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This classic cutter was designed by Edson Schock Jr. and built to very good standards by Chapman Boat Works in Southern California. Originally commissioned as “BARBARENA”, this classic clipper bow cutter was then renamed “LYDIA” under Captain Carl Bowman’s ownership. She was eventually turned in the care of the Maritime Museum Association of San Diego for few years before purchase in 2000 from by current owners and experienced sailors and circumnavigators. 

“LYDIA” has been since restored, both structurally (new stem in 2010) and cosmetically; the mast and rigging have been replaced in 2006. She is actively sailed and occasionally raced in the San Francisco Bay Master Mariners annual regatta. She was awarded the June 2012 Stone Cup "Best Restored Yacht" at the MMBA Wooden Boat Show.

“LYDIA” is well cared for and fit for its current service of recreational sailing on San Francisco Bay.

Layout and Design


Main cabin: port and starboard with pilot berth over followed by navigation station to port, galley opposite. Engine enclosure under companionway steps. 

Forward: chain locker way forward, single berth to port, storage opposite; followed by enclosed head to port, hanging locker opposite.

  • Single basin stainless steel

  • Built-in top-loading icebox with Adler Barbour 12v refrigeration system

  • Stove Type: Pressurized alcohol, gimbaled

  • 3-buner stove with oven

  • Tank Stowage: Under stove

Hull and Superstructure
  • Deck: Painted fiberglass over marine plywood, teak overlay in cockpit

  • Cabin Sole: Solid teak

  • Bulkheads: Teak veneer plywood

  • Hatches/Ports: (2) wood-frame deck hatches, (10) fixed ports, (1) opening ports

  • Construction Scantlings: Carvel planking over 2" x 2" bent frames 12" o.c.

  • Hull/Deck Joint: Traditional sheer clamp

  • Superstructure: Flush foredeck, low-profile cabin trunk forward, aft cockpit and aft deck

Propulsion System
  • Engine Type: 4-cycle, naturally aspirated, FWC

  • Number of Cylinders: Four

  • Cooling System: Fresh water heat exchanger

  • Gauges: Tach/hour meter, coolant temp., oil press., amp meter

  • Exhaust Type: Seawater-cooled

  • Exhaust Line: Reinforced hose

  • Silencer: Fiberglass can type water-lift muffler

  • Marine Gear: Paragon

  • Belts/Hoses: Satisfactory

  • Stuffing Box: Bronze packing gland, fixed mount

  • Shaft Bearing: Cutlass – new

  • Propeller: Federal Sailor 2-blade fixed bronze 18" LH 10"

  • Controls: Gearshift and throttle levers

  • Engine Beds: Hardwood stringers

  • Engine Mounts: Vibration-dampening type

Mechanical Systems
  • Engine Space Ventilation: Natural

  • Wheel/Tiller: Traditional wood wheel with stainless steel rim 33" D

  • Steering Gear: Cable steering to bronze quadrant

  • Emergency Steering: None sighted

  • Rudder: Hardwood

  • Rudder Post/Gland: Bronze rudderpost / bronze packing gland

  • Bilge Pump - Manual: Henderson diaphragm in galley sole

  • Electric: Rule 2000 with float switch

  • Potable Water - Manual: Hand pump at galley and head sink

  • Head: Wilcox Crittenden Headmate manual

  • Holding Tank: Yes – see Tankage and Plumbing

  • Macerator: Jabsco 12v

  • Electric - Rule Bilge Pump High Water Alarm

  • Electrical/Internet: Boat Command Remote Monitoring System to monitor the bilge pump operation and battery charging remotely

  • Carbon Monoxide Monitor

Electronics/Navigation Equipment
  • Compass: Kevin White Constellation 5 inch, pedestal mount

  • VHF Radio: Apelco VXL9000 at nav station; Uniden Atlantis 250 handheld rechargeable

  • Depth: Raytheon Explorer III DE-725C fathometer-recorder

  • Wind: Davis Windex masthead vane

  • Stereo/Radio: Jensen MCD9424RC AM/FM/CD with (2) BOSE speakers

  • Ship’s Clock: Jessop mechanical 3” brass case

  • Barometer: 3" brass case

  • Bausch & Lomb 8x24 binoculars

Electrical Systems
  • DC System – 12v

  • Batteries/Type/Amps: (1) Powerstride / 12v group 3EE Cranking flooded cell / 465 MCA – engine

  • Battery Storage: Plywood boxes

  • Engine Alternator/Amps: Est. 65 A

  • Charger/Amps: Guest Charge Pro / 10 A

  • Vapor Proof Switch: (3) Blue Sea (engine, house and emergency parallel)

