Excellent boat for anyone who sails or wants to sail. Shoal-draft keel draws 18 inches of water, 450 lbs of ballast, 1100 pound displacement. 16 feet long, 6 foot beam. Stable, exciting and fun.
Boat, trailer, two motors (55 # Minn Kota trolling motor, 3hp two cycle Johnson) included. All in great condition and ready for a local sail or a cross-country adventure today.
Hull recently waxed and polished, fresh bottom coat of ablative paint.
Teak bow pulpit and all other teak freshly oiled.
Sturdy motor well installed by previous owner to improve balance and control from the cockpit when sailing is not desired or possible. Removable plug locks in firmly and seals the well so the hull is smooth and the boat sails at hull speed with plug in.
Retractable transom motor mount. When sailing, we use the trolling motor on the transom mount, with the plug in the well.
Stern pulpit made of one inch stainless steel added for cockpit security.
Forward hatch added for access and cabin ventilation.
All lines led to the cockpit.
All new running rigging color-matched for easy identification.
Well-constructed bimini with a heavy-duty stainless steel frame in great shape, easily folded and set up. When weekending aboard the boat we use the bimini with either a tarp or a mosquito net draped over it. This is an especially comfortable arrangement when sleeping in the cockpit.
When adding the motor well, the previous owner spilled resin in several spots in the cockpit so to look "Bristol" the cockpit could stand to be painted. This is cosmetic and didn't bother us, and cockpit cushions would cover most of it.
Interior hull and bunks freshly sanded and painted bright white using multiple coats of alkyd primer and Rust-Oleum Marine Topside Paint.
All interior teak and mahogany refinished.
Added forward bulkhead and new switch panel. Cabin lights, fan, battery and running lights are switched through the panel. It also includes two 12 volt sockets.
Lots of cabin storage: removable fabric wall bags with zippered compartments, gear hammock, extra storage below added floor boards. Boards also create level surface between bunks for added sleeping comfort.
Portable toilet is a heavy plastic bucket with a snap on toilet seat and lid and disposable bags available at camping stores. Very simple, sanitary and odor-free, stows under the companionway.
55lb thrust trolling motor (five forward, three reverse speeds). 3 hours run time on middle setting. Pushes the boat very well, convenient, silent, easy to use.
Quick disconnect power cord runs along the top of the interior cabin encased in black plastic sheath, unobtrusive. Nearly new Exide deep cycle battery mounted in forward compartment sits in a Minn Kota Power Center which includes a battery charge monitor, two 12 volt outlets, fuses to protect motor and panel and an anchored heavy-duty case.
1962 Johnson Seahorse 3 hp motor has rebuilt carb, fresh oil, extra impeller, starts quickly and runs smoothly and quietly. Very dependable, very light. Perfect to use in the well or on the transom without the mast or sails for motoring on lakes or bays.
New Danforth-style anchor with 125 feet of chain and rope rode. Holds boat very securely in wind or current. Second anchor is a lunch hook, Bruce-style. Also good for added security in wind.
Shoreline tilt trailer completely rebuilt in April. Ready to go anywhere.
Total towing weight of boat, motor, trailer and gear is about 1500 lbs.
Tongue weight is about 75 lbs. I pull, launch and retrieve easily with a 4 cylinder Toyota Tacoma.
New hubs with Posi-Lube zerk fittings.
New leaf springs are rated at 2200 pounds.
New tires, with lockable spare.
New carpeted bunk boards (pressure treated 2x4s).
Rebuilt or replaced bunk supports.
New keel roller shafts.
Replaced most bolts, nuts and washers.
New lights and wiring.
Main, standard jib and assymetrical spinnaker with sheets.
Main and jib almost certainly original, although I cannot confirm this.
Clean and white. Easy to tension out most billowing that occurs with older sails by using the halyard, outhaul and downhaul. Jiffy reefing system.
The boat handles great, sails at hull speed and reefs easily. Jib downhaul led to cockpit douses jib quickly.
Gunnel-style folding swim ladder, fire extinguisher, life jackets, spare bulbs, nuts and bolts, and the Robert Burgess Handbook of Trailer Sailing come with the boat.