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Old 07-05-2016, 20:33   #1
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Top Hat 25 + Mooring in KB Sydney

I am selling my Top Hat 25 plus the mooring in Kogarah Bay (Botany Bay - Sydney - Australia). The RMS advised the mooring can be currently passed on to the new owner of the yacht, provided they apply for a mooring licence in that location. It is easy to reach by tender & only 500mt from a slipway & boat yard.


The Top Hat design is a well know pocket cruising vessel with a long pedigree of global circumnavigations. I only used it around the bay so it did not get exercised properly in my ownership. It's a very stable and forgiving boat to sail, it was the third yacht I have owned and easily the safest boat in rough weather.


It has a sound hull well built of GRP. It's a dry boat (all deck fittings removed and resealed 18 mths ago), most of the rigging has been replaced within the last 2 years and it has only be sailed less than 6 times in that period around the bay.


I live too far away to keep a yacht in Sydney and have reluctantly decided give away sailing, hence the mooring availability with the yacht. The mooring was designed for my previous 35 ft Steel Cruising Yacht and provided a bombproof mooring for a little Top Hat. This mooring apparatus can be used for much larger vessels and is worth more than a $1200 to buy.


There is a full set of safety gear for day sailing, a set of good sails, a long shaft 2 stroke outboard motor with all the necessary bits, plus too many sailing extras to list.


It has a simple array of deck gear and systems that keeps things easy for sailing. Perfect for day sailing & low maintenance.


The Top Hat can be sailed away, it's not a project, however there are things that should be done in time: The windows are very crazed, but I have a sheet of new Lexan that will come with the sale. I can show you how to do the new windows, it's not difficult. The timber toe rail was removed prior to purchase but I was given a roll of rubber bumper strip to replace the toe rail with, an improvement over the timber, this roll is provided in the sale. I have not had the need for a tow rail in my bay sailing. It has no electrical system, we used LED and battery operated lights and accessories.


The hull is clean and ready for sailing, it was thoroughly scrubbed in late April & with 6 monthly scrubs will be low maintenance.


I have made up a PDF document with specification and more details of the Yacht, please provide an email address if you want a copy.


The price for the yacht and the mooring apparatus is $3600 AUD, as is where is. If you do not want the mooring apparatus with the yacht, then take $200 off the price. I have priced this yacht and mooring very fairly, it's time for me to move on to other adventures. I am happy to pass on a lot of extras, so don’t start making low offers if you are genuinely interested in the yacht, as I wont deal with people playing games.


Specifications:
Length – 7.62 mt
Beam – 2.43 mt
Sail Area – ~27 sqmt
Year of manufacture – 1976
Ballast – Lead (encapsulated) 1.13 ton
Draught – ~1.2 mt


Contact: Please email or PM me and I can send you the PDF with more details.


I will try to post some images soon so you can see what is on offer.
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Re: Top Hat 25 + Mooring in KB Sydney

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Thats a damn fine boat for that price. I saw one of them cruising around patagonia. Very tough go anywhere pocket cruiser for $3000 or so US! Hopefully she will go to a good home and spin a wonderful wake.
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Would have been "possibilities" in Patagonia. Panama canal was too easy for Jamie and he was already in Colon!
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Indeed it was Jamie, he is down this way now with a much bigger boat. Still trademark Jamie simplicity in its setup.

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This boat was sold about 2 weeks ago. I just missed it, but today I bought a very nice 1988 Top Hat for $5,000 AUD. My wife now calls me "Popeye".
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Thanks Dave for mentioning that, I had forgotten to update the post.

Yes, SOLD.

I am now downsized to a seabird kayak With no sail, just the muscle main.
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