(16 years!...that is great...keep cruising...i hope to do the same soon!)
thanks...though i did a few google searches too...i was able to find some info on the history of ted hood...not all that i hoped to find...i'll keep looking. i have also sent inquiry e-mails to 'Little Harbor' brokers in Portsmouth.
i am trying to educate myself on who built the early 'Little Harbor' boats (it sounds like it was more than just one builder). There is one for sale- It is a 1964 steel yawl. ultimately i'd like to know who built steel boats of the 'Little Harbor' design in '64 and perhaps understand how 'that' builder may have rated against other builders/yards (who built the same design) during that time & how others made by the same builder may have faired over the years.
i've been keeping an eye out for boats of this size & spec's for awhile and am considering looking at this one. Generally, i have been looking at "newer" used boats but may pursue this one too as i'm aware of the fine reputation of Ted Hood. It also happens to be relatively close in proximity...and within my budget. Having said this, my concerns are: it is an older vessel, she is steel (electrolysis?) and i believe this is before Ted Hood was building his own boats...which i'd need to know more about the builder & anything else.[:I]