Enough

Enough
Name: Enough
Boat Owner: Miraim & Geoff Ashton
Designer: Bill Lapworth
Builder: Cheoy Lee
Description:

Few boats are built for a specific event. The cost is simply too high to justify a single-digit output from a production boat. But a special event was exactly what launched Bill Lapworth’s Cheoy Lee 50, a speedy sailboat that was built to race in the bi-annual Transpac, which runs from California to Hawaii. The first hull was named Ichiban and she took second overall in the 1961 race. Others soon took notice and commissioned what they deemed to be a race-winner. Fifty-five years later, most of the six original hulls are still racing, winning, and cruising. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Bill Lapworth was the preeminent designer on the West Coast USA. He became known for his Cal series racing and cruising designs. He worked with Chinese builder Cheoy Lee, to built the Lapworth 50, a masthead sloop with a canoe stern. Although not light by today’s standards, the 50-footer was agile and had a fin keel and spade rudder, a surprisingly modern underbody for the time. Built of strip-planked Philippine Mahogany (Meranti) planking on Australian Jarrah frames with bronze fasteners, the Lapworth 50 build was focused on a stiff, lightweight hull. Bronze floors, knees and engine bed lock together the wooden structure. The design offered a complete interior for long offshore passages. A full galley, one or two heads and two cabins provided plenty of accommodation for the crew. Enough underwent a complete restoration 2000-2008 in Port Townsend, Washington. With the deck removed, all systems were renewed giving her a fresh start on the next 55 years of racing and cruising. In 2014, Enough left California to Mexico, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga and New Zealand. Enough is currently cruising with her family of four, 2 adults and 2 children, in the South Pacific; New Zealand to Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and on to Australia for the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart in February 2019.

LOD feet: 49
Hull Timber: Philippine Mahogany (Meranti)
Type of Boat: racing sloop
State: USA
Built: 1962
Location: KF3-50
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