"Red Jacket" was built in the NW in 1920 by Blanchard Boat Co and Designed by Ted Geary. Geary is a highly reputable NW designer in both sail and power designing such well known vessels as the fantail yachts "Thea Foss", "Blue Peter" and "Gosling". He also designed sailboats. "Sir Tom" and "Pirate" which won most of the West Coast competitive races of their time. "Red Jacket" is of such pedigree.
"Red Jacket" was originally built and launched on Seattle's Lake Union and named 'Katedna" which was named for the owner Fred Baxter's wife Kate Edna McGraw the daughter of the states 2nd Governor. Frank was the Vice Commodore of Seattle Yacht Club and participated in the first Opening Day Ceremony with "Katedna". She was then sold in 1921 to a LA banker whom sailed her to Australia for their honeymoon.
Upon her return she was sold to a California land developer Otto Wildey, who was the first Commodore of the California Yacht Club at Wilmington, and whose company built the Los Angeles Coliseum. In 1925 they cruised the South Seas for 5 years.
In 1933 she was purchased by George Webb who brought her back up to Seattle and renamed her "Red Jacket" after Chief Red Jacket a prominent Seneca orator who wore a red uniform coat given to him by a British soldier.
In 1935 she was purchased by Paul Henry who was the incoming Seattle Yacht Club Commodore who had Geary redesign the rig and transform "Red Jacket" into the most elegant sailing yacht in Seattle.
The current owners Terry & Renee Paine of Tacoma have lovingly refurbished, upgraded and maintained the "Red Jacket" thru the Kelley Maritime Museum,
"Red Jacket" was named in 1993 one of the 100 greatest sailing yachts in North America by Sail Magazine.
Hull Planking: Carvel planked 2" Port Orford Cedar, Douglas Fir, Alaska yellow cedar
Frames: Steam bent White oak 2 1/4" -2 3/8" on approx 12" centers
Plank Fastenings: Galvanized steel boat spikes & galvanized steel wood screws
Keelson: White Oak sided 16"
Ballast Keel: External cast lead approx. 14,000 lbs
Floor Timbers: White Oak
Exterior Decks: Alaska yellow cedar w/painted fiberglass overlay
Coach Roof: Marine plywood w/fiberglass sheathing over bright finished Red Cedar tongue and groove
Cabin Sides: Alaska yellow cedar w/varnished teak overlay
Cabin Sole: 5/8" tongue and groove varnished mahogany
Transom:Varnished Alaska yellow cedar
Electric anchor windlass w/capstan & chain wildcat
175# Navy anchor
275' 7/16" chain
Mast & Booms: Laminated spruce linear polyurethane painted
Bowsprit & Boomkin: varnished laminated spruce
Chain Plates: Silicon bronze plates 1/2" thick 36" long (2/side)
Winches:2 primary Merriman #6 sheet winches
2 secondaries, 1 Merriman #2
1 SoPac 12v electric winch/capstan
5 winches mast mounted
New Harken Jib
Main staysail: CDI Flexible furler
Sails: Jib, forestaysail, main staysail, main
Magnetic Compass: US Navy 6" compass
Autopilot: Cetric w/remote
Depthsounder/Knotmeter/Water temp-Standard Horizon MD-150
GPS Garmin GPSmap 172C
VHF Radios: ICOM IC-424 w/DSC, ICOM IC-M11 hand held
Brass 4" ship's clock, 4" brass barometer, Chrome clinometer
Isuzu diesel Model 4JB1 70hp engine w/3,205 hrs
Borg Warner Velvet Drive 10-17004 Transmission w/1:1 ratio
Vee-Drive-Walter RV-20 w/2.05:1 gear ratio
2 Belt driven 12v alternators
1-wet cell starting battery
2-8D Dyno house batteries
TrueCharge 20 Battery charger
Dickenson Pacific diesel stove
Norcold DC/AC/LPG refer/freezer
10 gal hotwater heater
Type III system head/holding tank system
Fisher mini-stereo system
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