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Old 21-12-2014, 16:12   #1
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Well I have been away from the sailing for a lot shorter time than I thought. ( See my for sale thread). With a new baby on the way we had to sell up and abandon our plans of a 5 year cruise and move to the other side of Australia for work. We always wanted to keep the lifestyle so another bigger boat to handle a family was always on the cards but I didn't think it would happen so quick. I was just talking to a guy one day and he owned a boat that I had been admiring in the harbour for some weeks and wouldn't you know it he was thinking of selling! Offer was accepted today and we are back in the water :-)

She is an Alan M Pape ketch. 15.5m overall and 48ft on deck. She has a very small waterline at only about 10m and 25 tonne overall so will be interesting to see how she handles the bigger stuff but test sails all went well and a survey found absolutely nothing wrong except a few minor things like a small hole in the genset exhaust and the heat wrapping coming loose around the main engine muffler. She is Steel and launched in 2000, shortly after the original owner had a strocke and she never left the marina. She is like new still inside and the sails have only been raised a handful of times so I think I have got a winner here hopefully. Hope this is the right section for this. Very excited and looking forwarding to picking everyones brains about steel and I plan on doing some lightening of her as she is very much over built.

Pic was on a pretty crappy day but I love the older lines like this with the bowsprits etc.
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Old 21-12-2014, 16:23   #2
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Congratulations. Very pretty boat and steel. Makes one feel almost...... invincible.

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Old 21-12-2014, 16:36   #3
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Such lovely lines.

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Old 21-12-2014, 16:39   #4
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Awesome pics inside would be cool

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Old 21-12-2014, 16:51   #5
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Congrats! That looks like a very substantial boat. Happy sailing.
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Nice looking boat!! Also would like to see some inside pics.
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Congratulations...looks mighty yar.

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Old 22-12-2014, 01:25   #8
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a few pics inside as requested. Hard to do it justice with the iPhone. This wiring is how I like it. My last boat was a disaster.
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A winner Matty !
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Wow!

Sure looks awesome! Great find!

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I had an Alan Pape 38' cutter - lovely sea boat that sailed well and was beautiful living onboard. Sad to say ended up on an Indonesian reef. All his boats sailed well.


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Beautiful wood congrats...

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Howdy!

Very Nice! Even excelllent. The detailing on the wood and wiring and exterior paint shows someone cared about making a boat that would make one proud as a builder or owner and it appears well kept. I like the styling on the boat, including the paint scheme.

I can imagine your happiness!

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Thanks for all the great comments. I really can't wait until I get her out in some bluer water and get the whole sail wardrobe up. Hopefully early in the New year!
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