In the past few years I have become the owner of a Brown Searunner
40 that is about half built. The project
is in a barn in Alviso and has been collecting dust for about 10 years. I have been paying off the project
for about two years. Due to the economy my work has been cut to one day a week. This may sound bad but for the first time I'm working on the boat.
I love to take my 20 ft Mako CC fifty miles offshore
chasing tuna and I LOVE the ocean! I want to go further and stay longer, The searunner
40 looks to be a good choise, speed, shallow draft
, low fuel
cost, proven design. No I don't care to pack the hull
, I just want enough for dinner but will go the extra mile for tuna. I have traveled to Baja
with the Mako and the further I get fom the US and tourist locations the better I like it. I spent a winter in Mag Bay and had the best time of my life.
Gettin back to the Searunner, the hulls are attached with the main strength bulkheads. The tanks
are in, a new (ten year old) Volvo
deisel is hanging above the cockpit
area. The head
area is mostly done and the aft cabin
has been built into a nice master bedroom. The previous owner was planning on having two open areas on each wing deck
, but no under wing decks, decking, galley
seating, or cabin
The plan is to build the interior
and install the engine
prior to the decking and cabin tops. The project came with many of the things that I will need to complete this 40, such as steering
, power with shaft prop ect. The things that aren't included are winches, windless, watermaker
, batteries, electronics
, compressors, heater, and hotwater heater. Installation
pictures and what you like or dislike about the things I still need (brand name, model number, best place to buy) would be a big help.
At present I 'm building the floors in the galley
, pictures of a searunner 40 with the galley just behind cockpit to get ideas of how to build would also be a big help. All pictures of Searunner 40 design and construction are welcome and can be sent to [email protected]
I can tell you that the more I look at this job, the bigger it gets but I enjoy the building when it is on my own boat.
Please bear with me as I will have many questions as I go foward, so thanks in advance.