thought would have sailing partner, but alas, do not. So have downsized to single-handed boat. I’ve only had it short time. If was more experienced and perhaps heavier sailor, might be able to sail it single-handed. The previous owner had it for about ten years and acquired it from family friend, and he took very good care of it. Sadly this model never got popular enough to classify it as "one-design" day sailor, so any competition will be limited to handicap fleets and the like, however it's ton of fun for 1-4 people, and is 100% sea-worthy right now. From bow to stern there are very few parts that haven't been reconditioned or replaced, but here are the major highlights:
Boat Updates - Brand new standing rigging and jib w/ roller-furling hardware installed in 2008 - All new main, jib, and traveler sheets as of 2008 (this boat has never been rigged for spinnaker) - The main sail, mast and boom all appear to be original, but are in perfect working order - All interior woodwork (thwart, centerboard trunk, and tiller arm) upgraded to Ipe in 2009. The tiller itself is Baltic birch w/ multiple wraps of West Marine fiberglass (homemade yes, but exponentially stronger than it would ever need to be) - Entire hull was stripped down to the fiberglass, and all cracks, dents, and dings repaired, both auto-bailers re-sealed and five coats of Interlux VC Performance Epoxy applied in 2012 - New hardware installed in 2012 to allow all running-rigging to be routed aft for single-handing (including hiking straps and new Harken jib cleats on the port and starboard rails) - Title currently active registration are in-hand and in good standing - The previous owner and have kept it in garage barn. - New boat cover (2019) - New boom crutch (2019) - Includes complete owner’s manual and emails from experienced boat owners on how to rig
Trailer Updates - Wheel wells on the trailer were retrofitted in 2013 to accept flat-bed trailer style ratchet straps (aka, the big ones that snap-lock into place w/o hooks) - New brake wiring (2019) - New wheels and tires (2019) - Bunks replaced/rebuilt (2019) - Front tubing extended up to hold the mast (2019) - Trailer jack added (2019)
This boat does not have cabin, there are no electronics, and it was never intended to have an outboard motor. It is, however, very agile, very responsive, and is an insane amount of fun on gusty day (seriously, it excels in high-wind conditions -- you'll be planing past Thistles that are either reefed or headed for the harbor). Willing to consider delivery or meeting part way for mileage fee (50 cents/mile) if both boat and mileage are paid up front.
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