Boat is on a trailer in Essex, NY on Lake Champlain. I have adventure cruised this boat for 6 seasons - mostly on Lake Champlain. Almost all of my sailing has been is fresh water. I also sailed out of Key West to the Marquesas, spent a week in the OBX on Core Sound, and made three trips to the North Channel of Lake Huron. After almost every trip, I made modifications on the boat, until it became a perfect adventure cruising boat. See links to on-line articles and videos below.
Reason for selling: Wife and I have relocated to Chicago for a three year period.
Modifications have improved the boat in a number of critical areas:
Ability to handle rough weather. The main can be dropped, reefed or raised in high winds.
The boat will lie close to the wind with the main out and the rudder to windward in any weather I have encountered. Skipper can have lunch, move about the boat, deal with tangled lines.
Ability to sail dry in almost all conditions. Full trampolines, double windshields, spray shields, an adjustable height motor mount, spray skirts keep the skipper dry and warm.
Comfort. Double benches on both sides of the main hull. Option to steer from front cockpit. Means that the skipper can move around while sailing.
Safety. Mid boom main sheeting, keeps the main sheet from getting tangled and allows instant release of the sheet. Extra flotation in amas. Access port for spare bilge pump. Running lights. Double anchors with extra cleats.
Ability to camp comfortably on board. On board camping area under tent stays dry in any weather I have encountered, is well ventilated, has separate bunk, comfortable seating, extra room for storage.