Sweep is a Herreschoff 28 built to a modified design by a professional wooden boat builder and launched in 1973. One family owner. Stored inside near Cleveland, Ohio and sailed only in fresh water on the Great Lakes.
The construction is concave/convex mahogany edge nailed and glued planking on laminated white oak and mahogany frames. Bronze fastenings throughout. Deck is marine plywood overlaid with fiberglass. Interior hull is lined with mahogany and spruce.
Some restoration of the cockpit seat is complete. The bottom is not yet been painted for launch to aid in any marine survey the buyer may want.
The H 28 is ketch rigged but can be sailed as a sloop. The owners normally sail the boat as a sloop. The mizzen mast is installed when it is entered for a once-a-year 30 mile race.
If you are looking for a traditional wooden boat with some modern aspects (aluminum masts, fiberglass decks) this is a great boat to consider. Whenever, you enter a harbor, heads will turn and accolades are always communicated. The roller furling genoa makes getting ready to sail just that much easier. Although, the main sheet has a winch it has never been needed under any wind condition. This modified H 28 has superior sailing capability with much improved storage and living accommodations.
LBP-33 (length between perpendiculars)
Displacement ≈ 8500 lbs.
Overlapping bow pulpit arrangement so genoa does not break over lifelines.
Modifications from the original H-28 design include:
Raised the rig 4 to increase sail area for better light air sailing.
Added a 3 bow sprit
Adjusted the position of the masts to account for the new Center of Effort.
Lowered the keel by 4 so draft is 4ft6in.
Added a cabin house
Enclosed marine Head
Ice box with below deck and deck level access
Sink and Stove
Transom extended 2ft to add storage and enclose rudder
Atomic 4 Engine 30 HP
Aluminum masts with internal halyards
Roller furling Jib
Jib sets on the intermediate headstay and Roller furling Genoa
Mizzen and Mizzen Staysail
Spinnaker Staysail and Symmetrical Spinnaker
PHRF Rating 228