  • Panel/Location: At nav station

  • Circuit Protection: Fuses

  • AC System – 120v

  • Shore Power: Marinco 30 A inlet & cable

  • Wiring: Stranded copper

  • Cabin Lights: 12v

  • Spreader Lights: 12v

  • Navigation/Anchor Lights: 12v

  • Zincs: (1) propeller zinc – replaced during haul-out (August 2017)

  • Zincs: (2) mounted on rudder (August 2017)

Tankage and Plumbing
  • Fuel Tanks located under cockpit sole

  • Fill: Port side deck

  • Fuel Lines/Clamps: Copper tubing, fuel hoses

  • Filters: Fram and secondary

  • Shut-off Valve: At tank

  • Water Tanks located under port and starboard settees

  • Fills: At tanks

  • Valves/Manifold: Isolation valves under cabin sole

  • Holding Tank/Capacity located under forward berth

  • Discharge: Dockside pump-out via deck fitting

  • Gauge: Tankwatch 4 tank level indicator

  • Thru-Hull Fittings: Bronze

  • Sea Valves/Skin fittings: Below static water line

  • Clamps/Hoses: Stainless steel / reinforced type

  • Raw water Strainers: Groco bronze

Deck Equipment
  • Anchor/Chain/Rode: West Marine Perf-20 fluke type with 5/16" chain x 20' and 9/16" 3-strand x est. 120'; Larger Danforth and rode

  • Bow/Stern Pulpit: Welded tubing

  • Stanchions/Lifelines: 1" SS / single wire

  • Dock Lines: Misc. 3-strand

  • Fenders: (2) Medium pneumatic

  • Covers: Mainsail, cabin sides, companionway, steering wheel, winches

  • Swim/Boarding Ladder

  • Traditional boat hook

Spars, Rigging and Sails
  • 2017: All standing rigging except lower shrouds – new

  • 2010: Lower shrouds – new

  • 2006: Wire running rigging new (halyards for main and jib)

  • All the spars (mast and booms) have a clear finish

  • Type of Rig / Number of Masts: Cutter / One

  • Material: Alaskan spruce mast (2006)

  • Where Stepped: On keel

  • Standing Rigging: 1x19 SS wire – new 2017

  • Terminals: Swaged

  • Turnbuckles: Bronze

  • Chainplates: Silicon Bronze

  • Stem: Stainless steel

  • Running Rigging: Polyester Yacht Braid

  • Winches: (2) bronze single speed top action – primary; (2) bronze single speed, side action – cabin top; (2) captive wire halyard winches – at mast

  • Rigging details: Double spreader cutter rig; Schaefer 2100 roller furler; Boomed staysail; Boom crutch

  • Sail inventory: Doyle Dacron mainsail, furling jib and hank-on staysail; Doyle 3/4 oz. asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN sleeve

Rigging and Sails Updates


New 2004

  • Mainsail (9.46 oz. Dacron)
  • Cutter Yankee (8.52 oz. Dacron)
  • 2015: New UV Cover

  • Cutter Staysail (9.46 oz. Dacron)
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker (.75 oz. Nylon)
  • Schaefer Marine 2100 Yankee Furler



  • New 2006

  • Refinished 2008

  • Refinished 2017


Standing Rigging:

New 2006

  • Silicon Bronze Chainplate Lugs (6)

New 2010

  • Both Forward lower shrouds (two D1 Fwd)
  • Both After lower shrouds (two D1 Aft)
  • Bob Stay and Turnbuckle

New 2017

  • Both Cap shrouds (two V2D3)
  • Both Jumper strut shrouds
  • Both Intermediate shrouds (two D2)
  • Both (two V1) “Upper” shrouds
  • Head stay
  • Back stay


Running Rigging:

New 2004

  • Rolling furler drum line

New 2007

  • Mainsail wire halyard
  • Yankee wire halyard
  • Spinnaker Halyard (Samson Yacht Braid)
  • Jib staysail halyard (Samson Yacht Braid)

New 2017

  • Topping Lift (5/16" Marlow Dyneema “Stronger than Steel” line)

Safety Equipment
  • Throwable Device: Jim-Buoy horseshoe, Lifesling 2, (3) type IV cushion

  • PFD’s: (5) USCG Type II, (4) type III

  • VDS: Orion handheld flare kit; Orion 12-gauge and handheld flare kit

  • Horn/Bell: Handheld compressed air canister

  • Fire Extinguishers: Handheld units

LOA: 44
LWL: 28'9"
Beam: 11'2"
Draft: 6'
Displacement: 22850 Dry Weight
Fuel Capacity: 34
Water Capacity: 40
Type: Sail/Racing
Designed By: Edson Schock
Builder: Edson Schock
Model: Classic Sloop
Year: 1956
Construction: Plank on frame
Hull Material: Wood
Location: Almeda, CA
Boat Engine: Mercedes OM 636V1-E
Horsepower: 40

For more information contact:

Scott Layton

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