Hull #208 - Free Spirit
- Model: Cruising
- Year Built:
- Hull #: 208
- Vessel Name: Free Spirit
- Owner Name: Mike Hillard
- Hailing Port: Bolles Harbor, Monroe, Michigan
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.
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: