Another possible yacht.

Basic specs:

  • Steel sloop, cutter rigged.  Hard dodger, centre cockpit. Cockpit and cabin top glassed plywood.  Dodger fibreglass.
  • Roberts Offshore 38 design (hard chined), built in 1992
  • LOA: ?
  • LWL: ?     These specs seem to have been lost in the mists of time
  • Beam: ?
  • Draft: ?
  • Displacement: ?
  • Boat was fully stripped inside, sand blasted and epoxy painted 7 years ago.
  • Recently refurbished head/shower.  High pressure water and large capacity califont (18l/min).
  • Partially complete refurbishment of saloon and galley.
  • 600l water in 3 tanks
  • 400l of diesel
  • 50hp Nanni motor
  • New Stainless steel standing rigging
  • New furling headsail
  • New main (fully battened)
  • Two yankees
  • New running rigging
  • Two new self-tailing winches in cockpit
  • New stainless steel rudder stock.  Chain steering.
  • 480Ah of battery, some new.  80A alternator for house battery, 50A alternator for motor battery.
  • LED lighting throughout
  • DC fridge/freezer
  • BBQ
  • Large cockpit cover
  • 1000W stereo + indoor (220W) & outdoor speakers (160W)
  • 19″ TV with DVD
  • Rope and chain anchor rode
  • Topside hull condition: minor corrosion only
  • Previously been to islands, but significantly changed since then
  • New two burner stove/oven
  • Carpet and underlay
  • Zodiac inflatable with Yamaha 2hp outboard.  Damaged and needs some repairs.
  • One small bilge pump, plus another portable. Engine pumping not connected up.

It is missing some basic equipment including compass, fire extinguishers, capstan, liferaft and epirb.

The interior floor is lined with underlay and carpet.  The walls are mostly covered in a white synthetic carpetting as well, except in the saloon where the walls are American Ash, which is only partly complete.  There is spare timber that needs to be cut and fitted, etc.  There is no table in the saloon.  There is no nav station, and I’m not sure where one could go.

Compared to the Ganley, it is missing autopilot, radar, heating, holding tank for head, stay sails, HF antenna.

The door to the head/shower is currently just a piece of plywood.  Much of the galley is also bare plywood.  It is missing many of the small the niceties of a more lived in or properly fitted out yacht.  There is quite a bit of work to finish it all off.

To get to Cat 1, I figure at least the following would be needed:

  • Some general maintenance and rust treatment, etc.  A few deck fittings might need replacing.
  • Install compass.
  • Install autopilot.
  • Install running backstay.
  • Install trysail track on mast.
  • Currently no spinnaker pole, would probably be useful.
  • Navigation lights may need changes to be legal.
  • Sails: New storm trysail.
  • Hull: Needs survey (+ultrasonics) to find out if this is okay or not.  May need new surfacing and antifoul, new sacrificials, etc.
  • Stanchions/lifelines may need work.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Engine compartment ventilation improvements.
  • Smoke, CO, O2 detectors.
  • SSB, antenna, tuner, plus emergency antenna.
  • Liferaft.
  • Offshore first aid kit.
  • New EPIRB.
  • WeFax.
  • Emergency tiller (needs some special adjustment to fit this confined space).
  • Sea anchor/drogue.
  • Tool kit, sail repair kit.
  • Solar panel and charger.
  • 2+ harnesses and tethers.
  • Additional life jackets.
  • Grab bag, pyros, etc.
  • Should really have AIS-B but not required.
  • Fog horn.
  • Bilge pumps.
  • Radar reflector.
  • Jack lines.
  • Bosuns chair.
  • Couldn’t see plugs for through-hulls, so would probably need to get some made up.
  • Some additional handrails and supports in cabins.
  • Lee cloths (and attachment points) need to be installed.
  • Realistically, probably needs wind vane or similar self steering added.
  • Probably should also have a wind generator/turbine for DC.
  • Need to get existing papers, documentation, if it still exists.
  • Registration.

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