No Remorse

by Lee

I just put a deposit on a 1963 40' Owens Tahitian.

It needs a lot of work but I believe I can handle the job.

Gonna do my damnedest anyway.

It is my first boat ever.

She is going into the water for the summer then into a covered storage for hull repairs next winter.

I have always loved the way classic wooden cruisers look in the water.

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Jun 14, 2012
photos didn't come through
by: Dean Bachelor

Wow, looks like you tried to send some photos but they didn't work in the comment section.

Anxious to get another update.

Hope you have seen my blog here on this site, I have another at

ck it out and feel free to comment, I will have a ton of questions too.

Thanks Dean

Apr 09, 2012
Owens Parts
by: Tim

I had a 1963 Owens Express 30' which I had to dismantle due to not having a place to store.

I ended up taking it apart plank by plank.

So if there is anyone out there looking for vintage parts and/or materials (mahogany) I have a whole boats worth.

Some items have already been sold but I still have plenty.

I can be reached at

Let me know what you need and I'll send you a picture of what I have if it hasn't been sold already.

I should note there was nothing wrong with the boat when I took it apart.

The only other option I had at the time was to burn or scrap the boat.

And I just couldn't do that.

Apr 03, 2012
I just bought one too !!
by: Dean

Hey there, I have been checking here for a couple months now, waiting for an update.

I bougt the exact same boat this winter, she is in a bit better shape I think, but I am excited too.

I need to get it hauled about 90 miles to my house so I can finish her up.

Let me know,

or just google blowinganddrifting it should take you to my blog and you tube channel.

Thanks, Dean

Apr 08, 2011
She is all mine now
by: Anonymous

Well she is all mine now.

I was going to put her in the water and work on her hull this winter.

But now I think I am going to move her to storage and work on her hull over the summer and winter and bring her out next summer, all shiny and new.

I will probably drive some of you nuts with questions, but I don't forget once I get an answer.

Thank you in advance!


Mar 28, 2011
by: Mike

Hi Lee,

If you want to add some photographs to your post you can email them to me as attachments to, and I can add them at this end.

Mar 28, 2011
my boat NO REMORSE
by: Anonymous

C:\Documents and Settings\Justin Dull\My Documents\My Pictures\my boat

Mar 28, 2011
by: Anonymous

Really interesting.

Mar 27, 2011
new edition to family
by: Anonymous

But, when can we expect pictures?

Mar 27, 2011
by: Lee

Thanks for your words of encouragement Mike.

There is a lot of work to be done on this boat.

It is mostly a clean slate forward of the aft cabin, but there are no signs of water damamge on anything.

I am going to build her as a live aboard for myself and my girlfriend.

Luckily the hull had major repairs and replacement below the water line a couple of years ago and she has been in the water until last summer.

I will do some more hull work this winter and replace some boards and refinish her entire hull.

Her engines were both rebuilt two summers ago and she only has 50 hours on them.

I think I have found the right boat for me.

It is solid and such a beauty!

I am dreaming about standing at the helm and motoring her across Lake Erie bound for wherever we want to go.

Another adventure to unfold.

Mar 27, 2011
Owens Tahitian
by: Mike

Good on ya Lee, sounds as though you have the right ideas and spirit.

Yes, Classic Wooden Cruisers like the 'Owens Tahitian' look great in the water but they also feel so good to be on board, that's something a 'plastic' boat can never replicate.

It's great that you can enjoy sailing her for a season before starting on her restoration.

Is there much work to be done on her?

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