Lily, a 31' Herreshoff
Lily, originally Shark, is a modified L.Francis Herreshoff
"Wagon Box" design. Shark was built in 1977 by Rose in
Manchester, MA. Her hull was traditionally constructed of
cedar planks on steam bent oak frames. Her decks were 1/2"
Iroko on top of 1/2" plywood, and trim (coaming, toe rail,
moldings, etc.) was varnished oak.
By the time Bart Jones purchased Shark in 1982, moisture
had seeped in through the Iroko and rotted the entire
plywood underlayment. Replacing the deck required
removal of everything on top which came off in splinters
having been bedded down with 3M 5200. Though a bigger
job than Bart had planned when he bought her, the new Lily
has layed solid teak decks, all teak trim, new insides, and a
new Herreshoff type hollow spruce mast.
Here's the original Wagon Box moored in Belfast, ME.
Notice that the original design was ketch rigged and had
no bow sprit.