The Hannah Girl
She's For Sale!
Another American Marine Angelman Classic is about to be reborn. In mid-August (2007) we got the good news from Beth Campbell of Petersburg, Alaska. She, along with Jeff Berg and Helen Lingley, have acquired Hannah Girl as a joint investment, and intend put her back into mint condition.
Hannah Girl was a beautiful boat in her previous incarnations as Sea Dart and Lua Lan, and undoubtedly as Hannah Girl too (last under the loving care of Ken and Sandy Dorman) – but she was apparently abandoned by the next owner after he'd begun to work on her, and has been totally neglected for the last two years.
We'll certainly be watching the progress with
considerable interest, and expect this page will
grow in size as time goes on. Because Beth has a
rare opportunity to photographically record just how
American Marine Sea Witches were put together, we
hope this page will be of value to anybody
contemplating building a Sea Witch in the
As Jeff and Beth found her - August 2007
Hanna Girl Progress - 26 September 2007 Additions
Framework of "snow roof" in place for winter.
|And as she emerged from the long winter (May 2009)|
Hi from Petersburg, (Wed, 26 Sep 2007)
Sorry it has taken so long to get these pictures out. We put the Hannah Girl on the grid last week and did the hull work. She was in great shape!!! Still had some bottom paint and zincs so we were lucky. So we scraped and pressure washed her. Painted with some "killer" bottom paint and rezinced her. No major problems, just a few leaky spots in the hull itself. Boy, what's up with all those thru hull fittings??? ...enjoy the pictures!
Beth and Jeff
P.S. I forgot to mention that the Ford Layman (sp?) is no longer in the boat. We took it out a few days before we put her up on the grid. So hopefully one day we will find a used but good engine to replace it. Also... I wanted to tell you what we plan to do to the hull above the water line is...
Have you (has anyone?) heard of that stuff called CETOL? It is a clear breathable protective covering that we have found a few local wood boat owners are using up here. It lets out the natural teak color and in my opinion, I think she will look so beautiful.
We are about to go out and get a ridge pole to make her permanent shelter for the next couple of years... I am working on clearing all the limber holes and getting all the gunk out of the bilge. Oh how I love bilge work:) So as you can imagine, there are no floorboards and the galley/sink area is now laying on the port bunk. But she is slowly drying out...
HANNA GIRL IN A PREVIOUS INCARNATION
Lan was the very first Sea Witch this webmaster had
seen in the "flesh." She sure was a beauty! And, of
course, he was eating his heart out.
The photos below were taken at the Ala Wai Yacht Basin in Honolulu in 1965. One of them shows yours truly, as a young man, inspecting her minutely from the dock – thinking very wistfully and very wishfully.
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