wtorek, 20 marca 2012

Here is fore sale "Saoirse" - Eygthene 24 cruiser/racer. 
Three owners from new (original registration documents).

Length over all: 7.32 m
Length waterline: 6.35 m
Beam: 2.95 m
Draught: 1.40 m
Mast: 9.45 m
Displacement: 1955 kg
Ballast: 1020 kg
Sail Area: 25 m2 
Build year: 1976

Petter Lister Mini 6. Single cylinder, 6 bhp very reliable small engine. 

Main- 2008
Jib - 2008
Genoa I - 2009
Genoa II - 2009
Spinnaker - 2009
All sails are dacron made by Lucas Sails. Headsails on hanks.

Spare set:
Main - fair
Genoa - poor
Jib 3/4 - fair
storm jib - bulletproof

Two spreader aluminium  mast. S/S standing rigging believe to be 1994. 
All halyards  are fed back to the cockpit. 
4 winches - 2 Lewmar (2-speed) + 2 Berton

Other equipment:

Standard Horizon 180 chartplotter + 2010 C-map (UK, Ireland and Channel)  
Nasa Clipper Duet depth sounder/log
Plastimo compass
Cobra Marine F55 Vhf
Cobra Marine HH 125 handheld Vhf
Plastimo Cruiser 4 man valise liferaft (need servicing)
15 lb CQR anchor
Fenders, lines etc.

Here is the list of things I did since I bought this boat three years ago: 

-new electric instalation
- new part of the engine bed
- new R&D Marine engine mounts 
- new R&D Marine half couplings
- new R&D Marine flexible shaft couplings
- new brass stern tube greaser
- new Houdini hatch on the foredeck.
- Major refurbishment of the hull in 2011. 
Hull was sandblasted below waterline then 3 coats Interntional VC Tar2 epoxy paint (antyosmosis treatment) followed by 3 coats International VC Offshore antifouling. 
Topsides was sanded to the gelcoat then 2 coats of International Primer followed by 3 coats of International Brightside. 
Deck was sanded to gelcoat then 2 coats of International primer followed by 2 coats of Internalional Interdeck antislip paint.
To be honest, the only thing to do with the hull is to paint the cockpit and change the kill bolts. After that, I cannot imagine any serious job to do for years and years to came.

Eygthene 24 was design by Ron Howard in 1973. Prototype of this boat won Quarter Ton Cup in 1976.  She is extremely fast and very easy to handle by small crew. With 50% ballast ratio she is stiff, and all you have to do, when sailing in stormy weather, is to reduce sail area quick enough. Do this, and she will be safe boat in any conditions. But if you want to do same serious sailing, put on deck competent racing crew and she will fly away.

During last three years, we had many lovely weekends sailing Saoirse on Solent. She is perfect weekender for two persons: small enough to not to drain your pocket on marina fees, but big enough to accommodate even four adult persons.  And, what is most  important - she is ready to sail.

Saoirse location  - Southsea Marina, Portsmouth

Reason for sale - time has come for me to buy a bigger boat. 

Very realistic price for quick sale - £4850