New Buffalo, MI
This 34 Benford Sailing Dory Junk style project was started in 2006 and never completed due to the health of the owner who is not able to complete the project. The year of the boat will be established once completed and registered. Most of the work has been done and high quality parts only have been built into her. Plans for the boat were purchased direct from Benford.
The first 3 pictures are of a finished sister ship.
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- Yanmar SD20 Diesel Engine FWC brand new with 0 hours
- Replaced wooden masts with new including all new deck partners and custom mast steps/heads crafted by Ventura Boatyard.
- PortaBote dinghy with 4 HP Suzuki outboard engine in excellent condition 0 hours
- Sails made by Carol Hasse. World renown sail mfg. Still rolled up and in storage. Brand New.
- Mostly electrical work and finishing work needs to be done yet.
- All parts needed to finish her are included.
-Color Map/chart plotter
-1 12V Battery 1000amps 200 Min reserve Bosh NEW installed Dec. 2014.
-1 fix radio station
-1 handheld Radio with docking/charging station
-1 Depht sounder
-1 Wind speed/direction electronic indicator
-1 Knot meter
-1 Ray marine Autopilot
-1 Power converter from 12v to 120v
-1 Battery charger intelligent for 12V charging from shore power and usage of 12V outlets
- Windlass Anchor electric Lewmar
-2 Electric Bilge pump independent systems working tested but never uses yet since really really dry boat.
-1 Electrical Panel, properly wired/protected for 120V shore power and 12V with Digital display.
-Many adequately located outlet for 12V
-Many adequately located GFCI outlet for 120V
-1 30 FEET 120V Dock/Shore Extension.
-1 12V Refrigerator
-Extra Small portable gas GENERATOR 120V. for using Electrical tool, and emergency charging of Battery
-Navigation Light for Motoring, Sailing and Anchoring
-A few portable Headligh, Flash light.
-1 Handheld voltmeter/amp-meter
- PortaBote dinghy with 4 HP Suzuki outboard engine in excellent condition
- Replaced wooden masts with new aluminum masts including all new deck partners and custom mast steps/heads crafted by Ventura Boatyard.
Sig Marine propane heater Teleflex Marine Single Lever Control CH7500 bp Solar Panel SX10 Wonderwash hand cranked washing machine Forespar Mini Galley Tuff Coat Primer 5 gal. Proguard Liquid Rubber 1 gal.
The following is an excerpt from Annie Hill's book, Voyaging On A Small Income:The oft-asked question is not only why is Badger such a good yacht, but specifically, why is she a good yacht for voyaging on a small income?
34' Sailing Dory Badger One of Badger's greatest attractions is that she is actually designed for a couple. Most boats of her size have at least six berths and therefore the rest of the accommodation has to be built in around them. On many boats that are used for voyaging, the quarter berths are used for storage. However, on Badger, one can readily gain access to the space under the cockpit, so this area can be used for much more efficient stowage.
34' Sailing Dory Badger Badger is designed to have a large and usable galley, a necessity on any serious voyaging yacht. She has a pleasant saloon with room for bookshelves and a double cabin. The head is large enough so that you can close the door and have a shower. She has a full-width/raised-deck cabin from cockpit to forward cabin, which gives a great sense of spaciousness and is much stronger, structurally, than a conventional coach-roof. There is room for a heating stove. The dory hull gives a wide flat floor, which allows for the accommodation to be pushed further to the sides of the boat without you having to stand on the sides of the hull. She is comfortable to live on both while at sea and in harbor.
34' Sailing Dory Badger Plywood is a simple, quick and strong material with which to build. By shopping around carefully it can be bought for a very reasonable outlay and if you are building while working, it is possible to buy a little at a time. If you are using epoxy, it is not necessary to choose the best quality marine ply - well made exterior will be very satisfactory. When epoxy is used, you don't need expensive fastenings, which tend to make up for the initial cost of the glue. Glued construction has the advantage that it doesn't leak, a great advantage for any boat. The yacht is of moderate displacement, meaning that the initial building costs are also moderate. An advantage of plywood that is rarely mentioned is that it is very easy to repair because the damaged area can be cut out and a new piece or pieces scarfed in.
34' Sailing Dory Badger On deck, Badger is simple and uncluttered, with a small footwell aft, clear center deck and a sunken foredeck which keeps spray away from the cockpit area and allows a solid dinghy to be carried without impeding the helmsman's view. She has plenty of hatches for ventilation. The deck boxes abaft the back of the cabin allow petrol (gasoline) to be stored safely and provide a home for the tails from the sheets and halyards. They also make very comfortable seats. The rudder is hung outboard, for ease of maintenance.
The junk rig is possibly the best short-handed cruising rig ever devised. It is also very inexpensive to build and to maintain. It allows more room below decks and is uncluttered above decks.
34' Sailing Dory Badger Badger can be built simply and for very little money. Sheathed in cloth and epoxy she is easy to maintain and can be kept up to standard at very little expense - an essential prerequisite for a boat that is sailed on a small income.
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