1992 Pacific galvanized trailer with surge brakes and spare tire
1993 Tohatsu 5 Hp long shaft outboard with alternator and gas tank
1993 Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock
1997 UK tape drive, square-top, batten mainsail
2001 North 3DL Marathon jib
Profurl roller furling jib
boom vang, tiller extension, sheets, etc.
Instruments and electrical:
70 ah battery with main switch and breaker panel
Autohelm Tridata speed and depth
Autodata anemometer and wind vane
Autohelm 1000 tiller pilot with remote control
Solar panel, 11 watt
Apelco 5150 VHF with masthead antenna
Extra dc outlets for phones, gps, etc.
Raritan marine head with holding tank
Blue Sunbrella dodger with windows
Origo 2000 alcohol stove
Sink with pump and 6 gallon fresh water tank.
Stanchions and lifelines
Danforth anchor, chain, and rode
Dock lines and fenders
This is one of the best F-24 MK1ís around. The reason is this boat has spent most of its life in the Northern Rocky Mountain region where the sailing season is about 4 months long. This means that the boat is covered and stored for 2/3 of its life. The boat was drysailed much of the time and has never had bottom paint. When I bought this boat 6 years ago moisture meter readings showed that the core was dry, a very important fact for older boats.
I am the second owner. Both owners were retirement age and probably did not drive this boat as hard as younger guys. I have never flown the spinnaker and I usually reef when wind speeds are above about 20 knots. Hull speeds of 10-15 knots have been enough excitement for me.
The feature I most admire about this boat is its ability to sail, point, and balance well in light winds. We once spent almost two weeks during July cruising in the American and Canadian San Juans, an area characterized by light winds and tidal currents. We burned a total of 5 gallons of gas. Anytime the true wind is above 5 knots the F-24 will sail as fast as we typically power.
The previous owner upgraded to the square-top main and a factory modification to a Mk II rudder which is hung on the transom. I modified the boarding ladder as shown in the pictures. The rest of the boat is stock MkI. The boat has lifelines that fit in sockets on the amas and I have never used these. We are presently sailing in Florida. I like the centerboard in the MKI which can be controlled from the cockpit and kicks up easily if you touch the bottom. The accommodations in the cabin are appropriate for daysailing and overnighting.
We plan to use the boat in northern Florida during November and in the Florida Keys in February. We can show the boat during these times. The boat will be stored further north the rest of the year if it is not sold.