Having built nearly one hundred ten Pulsifer Hamptons, the methods, materials, and equipment are much the same as those I have used for almost forty years. Though, with each Hampton I build, I am continually adding details, developing techniques, and making improvements.
I build the Pulsifer Hampton using the traditional strip planking method. These wooden boats are constructed of local white pine, oak, and cedar, hand selected and sawn to my specifications.
As a boat builder, I look forward to each new hull with excitement and anticipation. The process – the entire boat building experience – is as rewarding as the finished product. Building the Pulsifer Hampton, I have the opportunity to get to know each of my customers personally. Together, we share in the pleasure of constructing a boat that is hand crafted to provide a lifetime of enjoyment and service.
About the Pulsifer Hampton
LOA: 22’; Beam 6’- 8’’; Draft: Forward 11’’, Aft 28’’; Freeboard: Forward 42’’, Aft 23’’; Weight: Approximately 2,200 lbs.
Yanmar 3YM3OF, 29-horsepower, freshwater-cooled diesel inboard, 3.22 :1 reduction gear, 17” x 16” four blade R.H. Propeller, custom shaft log with fore and| aft cutlass bearings plus water injection for lubrication
Select local white pine, oak, and cedar, custom-sawn and air-dried at the shop.
Hull Stripping Nails: Silicon bronze, #10, anchor fast 2.5” and 3” nails
$52,500 as of Spring 2013
Options and Accessories
Safety gear including custom trailer, life jackets, fenders, hand bilge pump, anchor, flares, spotlight, etc.
Engine: Yanmar 3YM3OF, 29-horsepower, freshwater-cooled diesel inboard, 3.22 :1 reduction gear, 17” x 16” four blade R.H. propeller, and 1 1/4” stainless steel shaft, 12+ knots
Engine instrumentation: Yanmar standard control panel includes tachometer, hourmeter, functional alarms, twelve-volt battery and fuse panel
Yanmar spare engine parts kit
Engine controls: Vetus single lever, side mounted on console
Exhaust: Port quarter discharge.
Noise control: Silenced with Vetus waterlock and muffler with sound proofing inside engine box
Bilge pump: 750 gallon per minute automatic
Fuel filter: Racor 220R water separator/ 30 micron filter
Lights: Hard-wired international running lights
Fuel tank: 18-gallon Vetus diesel fuel tank
Fuel efficiency: 1/2 gallon per hour average consumption (owners report)
Steering: Morse Command 290 with brass helm
Tie up lines (3)
Deck vents: Custom made of brass
Raw water strainer and shut-off valve, etc.
Natural Bilge Ventilation
Storage: Louvered compartments fore and aft and under cockpit sole
Cleats: Oak cleats midship and aft with stem head mooring bit
Finish: Armada satin coating on interior surfaces and decks, rub rails and console top; Epifanes #24 Oyster White hull; Epifanes Rapidclear stern; Green anti-fouling bottom paint
Materials: Select local white pine, oak, and cedar, custom sawn and air dried at
Backbone: 3 1/2 x 6” oak members
Stern: Quarter sawn white oak steamed on curved framework
Strip Planks: Clear pine boards planed and sawn into 1 1/16” x 1 1/4” strips; hull
thickness is nominally 1”
Floor timbers: (9) 1 3/4” thick oak members on 18” centers
Deck beams: 1 3/4” oak
Floorboards: 1 1/16” wide pine boards fastened directly to floor timbers
Frames: Stream bent, quarter sawn white oak, nominally 1” x 2” on 12” centers
Hull stripping nails: Silicon bronze, #10, anchor fast 2 1/2” and 3”
Framing nails: Silicon Bronze 1 1/2” anchor fast nails set and clinched
Drifts and Bolts: 3/8” and 1/2” silicon bronze
Screws: Stainless steel above and silicon below the waterline
Adhesive: 3M 5200 adhesive used where appropriate
Options and Accessories
Safety gear package: Hand bilge pump, two 12” ball fenders, anchor, rode and line, six adult commercial grade life jackets, two cushions, fire extinguisher, spotlight, fog signal, cleaning gear and bucket; $1,300 as of Spring 2013
Trailer: Custom-built aluminum tandem axle trailer, torsion suspension with hydraulic surge brakes; 700 lbs.; $4,950 as of Spring 2013
Dodger and stern cover: Sunbrella (usually dark green) by Cathance Marine Canvas, Bowdoinham, Maine; $1,790 as of Spring 2013
Specially crafted cushions: Available for the stern deck and engine box
Boat lettering (name & hail): Available as paint or gold leaf
These specifications may vary from boat to boat as my materials change and my suppliers improve their products.