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Rob Roy 23, 1987, Portland, Oregon, $14,000, Price reduced 7/28/14 to $12,800, SOLD 11/2/14

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Rob Roy 23, 1987

  • Fiberglass canoe-yawl pocket cruiser, designed by Ted Brewer, built by Marine Concepts (builder of the Sea Pearl 21) in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

  • Highest quality build in traditional style, lots of teak and bronze.
  • Very clean inside and out.
  • Ready to sail, not a project boat, little if anything needs to be done to her.
  • Pictures underway were taken Feb 2011, others were April 2011.

  • LOA (including bowsprit and boomkin): 27'
  • LOD: 22' 8"
  • LWL: 21'
  • Beam: 6'10"
  • Draft: 1'7" board up/4'8" board down
  • Displacement: 2800 lbs
  • Ballast: 900 lbs
  • Sail area: 255 square feet
  • Bridge clearance: 31'

    Hull/Deck: Fiberglass with end-grain balsa core, solid glass in high-stress areas, in very good condition with few scratches.

  • Dark green topsides just compounded and buffed - look great; light tan deck.
  • Teak topsides is bare and recently scrubbed.
  • Ready for oil/varnish/Cetol or leave it bare- whatever your preference.
  • Stub keel with lead ballast.
  • Aluminum centerboard, raised via pennant in cockpit with new clam cleat.
  • Two rudders, pop-up spade rudders, new one is a great improvement over stock design.
  • Extra rudder.
  • Tiller steered.

    Rig: Yawl-rigged on aluminum spars.

  • New sails: standard jib and 120 jib.
  • Main rigged with 2 reefing points, single-line reefing for each with new lines.
  • Fittings in place for lazy jacks if desired.
  • Center boom sheeting to traveler on bridge deck.
  • Mizzen reefs by rolling around mast, sheets to end of boomkin.
  • New mizzen topping lift. Tanbark (red) sails in new condition.

    Standing rigging: Oversize SS.

  • Sails: Standard jib, 120 jib, main and mizzen in tanbark (red). New, used 4 times plus old set of sails.
  • Deck hardware: Singlehander's rig with all lines lead to cockpit for easy handing. One bronze winch. Heavy duty bronze chocks and cleats fore and aft. Cockpit: Two deep aft lockers for storage into canoe stern.
  • Battery under cockpit sole.
  • Two fuel tank lockers open to cockpit.
  • Traveler on bridgedeck.
  • Removable mast crutch to hold main boom

    Engine: None

  • Mounts in fixed outboard well in aft end of cockpit for easy access and improved steering under power. Extra venting in engine cover to allow exhaust, minimizes choking in well.
  • One, 6-gallon plastic fuel tanks that store in cockpit fuel lockers.

    Cabin: Designed for cruising for two.

  • From companionway, opposing settees, new cushions), with backrests that drop to large double berth.
  • Mid-cabin, 2-burner Origo alcohol stove to port, sink with rebuilt bronze hand pump to starboard, plumbed to 14 gallon flexible water tank.
  • Forward, Simpson-Lawrence marine toilet (rebuilt 2009) with privacy curtain, plumbed to new vented flexible holding tank with deck pump-out.
  • Ventilation via four opening bronze ports, forward hatch, which is over the head.
  • Mosquito netting for hatch and ports. Storage in deep bins at foot of each settee; under cabin sole (teak/holly laminated wood), settees and stove/galley; in bins in forepeak.

  • Bilge pump: Manual Whale Gusher. Located in deepest part of bilge under cockpit sole; manual handle at helm.
  • Ground tackle: Small Danforth lunch hook with nylon rode and larger Danforth with chain and rode. Fenders and docklines.
  • Navigation: Bulkhead compass and clinometer in cockpit.
  • Electrics: Running and cabin lights; two newer deep cell batteries.

    Additional equipment: Standard safety equipment.

  • Boat hook.
  • Epoxy-coated centerboard.

    Trailer: 1984 single-axle Shoreline trailer with surge brakes, completely rebuilt from new hitch/surge brakes, new hydraulic lines, brakes, running lights, tires in good shape.

  • Galvanized frame and fenders with minimal surface rust
  • New (2009) hubs, bearings with protectors, brake assemblies, and wheels with approximately 2500 miles since replacement.
  • All trailer lights work.
  • Spare tire.
  • The trailer has carried the boat from Ohio to San Francisco, Idaho, California, and Oregon.

    General: The Rob Roy 23 was designed as a pocket cruiser for two for coastal cruising.

  • Approximately 90 were built between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Construction quality is outstanding with solid teak used on deck for the full rub and toe rails, hand rails and companionway, bowsprit and boomkin; and below for compression mast support and cabin bulkheads/trim.
  • Deck cleats/chocks and opening ports are solid bronze.
  • Rob Roys have been sailed the Great Lakes, the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, from Florida to the Bahamas and in UK waters


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