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13 Nov

The Cheerio II, purchased by Errol from actor/producer George K. Arthur in the Summer of ’37.


Special thanks to Owner & Skipper Dick McNish













— Tim


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  1. timerider

    November 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Some confusion on my part, it seems the Cheerio II is printed as 46′ in length in places and 56′ in others. It seems very close to the first Sirocco and even the beam is slightly narrow at 12′ ?? This is my size for handling solo or with a small crew of one. Perfect for me to even live on. I have mentioned before about my friends that have a 36′ junk rig sailboat the “Batwing” and I’d love to hang with them in the Baja to winter..

    • Gentleman Tim

      November 14, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Hola and Ahoy, timerider! Always love your posts!

      I have none of your nautical knowledge or skills, but I’ve read too and believe that the Cheerio II is likely 56′ with a 12′ beam. For safety reasons (to protect potentially vulnerable family members and guests from swinging boom injuries), I’ve heard the previous Ventura County oilman owner shortened the mizzenmast boom (which reportedly reached approaching10′ beyond the stern) decades ago.

      SoCal Classics: Cheerio II


  2. shangheinz

    November 15, 2016 at 9:46 am


    Cheers to your seaborne adventure, Gentleskipper Tim. Did Errol own the Cheerio II when the Zaca still was in the military?

    • Gentleman Tim

      November 15, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Aye Aye and Muchos Gracias, highseasheinz, and a very timely question as I will be at several Zaca spots in and around San Fran today, including if time permits tovTreasure Island and over the Golden Gate to the old Nunes Brothers site in Sausalito, which, as you know well from your Flynnsational work on Lady from Shanghai, was featured by O. Welles in that Zaca-notable film. … Also headed over to Sally Stanford’s place(s).

      Here is the official info on USS Zaca IX-73, which was “acquired” for the fleet of the USN’s WWII Western Sea Frontier more than four years after the Fabulous Flynn (quoting Jack Marino) last sailed his Cheerio II.

      Builder: Nunes Brothers
      Launched: Name: Zaca
      Builder: Nunes Brothers
      Launched: 1930
      Acquired: 12 June 1942
      In service: 19 June 1942
      Out of service: 6 October 1944
      Struck: 13 November 1944
      Fate: Sold…