by Owen
(Everett, WA.)

Lymaka at anchor in San Juan Islands

Lymaka at anchor in San Juan Islands

Lymaka is a 1963 Herreshoff H-28, with the bow sprit the total length is 31.5 ft.

I bought her February 11 2012 and I am already working on bringing her to show condition.

The interior is being remodeled to fit my needs and will have all the 12v re-done so I know every wire and fuse in the entire boat.

This is my first all wood sailboat and while I have had 5 other sailboats (all glass)I am already finding that working on wood boat is much easier.

I will post more pictures but within the next 3 months I am expecting a huge transformation into a head turning sailboat at every marina I visit.

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May 12, 2014
by: Stephanie

Dear Owen, It warms my heart to hear she is being taken care of.

I am overwhelmed with emotion.

This was my first (and only) wooden boat also. Positive ID: chinook salmon on the sail.

We bought her in Oceanside, CA, in 1999 and spent 3 yrs cruising in Mexico.

We dismasted (where the dent in the mushroom vent came from).

Sailed her back up via the clipper route, and sold her in Tacoma in 2005.

Aug 05, 2012
by: john hedlund

Hello, love you're boat.

I'm working on an H-28 also.

Mine was built in 1962-63 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, by Clarence Heisler Boatbuilding, still in buisness today.

They have two pictures of "Blue Goose II" on their website.

I'd love to see more pictures of you're H-28.

Best Regards, John Hedlund.

P.S. I can use any and all info you have about the H-28.

Feb 18, 2012
Wow what a boat
by: Paul R

Wow this is a good looking boat with very classic lines, you must be very happy finding her.

I also look forward to more photos.

Feb 18, 2012
by: Mike

“Lymaka” is certainly a head turner anywhere.

And a ‘Herreshoff’ to boot, that name alone is enough to get my head a turning.

Ah, there is just so much about a wooden boat that plastic cannot reproduce.

Looking forward to hearing and seeing more of her and how you feel about your first wooden boat.

You can add photos etc to your original post by simply emailing them to me at and I can do any resizing etc.

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