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George Buehler 30, 1988, Charleston Harbor, Oregon, Back on market 6/6/16 at $32,900

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George Buehler 30, 1988

'tzegunka', documented # 911528.

30 ft LOD George Buehler - "Grizzly Bear" design, 38' LOA, 5' draft, 9'2" beam.

  • with boomkin + bowsprit.
  • double ender full keel cutter,
  • locally grown woods found in central to southern coastal oregon.
  • built in Coos Bay, Or.
  • launched in 1988.

    wood includes; port orford cedar mostly, douglas fir, pacific yew, yellow cedar, + white oak.

    topsides + decking are cotton caulked. decking laid douglas fir old growth with galvenized steel wood screw fastenings. ceiling 1/2" thick yellow cedar fastened down with steel nails.

    concrete keel encased in case hardened steel with 1" diameter gavinized steel bolts. tractor tread steel pins inside to have more weight for volume + 1 1/2 ton of pig iron + lead ingots . more weight was added to provide more stability for the aluminum mast which is 7' taller then the original wooden mast. herringbone chime construction. crude little boat with simple design but choice of wood is nice with traditional shape.

    original owner was a worker in forest in oregon + selected each board. built it for 10 years + died right before finished 1988. 5’6” head room in cabin, v birth has nice raised hatch, with wood vents + clear plastic as well back entry hatch.

    does not have a head.

    aluminum, mfg; Le Fiell mast is 7' taller then original wood that broke. boom is solid douglas fir. rigged as a Bermudan Cutter. A. Lam, Hong King dacron 590' working sail plus new stay sail.

    standing rigging 1 x 19 stainless steel, NaviTec 316 turnbuckles, ss 1/4 x 1 1/2" chain plates. ss back stays, Schaefer deck hardware. 3 Harken 8 haulyard winches, 4 bronze Southcoast sheet winches.

    needs a paint job inside + outside we just sanded + put a coat of oil on bullworks + other wood trim + deck put some white paint to seal deck to get ready for rains but will need some nonskid, hull we presently doing same. Next time suggest all paint removed with heat gun + redo but considering we don’t know buyers choice we did to protect from rains.

    has a westerbeke diesel, model M-40, 4 cyclinder. aprox 1790 hours. we do 4-5knts conservatively, the last owner pulled logs + replaced other motor. runs great. only negative of this boat is the 30 gallon diesel stainless tank, with 2 racor filters + 2- 5 gallon jerry plastic jugs keg diesel tank, tank would be major reconstruction to get it out. so when our fuel lines got clogged i think due to bio-cide breaking up pieces + perhaps Mexican fuel + big seas churning the fuel. we resolved by putting a line to cockpit to switch if be similar condition, direct into 5gallon jug of clean fuel.

    a 12 + 19 gallon water tank.

    we made a nesting dingy to go over the v birth hatch out of plywood very light, with a sail,

    Sleep; 40 inch comfortable bed to side in v birth, clothes cabinet + large shelf with opening to chain locker with hydraulics for capstan + 175’ - 5/16 chain gal, + 160' -3/4 polylester line for 33 lb bruce anchor + 100' nylon line + 50' - 5/16 chain gal. for 15 lb danforth. Both anchors stay on deck.

    A nice very large metal vent mushroom can be taken on + off deck for v birth.

    In second + only other room beside chain locker, another single seat for bunk + small seat. wood burning small cast iron stove, santana. 2 ss sink + 2 burner force 10 propane stove.

    weather panels + cockpit top which slides, made of top gun material, white.

    we made a hard cover with plastic windows that open out of plywood/ epoxy, over back hatch entry way, nice protection.

    we presently have some soft solar panels on cabin roof + roof of house over entry hatch with a morning star sunsaver-10 solar controller. 12 volt D.C. system + 110 Volt AC.

    bilge pumps on auto, which we not taking any water on as well we have a huge manual pump Edson diaphragm installed in salon, if needed.

    danforth constellation compass. si-tex 850 vhf, gps 120 garmin. boat is wired thruout for connecting to dock electricity. we've used a little 12 volt cooler. as well the lights on boat, in + out are all run on shore power when in dock or solar when at sea. we have a house + a starter battery with a manual switch depending on usage.


    I have beautiful Pete Cullier's sheets for 'She Pungy, 45 ft LOD, 69' LOA chesepeak bay pungy schooner. Created for a man that then was unable to build. Same us after we had Reuel Parker add a cold molded conversion from the wood plank sheets.

    We are basically recouping Reuel's fee + shipping. $400..

    Email Kara at
    or phone 1-360-450-3749

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