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Camp Cruiser, McMinnville, Oregon, $7,500

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Jaunty is a 16' X 8' X 1' (or so) camp cruiser envisioned by an old sailor with forty plus years experience giving up sailing for comfortable, safe gunkholing and travel. I'm getting too geezery for boating safety anymore. Based upon William Short's seaworthy Great Pelican design with modifications. Jaunty sits flat on the trailer and flat on the hard for riding out tidal changes.

  • Built to big boat standards for maximum safety yet not overbuilt. All excellent quality parts installed. Shows well at wooden boat shows.

    Marine ply hull sheathed in Dynel and epoxy, deep twin skegs aft, shallow long keel forward. Large commercial aluminum forehatch enables you to stand comfortably deep in the safety of the forecabin to anchor as well as reach the foredeck mooring cleats. No foredeck work! Manson Supreme 15 lbs main anchor on 160 feet of chain and 8 plait rode. Additional Danforth style stern hook.

    Five feet headroom in main cabin, four feet in fore cabin. Oriental rug. Powered by an 8 hp electric start Honda that sips fuel.

  • Top of the line AGM batteries, start and house, with master switch and electrical panel wired to ABYC standards by a marine electrician.
  • 75w solar panel and controller recharges both batteries all the time you're underway.
  • Four LED cabin lights. Running lights are mounted high for visibility at night.
  • LED anchor light wired into system. Three opening ports, four large windows.
  • Origo 2000 single burner built in, sink in a drawer with 12 gallons fresh water in custom tanks.
  • One 7' bunk, one 6'8" for taller boaters on comfortable foam covered in Sunbrella, the best material for boat cushions in my opinion.
  • Lots of under bunk storage.
  • Captain's chair with arms on swivel/pneumatic/slideing pedestal for all day steering comfort.

    He sits on a galvanized trailer custom fitted and with LED lighting wired for a flat four. It all works fine. 1900 lbs all up towing weight. Tows easily with my V6 minivan. Turnkey boat well maintained by owner/builder. Full cockpit bimini top.

    Email Richard at chaos5@viclink.com

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