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Challenger 24/7.4 metre, 1973, Port Henry, New York, One Dollar

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Challenger 24/7.4 metre, 1973

I have a very nice Challenger 24/7.4 metre that is surplus to my needs. Built in Pointe Claire, QC in 1973 or so, Follow Me is a typical Canadian sailboat -- really strongly built, no nonsense, heavily ballasted, and quite a hoot to sail.

  • She has standing headroom, (6'2") and bunks for three or four. Two fairly expansive quarter berths, a v berth that's good for a snuggle for a couple, or a great place for kids.
  • There's a fairly spacious galley, and a real marine head. Cushions are in good shape.
  • This boat has a ton of storage. It comes with sails in good condition - a hank-on 110% lapper, a hanked 130ish Genoa, a main and an assym that was cut from an old radial spinnaker.
  • Never sailed the spinny, but in 15 knots of wind, she goes like stink on the 110. I also have a brand-new gennaker, price negotiable. There is a whisker pole.

    Follow Me also has a nice custom cradle, welded up at Shelburne Shipyard. No motor and no trailer are included, but she will ride on her cradle on a flat bed. H

  • er motor mount is suspect, but for $100 you can have my brand-new old-stock gorgeous stainless mount and marine ply backing boards.
  • For an additional $275, I will throw in a sweet four-horse Mercury 2t that will get you on and off the mooring.
  • This is a Tohatsu-built motor, known for guts, light weight, and hammer-like reliability.

    Follow Me is available for one US dollar and a good story. One or two people could easily live aboard in the summer, and she would not make a bad little boat for the Bahamas in the winter with a cautious skipper crossing the Gulf. Her draft is a mere three and a half feet.

  • Half her weight is in ballast in her one ton iron keel. She needs some freshening, but is ready to sail as is. With some buffing and relatively minor woodwork, she will pretty up very nicely.
  • Currently lying Port Henry NY under shrink wrap with spring launch paid. Follow Me has been on fresh water since new.

    Only moving her because I actually found my dream boat, a Chuck Paine design that I didn't think I could afford. Kathleen's previous owner was such a complete gentleman that I am inspired to pay it forward.

    No pictures now - I crushed the tablet they are on, and am awaiting parts. You can get a pretty good idea from here, although the front hatch is different.

    Email Timothy at motoprose@gmail.com

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