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Old 15-07-2017, 13:07   #1
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41' Colvin Doxy Schooner

Tom Colvin designed Doxy gaff-rigged schooner, steel construction, with a raised deck aft, stretched from 38' to 41' LOD. ( LOA 50' / LWL 33')
Built by John Dearden, of Dearden d'Esterre Ltd., Kingston, Ontario, in 1983.
Sail area 1130 sq.ft.
30,000 lbs. displacement / 17.3 tons registered
beam 11' 8"
draft 4' 6"
Volvo MD17C Diesel 35hp
Spare engine, low hours (600), is included with this sale.
Inventory list available on request.
Located North Channel, Lake Huron, Ontario. *freshwater boat
- in water, will deliver upon agreement.
Asking price U$ 64,000
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Old 15-07-2017, 17:16   #2
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She looks beautiful. Any more pictures?
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Old 15-07-2017, 19:48   #3
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Let's see how many the boss will let me add .....
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So, one at a time, eh?
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On the hard, 2015
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Galley and for'd companionway
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This spring ....
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Cabin trunk, 2016
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Wow, beautiful..!
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Old 15-07-2017, 22:35   #10
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Someone is going to get a fine little ship.

Good luck with the sale.

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Thanks everyone, for your encouragement!
Steve, that is actually a very common remark, when people come aboard for the first time: "This isn't a boat ........ it is a small ship!"
Also, quite a coincidence that you have a Witch. It was a Saugeen Witch that I was going to see back in 1988, when I came across my Doxy. The Witch was for sale, the Doxy wasn't, but I just had to have her! The rest is history.
It would not surprise me to hear that your Witch was built by John Dearden also. After I purchased his vessel, he moved out to Vancouver, and started building in aluminium. I understand he built a number of Colvins.
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Re: 41' Colvin Doxy Schooner

Just beautiful!

I ask the following questions more as a tire-kicker than as a ready buyer, but they occur to me and might be of interest to others....

I like the shallow draft for such a large boat. Have you had her in rough water / big wind, and if so, how did she handle?

Is the steel hull insulated?

What are the sleeping accommodations?
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Good questions, Cormorant!
At 17.3 tons, with a full keel and schooner rig, Paradoxy is not a light air performer! She is at her best when the wind and waves kick up a bit. When your typical Great Lakes sailboats are reefing down, or heading into port, she is at her best, with all sails flying. Yet she is still very easy to handle, which is good, since I am mostly solo sailing. Although she has been primarily a freshwater boat, I did take her down to the Gulf of Mexico, the Keys, Bahamas and New England, so I have seen my share of "interesting" sailing conditions!
I got beat up quite good crossing the Gulfstream, and even worse crossing Lake Ontario in late September. Did not really enjoy that, but I was never concerned that my little ship would not look after me! She is a very stable, moderate to heavy displacement offshore cruising vessel.
So, bottom line is, she prefers heavy weather, and is more suited to serious passagemaking than daysailing.
Her decks and cabin tops are all fully insulated underneath, and some areas of her hull sides also, but no, she was not spray foamed.
The aft cabin, affectionately known as the "afterberth", has a double berth, full nav. station, bench seat, drawers, cupboards and a very large hanging locker, plus diesel heater.
There is a nice pilot berth to port in the main cabin, and the long dinette seats can also be used as berths.
The interior was primarily designed for a couple to cruise extensively. Fuel range is about 1500 miles, 250 gallons water, 65 gallon holding tank.
If you have more questions, fire away!
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Pretty!
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................Steve.............It would not surprise me to hear that your Witch was built by John Dearden also. After I purchased his vessel, he moved out to Vancouver, and started building in aluminium. I understand he built a number of Colvins.
Panope's hull was welded by "Greenwich Yachts" (defunct) of Vancouver B.C. in 1975 or 76.

Perhaps Mr. Dearden was part of this firm?

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