Here is a preliminary report from memory. I am returning to the boat
late on Feb 20. Better info then.
Since the 1st ad was deleted, I will have to guess. Any help appreciated. Sorry to have made people angry, US$70,000.00- price
- exterior picture or pictures
picture or pictures
I will try to post and I suggest that you see also my Significant Other's NON-COMMERCIAL Blog. https://alegria1976.wordpress.com/20...on-the-market/
One puzzle that we are wondering about
: People seemed to say that the boat
should be empty when the new buyer sees it. Having lived aboard her since 1990, and voyaging since 2001 – from Sequim, WA down to Panama
, across the Pacific, down to New Zealand
three times, up into the N Pacific, across to Guam
and the Philippines
, down to Jakarta, across the Indian Ocean
to South Africa
, around the Cape of Good Hope, and on to the Caribbean
with details available if interested. She has a lot of important spare parts
and miscellaneous boat bits on board. It seems silly to dispose of these important items, when any new owner that knows anything, will want them. Any thoughts on that? I am very fortunate that in 1969 my parents took me and my two younger brothers on a 5 year circumnavigation
aboard a 52' Rhodes Ketch
. I was 20 at the beginning of the trip.
1978 Hans Christian 34'
Beta 37.5 HP Diesel
, about 2000 hours, installed in 2000.
filters w/bypass. Use one or both, can change one while running engine
on the other.
shut off valve for use in high seas
Dripless shaft seal
new in 2011
Optima Starter Battery
(Spiral Gel Cell Car, Marine, & RV Batteries | OPTIMABATTERIES
3 Optima House Batteries
65 AH each = 195 AH. New in 2008. Previous set lasted 12 years and tested still good after replacement. Turned out the lost
performance was probably due to a corroded connection on the solar
panel reducing the input but not discovered till later.
power: 2 x 50 W panels
by Siemens, installed 2001.
converter not used since 2001.
: 2 Mains, 1 storm main, 1 cruising spinnaker
(with sock), 1 genoa
, 1 yankee, 1 storm jib
, 2 staysails.
type SS anchors
chain (90 meters?), rope
1 Fortress Aluminum Anchor
1 Anchor Buddi (lead weight to roll down chain to improve scope)
5 fenders, plenty of docking
Achilles Dinghy inflatable
, with 8HP mercury outboard
. Both new in Dec 2008
Autohelm wind vane
w/ auxiliary rudder
4 man life raft new in 2011
new in 2011
or cone type sea anchor
that is the size recommended for the boat.
lines 300 ft each.
pumps. (1 automatic, 1 emergency
, 1 hand gusher.)
Life jackets, harnesses (3), jack lines, spot light, 4 fire extinguishes, man overboard
pole w/horseshoe buoy, horn, sledge hammer, radar
reflector, bosun's chair. Flares – outdated but have been stored very well. (even plugs for dorade vents if bedding down in a hurricane! Never used.)
handheld Garmin GPS
with Open CPN
, CM93 world wide charts
, other navigation software
Kenwood 2005 SSB
a 2nd SSB
Speedometer - light not working
2 burner kerosene stove
w/oven by Taylor
(household from 1977 but it has gone through 14 layers of Sunbrella! Possibly not included.)
w/ usb mp3 player (no CD).
Assorted hand tools including DeWalt 12 Volt drill and flashlight w/ 2 batteries
H20 pressure pump
. Salt water galley
Porta Potty - Thetford 135
Jerry Cans: 2 diesel
5 gal, 1 gasoline 5 gal, 3 water
5 gal, 2 kerosene 2.5 gal, dinghy gas tank 3 gal.
Assorted spare parts
Heidi has been traveling the world since 2001 while being carefully maintained since our lives depended on her. She has been our (my) only home since 1990.
abt 1999 replaced Stb Samson
post with purpleheart.
2000: new engine
(replaced salt water
34 with the Beta before heading to tropics)
2001: new rigging
and solar panels
tank leak repairs
2003: new VHF, new speedometer after lightning
strike. Major paint work
, New awning and sail covers.
2003: Auxiliary rudder repairs
2005: New wiring
lights (both masthead and pulpit), other work
2006: Replaced port diesel tank (black iron) with epoxy/glass and replumbed fuel
2007: Removed bowsprit
for caulking access, discovered some rot
and replaced the entire bowsprit
with kauri. Reglazed all port lights.
2008: New dinghy/outboard/chain - not much work done this year.
2009: replaced bow stem chain plates and inner fore stay after the former broke. Blister repair job (first sign of blisters
after 1990 job) including one new layer of glass and lots of painting, new awning (unfortunately not taken further up – there are blisters
above the water line now).
2010: 2 way AIS
added. New cushions
, new fenders
2011: New life raft, new EPIRB
, new docking
lines, some new running rigging
2012: New wood
for overhead in salon
& galley, w/new LED lighting
paint and varnish
, misc. wood
work. New galley cabinet and stove
surround. Replaced 2 chain plates (aft shrouds - one showed hairline crack). Rebedding of forward haws holes.
2013: replaced mid chain plates, new chain. Forward chain plates (shrouds) still original.
2014: recaulking and refastening teak deck
. New engine damper plate. Port Sampson Post replaced with Ipé. New dinghy floor boards.
This list is from memory and is not all inclusive. Lots of additional smaller jobs have been done over the years and items added or replaced. Sails
are mostly from my brother-in-law's sail loft in Germany
- Diekow Segel. They are now making sails for the German Tall Ship, Gorch Fock.
Actual repairs due to failure have been relatively few thanks to the pro active work. These are all of the past failures over the years that come to mind. Leaking diesel tanks
(That one was replaced in 2006. The other (black iron) is beginning to leak.), the broken twin bow chain plates (as a result they were replaced in 2009), and auxiliary rudder shaft that bent when a bolt came loose. It was replaced in 2003.
projects include refastening the deck
. It has gradually gotten thinner over the years though it's still a half inch thick, so I need to finish setting the teak
plugs deeper. Restitch mainsail
cover, new slip covers (for upholstery). Future projects: Topside blisters and paint , replace stbd diesel tank.
Replace the last two old chain plates and perhaps the genoa