Dickerson Sailboat

Moon Shadow, 30' Fiberglass over wood planking and marine plywood Sloop Jib Club rig or Genoa.

30' Dickerson

Turn key in that drop it in the water and motor and sail to wherever, bring food, water and clothes.

The vessel is on the hard at Backyard Boats in Shady Side. I have it locked because of being listed on craigslist but one can see the outside zip open the cover and crawl around the out side. We can try to get one of the owners there.

Look for hard chine 30' with cover. The last picture on Craigslist shows what it looks like at the Marina. Whoever gets the boat, must agree in writing to donate it to the Richardson Museum in Cambridge, MD when they are done with it. They are expanding and not ready for it right now.

We painted the sides and new bottom paint but I included pictures of the bottom before so one can see what we painted over. The engine is good rebuilt by Moryer Marine in 2003 and all new outside parts since then. With a bucket of water, one can start the engine and run it because it is plumbed to draw from two sources.

Name: Moon Shadow Hailing port: Trappe, MD

The owner and Dickerson Owners Association will be at the ready for help with any learning curves related to the boat. Restored by owners from 1992 to 2000 with the counsel of Dean Conrad, Wood Boat Guru in Northern Neck area. Atomic 4 Engine rebuilt in 2003 by Moyer Marine. New in past 2 years: Batteries, battery switch, starter, alternator, fuel pump, carburetor, and distributor. New aluminum fuel tank and fittings to the engine, therefore, ethanol gas is not a problem. Runs more reliable now than it ever has with the new stuff. Has been specially plumbed to draw in water or antifreeze.

30' and 8' beam and only 3'6" draft. Therefore, one can wipe down the bottom of the boat standing next to the boat and reaching under. One can scrape the prop clean by putting your head against the hard chine of the stern, with common snorkel and mask one just reaches under and scrapes off your prop. Saves $ on the bottom and prop cleaning! Obviously, going aground is not a problem. Just get out and push it off even though it weighs 7 tons (making it feel solid).

All bronze hardware, stanchions, Port lights, and cowls. The yacht has been used in Wedding photos and advertising.

Reportedly once owned by Bill Dickerson himself and built at his facility off Church Creek. A Picture of the boat is central at the Dickerson Exhibit, Richardson Museum, Cambridge, MD. Video of boat underway is on the Dickerson owners website. The museum is considering using the boat in their new facility.

Marine Plywood over Mahogany planking, then Fiberglass over the marine ply. Mahogany Coach roof sides, grab rails, coaming, toe rails, hatches and companion way. New Fiberglass and epoxy in late 90's over coach roof , deck and cock pit area. Original Fiberglass on hull. When restored, the bottom from bang rails to dead wood was sanded down to glass and 2 new coats of West Systems were added over the old glass. Seems to be doing good.

Sails are all fairly new and in good shape. Custom made by Dabler Sails in Northern Neck in past 15 years. Has jib club boom so one can solo sail and tack without handling lines. Also, has large Genoa for calmer days or grabbing more wind. With that, it helps to have a second person.

Has custom made full winter cover in three sections. Over the jib club boom forward of mast, mid ships section over main boom and coach roof then the aft section that covers the cock pit area. Things zip together at a good place to step aboard and keeps elements off of the boat. We use it year around. I included a picture of it at the frozen Road River.

Large aft cock pit for fellowship, New Tiller, closed cell foam cushions in the cock pit will float and can be used for a man over board.

Below Decks: Galley with sink and foot pump for water. Approx 22 gal. water tank. Coleman stove for cooking. Storage under sink and stove.

Head: has mahogany door, hanging closet with some shelves and storage on top of 3 gal waste tank. So, it has been made legal as far as we know though it pre-dates regulations related to heads. It has a cute fold down sink with Foot pump for water with bronze toilet roll holder, 12 volt light and soap dish.

Riged for 12 volt and 110 when in port.

Two beds mid-ships with storage drawers under them V berth forward sleep 2 or 3 with storage under them and chain locker forward for the anchor. Sleeps a total of 4 to 5 inside. Has a large cover for cock pit that can be used for rain or people sleeping in the cock pit.

6 rectangular Bronze port lights with screens, 3 on each side, one small round port light forward centered over v berth. Mahogany Hatch over V Berth with the screen. Parted out or donated to Museums has thousands of dollars of bronze hardware and nautical items.

Current project: Some rot in bow plywood, needs replacing, the project already started not sure if we will finish. The person getting this boat should be a bit of a wood worker or know one.They used galvanized bolts in the coach roof, coaming and probably even in the toe rail. A Wood boat expert (Bunny) is working on another boat in the yard just a few feet away and could advise any potential buyer. We are getting old and giving up so it is cute as heck but takes a special owner, which is what we are looking for.

If someone has a facility that would let them part the boat out. They could get $1500 to $2000 just for the led in the keel, then thousands more for the bronze fitting through Bacon in Annapolis or online. The Mahogany doors, hatches, etc. are also very sought after.

I have it locked up so you should let me know if you want to look at it so I can meet you there to open it up. I am about 1 hour away.

Price: nego. to the right person will include dingy, pumps, tools, trouble lights, spare parts, two hand held gps, hand heldd radio, etc.

John & Sandy Stait
3520 King Arthur Road
Annandale,VA 22003
703-447-2943 Cell