CROW - Luders 33
Blue Hill, Maine
CROW is a Luders 33 (Hull #10) who is on her fourth owner since being built by the Allied Boat Company of Catskill, NY in 1966. Allied is no longer in business.
Through this page I'll attempt to document some of the upgrades/mods/repairs I'm making over my ownership, which began in the Fall of 2017.
Despite the fact that she has been well cared for by her last owner (since 2010) and major work accomplished such as: toerail replacement; bottom barrier coat; navigation instrument upgrades; as well as sail & canvas replacement, other things still need to be addressed on this 51 year old beauty! CROW has a tiller - not a wheel.
Her 1st owner sold CROW in 1976 to her 2nd who had the boat for 34 years, until he sold her to the 3rd in 2010.
She had been across the Atlantic to Scotland, up to Newfoundland and to the Caribbean for both owner pleasure and charter. She spent most of her 51 years homeported in Maine as a private use and chartered vessel. No charter took place under her 3rd owner, nor will there be under her 4th!
One of the risks one takes in chartering (private use as well) is as depicted in the photo /article below - from the pre-1995 event. My observation and response was in the subsequent December issue of Points East. CROW is none the worse for that event and the use of CORVUS as a name was an attempt to disguise the boat it would seem - without much luck.
You can see the full story on Page 42 by linking to online article, the archive (with both photos), or download the PDF. Archived Points East are also available on their site and my "Response" is in the December 2017 Issue.
BOAT WORK STUFF
CROW was in great shape for 51 years old - when I bought her.
This is how the boat looked when purchased in 2017 - but click on the Link below for some photos of my projects - updating as I get to it....
She looked great - but there are always projects on an older boat.
My "new" Varnish. One (1) coat every hour and I can do eight (8) or so a day! VERY happy so far with use for both the interior and exterior.