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General Discussions / Forum Test
« Last post by Crew Rest on July 09, 2018, 07:31:12 PM »
Greeting to all,

Our Forum doesn't seem to be generating much activity.  This message is a test to ascertain your interest and determine the value of maintaining it.  It can be extremely valuable a a medium to share information and expertise among our Dickerson community--but only if it is used.  The Commodore and your Board of Directories are interested in hearing your feedback.  How can we make this better?
General Discussions / 1987 D37 Wanderlust For Sale
« Last post by Al Sampson on March 16, 2018, 02:11:18 PM »
Contact Al Sampson at 401.727.555 or
Yes, I have photos.

Call ma at 401.727.1555 or e-mail

Al Sampson
General Discussions / Re: Does anyone have a picture of their Dickerson 37 rudder area?
« Last post by Siena on February 10, 2018, 06:06:35 PM »
Sorry about lack of response.

Boat was finished in August by Burr Bros.  They did a great job although it seemed to take forever.

One thing we discovered was the rudder was not symmetrical.  I can't imagine this was designed this way and have to think it may have been refaired at some point.  I had noticed this while bottom painting but didn't give it much thought.  Burr sent off my rudder to a company in florida I think Foss Foam?  They made the new one and did a good job.

The other major damage:

Quadrant was snapped, they had to cut an access panel in cockpit.  But they made it removable with cleats and lightly caulked it back down in case I need to access
Rudder bearings were replaced (whew)
New skeg fabricated by Burr
New cables, and binnacle refastened
Tabbing that was broken loose was redone

Bilge sump was a poor design.  Any water that leaked down through holes from bilge pumps had soaked the foam in keel.  They cut back keel and excavated the black rotten foam.  Keel fiberglass was very stout, probably 1" thick.  This was redone. 

The bilge sump I had them redesign with a tray that was glassed in after new foam poured in cavity.  I had them attach mounting pads for bilge pumps and switches so that there would be no screw holes down into foam.  I guess at some point water will find it's way in there but trying to keep at bay as long as possible.

Can't seem to find any progress pics from visiting the yard but thought they did a great job.
General Discussions / 83 D41 SEAYA for sale
« Last post by seaya on August 16, 2017, 03:28:29 PM »
Family health necessitates the sale of our well loved and cared for SEAYA.  If interested she is listed with and the price has been reduced for a quick sale.  Price:  $ 35,000.  Located indoors in Marion,Ma. 
It will be nice to know when the repairs are complete!

Al Sampson/Wanderlust
Just a FYI, I provided Peter with a copy of the original rudder, etc. drawings a couple of weeks ago.

Al Sampson/Wanderlust

Ahoy Peter,

Not exactly sure what you need here.  I do know that Ken B. had a replacement rudder fabricated for D37 "Morning Light".  Would a connection there assist?
General Discussions / Does anyone have a picture of their Dickerson 37 rudder area?
« Last post by Siena on June 01, 2017, 02:07:20 PM »

Had a bit of a whoops with Siena on the way down to a race. 

I'm currently hauled out at Burr Bros in Marion, MA and the yard is looking for pictures that my rudder (damaged) is original.

I feel terrible about doing this to Siena, want to get her fixed up proper.  The good news (if there is any) is that the wood in the skeg was totally rotten and wasn't doing much anyways.



Events / One Month Warning 2017 Rendezvous
« Last post by Crew Rest on May 15, 2017, 08:08:37 PM »
Dickerson Enthusiasts,

We are one month from the kick-off of the 52nd annual Dickerson Rendezvous--an event not to be missed.  If you haven't made your intentions known--you are late.  We are by nature a welcoming crowd, but we can't read minds.  If you are attending we together need to make logistical arrangements.   Berthing, food, and beverage concerns top the list.  Even if your convenance is a land-yacht, we need to know you are coming.

For those of you "Good Captains" who have declared your intentions, made slip reservations and forwarded payment to Secretary, John Freal, we look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 16th in the vicinity of the Choptank Light.  "Crew Rest" will be in position to organize you into a photogenic parade for an appropriate arrival into the historic port of Oxford.  Hail me on Channel 16 as soon as you arrive in the area. We wish you a beam-reach passage.

Crew Rest
D37 #22
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