Much time and money have been put into Chappy in the last 2 years as well as spares.
Chappy is in route to Houston Texas and currently is in Cartagena Colombia. In a week I will start the homeward legs of an amazing voyage that I have taken with Chappy. (the boat should be in Texas around Jan or Feb. )Starting in Boston in 2012 I sailed Chappy down the east coast to Charleston SC our final stop before jumping off shore sailing east into the Atlantic then turning South and completing a 1600 mile run to Puerto Rico in 17 days. Experiencing wind over 50mph with seas to match and everything in between. From the Caribbean I sailed on to South America for the hurricane season.
This is a special boat 24ft on deck and 7000 pounds. It is a very large boat for 24'. It is a capable off shore boat with a track record. Chaps unique layout allows me at 6'6" to stand in the main part of the salon and sleep with comfort. The cockpit is surprisingly large and very comfortable. The hull and deck were built by Portsmouth boat works (same as Southern Cross) and the interior and some exterior were fitted by Hinckley (needless to say the boat is beautiful inside. )
Hull and Deck builder: Portsmouth Yacht Co. Portsmouth RI
Interior and build: Hinckley Yachts. South West Harbor Maine.
Designed by: Eldridge McInnis
LOD: 24 feet
Beam: 8' 6"
Draft: 3' 10"
Hull: Fiberglass, Full Keel
Weight: 7,000 lbs
Tank capacity (approx):
Fuel: 15 gallons
Water: 25 gallons
Engine: Westerbeke 3cyl 22hp 1992 (low time, excellent condition). 3 bladed prop. **Cockpit floor completely lifts out for complete engine, shaft and battery access as well of forward access from the salon**
Work completed in 2011
New interior cushions
Work completed in 2012
New standing rigging
New running rigging (old rigging in good shape and saved as spares)
New bronze chain plates
New life lines
Bottom soda blasted
Petite moisture barrier coat applied. Bonded red hard bottom paint for ID layer.
New Batteries (2) 6v and 12v starting.
LED bulbs installed in running lights
New gudgeons and pintels installed.
Work completed in 2013
New cutlass bearing
New coupler on shaft
Packing gland repacked
Engine removed from boat, inspected (only needed a slight valve adjustment) new gaskets and hoses installed.
Petite SR 60 applied to bottom
New manual Whale pump installed.
New Electrical panel and battery switch installed(expanded)
Winches taken apart inspected and lubed
Standard horizon Matrix VHF with AIS receiver
Garmin GPS map 76 (installed into AIS)
New Main (three reef points), Bevins Sails Gloucester Mass.
New Jib, Bevins
Yankee, Excellent condition
Genoa, very good
2nd Main Good condition
Reacher, good condition
Rocna Anchor 15kg oversize(new 2012)
Delta 15 lbs
Danforth style 22 lbs
Danforth style 13 lbs
150' of hightest chain (new 2012)
50' of bbb chain (new 2012)
100' of 1/2 rode good condition
200' of 1/2" rode great condition
100' of 3/8" rode great condition
Entering through the companion way you will find on the Starboard side a good size deep fridge and chart table. To your port, to centerline a sink and to outboard a counter and Origo stainless stove. Moving forward port and starboard are two long berths with a table that wings out for eating. There is no V birth in Chappy, instead we find a head, sink, closet and open hanging locker, as well as a large area for storing line etc. In the forepeak, sail storage. Interior includes Adler-Barbour refrigerator freezer, Origo stove, Force 10 wall mounted Diesel or kerosene heater.
Rigging and sail plan
Cutter rigged including a self-tending inner club footed jib.
Additional: I have some blue print copies as well as the past owner has many photos of the Hinckley build that are available to upon request. And much more.