La Chica is for sale; asking price 55,000 NZD

  • 27 Jan 2019 07:58
    Message # 7131357

    La Chica is a very strongly built 33 ft steel junk schooner. She is very well equipped and ready to go offshore, anywhere, literally. She was built with single-handed sailing in the Southern Ocean as a background idea.
    She is a Tahitianna, designed by Weston Farmer and extensively modified over the years by Paul Thompson, the builder and 30 years owner. The Tahitianna is a redesign for steell of the famous Tahiti Ketch, designed in 1932 by American John Hanna of Dunedin Florida.

    We have lived aboard La Chica with my partner (who is 6'4 tall) for over a year now, and cruised around NZ extensively, with a nice offshore passage from Auckland to Lyttleton in 7 days (over 800 miles), averaging 5.3 knots. We are still cruising, now slowly headed back north, to her final destination with us in Auckland, where she will likely meet her new owner.

    Here is a summary of the inventory. Please get in touch for a more complete list:

    2 x 140 watt solar panels each coupled to it's own Genasun 10A MPPT controller.
    4 deep cycle 6V batteries
    VHF
    Furuno chart plotter – gp-1870
    Raymarine ST60 sailing instruments
    Raymarine below deck hydraulic autopilot
    Raymarine remote for autopilot
    Raymarine RS125 active GPS antenna
    EPIRB: ACR GlobalFix RLB-35 406 with built in GPS and 121.5 Homing - Battery Expiry: 01/09/2022
    Jordan series drogue
    Self steeering windvane
    Refleks diesel heater
    Vetus engine 20HP - with a dry exhaust: no salt water comes near it
    240L diesel tank
    120L water tank + 80L in jerrycans

    Last modified: 27 Jan 2019 19:27 | Anonymous member
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