Here is a letter from the owner (attached) with more description of the current
condition of the boat and its history
. Please note, I'm not the owner, just trying to help out:
Update for those still interested in the Mason 33 that I have for sale
Todayís showing did not end with a purchase
(2 no-shows and a tire-kicker)
Therefore, Wynflo is still for sale
. At this time, the first person to get the purchase
price to me, will get title to the boat (bank draft
order, cash or wire transfer).
A few more details, which may be of use to those who canít travel across the country to see her. I attach some photos taken today. In the interests of full disclosure, here is more of her story. I donít want to put anyone off, to be sure, but I understand the perceived risk in buying a boat
I bought her in the fall of 2011, after she had been ashore and neglected for two years following the death of her original owner. I sailed and motored her to her present location in the fall of 2014, so sailed her for only two seasons, and have done little work
on her since, except a bit of paint
, replacing the electric fuel pump
and making sure the alternator
was working (it is). She is, therefore, not in showroom condition, but then most of you will understand that an ocean-capable 6.8 ton yacht for $9,500 is not likely to be the same as one you might see on the floor at the Toronto Boat Show! I did replace headsail and main halyards.
She does need a good paint
job and brightwork attention, to be sure. You will likely also eventually want to replace most of the (1980s) electronics
, all of which work
but are way outdated (I did not check out the radar
, but using it for an hour would likely drain the batteries
dead). But the Volvo
worked fine when I had her hauled in October 2014, the standing rigging
is very solid (double lower stays on the main, welded integral chainplates, etc.) sails
are OK and I am quite sure the hull
are pretty much as solid as when she was built, visible rust spots notwithstanding. There is a wind generator
that was working when I hauled her out.
If you were to buy her, sight unseen, here is my advice
: be prepared to have a diesel guy around when you start up, just in case. At the end of my hundred-mile single-hander in 2014 that motor
pushed Wynflo along at about 6 knots, but a couple of years on the hard means be careful. Similarly, I tossed the (3) batteries
that fall because they were old and worn out, but you would likely be wise to have an electrician give the system a decent once-over before heading out on a longer trip. Make sure the nav light bulbs are ok, haha. Loyalist Cove Marina is a full-service outfit that wants to please, and they can help you.
The other investment you will likely eventually want to make, is to replace the propane
system and solenoid valve control, which the first owner built in, himself. It is quite safe, I think, the tank is in a welded stainless box vented overboard
, but it does not meet current code and for about $700 or so West Marine
sells one that does meet code, and then your lovely little gimbaled Pacifica stove
will work fine. I disconnected the stove gas in order to get a better rate from my insurer. The fridge/icebox is impressively effective.
The Aries windvane
self-steering is intact, with a spare vane. That alone runs over $7K today, I think. There is an electric Autohelm
unit which can be rigged to the tiller but I never had the chance to try either of those out.
So, I do want to sell her this fall, and that is about as much as there is to tell. I look forward to an offer.