@Mambo & snewman
She's got deck stepped aluminum mast
steps (not what I'd do, but they work), and basically follows what you'd see as a general layout. In the early days, Tayana would allow custom modifications at no additional price, Tayana learned and added the most common changes to the original design, and raised the price.
Basically she's got a V-berth forward over a 100gal diesel
tank, full head
to port, nice salon
with drop down table to port to make large berth, galley
aft of the table, nav station across from the galley and ahead of the pilot berth. The 100 gal water tank is amidships, under the deck so the weight's nice and low. Add in a pressure and foot pump for the water, Seagull water filter, macerator head with 20gal holding tank
, 4 dorades, sweet butterfly hatch
, and huge cockpit
and you've got most of what she's carrying.
She's got 12V refrigeration
(and what appears to be a huge fridge but no freezer), 8 Deka 6V 225AH deep cycle batteries for the house and engine
start, OEM sailing instruments, 1980 vintage VHF
, discontinued GPS
and radar, and an Alpha 3000 autopilot
that must be 20+ years old but still has a great reputation.
Throw in a 9' Caribe RIB
and 9.9hp Yamaha on an oversized set of davits (which seem perfectly set up for either 2x 135w solar panels
or a monster 225W solar
in good condition, OEM Barient
winches, OEM rigging (running and fixed), cutter
w/o clubfoot, a 2002 jib
, 2000 staysail, and a 2006 double reefed main, and you've got most of the gear
The CQR's kinda small and I don't think the 1/4" chain is going to be around long. Howerver, the windlass
works and finding a different sized gypsy
may be more difficult than living with the shorter chain. She's rigged for one anchor
and I'm considering swapping the CQR
for a nice 22kg Rockna. She's got 150' of serviceable, but not new chain along with 150' of 3/4" rode
so anywhere in the Caribbean
should be fine for anchoring
As for the Tayana site, I've been spending some time there, reading about the boats, grabbing whatever I can find in the way of documents and layouts, and asking a few questions.
I made the offer this morning and the broker indicated he was 99% sure the owner would accept it. If so, it's off to the bank to get a check for the 10% down, find surveyors for the boat, rigging and sails
, and mechanicals (engine and transmission). There aren't many yards here in South Florida
where you can work on your own boat, so getting a spot's a bit more difficult, but it can be done.
Oh, and somewhere I started a list of possible boat names
. The boat isn't documented so I've got to remove the registration
numbers as well as the name off the stern and put mine on.