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Jim McCurdy had Bill Garden Design Discovery for his 40th Birthday. She was built to Yacht standards by the Vic Franck yard on Lake Union in Seattle in 1963. She is strongly built of 1 3/8″ Yellow Cedar Planking on 2 1/8′ x 2 1/8″ steamed white oak frames on 12″ centers. She still has her original 100 HP Perkins 6.354 Diesel engine ticking away under her center cockpit.

Discovery’s raised salon cabin was a Garden innovation allowing occupants to sit comfortably and dine with a view of the water, a very novel concept for traditional sailboats.

The Bjorklund Family have owned her for the past 6 years. A good deal of work has been done including a new transom, deck repair(s), repainting, new windlass and windows and a new teak cockpit. We also refastened reefed and recorked everything below the waterline.

She has taken us on many adventures including round trip Seattle to Glacier Bay AK. She is comfortable, seakindly and fast (both Sailing and Motoring).

We live aboard her full time at Shilshole in Seattle Washington.