Price reduced to $235,000
My house in Appleton,
Maine. I am have completing a ten-year project: Building a timber
frame, New England Saltbox Greek Revival home.
The house is
passive solar, with a zero-clearance fireplace and radient-panel
heating systems also. 1650 square feet.
Three bedroom, two bath, open-plan living room/dining room/kitchen.
Cathedral ceilings (traditional post & beam construction).
Located on eight acres of woodlands in a private, natural setting in
rural Maine. Fortyfive minutes to Augusta (the capitol), and 30 minutes
to the coastal cities of Penobscot Bay (Camden, Belfast, Rockland and
Rockport). The house was built entirely from the trees on the land,
using my own sawmill--all wood was air-cured a minimum of three years.
There is also a pole barn with a finished office upstairs, and a small
The land is partially cleared for a field, with fruit and nut trees
planted. I designed the house, and full plans are also available for
from southeast (solarium & the back of the house)--there
will also be a small deck off the French Doors above.
Room, looking toward the kitchen
Bedroom; rock maple wall paneling and floor; ash trim
Closet (Master Bed Room)
Bedroom (the bedroom upstairs from this is similar); red oak
flooring; birch paneling
clearance fireplace in the living room--this unit uses outside
combustion air, and has a circulation fan to distribute heat.
heat the entire house by itself alone. Wood storage is under the
window seats. The hearth is recessed and slate-covered.
open hemlock staircase; paneling is ash; floor is
A Greek Revival corner column, pine storm door and steel
bathroom, with Jacuzi soak tub, shower, &
bathroom, with a loft above under the dormer (stairs to
left, behind paneling)
behind the house, with 17th century Japanese railing
upstairs in the barn
(AKA the Chalet)
The Appleton House,
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
The Appleton House is for sale for
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LIFE IS WHERE IT'S AT!!
Canadian first mate Becky
on IBIS in the Bahamas, early
Captain Reuel with big dorado, Bahamas, 2016
Swimming pigs at Big Major's Spot, Exumas,
with Black fin tuna--YUM!
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THE SAILING LIFE!
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2010 RESTORED ANTIQUE
FOLBOT, BY REUEL PARKER. FOR SALE
FOR $2,500 (new price)
This is a 1950's two person expedition Kayak with a 500 lb
carrying capacity. The restoration was done using Okume African
mahogany marine plywood and epoxy. Seams are glass taped.
The Restored Folbot on Senebec Pond,
Maine, in October 2010.
The unrestored frame
The hull planked with Okume marine plywood
Right-side up, epoxy sealed, deck
framing in place
Interior painted with epoxy
The finished 3mm Okume deck and
The completed restoration, showing "Crazy
Creek" kayak seats and restored original aluminum hardware
The kick-up rudder
Creek" seats fold down to provide access to the lazarette. The seats
can be removed for sitting around the campfire.
The Folbot on my VW Golf--it weighs
about 85lbs, but is longer than the
Reuel Parker paddling with his
neighbors Claire and Cabot Adams. The
custom Parker Marine right-hand-rotation paddles come with the boat.
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The Pilot Schooner 60
LEOPARD was sold again in early 2014. If this is
your dream boat, our builders can create a new one for you.
There is more information,
photos and drawings of LEOPARD throughout our website. She appears on
the PLAN PAGE, the GALLERY PAGE, the INTERIORS PAGE and the
CONSTRUCTION PAGE, where you can view sequential photos of her being
built. You can see her specifications by following the links from the
LEOPARD is an ultimate world cruising sailboat for real
sailing people. With a draft of only four feet, she can go where other
cruising boats cannot imagine going. But with her huge foil-shaped
centerboard down, she draws 9' 6", and with her overlapping lug fors'l,
can beat to weather rapidly and efficiently, pointing high. LEOPARD is
a very fast sailer, consistently exceeding her hull speed and cruising
at 11 and 12 knots. She has won numerous races, including the 1994
Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. She sleeps ten people. She can
carry provisions for long cruises and ocean passages. Parker Marine has
computed Weight Spread Sheets and Full Hydrostatic Studies for LEOPARD,
available with Plans purchase. She is self-righting from full knockdown
in the water), and is a very stiff sailer. The Pilot Schooner 60 may
also be built as a charter boat, and there is a full-keel option
included with plans.
LEOPARD was remodeled in early
1999 by Reuel Parker and Bill Smith to her new owner's requirements.
has an owner's sleeping cabin where the office was, and the
office is now aft in the old captains cabin (quarter berth, stbd side).
The port-side cargo bay was remodeled as a double cabin with head, and
an additional fuel tank was added in the stbd-side bay.
Please email me for more information
about the Pilot Schooner 60. This is a unique opportunity to own one of
extraordinary historic replicas of an early 19th century Virginia Pilot
Schooner. LEOPARD can be USCG certified as a 49-passenger charter boat.
LEOPARD is listed in the Registry of Tall Ships.
LEOPARD anchored off Norman's Cay, Exumas, in five feet of