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Old 24-07-2014, 14:44   #1
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pirate '78 Downeaster 32 Cutter - NEW ENGINE!

After recently finishing a very $$$ re-power my husband and I have changed our plans to sail the seas and we must sell our beloved home s/v San Patricio. We have done A LOT of work to her to get here ready for prolonged cruising. The new owner(s) will be lucky to have her.

We just lowered our asking price to $29,000 and encourage all offers.
She is currently slipped @ Long Beach Shoreline Marina, Calif.
Viewings by appointment and recent survey by request.

So easy a GIRL can do it!!! That's me at the helm!

1978 Downeaster 32’ Cutter (DE 32)
Hull: Full keel
Rig type: Cutter
Length on Deck: 32′
Length Overall: 37′
Length at Waterline: 27
Beam: 11′
Listed Sail Area: 602 ft2
Draft: 4.75′
Displacement: 17,000 lbs (as designed, builders say 18,500-19,000 lbs)
Ballast: 5500 lbs
SA/Disp: 14.62
Bal/Disp: 32.36%
Disp/Len: 440.38
Designer: Bob Poole/Henry Morschadt (also designed Pacific Seacraft)
Builder: Down East Yachts (Santa Ana, California) Founded by Robert Poole, formerly of Columbia Yachts. In addition to the Downeaster line (32’, 38’ & 42’), Down East Yachts was contracted to build/finish a number of Westsails following the firm’s bankruptcy.
Construction: Fiberglass
Production Years: 1975-1980
Hull# /Total Vessels Made: #098/134
**Notes: Hauled-out 2/2013-4/2013. Hull was sanded to fiberglass below waterline. All blisters repaired. 3 coats of epoxy barrier coat applied. 3 coats of bottom paint. Bottom paint in fair condition as of 2014

Brand: Beta Marine (Newly Repowered 2014)
Year Built: 2013
Engine Model: BV1505 – Serpentine Belts
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: >10
Propeller: RH 3 blade propeller (9” x 16”) *New 2013
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 38 HP(@ 3600RPM)
**Notes: Original engine beds were modified and rebuilt to accommodate the larger 4 cylinder Beta 38. In Addition, new, quieter exhaust system was installed (Vetus Waterlift Muffler, Waterlift Gooseneck, Custom 8” High Rise Exhaust Elbow, Wet Exhaust Anti-Siphon Loop) Retrofitted new Engine Control Panel w/ ignition and installed Kobelt single handle dual engine control w/ safety lockout (and custom ship’s telegraph decal). Morse throttle and shifter cables were also replaced and tuned. *New 2014

Fresh Water Tanks: (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (70 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (25 Gallons) *New 2013
LPG Tanks: (1) 4.5# tank in built-in starboard propane lazarette (drains overboard) (1) 20# tank on stern deck for LPG grill/back-up
Accumulator Tank: (1) 2 Gallon accumulator tank installed for pressurized water system
**Notes: Installed removable hatch in cabin sole and (2) Seabuilt 10” Access Ports in the top of the fuel tank – scrubbed and cleaned tank interior of contaminates before repowering. *New 2013

Number of single berths: 3
Number of double berths: 2 (port settee pulls out to a double berth)
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
**Notes: Installed Froli Sleep System and custom upholstered 6” High Density Foam mattress sections in V berth. Better than a mattress on land. *New 2013

Stainless Steel double basin sink w/ dish rack
Large Single Lever Faucet
Pressurized Fresh Water System
Adler Barbour “Cool Max” Fridge & Freezer
Hillerange 3 Burner Stove & Oven (Propane/LPG) Gimbaled
Plenty of counter space
Ample dry storage areas and built-in cabinetry
3-drawer storage built-in
Fresh water & salt water Whale foot pumps

Head & Shower
Raritan PHP II Compact Manual Head (low maintenance)*New 2013
Stainless steel bowl sink
Combination sink faucet pullout shower nozzle and holder
Shower sump w/ teak grate (drains to bilge)
Built in Storage cabinetry
Private access from forward cabin
Full-length mirror
**Notes: Upgraded original holding tank to larger (25 Gal) Polypropylene holding tank, replaced and upgraded all sanitation hoses, upgraded thru-hull tank vent from 3/8” to 3/4”, installed new Raritan Manual Head and Shureflo Macerator Pump. Head sink drain is plumbed to feed fresh water to the head when at the dock and back to raw-water while underway(ball valve manifold). *New 2013

