Hull #208 - Free Spirit

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Sailboat History

I bought it from one of the boat angel ministries auctions last fall. The auction was bad, it said must be moved within 5 days, and that there was no trailer. From the pics I posted and the ones in the auction it looked like it was in someones backyard. But its actually at a nice marina and happens to be on the back row by the houses behind it. Came with a nice electric start evinrude, 4 sails, all equipment. The guy who donated it was retiring.

I have all maintenance back to the 80’s on it. Besides dirt, and a few minor fixes she will go in the water today maybe. I am sailing this one this year, while I repaint the Coronado I am fixing to sell. I don’t want a profit as much as to learn the methods of repair, then Ill fix this one next fall and winter. Sails come back from the sail guy next week, but I was going to launch and rig the mast today, hoist permitting. The paint scheme is actually a blue/white mix like robins egg, its not been sanded it does need new paint but its not as bad as it looks.

Owner Comments

July, 2014 – Free Spirit was painted this summer.  He also added an auto tiller and a roller furlor.  Here’s an image of Free Spirit with the new paint on, getting ready for a splash:

Bristol 27 Free Spirit Paint Job 14

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7 Responses to Hull #208 – Free Spirit

  1. She looks a lot like my ’66 – Viking Too! Hull looks ‘chalked.’ Like mine – she’ll clean up very nicely if you give her a good rubbing compound job and then wax with a good Marine wax. May NOT have to paint. Check out mine on the site, Viking Too – Hull # 82.

    Submitted by: Dean Aschenbrenner on April 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

  2. looks like a pretty good boat and a simple project, in that it only needs some cleaning and painting. Could be a good boat for a beginner without too much that would confuse and complicate someone. Some oil on the interior wood could help too.

    Good find.

    Submitted by: Daniel on April 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

  3. She is in the water now, I am finishing up the rigging and details before a shake down cruise to put in bay.

    Submitted by: mikhe h (owner) on May 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    • Nice work. Enjoy your boat and report back how the sailing goes!

      Submitted by: Andrew on May 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

  4. We ahve been to put-in-bay and a few places now, no worries, no problems , and no old boat failures. I am really pleased with her and pllan on sailing her till I can trade up to a 35′ or so.

    Submitted by: mikhe h (owner) on July 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

  5. I’ve now painted the hull, and added an auto tiller and furler for the headsail here are the latest pictures!

    Submitted by: mike hillard on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

  6. She is now for sale, I have to move to north texas and dont wnt toplunk her in a puddle….

    Submitted by: Mike Hillard on October 22, 2014 at 9:41 am


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