After many years, Louie’s sailboat, the Roy Fox, is in the water in the harbor just south of Fort Bragg. Junk-rigged sail. Louie just finished building the cabin and outfitting it for travel on the high seas. Framing is white oak; planking is lapstrake old-growth clear Douglas Fir attached with copper rivets. Deck is teak over marine plywood. It’s immaculate. Louie plans to sell it eventually. As we motored out of the harbor, another sailor on the dock called out, “Beautiful!”
Louie is going to sail it for a while, maybe down the coast to Mexico, then put it up for sale.
Louie and Lloyd at the gas station in Pt. Arena; photo at right makes you wonder about buying a used boat from this man.