120 Volt Balmar Alternator – internal isolator w/ increased cooling & serpentine belt
12v Main DC Power Panel/Battery Bank Selector Switch
120v AC Panel/ Heavy Duty
30 amp shore power connection
(1) 12v Group 27 Interstate Deep Cycle House Battery
(1) 12v Group 27 Interstate Deep Cycle Starting Battery
Newmar HDM 30 – 30 amp/3 Bank Battery Charger
Primary: Whale Super-Sub Bilge Pump 1100 GPH *New 2014
Secondary: Rule 650 GPH Bilge Pump (serviced)
Shureflo Macerator Pump (Holding Tank/Pump out)
GFCI outlet installed in galley (6) outlets total
LPG Control Solenoid/Switch
12v Engine room blower mounted to stern cowl vent (portside)
Built-in Hatch Fan in V-Berth
Running/Navigation Lights
LED cabin lighting
**Notes: Upgraded original, dim incandescent bulbs throughout cabin to brighter/more efficient LED arrays. Main saloon, navigation table, galley, head, v-berth (5 Total) *New 2013

Auto Helmsman Tiller/Pilot w/ handmade wooden case
Icom VHF Radio (nav station)
Icom Handheld VHF/DSC/GPS *New 2014
Standard Horizon Depth Sounder
Dual XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver for iPad/iPod with Navionics

Deck & Gear
Racor 60 GPH Fuel filter
Canvas covers for mainsail, staysail, forward hatch and tender
Cockpit lazarette
(4) USCG Approved life jackets
Propane locker
Anchor Lockers (bow and stern)
35lb CQR Anchor with Chain/Rode combo (+200’ chain)
Bow roller & Stern Roller
Muir Cougar Electric Windlass w/ New foot switch on deck *New 2013
Swim Ladder (Attaches to either Port or Starboard sides)
Magma S.S. 9” x18” Cabo Grill (LPG) Stern Rail Mounted
Life Sling
Double lifelines
Ample cleats on deck, gunwales and mast
150′ Yacht Braid nylon rode
(2) Standard Fluke Anchors 25# and 15#
(2) Marine Machine Flopper Stoppers
Brass Fog Bell/ Outboard Mount
Second tiller with fancywork grip
(2) Teak Dorade Vents forward of mast, (2) Cowl Vents @ stern
Spare winch handles and blocks
(4) TaylorMade Inflatable Fenders

Set of custom made sails by Kevin Connelly Santa Barbara Sail-maker
•Custom Full Batten Double Reef Mainsail – Good Condition
•Custom Jib/ Genoa (120%) – Hyde Roller Furling. Reconditioned w/ new Sunbrella Cover * 2013
•Custom Single Reef Stay Sail – Good Condition w/ self trimming boom
•Custom Spinnaker (with bag) – Good Condition
(4) Lewmar #8 – (1) aft for Main sheet & Stays’l sheet (3) on mast
(2) Lewmar #16 – Jib sheets
Rigid tang mounted to mast base for boom vang
All running rigging is in fair condition

For more pics and info please visit our boat-blog
Sailing the San Patricio | The triumphs and tribulations of living aboard a 32' sailboat

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:26   #2
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Re: '78 Downeaster 32 Cutter - NEW ENGINE!

I can see a radar dome on one pic. Is it still there?
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Old 03-08-2014, 21:48   #3
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Re: '78 Downeaster 32 Cutter - NEW ENGINE!

Originally Posted by CapnAldi View Post
I can see a radar dome on one pic. Is it still there?
It's long gone. It was big, ugly and non-operational.
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Re: '78 Downeaster 32 Cutter - NEW ENGINE!

We've lowered our asking price again to encourage a quick sale - $26,000 OBO
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Re: '78 Downeaster 32 Cutter - NEW ENGINE!

Hi my name is Rumi Pelov, my phone is (415) 688-0290. I'm up here in Northern California surfing Cruisers Fourm when I found your add, please call me let's talk about your boat. Thanks

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