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Lazy Jack schooner
The Hermann Lazy Jack was designed by Edward Brewer of Brooklin, Maine. Mr. Brewer was guided by the preliminary drawings of Richard Ketcham. Builder Ted Hermann specified to his designer that he wanted "a husky, shoal draft schooner for the man who wants a comfortable cruiser with no pretensions of beating a handicap rule." His boat was designed for the Great South Bay, on the south shore of Long Island, NY, where steady winds blow in from the Atlantic Ocean and the shallow water produced an environment unparalleled for the enjoyment of small boats.
Hermann built thirty-two of his shippy schooners at his Boat Shop, first on Ocean Avenue, in Seaford; later on North Bayview Road in Southold, NY. Many of his hulls were sold bare, completed by ambitious owners who wanted to give their boats personal finishing touches.
From their humble beginnings on Long Island's south shore, the 32 Lazy Jack schooners can now be found on all three coasts of the United States: Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf.
Lazy Jack Specifics:
Disp: 12,500#, Sail Area: 544 sq.' Mast Height above WL: 40'6"
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