Wanted: Metal JR cruiser / live-a-board

  • 30 Jun 2019 18:48
    Message # 7708944

    I'm a newbie to sailing and finished my RYA Day-Skipper recently and I'm now looking for a boat with which I can do ocean crossings and long term cruising with max 2-3 crew (it needs a lot of learning before that will happen). If possible anywhere in Europe.


    Some hard facts of the (non existing?) ideal boat I'd like to have:

    - Metal hull. Preferably steel because that's a material I'm used to work with.

    - I would like a Junk Rig but a cat ketch (maybe with an option to change to JR later) would be also ok.

    - Headroom (I'm 185cm / 6' 2"). Since its supposed to be a live-a-board.

    - Size: about 27 to 40 feet, whereas 40 is quite big already.

    - As easy as can get for solo handed sailing.

    - Things that would be nice to have: insulated hull, low draft, unstayed mast(s), shower down below,


    Budget: about 30000€ max. If it is really an almost complete and up to date bluewater boat it could be also a little more. I'm also willing -and would like- to do some repairing on a boat but not if it takes much more than one season to get things running.


    Just to give you an idea what I'm aiming for: I had a look at only one boat until now: Rehnert cat ketch, beside that I was interested in Zefka (guess I was to slow in the end) and this Murray cat ketch with a nice cor10 steel hull.

    Please let me know if you are interested to sell or know any offer that could fit.

    Thank you :)

    Cheers

    Horst


  • 03 Jul 2019 07:24
    Reply # 7733766 on 7708944

    Non-members can contact me via: manorah@gmx.de

    Otherwise: Any suggestions or advice is highly welcome. :)

    And to the new owner of Zefka: please let me know if you change your mind ;)

    Horst

  • 29 Jul 2019 13:17
    Reply # 7801103 on 7708944

    There is a steel boat at the boat yard I'm at in Cardiff which may suit. Not sure what they will take for it. Will need some finishing and you will need to do all the junk rigging. They guy who built boat passed away before managed to complete the job.

    Have attached picture if your interested can pass on details of guy who is in charge of selling it. 

  • 30 Jul 2019 05:58
    Reply # 7803131 on 7708944

    I have a 36’ (11 meter on deck) aluminum ketch originally intended to be junk rigged, but now dressed with a standing lug rig.  The sails could be readily modified by the addition of battens to make them into a junk rig.  Shallow-draft at 4.5’, with a centreboard that drops to 8’ draft when lowered.  The boat is in British Columbia, near Vancouver.  Interested?

  • 30 Jul 2019 06:01
    Reply # 7803132 on 7708944

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  • 30 Jul 2019 14:50
    Reply # 7803941 on 7803131
    Anonymous wrote:

    I have a 36’ (11 meter on deck) aluminum ketch originally intended to be junk rigged, but now dressed with a standing lug rig.  The sails could be readily modified by the addition of battens to make them into a junk rig.  Shallow-draft at 4.5’, with a centreboard that drops to 8’ draft when lowered.  The boat is in British Columbia, near Vancouver.  Interested?


    Yes, that really looks interesting. I do not have the know-how to do such a conversion by myself but I would be interested to get some more information. I will message you day after tomorrow.

    Beautiful boat!

  • 30 Jul 2019 14:57
    Reply # 7803962 on 7801103
    Anonymous wrote:

    There is a steel boat at the boat yard I'm at in Cardiff which may suit. Not sure what they will take for it. Will need some finishing and you will need to do all the junk rigging. They guy who built boat passed away before managed to complete the job.

    Have attached picture if your interested can pass on details of guy who is in charge of selling it. 

    I think that would be too much of a project for me. And I would have to learn from zero how to build a jr.

    I hope they find somebody to finish this project. Sad story - something like this.

    Thank you for letting me know about it!

    Cheers Horst

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