About this Sailboat:
Balance is a George Buehler designed Otter 50. She was built by Dunn Boatworks in Indiana between 2002 and 2006. Her interior was completed in 2009 in Deltaville, VA, also by Michael Dunn of Dunn Boatworks. The electrical systems and running rigging were complete in 2010 and 2011. The hull is 3/16 American mild steel with ½ on keel sides, and 1 at the keel shoe. The hull is exceptionally heavy duty and beautifully welded and crafted. The single hard chine is just below the water line, giving her hull a smooth and curvy appeal. This is by far the best built steel boats I have ever seen. The interior of the hull is uninsulated and sprayed with three coats of Devoe epoxy. We take great care to keep her dry and well ventilated and immediately touch up with new epoxy any spots that do show up.
Mr. Dunn built this boat for himself and his wife after a long career of building wooden and steel work boats on the Great Lakes. Unfortunately, he fell ill toward her completion and was forced to leave the boat on the hard in Deltaville,VA for over a year; we then purchased the boat in 2010. I immediately went to work installing a state of the art 12 volt system, and rigging her with all new Harken, Schaeffer parts. In the process, we sailed Balance from Deltaville, VA to Key West, back up the coast to Annapolis, MD, and from there back down to Ft. Lauderdale, through the Bahamas, and back to Miami where she is now on a mooring in Dinner Key, Coconut Grove.
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