Equuleus is a Stone Horse cutter. designed by Samuel S. Crocker in 1931, and built of Airex cored fiberglass in 1975 by Edey & Duff, Mattapoisett, MA. Described by Peter Duff as a “superior small cruiser”, she is surely that. Of traditional appearance in modern materials, she is comfortable, beautifully balanced, and easy to sail. She can take the weather, but also hold her own in the lightest of air. Equuleus’ equipment list is extensive, as is her complement of spares. She was repowered with a Beta 14 diesel engine and most ship’s systems have been upgraded.
This is season 38 for me and Equuleus. She has added much to our family experience over almost four decades, reluctantly for sale now due to declining health.
Edey & Duff Stone Horse
Currently insured for $16,000.
An informative brochure on the Edey & Duff Stone Horse may be found online at the Stone Horse Owners Group on Facebook. In fact, for those interested in purchasing a Stone Horse, the owners group is a most welcoming place to spend some time.
Stone Horse Owners Group:
LOD: 23 ft 4 in
LOA (bowsprit to bumkin): 28 ft 3 in
LWL: 18 ft 4 in
Beam: 7 ft 1 in
Draft: 3 ft 7 in
Displacement: 4490 lbs
Ballast: 2000 lbs
Mechanical and electrical equipment upgrades.
Completed spring of 2011, as follows:
Engine replaced with new Beta Marine 14 diesel (13.8 HP), fresh water cooled
New instrument panel as required by this engine.
Along with this, complete fuel, exhaust, and electrical systems were replaced and upgraded using best available components, hoses, and cables only.
New propeller by Michigan Wheel “Sailer 3” three blade bronze propeller
New Aquamet Stainless propeller shaft
Racor 500MA2 Fuel Filter Turbine Assembly w/Metal Shield
Bronze fuel cut-off valve
Groco ARG Series Raw Water Strainer
Groco Bronze seacock BV Series, full flow type
Vetus water lift muffler, waterlock type NLP50
Oversized 2”exhaust hose with stainless steel siphon break and gooseneck reservoir essentially eliminating risk of back-flow of seawater reaching engine.
All electrical system replaced with Blue Sea Systems components and circuit breakers All new electrical panel.
All new coast guard required navigational lights
New VHF two-way radio
Sails and rig:
All sails by Harding Sails, Marion, MA
Main and staysail jib of tanbark Carillon sailcloth.
New tanbark yankee jib in 2013.
Large nylon drifter, custom for Stone Horse, built by Harding Sails.
Masthead and associated gear to accommodate drifter
Conventional main boom
Wishbone staysail boom
All halyards and staysail downhaul led aft to cockpit
New roller furler on Yankee jib, 2016.
Schaefer “Free Flying” System 550
New suit of sail covers, custom for Stone Horse, by Harding Sails, 2018
All sails laundered and serviced annually by Harding Sails, Marion, MA
Running and standing rigging replaced as required
Chainplates through-bolted by Edey & Duff for increased strength
Mast and other spars varnished, multiple coats Epifanes spar varnish annually.
Topsides painted green approximately every 5 years,
current paint is Interlux Brightside
Full hull bottom protection performed in spring of 2011, consisting of:
Two coats of MAS epoxy,
Followed by five coats of Interlux Interprotect,
Followed by two coats of Interlux Micron bottom paint.
Two coats Interlux Micron bottom paint applied annually.
25 lb Herreshoff anchor mounted on bowsprit
Danforth second anchor mounted on forward bulkhead in cabin
Ritchie “Navigator” compass
Second spare compass
New depth sounder, 2016.
Raymarine i40 depth sounder and transducer
Accommodations and additional equipment:
Two full size berths forward
Brass kerosene lamps, with glass globes, in gimbals port and starboard
Two burner alcohol stove
Solid fuel stove/cabin heater with Charlie Noble
Fresh water pump in galley
Two comfortable seats, with upholstered cushions
“Molly Brown step-seat”
Porta-potti under midships seat
Maple surface over ice-box cover, completed 2018
Nine storage compartments under berth cushions
Additional storage on quarter berths, port and starboard
Canvas cockpit awning
Traditional brass kerosene anchor light, converted to LED
Full complement of spares for all essential ship’s systems.