Anacortes, WA 98221Sell a boat like this
Originally named the "Earl of Mar" this vessel is very well known in NorCal, for winning the St. Francis Yacht Club Big Boat Regatta for the 50-foot fleet in 1986, including several races in Hawaii. This Vessel has a unique open transom cockpit and some rigging modifications, including placing the engine amidship. Below deck you will find a spacious walk around galley with workspace and multiple after pipe berths to keep off watch crew weight aft.
She has continued to race in the Pacific Northwest most recently winning her class at the Swift sure race in 2016 as well as 2017 and taking first overall in the Seattle Yacht Club Norpac Regatta in 2018.
- Yacht owned since 1996. On purchase, the mast and all standing rigging were replaced (Ballenger). The mast is set up to accept slugs or a luff tape. The barrels on the upper turnbuckles were replaced around 2016.
- 2012, all sheaves at the masthead were replaced with high load Harken’s. Offshore masthead spinnaker halyard shackles were also installed.
- 2015, jib halyards were upgraded.
- 2016, New jib sheets.
- Masthead light is 360 deg. White, and a tri-color lens are available.
- The rudder, rudder bearings, and upper bearing housing were replaced. (Water Rat Design in Carbon Fiber)
- The engine was also replaced.
- Electronics (VHF, SSB, GPS) Replaced 1998
- Espar Diesel forced air heat, AC/DC Inverter with input and distribution, along with an AM/FM stereo.
- The existing Ockam system was retained, the software was upgraded by Ockam, and the GPS interface was added.
- 2012, the hull above the waterline was refinished with a two-part “Imron” style finish.
- 2012, The deck non-skid changed to “Kiwigrip”.
- 2012, an aft scoop was added to the transom, adding two feet to the overall length.
- The bottom paint was removed in 2018, glass bead blasted, new fairing, and Interlux paint applied. Thereafter VC Offshore was applied. A final coating of Micron CSC was applied in the summer of 2020, to protect the bottom paint while in dry storage.
- Realistically, except for the jib, the sails are old, but serviceable from Quantum and include the Dacron main, three ¾ oz spinnakers, a ½ oz, a 1&1/2 oz, and a chicken chute (5oz?), and a bulletproof storm trisail. The jib, a new 130% in a 2016 roller furling from Ballard Sails. The jib is removed during the winter storage along with the jib sheets. The main is kept under a sail cover.
- The engine is a Yanmar 4JH3E, 4 cylinders rated @ 52hp, driving a Yanmar SD 31 Sail drive to a two-bladed Max Prop, all installed in 1998. (There also is a GORI folding prop) All service is up to date.
- An 80-amp alternator keeps the batteries topped up while motoring.
- A refrigeration compressor is also driven by the engine, the compressor was replaced in 2006.
- 50-gallon fuel tank, located under the STBD setae, was cleaned and certified in 2019. (Condition report is available)
- Two 35-gallon barrels for fuel (useful for return trips from Hawaii)
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