She is Wickford Sea Sprite #134, Weekender, built in 1964, ex “Ballerina”, ex “Freedom”. She is solid fiberglass, meaning she has no core in deck or hull. She has external ballast, and no molded interior liner. Includes custom trailer.
The hull and deck have been damaged by heat from a fire on a neighboring boat. The wood forward hatch was burned up, along with part of the integral fiberglass hatch coaming, which I have rebuilt. I have a fiberglass hatch from a later Sea Sprite in place, but it still needs a little fitting to finish the installation. The companionway hatch is fiberglass, and while functional, is bowed slightly down in the center from heat. It can be reheated to return it to shape. The lazarette hatch is on the port aft deck, and hatch and coaming were originally wood. The coaming is still good, but the hatch is missing. I have a temporary hatch from another boat tied in place, pending construction of a good wooden hatch.
I have refinished the cockpit coamings, and replaced the companionway hatch sliders. Winches are Merriman, in great shape, mounted on solid mahogany. I sanded and sealed the fiberglass surfaces under the cockpit coamings and trim with epoxy, so deck refinishing would not require removal of cockpit wood. The cockpit wood and hatch sliders are bedded in Dolphinite.
The hull and deck heat damage constitute blistered areas, where the outer glass mat and gelcoat layer has separated from the primary fiberglass layers. These spots need to be either filled with epoxy or ground off and re-surfaced with mat/filler/gelcoat. The worst area is the starboard side of the cabin, which is about one foot by two feet. The hull has a spot about a foot around, and a couple of 2-3 inches, all above water line. There are a few spots on the starboard deck as well. A few cinders landed on the forward deck, burning into the gelcoat. There are numerous stress cracks in the gelcoat all over the deck, probably due to age. Below waterline is excellent.
The rub rails are original aluminum, needing refastening Toe rail is mahogany, in decent shape with a couple minor damaged areas, just needing basic repair and refinish.
Running lights are new, but wiring inside the cabin has been removed. A VHF antenna is on masthead. Mast wiring is internal. Standing rigging is good, though a couple turnbuckles are stuck. Running rigging is in new or very good condition, all led to cockpit. She once had a marine head, so fittings are there. 5 gallon fiberglass water tank in starboard lazarette plumbed to hand pump at sink. Someone painted the interior with cheap house paint in the past, which is peeling off and needs repainting.
Comes with anchor and 150′ of 1/2 inch line, two bunk cushions (lawn chair type), and 1″ Guzzler bilge pump. Mainsail is in very good condition. Jib is not original Sea Sprite, and is a little small, but otherwise in great shape.
The trailer is a converted powerboat trailer. I cut the old bunks off and had stands with adjusters welded in proper position. Lights all good, but hydraulic surge brakes non- functional. It is dual axle, about 6000 pound capacity, which is plenty for the little Sea Sprite. Comes with a bipod for raising the mast.
She is overall a very solid vessel, and sails very well in a stiff breeze. She is functional as is.
Located Reedville, VA. $1500. Email email@example.com