I have been out of the loop for a while, and it cheers my heart to see all the new interest in Searunners.
My wife and I have been through a million different scenarios about our life as it is, and have decided the 34' Searunner "Corazon" should go to someone who can use it and appreciate it for all the fine qualities it has.
This decision does not come easy, believe me. I know how rare the good ones are, and how special they are. I know boats, and these are the best combo you can find for a real boat. I feel blessed to have had all the great times we have had with our boat. We will be dealing with elderly parents for the near future. Corazon should not be sitting on a trailer.
The boat is located in San Carlos
. 6 hours drive south of Tucson. A very together yard, on it's own trailer. They will launch and haul you for $13 last I checked. Cost $100 a month to store it in a very secure, very together yard. We are in the yard, and they are not accepting any new outside Tri's at last check. Having a trailer, and a slot in the yard, is a really big deal!
All Caterpillar equipment
in the yard. Look back through this thread for pics. It is an ideal spot to "vacation" the boat if you so desire. You can have them put it in the water and spend any amount of time in the Sea of Cortez
, and have them haul it and go home.
I will be in San Carlos
in October through January. It is a very boat friendly and gringo friendly town. Do not be put off by the news. It is in very local spots, and far away from San Carlos. I cannot sell it before Oct. I want to be there to hand it over proper.
The boat is listed under the old Searunner website list as "Slick" The builder
built 3 Searunners, well....two Searunners and a CC 40. Aircraft grade spruce stringers and marine
ply. All built to plan, nutz on. Great carpentry, light, all good joinery....... everything works as Jim and John designed it. Incredible combination of performance, solid stability, thin water capable, room, etc. I believe the 34' is the ultimate Searunner. Fore many reasons, higher armpits, wider beam, deeper main hull
, narrower hulls, lighter, easy to handle (I always single
It has a 9.9 HP Yamaha high thrust out board on a custom slide. It works really well, but so often I sail on and off the hook. When I sail into an anchorage, I will have the out board fired up, but use the self steering
vane to guide the rudder
, and not use the outboard
, so easy at 34' length. Did I say I loved this boat? Lots of anchors, and one you will not believe, good for a 70' mono in a storm, all taken apart in the bilge
. Along with the para anchor
and 600' of rigging
all ready to go.
Look back through all the thread and you will see the evolution of the fiber rigging
. It is so well established now, it is almost history
. I know Colligo Marine
just rigged a 60' open boat, huge loads and a 1" back stay. Far and away different and larger than our little 34' cutter
. The new rig, brings the boat alive, we lost
45 lbs. aloft with the change to fiber rigging. I can train anyone to splice and have replacements
to keep on-board. All rigging and running rigging is lightweight Dynex Dux or better. The boat is new boat with the changes....just incredible all the differences. Light air, lack of hobby horsing, just take a track and goes in light air. Heavy going, not jumping around due to weight aloft. It is light light light....and all the good things that comes
Two years ago, I did a major overhaul
on the outside. I stripped all the fiberglass
from the edge of the deck
into the cockpit. I had 3 guys professional (Mexican) fill and glass, sand and glass, fill and sand, sand and sand for 3 months. Total rebuild
of the decks. every single
fitting removed, everything oversize drilled and epoxied, and drilled again and bedded. All new, all re-bedded right, any soft wood (very little replaced. We sanded and filled any dips in the 3 hulls, and shot them with with both primer and top coat
desert climate is great for all this. Both the paint
and the storage
. I had two coats of Awlgrip primer, and two coats of Awlgrip top coat done. Looks like liquid plastic now, easy to keep clean. Took 3 months....will last 10 years at least.
That is about it! You can always email
me. or PM me. I would like to get $39,000 for the boat. I know there are cheaper boats out there, but none that offer all the convenience, solid construction, finish as Corazon. Take a good look at wehat it will take you in time and money
to get a boat to this level. Then add double at least in money
and quadruple in time. Ask anyone who has done it. Just the reality of boat preparation.
It is a Gem believe me.