead; and a Locust drop-leaf dining table just off center to stb’d, with a long Silverware Drawer. An opening Skylight is overhead. The Galley is next aft: to stb’d is a Locust counter w/SS sink and large bronze Hand Pump, as well as a Saltwater pump, SS top-opening Rerigerator/Freezer w/Adler-Barbour Compressor, and dish racks and stowage shelf outboard. Opposite to port is a Luke-Heritage 2 Burner Gimbaled Propane Stove w/oven, and Stowage Shelves outboard. Stowage Lockers/Bins are beneath on each side. Aft of the Galley is a spacious Quarter berth on each side – these berths are open to the Lazarette (with only a mid-height bulkhead in between) – this provides excellent ventilation and, a feeling of great spaciousness – especially for a boat of these dimensions. The interior is beautifully finished in satin Varnished Pine Bulkheads and Joiner Work with Cherry and Locust Trim. Off-white cabin trunk and overhead; oiled teak cabin sole. All Bronze Elliptical ports are opening, and together with the forward and aft hatches, and midships butterfly skylight, all with screens, excellent ventilation is provided.
Sails & Rigging: Double Headsail rig w/Profurl Roller Furling System (1993) for Genoa. Self-tending Staysail. Tapered oval-sectioned mast by Hall Spars – the mast steps in a custom keel/stepped tabernacle, which is Awl-Grip finished SS and spruce above deck to match the mast, and the hollow spruce section below decks is varnished. (Most people think MIMI ROSE has a wood mast all the way, but this system has greatly cut down on maintenance without deterring in any way from her traditional appearance). 7X7 SS standing rigging w/spliced ends, Merriman Bronze turnbuckles. Braided Dacron Running rigging. Awl-Grip finished hollow spruce boom and whisker pole. Boom Vang; Bronze Genoa T-tracks; Lewmar Bronze self-tailing main Halyard Winch; Lewmar Bronze staysail and genoa Halyard Winches; Lewmar # 40 Bronze Self-tailing Genoa Sheet Winches; two fully rigged “Jiffy” reefing systems with Merriman bottom action winch on boom; Handsomely made Bronze Main Gallows Frame.
Sails: Roller Furling Genoa – Bohndell Sails – 2001. The staysail is of cream colored “Egyptian Dacron” cloth and made by Down’s sails 1994. Main with 3 reef points and partial battens, heavily built for cruising duty by Down’s sails 2012.
A sampling of our other equipment: 42 lb. and 35 lb. (re-galvanized 2012) Yachtsman’s Anchors – in Roller Chocks on Bow Sprit; 75 lb. Yachtsman’s Anchor in chocks on foredeck; 15 lb. Northill Stern Anchor – chocks within Boomkin; Anchor Rodes w/9′ chain leads; #6 Merriman Geared Anchor Capstan; Edson Bronze Bilge Pump; Emergency Tiller; Custom made teak boarding ladder; Danforth Constellation compass in Bronze Binnacle w/traditional Point & Quarter points, and Bronze Guard/hand-grip over compass; ICOM VHF; Navico Auto-Pilot; Garmin – GPS/Chart plotter/ “Map 230” (new Aug. 2000); Depth Sounder
The Dinghy: 10′ Atkin “Vintage” design, cedar planks on steam-bent oak frame lapstrake sailing dinghy with a handmade cotton sail. Built in the early 80s by Colin’s dad, John Patrick Sarsfield while they were living in Castine, Maine. We use 7′ Shaw and Tenney spruce oars and she rows beautifully. We’ve towed her the whole way down the ICW, including for offshore hops, and she tows very well. We look forward to building a new sailing dinghy that we can fit on deck but this one has been a joy to sail, to row, and to carry friends to the boat for good times.