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Texas Marine International, 1981

  • Dubuque, IA

    1981 TMI (Texas Marine International)

  • Designer: Halsey Hershoff
  • Length: LOA 22' LWL 19'
  • Beam: 7.75'
  • Displacement: 3,000 lb.
  • Draft min.: 2,25'
  • Draft max: 4.92'
  • Keel/ swing type with winch
  • Ballast: 775 lb.
  • Rudder: spade type, transom mounted
  • Rig Type: Fractional Sloop
  • Standing rigging newer, sized-up over original
  • Running rigging in good shape, halyards 1 yr. old
  • Topping lift: rope now, in one week it will be wire to rope.
  • Mast, 27' Last year (after many disappointments) I made a successful one-man mast raising system proto-type and it worked. This year I have improved on it. You can see it in last year's video:
  • Boom, 9'
  • Mainsail: 108 sq. ft.
  • Jiffy slab reefing furls main 30% when reefed.
  • 135% Genoa: 99.88 sq. ft.
  • Hank on sail
  • Both sails were shipped to Sail Care for cleaning and re-stitching and they are in very good condition.
  • Winches: 2 single speed Lewmar winches with handles, mounted outboard
  • Sliding Genoa track, port and starboard

    Navigation:

  • Depth sounder by Hawkeye with keel offset adjustment, shallow and deep water warning. New item.
  • Transducer is mounted inside the hull, out of the way.
  • Compass is by Ritchie. New.
  • Navigation lighting - all LED
  • Marine radio and antenna that is new in the box, not yet installed.
  • The above also applies to a new-in-box stereo and speakers.

    Outboard: 1981 9.9 H.P. Chrysler Sailor 250, original outboard mated with the boat.

  • Engine controls are all on board in the cockpit with key ignition, electric choke and forward/reverse/throttle.
  • All control cables new
  • Electric harness connecting hull and motor is newer, with a quick disconnect to facilitate set-up, take-down time.
  • 12V Battery power to outboard has cutoff switch in cabin for security purposes.
  • 12V Battery deep cycle marine 1 yr. old.
  • Powerful, adjustable battery charger included.
  • Engine has received regular service and is taken indoors every winter after fogging.
  • Lower end has no leaks, shifts smooth and engine runs solid, gives excellent fuel economy.
  • A new 6 gallon poly tank and supply line feed the outboard.
  • A modified 2 wheel truck holds the outboard well and you can easily transport it to wherever you need.

    Trailer is the original custom EZ Loader setup for this boat.

  • Trails very smooth at highway speeds.
  • New tires were installed last year, both sides.
  • Wheel bearings were serviced this year, new bearing buddies installed.
  • Wiring harness for running lights completely changed out for new
  • Running lights are all new.
  • The main winch for the boat has been replaced with new.
  • There is also a dismountable wire winch used to raise the mast.

    Cabin

  • 2 quarter berths and a main V-berth forward
  • New galley table
  • Built-in Kenyon Pressurized alcohol stove has been re-built operates perfect.

    Electrical: the boat was gutted of old wiring and all new is installed with a circuit panel.

  • Cabin lights are LED. The two ceiling lights switch between white and red for better night vision sailing.
  • One 12V outlet is installed in cabin for general use.
  • New polycarbonate windows and frames have been fabricated and installed.
  • Very leakproof.
  • Porta Potti used 1 week.
  • Fire Extinguisher: new last month
  • Emergency flares
  • Re-chargeable 1,000,000 candlelight spotlight.
  • 5-6 lifejackets, miscellaneous seat padding and cushions
  • Ice Chest
  • All of the bilges and holds are clean and epoxied in a flat gray preceded by the cleaning of each area. The product used was Interlux Interprotect 2000 E. It protects fiberglass from water intrusion and It serves as a primer if you want to paint over.

    Hull

  • She is a sharp looking boat, the hull is the original gelcoat and there are no signs of blistering.

  • Topsides, I have painted in two areas;
  • 1. Last year I replaced the cockpit floor and decided for the boat to look right I would have to paint the cockpit.
  • 2. During my project I removed all the forward deck fittings, including the mast step and also had to cut off sections of toe rail. Rotten core was located in small areas so I removed everything necessary to do the repairs.
  • After repairing all, there was a lot of epoxy exposed so the boat has a white strip painted around the perimeter to finish the job.
  • 3. Danforth style anchor and additional smaller anchor 160' of rode on main anchor.

    What is a TMI!?

    TMI is an almost unheard-of name although it is a common hull. When Chrysler was bailed out by the government, they had to sell their Marine Division and TMI bought the molds, produced the boat in 1980-1981 before it became Starwind.

  • The TMI is the same bottom hull that the Chrysler 22s have but a lot of improvements were made, providing an up-scaled model from the C22. I should add, the Chrysler C22, TMI 22 and Starwind 22 are all wonderful sailing vessels. Some of the best I've sailed on.

    Summary I fell in love at first sight with the hull design and her lines.

  • That was fall of 2010 and I was nearing retirement; this was the boat I would retire on.
  • I sailed her for a week in 2011 and made a list of things I wanted to repair/change before sailing again.
  • It has taken 7 years and a lot of love to complete that list - with the boat on the hard.
  • I did sail her once last fall to make sure the major keel overhaul went well.
  • She sails with an attitude!

    The downside of all this - and my reason for writing up this add - is that I am now 69 with a wonderful sailboat just drooling to get out there - but I am not in the good health that I used to be and the boat is too much for me to handle alone; which is how I sail.

    Along with the boat come many extras, some I have listed as they came to mind. I can't list them all here. I am in the process of deciding what I want the new owner to have and am trying to make a neat pile.

    For mechanics/inventors.

  • I have several items and just re-called one of them.
  • I designed a way the boat could have an inboard air-cooled propulsion drive with a good alternator.
  • So, in my possession is a new 6.5 HP Predator vertical shaft, air-cooled 4 cycle engine.
  • I also purchased from Ebay a Chrysler lower unit like the one I have. If you are interested I will include these two items in the sale.

    One last item that I do want to mention is that I have acquired original engine overhaul manuals, have a compiled list of instructions to operate the boat and all systems in it.

  • Also, well-documented by photo is every major project I've complete on her.
  • All of this will be passed on to the new owner; some electronically, some in hard copy.

  • Other item with purchase. When I dismantled the safety line system from the boat (for repairs) I put it all in a box because I know different sailors - different preferences - might want it.
  • The stanchions are in great shape,
  • The life lines still have integrity but the outer white coatings are very worn, cracking and you probably need to put on new life lines.

    Thanks for your interest!

    Email Carey at croutley@mchsi.com

  • or phone 563-513-9949
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